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My Comedy of Errors Leads to a Warning to You at the DMV

Buying tabs for your vehicle, camper, boat or any of your toys.  It seems like everything needs tabs.  Luckily or unluckily, some of our tabs are due at the same time so we have limited trips to the DMV.  I had to get two sets of tabs so I headed off to the DMV office in West Duluth.  I spent a good half hour of frustration there because I didn't have the knowledge that I'm going to tell you, so you're good to go when it's your turn at the DMV.

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Christmas Party Buffet Tips And Foods With Recipes

Unless you have a dedicated dining room in your home like Glensheen, if you plan on having several guests for the holidays the best way to serve your goodies is with a buffet table.  The Christmas holiday makes for an easy buffet table with both foods and decoration.

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New Text E-mail Scam Can Steal All The Money From Your Bank Account

There's a new text/e-mail scam that looks legit, but it is not. Banking officials are saying it will look real, all the logos will be on the email, but it will tell you to follow a link and log in quickly to take care of the problem. Once you follow the link, it will be on their server and ask for all kinds of information.

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How Do You Clean Up Broken Glass? Here’s An Easy Tip Usinig Something You Probably Already Have In Your House

It happens and we've all been there.  That drinking glass or collectible object you had in your hand has now slipped and dropped to the floor - where it shattered into a million pieces.

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Why Do You Cream Butter And Sugar To Make Cookies? The Science Behind The First Step To Most Baking Recipes

Most baking recipes start with the following line:  "In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together".  Most people just follow the instructions without ever thinking about why you're creaming butter and sugar together and what difference does it make.

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Can I Eat Snow? Here Are Some Things To Think About Before You Tell Your Kids It’s Safe To Do So

Can I eat snow?  It's a question that just about anyone who's ever lived in an area that receives snow in the winter has pondered at least once or twice.  If you didn't wonder about it as a kid - then your kids will probably make you question the safety of eating Mother Nature's white stuff after you become a parent.  (And, haven't we all heard the adage about snow of the yellow variety?)

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How To Clean Those Hard-To-Clean Parts Of Your Kitchen; Life Hacks You Can Use For Your Weekend Housecleaning

I love Martha Stewart.  Yes, she can be a little pretentious at times - but she has every right to be:  The woman knows her stuff!  That's why when I ran across this article on her website, I was quick to check it out.

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What Do I Need To Know To Survive Winter In The Northland? Helpful Tips To Get You Through Anything Mother Nature Throws Your Way

It takes a special sort of person to not only survive a Northland winter - but to truly embrace it.  Cold, snow, and shorter days all combine to make the experience less than perfect for some.  So what can you do to make life easier on yourself and grin-and-bear it?

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How To Make Your Last Name Plural On Your Christmas Cards

I'm not perfect - but - I prefer proper grammar at all costs. I'm the co-worker that reminds people that there is no such thing as a "first annual" event and that "Daylight Saving Time" is not a plural event (there is no "s" on savings).  So, this plea caught my eye.

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How Can I Save Money On Christmas Shopping? Tips To Leave More Green In Your Wallet

While the Christmas season is a happy one - it's also an expensive one, filled with plenty of stress.  A lot of people are looking for ways to save money and make life easier on them in December.  But what can you do?

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How To Carve A Turkey (Or Two) In Less Than A Minute

So we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday a little early at the office on Tuesday with some deep-fried turkeys.  While Ken Hayes deep-fried the birds out in back of the studios, I (was) volunteered to carve them...

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Why Are Cast Iron Pans Better? Learn The Pro’s (And Con’s) Of These Perennial Cooking Favorites

Talk to any chef worth his or her salt and you'll learn that cast iron is king.  Or is it?

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