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Learn To Juggle! Dumbo, Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Tomorrow

TOMORROW! In celebration of the upcoming release of Dumbo, learn to juggle just like the circus performers in the film! Juggling sharpens your mind and quickens your reflexes, so start practicing with the step-by-step guide below.


Disney's live-action adventure, Dumbo, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital tomorrow!

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Smart Tips to be More Organized When Packing For Vacation

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Packing for vacation can be a daunting task, but if you keep yourself organized with these smart tips, things can go smoother.

I have done so much short and long travel trips over the year, I feel that I have become sort of an expert in packing.  What use to take me hours or even days to do, now goes very quick for me.   If you travel a lot of weekends in the summer time, or throughout the year, one key tip I will give you is to keep a toiletries bag packed with items that you will only use for your trips.  This will make it easy to just grab and go easily, so you will only have to worry about your clothing and accessories.  Your toiletry bag should include the following items:

toothbrush
toothpaste
deodorant
shower gel
face wipes/washes
sunblock
first aid kit
aspirin/vitamins/meds
brushes
comb
shave cream
shaver
lotion
makeup
hand sanitizer
bug spray
spare phone charger
tweezers
nail clippers

Smarter travel has a great Packing list that you can download and print. It will hel…

Grilled Peach Cobbler and Grilled Blackberry Upside Down Cake

Are you trying to think of the perfect dessert to serve at your Fourth of July celebration? Check out  BBQ Hall of Famer Melissa Cookston’s star-spangled spread of desserts that will make you the grill champion for America’s 243rd birthday this year!



Grilled Peach Cobbler 1 tablespoon butter, melted5 peaches, cut in half and pitted3 cups water1/8 teaspoon salt2 cups sugar, divided1 cup self-rising flour¾ cup milk
Set up a grill for indirect heat to cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly butter the cut side of the peaches, then place then, cut-side down, on the hot side of the grill. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the peaches begin to soften and have nice grill marks. Remove the peaches, cool for a minute, then peel and cut into 1-inch cubes.
In a medium Dutch oven over the high-heat side of the grill, mix the water, peaches, salt, and 1 cup of the sugar and cook for 1 hour, until the peaches are soft and the syrup is thickened, stirring occasionally and ensuring the peach mixture doesn’t…

Deep South Burgers with Pimiento and Cheese and Fried Green Tomatoes

You haven't had a burger until you've tried Melissa Cookston's Deep South Burger with Pimiento Cheese and Fried Green Tomatoes. Make these mouth watering burgers to serve your guests at your Fourth of July party!
Deep South Burgers with Pimiento and Cheese and Fried Green Tomatoes
Deep South Burgers 2 pounds ground beef2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon granulated garlic1 teaspoon onion powder2 tablespoons Grillin ShakePimiento and Cheese4 buns, for servingFried green tomatoes
Prepare a medium-hot grill for cooking. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until incorporated and pat into 4 (8-ounce) patties (I usually use a burger ring when I’m grilling so I can get evenly thick patties). Season both sides with the Grillin Shake and place on a medium-hot grill. Cook to your desired temperature, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium to medium-well. As the burgers are nearing temperature, place 2 to 3 ounces of pimiento and …

Learn How To Draw Disney's Jaq and Gus

To celebrate the timeless animated classic, CinderellaArt for Kids Hub has created a step-by-step guide on how to draw the lovable characters, Jaq and Gus! Check out the video below.




Cinderella waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation with the all-new anniversary edition that is now available on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray June 25.

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Eco-Friendly Personal Mister from Misty Mate

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to cool off this Summer?  Misty Mate is a personal mister that is convenient and fits easily into your backpack, beach bag or gym bag.

It gets very hot and humid in the Mid Atlantic area during the summer and I tend to get overheated easily because of a condition that I have.  Having this Misty Mate to take with me in my purse or tote is a great way for me to cool off any time I want.  The mister is so easy to use and works great.  It is made from high quality materials and is very durable.  It doesn't required any batteries or electricity.  It is powered by pumping.



Patented, world-class personal mist-cooling devicePremium, high-grade materials and custom componentsPropels continuous high-pressure, ultra-fine mist that cools ambient air temperature up to 30°F (16°C)Specialized nozzle atomizes fluid H2O into micro particles that flash-evaporate on contactPressurizes quickly via retractable, integrated pumpPush-button activates mist-flow on co…

De Rica Premium Tomato Products Coming to U.S. Stores this Year

Recently, I received samples of delicious tomato products from De Rica to celebrate their launch in U.S. Stores this year.  Their products are made using premium ingredients and the flavor and aroma remind me of sauces my grandmother use to make, when I was a little girl. 
Check out their delicious meatballs with tomato sauce recipe below.

DeRica premium Italian tomato products, celebrated by chefs and food lovers throughout Europe for their authentic Italian flavor, color and aroma, are coming to grocery shelves throughout the United States this year.Monini North America Inc., the exclusive importer, will offer 10 DeRica products in organic and traditional formats: double concentrated tomato paste; strained, diced, finely chopped and peeled tomatoes; and pizza sauce with spices. The strained tomatoes already have begun to appear in selected Foodtown, Garden of Eden, Morton Williams, Key Food and Fairway stores.DeRica has been making tomato products for nearly 50 years from just-picked …

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

These Smoked Beef Short Ribs will take your barbecue up a notch for your Fourth of July celebration.   BBQ Hall of Famer Melissa Cookston’s star-spangled spread of recipes including sides, entrees, and desserts will make you the grill champion for America’s 243rd birthday this year! Check my recipe tab for other Fourth of July recipes. 


Smoked Beef Short Ribs 7-8 beef short ribs1 tablespoon olive oil4 tablespoons Grillin Shake¼ cup beef stock¼ cup BBQ sauce (if desired)
Prepare a smoker to run at 275 degrees. Or you can set up a grill to run on indirect heat by placing all the charcoal on one side and your meat over the other side. Remove ribs from wrapping and let come to room temp for about 30 minutes.

Lightly coat the meat with olive oil, then sprinkle heavily with grillin’ shake

Place on smoker for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until meat has pulled back from the bones about 1" (if using full pieces. If you are using cut short ribs, just look for when the meat has shrank back from the bone…