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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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Outside the Cereal Box: BBQ for Breakfast

July 1, 2016 12:48 am


Trend alert!

Barbecuing for breakfast is taking hold in backyards—and in fact, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA), the trend is only going to grow in popularity.

Why the urge to BBQ breakfast? The HPBA lists a few reasons:

Anything—anything—can be barbecued.

From bagels or oatmeal to cereal or eggs, any breakfast item can be prepared on the grill. (Cereal? It’s true! Warm up dry cereal with butter on a grill-safe griddle, and add it to cold milk or yogurt.)

Barbecuing adds a smoky bite.

Barbecuing imparts smoky flavor on beloved breakfast classics. Charcoal, gas and wood pellet barbecues will add a fresh-off-the-grill taste to bacon and sausage, and apple- or cherry-flavored chips can take pancakes to the next level.

Brunch just got better.

Cook brunch items low and slow on the grill early in the morning—they’ll be ready by mid-day, and you’ll be able to enjoy them that much sooner!

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the one that is most often overlooked in this hectic world,” says Jack Goldman, president and CEO of the HPBA. “Weekends are the perfect time to slow things down, fire up the grill, and enjoy some much needed family time around an open flame. Those who try it will immediately discover that barbecuing your breakfast can be just as enjoyable—and delicious—as your evening meals.”

Source: Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA)
 

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Summer Reset: Colors and Ideas to Refresh Your Home

July 1, 2016 12:48 am


Summer’s here, and with it comes the desire to embrace the season through the décor in our homes.

“This time of year offers an opportunity to create your perfect summer oasis by bringing sunny shades from the outdoors into your home,” says Nathan Fischer, design expert with Ace Hardware. “Use the time and creativity summer offers to experiment with fun, colorful hues and tackle new projects to give your home a much-needed refresh.”

Fischer, along with fellow Ace design experts Katie Reynolds and Julie Richard, list these summer colors to try:

• Red is having a moment! Pair deep reds with frosty neutrals—the combination will make a big impact in any room. Mix in red as an accent table or planter.

Beachy blues never seem to go out of style. Use them in bathrooms, bedrooms or on woodwork for a year-round dose of summer.

• Bright shades of creamy orange and punchy purple will bring your home to life. Use cheery-colored accessories in frequently-used spaces, such as the family room or office.

To take these on-trend colors to the next level, incorporate these five elements, says Fischer, Reynolds and Richard:

• Layered Design
• Organizational Storage
• Room-to-Room Cohesion
• Statement Pieces
• Warm-and-Cool Juxtaposition

How will you embrace summer in your home?

Source: Ace Hardware
 

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