Not all homes are connected to a city’s sewer system. It’s important to know whether or not yours is connected. Homes that do not have a direct connection will typically have a septic system.
Home and Hearth
Gardening naturally lends itself to reusing and recycling — just think about compost and last year’s seed trays. So if there’s a way to reduce trash while saving money on produce, you can count me in. And one of my favorite ways to do both is to regrow vegetables from kitchen scraps.
CASA GRANDE — While I love to bake homemade bread, biscuits and rolls, sometimes the dough that’s sold canned in the grocery store refrigerator section just hits the spot.
Regular cleaning of your kitchen surfaces and appliances will make maintenance projects easier and required less often. The suggestions below will help to keep your kitchen and its appliances running smoothly.
CASA GRANDE — A few months ago, I moved into a new home, downsizing from nearly 3,000 square feet to about 1,100. And my new home has a much smaller kitchen with few drawers and cabinets and no extra room to spare.
Many of the vegetables we grow in our gardens produce seeds, which, if harvested and stored correctly, have the potential to grace us with free plants. And late summer is the perfect time to start collecting them.
CASA GRANDE — Although temperatures are still hovering in the triple digits, fall is right around the corner and with that comes seasonal favorites such as apples and pumpkin pie spice.
CASA GRANDE — There’s nothing like a puff pastry. It is flaky and buttery with a melt-in-your-mouth texture, and the dough is the star ingredient in dozens of sweet and savory culinary delights.
CASA GRANDE — French toast is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, whether it’s topped with butter and drizzled with warm maple syrup or stuffed with sweetened cream cheese and berries.
CASA GRANDE — I’ve been slow to catch on to the cauliflower trend even though the veggie has been popping up everywhere lately including in pizza crusts, as a taco topping and as an alternative for risotto or mashed potatoes.
CASA GRANDE — The much-loved combination of gooey melted marshmallow and milk chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers has its special day on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Crickets striking up a tune in the middle of the night can drive anyone mad. Other than entertainment for the cat, there’s no benefit in allowing them to stay. In fact, their presence can do more harm than good.
It’s Saturday afternoon. Your weather app reads 105 degrees. Your dog is staring at you expectantly, hoping for a walk. What do you do?
CASA GRANDE — With so many uses ranging from the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich to cookies, cakes and snacks, peanut butter ranks at the top of many lists of favorite comfort foods.
Americans spend a lot of time in the bathroom: 813.3 days on average per lifetime according to Infographics Archive. That equates to over two years. With so much time spent in the loo, a change of scenery is in order.
CASA GRANDE — We eat a lot of eggs in our house so I’m always looking for fun twists to classic egg recipes. When I saw a video for a two-toned omelette with a fun design on the Webspoon World YouTube page, I had to give it a try.
CHANDLER — Arizona-based supermarket chain Bashas’ plans to use more than 14,000 doughnuts to assemble a 900-square-foot mosaic of its 90th anniversary logo on Tuesday to celebrate its 90th anniversary, a press release said.
If you live in an area prone to frequent weather-induced power outages, consider investing in a generator. A generator can help power your family through monsoon storms or any time the power goes out.
CASA GRANDE — One TikTok trend that has been making the rounds of the internet lately features a woman mixing balsamic vinegar in a glass with ice, then adding sparkling fruit-flavored water and calling it “healthy Coke.”
Granite is a very durable surface. In fact, it is the hardest of the polished stones commercially available. It beautifully complements any kitchen or bathroom and is available in an array of colors.
I returned a call from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC staffer or contractor had left a message. They wanted my opinion for a survey on COVID vaccines.
Your home’s curb appeal is greatly affected by the condition of your concrete driveway. If your concrete is saturated in oils, grease, and radiator fluid, then it’s time to give your front yard a little face lift.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix 15-year-old and two Arizona adults, all with very inventive taste buds, will have their carnival-inspired donut flavors featured in Bashas’ bakeries across the state this month, a press release from the grocer said.
CASA GRANDE – With the cost of just about everything rising due to inflation, it’s nice to have a small stash of pantry staples that can be made easily from scratch.
Ceiling fans a are must-have in Arizona. We use them year-round and rely on them for our comfort before having to turn on the air conditioning (and sometimes with it). They can be key in eliminating hot and cold spots in a room and equalizing temperatures throughout the house. Because we use…
SIGNAL PEAK — Greg and Rachel Sommers sat behind the backstop. They had arrived from the San Diego area the day before. It was a May 6 regional playoff game between the Central Arizona College Vaqueros and the Yavapai College Roughriders.
It used to be that every backyard swimming pool looked just about the same. Everybody relied on the same product to keep the deck around the pool comfortable under bare feet: Keystone Kool Deck.
CASA GRANDE – Is there a friendlier and more versatile fruit than strawberries? From strawberry shortcake to ice cream, fruit salad, jelly or just eating them plain out of a bowl, strawberries rank pretty high on most people’s list of favorite fruits.