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2014 Weekly Challenge #30: BAM (Back and Arms)

2014 Weekly Challenge #30:  BAM (Back and Arms)

It is tank top season, and nothing makes a tank top look better than toned arms and a strong back. This week's challenge will help you get both in just 5 minutes a day!

Here's the workout:
Single leg rows (20 each side)... Read More

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What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!... Read More

Veggies on the Grill

Veggies on the Grill

Megan Myers


Learn to Cook: Grilled Summer Vegetables

Meat gets all the glory when it comes to the grill, but vegetables are just as delicious when cooked over a fire. The results are so versatile you’ll be wondering why you weren’t grilling everything.

Top Tips... Read More

  • Brush veggies lightly with canola oil to prevent sticking to the grill grates. You can also use special grill baskets or create packets out of foil for easy cleanup.
  • Resist the temptation to peel veggies before grilling. You’ll enjoy more smoky flavor and nutrients with the peel on.
  • When grilling corn, leaving the husk on can help keep the kernels from drying out.
  • Par-boil veggies like broccoli, carrots and potatoes to shorten grilling time and ensure a completely tender veg.

Reader Showcase // Tufted Emmerson King Size Bed

Reader Showcase / Tufted Emmerson King Size Bed

First off let me just say how much I love the site. The directions are easy to follow and make building great furniture easy. My first project was the Emmerson King size bed.

We looked everywhere for bed that was fabric covered tufed headboard that was affordable. With no luck my husband told me about this site and I thought I would give it a shot. 

The bed building part of this project was a breeze. For the most part I built it myself and it was the first time I've taken on a project like this. Before this, I've never built anything. I did need some help from my husband moving and assembling it. ... Read More

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I'm Kinda a Big Deal

I'm Kinda a Big Deal

Momservation: Sometimes you have to toot your own horn to strike up the band.

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"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

Arden Hills is celebrating “Sacratomato Week” by offering a special focus on cooking with herbs during the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class on Wednesday, July 23! 

Not only are fresh herbs aromatic, delicious and go great with fresh tomatoes, turns out they’re nutritious, too!   This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too!

Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://www.ardenhills.net/home.php?display=dining