The prospect of a new dog understandably sparks excitement, but don’t let those puppy dog eyes distract you from making a thoughtful decision. Consider these factors before you schedule your meet-and-greet with a potential new pooch. Lifestyle How you go about your day pre-pup will shift once there’s a dog on duty. Assess your current… Continue reading.
BY INVITING FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES TO A HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP, YOU CAN SAMPLE NEW RECIPES AND SHARE SWEET MEMORIES — AND YOU’LL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT HOW EASY IT IS TO HOST YOUR OWN. HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR EVENT ONE TO REMEMBER. PLAN YOUR TREATS IN ADVANCE In order to figure… Continue reading.
Cookies are a delightful part of the holiday season, whether you’re leaving an array of treats out for Santa or dunking a crispy morsel in milk. If you’re baking a batch — or several — this month, keep these tricks in mind: Before you begin baking, check your pantry to see if you have all… Continue reading.
KEEP YOUR FESTIVITIES SAFE AND MERRY BY PERUSING THESE 10 FOOD PREPARATION TIPS BEFORE YOU GET STARTED IN THE KITCHEN:
Indiana Connection staffers love Christmas Cookie Exchanges! What cookies to do they traditionally bring to share? Find out below — and download their recipes. Mandy Barth’s No-Bake Chocolate Cookies Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/no-bake-chocolate-cookies/ Emily Schilling’s Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/brown-sugar-shortbread/ Ashley Curry’s White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/white-chocolate-peppermint-cookies/ Holly Huffman’s Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe: https://www.indianaconnection.org/recipes/mexican-wedding-cakes/
By Nicole Thomas Delaware County kicked off the Indiana gas boom in 1876 when natural gas was first discovered in the state near the town of Eaton. Delaware County is also the home of Ball State University, which was renamed from the Indiana Normal College when the Ball brothers, a family of industrialists and philanthropists,… Continue reading.
By Richard Biever The lovely lady from Lafayette brought Lavonne McCarty an old doll with sunken eyes and cracked facial features and limbs. The doll had belonged to and was loved on by her mother-in-law as a little girl. Her mother-in-law had just been moved into a nursing home. The doll came with a dress,… Continue reading.
By Natalie Derrickson When the weather turns cold, one need only visit the Fort Wayne History Center’s Festival of Gingerbread to be enveloped in the warmth of the season and the tantalizing aroma of gingerbread. During the festival’s run from Nov. 24 through Dec. 17, visitors can expect to see professional-level gingerbread creations, including depictions… Continue reading.
A serve-yourself baked potato bar is easy to assemble, affordable — and a spud-tacular way to host friends and family. When you’re shopping for potatoes, look for those that are firm and without wrinkles, cracks or green spots. Follow the no-fail recipe on the opposite page to bake your taters. After they have finished cooking… Continue reading.
Whether you’re illuminating a single bush or your entire roof, here are some tips for safely hanging lights outdoors this season. MAKE A PLAN Map out where each strand of lights and every outdoor decoration will go before you get to work — you’ll save time and you’ll stay safer. DETERMINE WHAT YOU’LL NEED Before… Continue reading.
Dress up your space in a flash with these simple yet creative holiday decorating ideas. SET THE SCENE A few inviting touches will add instant warmth to any room, such as the scent of a cinnamon or spruce candle, the cozy texture of a knit throw or the cheeriness of a colorful, decorative wall hanging…. Continue reading.
Before you deck your halls and welcome overnight guests, peruse these pointers: 1. INSPECT YOUR ITEMS Carefully inspect all of your holiday decorations, electrical items and extension cords to ensure that everything is in safe, working order. A few things to look out for include: 2. READ THE FINE PRINT Take a few minutes to… Continue reading.
According to the Indiana War Memorials Foundation, no other city in the United States maintains as much acreage dedicated to honoring veterans as Indianapolis. Featuring a variety of museums, parks, memorials and monuments, downtown Indy provides several opportunities to pay tribute to the state’s rich military history and the men and women who have served…. Continue reading.