Oil smoke points
Sautéing, frying, and deep-fat frying are kitchen tasks associated in serving up golden, crispy foods that are the hallmarks of many holiday celebrations. Think potato pancakes, Swedish meatballs, and deep-fat…
Woof! 10 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays
The holidays stir up excitement and anticipation for loads of activities, meals and decorations. But, if you’re a pet owner, you should also consider how festive plants, lighting and other…
How to Enjoy Your First Denver Christmas
Moving to a new city can be tremendously exciting, especially if that city is Denver. Now the holidays are approaching—the perfect opportunity to establish family traditions in your new place. From…
Holiday Safety Tips
The holiday season is steeped in traditions that originated in a world long before warning labels and fire safety commercials. As an insurance agent, I’ve heard holiday horror stories of all kinds:…
Holiday home hazards - candle safety
The holidays aren’t always as sweet as they could be. Home safety and security frequently bubble up as big concerns, according to a new Allstate claims report that reveals an average…
Clogged Drains During the Holidays
The winter holidays are certainly a festive time for many homeowners, but they can also be a particularly tough time for your plumbing and sewer lines. The incorrect disposal of…
Forest Service Offers Live Tree-Cutting Permits to AZ Residents
Thinking about taking the family to cut down your very own tree for Christmas this year? Then you may want to know where and how to get a permit before…
Jack-o-Lanterns
Halloween is right around the corner. Soon little ghosts and goblins will be canvassing your neighborhood, knocking on doors to ask for treats. Make sure you have a fun and…
King of the Grill: Serve It Up Safely [INFOGRAPHIC]
Throughout the United States, in almost any weather, grills are being fired up, and meats and veggies are crackling on the grates. Weekends can be filled with food searing on an…
4th of July Fireworks in Chicago: Local Laws, Displays, and Safety Tips
As you plan your July 4 barbecue, you may be tempted to liven up the festivities with some backyard fireworks. But before you’re tempted to go online or across the…