If you are going to eat Turkey this Thanksgiving, deep-fried is the way to go!
It’s hard to beat the irresistible flavor and juiciness of a deep fried turkey. If you have not tried it yet, I highly recommend it. I actually have a hard time eating turkey now any other way because it is just that good. Turkey fryers are widely known for being dangerous and they DO have […]
Gobble Gobble! Turkey Day is right around the Corner!
I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week already! I am so excited, and not for the traditional dinner most of you are more than likely anxiously waiting for! Most of my family is not big on turkey (No judgment please), so a few years ago we decided to change it up with a theme! For […]
9 Things to Do When Daylight Saving Time Ends
Did you know that changing the clocks isn’t the only important “fall back” task? This Sunday (November 5th) at 2:00am Daylight Saving Time ends. That means not only do we get that extra hour of sleep, but this is a perfect weekend for some household maintenance before the winter really hits! 1. Change the batteries […]
It’s Fire Prevention Week!
In a fire, seconds DO count. Seconds can make the difference of escaping safely and seconds can make a huge difference in salvaging your home and all of your belongings. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” It reinforces why […]
What You Need to Know When Burning Wood
To aid in the prevention of chimney fires and carbon monoxide intrusion and to help keep heating appliances and fireplaces functioning properly, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) offers the following safety tips: Get an annual chimney check. Have chimneys inspected annually, and cleaned as necessary, by a qualified professional chimney service technician. This reduces […]
How to Select and Store Firewood Safely
I feel one thing most Minnesotan’s can agree on is that fall here is an amazing season! As the temperatures start getting cooler at night we focus on the positives by getting excited about pumpkin spice candles, watching football and best of all a warm crackling glowing fire… whether outside or in! In this blog […]
Let the Grilling Begin!!!
You may be the kind of person like myself who fires up the grill all year long at tailgating parties, or maybe you wait for a warm summer day and a backyard full of friends before you put on your apron. Either way, grilling can be one of life’s simple pleasures. Although I do grill all […]
Candle Burning Safety Tips for Fall
Does anyone else think this Pumpkin Spice thing is getting just a little out of control??? For me, it went a step and a half too far by bringing it to the cereal aisle… Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Special K, Life and even my ultimate favorite FROSTED MINI WHEATS… Boxed Cereal SAY WHAT??!!!! Whether you are […]
Protecting your home from fires this 4th of July
Who doesn’t love the 4th of July!!! Well I know my aunt’s 2 dogs don’t, but other than that I cant think of one person! When I think about the 4th of July I think of Strawberries and Watermelon and the delicious smell of brats, burgers and hot dogs on the grill… and of course […]
Drought and Extreme Heat 101
A drought is a period of abnormally dry weather that persists long enough to produce a serious hydrologic imbalance (for example crop damage and water supply shortage). The severity of the drought depends upon the degree of moisture deficiency, the duration, and the size of the affected area. Extreme Heat According to the National Weather […]