Holiday Kitchen Safety Tips

Stay safe in the kitchen this holiday season with these tips from the NFPA: 1.  Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food 2.  Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently 3.  Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away 4.  Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns 5.  Keep the floor clear so you don't trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags 6.  Keep knives out of the reach of children 7.  Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling...

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Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved American holidays, but it can also be the most expensive. The American Farm Bureau Federation estimated the cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people was $49.48 last year. And analysts only expect the cost to go up in 2013. To prepare yourself and your wallet, check out the following tips to ensure your Thanksgiving dinner is a success without breaking the bank. 1.  Get an accurate head count. Thanksgiving dinner is usually followed by days of leftovers. To save money and not push the bounds of your refrigeratoror your budget, determine how many guests you expect in advance so ...

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