Saturday, December 22, 2012
As you prepare for the holiday, try a few of these Christmas cookie recipes.
Here are a few of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Most of these are easy to make and kid friendly. Enjoy! Ingredients: Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor until the cookies are almost powder-like. Mix in the softened cream cheese and stir well. You can make as many different sizes as you want or have space for. Microwave the candy coating and be ready to apply right away, while it is still hot. Once it hardens, you won't be able to cover the cookies. Add your favorite sprinkles while candy coating is still soft. Set cookies on wax paper and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes, at least. Enjoy! Ingredients: The first step it to melt one stick of butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Next …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Looking for a new home? Check out this sample of homes available in Oakland Township and Lake Orion. This week we check out homes priced from $250,000 to $2.5 million.
Plenty of homes are on the market in Oakland Township and Lake Orion. If you are a real estate agent or selling your own home and would like your listings included next week, contact Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Temperatures expected to drop to seasonal levels will threaten newly budded plants.
Temperatures are forecast to hover around freezing overnight, for the next several nights, which could threaten all those early blooming spring flowers. Because of the cold temperatures, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook on Wednesday. Low temperatures are forecast to drop to a frosty 34 degrees Wednesday night and dip below freezing by Thursday night. Low temperatures are forecast to pick up to the 40s by the weekend. That means newly budded and sensitive outdoor plants could be killed if left uncovered. Representatives from English Gardens recommended covering plants with freeze cloths, newspapers or sheets. Gardeners can also spray a product called Freeze Proof on the plants. Click here for additional …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Corey Damen Jenkins and Michelle Mio battle it out for a winning spot on ‘Showhouse Showdown.’
HGTV's Showhouse Showdown, a new show that pits designer against designer in a showhouse competition, will feature two local interior designers, including Corey Damen Jenkins of Design with Vision: DWV Interiors in Bloomfield Hills, and Michelle Mio of Rariden Schumacher Mio in Birmingham. The showhouses are based in Midland, where the episode was filmed. Watch the two designers battle it out for the winning spot March 24 at 2:30 p.m. An encore broadcast will run March 30 at 1:30 p.m. The designers take over two newly built and identical homes with the same budgets to create a winning interior design. One designer is voted the winner by members of the public who represent the developer’s target market. The goal is to impress potential …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
We're enjoying, if that's the right word, a record-setting March – for a few more days, at least.
It's another week for bare limbs, open-toe footwear and iced beverages. It's also time to consider indoor climate control. The letters A-C are being heard in households, shops and offices – sometimes along with a whirring sound that signals chill out. Though the calendar says first week of spring, the temperature – above 80 again Thursday – says midsummer. Government meteorologists flipped on air-conditioned comfort this week at the regional National Weather Service branch in White Lake. "It's also on at my house and has been since yesterday," Debra Elliott said when Patch checked Thursday. She and colleagues posted data confirming this month is a record-setter: But we don't need stats to sense something strange has sprung three weeks …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Stores stock up with Great Lakes beauties; upcoming program teaches how to cultivate them.
You’ve likely heard or read all about the benefits of eating locally grown food and supporting area farmers. Flower enthusiasts can also jump onto this regional wheelbarrow of sorts by cultivating local, as in native, blooms. "The benefits of growing native plants are many,” said Maureen Tobin, manager of the Garden Mill in Chelsea. “They are hardy and flourish with less fertilizer and watering, provide food and habitat to wildlife and contribute to biodiversity. Also, they're beautiful." (Available at the Garden Mill in Chelsea): • Primroses • Bluebells • Cardinal flowers • Blackberry lily • Jack in the Pulpit • Trillium Ready to get started with a native-plant garden? Jen King, a spokeswoman for The Home Depot stores, recommends red …