Transition to a low-maintenance but high-impact garden by incorporating native plants.   Looking to make your yard more low maintenance but just as stunning as ever? Then incorporating native plants is the answer! While they’re generally known for their ability to adapt to an area and spread their seeds all on their own, some plants…

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strawberry cheesecake wallace

The summery flavor of fresh strawberries combine with decadent, velvety cheesecake for the ultimate cookout dessert!   INGREDIENTS: For the Shortbread Crust: 1 cup butter softened 1/2 cup white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour For the Strawberry Cheesecake: 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream (you can use plain or strawberry…

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Fresh berries are the crowning glory of this not-too-sweet, but ultra-moist skillet cake. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla  1 cup sugar (and some Swedish sugar or turbanado for sprinkling on top)  1 1/4 tsp baking powder  1/4 tsp salt 1 1/3 cup flour 1 cup…

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Planters looking a little tired? Here’s how to revive them, so they look fresh until fall! When we put together our planters each spring or early summer, we can’t help but feel excited for what’s to come: colorful blooms, lush greenery, a yard sure to create at least a bit of envy on the block.…

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 This ain’t your Grandma’s slaw. Tangy mustard and red pepper flakes give this traditional side some serious kick, great for punching up your burgers and pulled pork sandwiches. INGREDIENTS: 1 head green cabbage 1 red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded 1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed and seeded 4 carrots, peeled 1 Vidalia onion, quartered 2…

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Get rid of Japanese beetles by following these tips before they wreak havoc on your yard!   After spending hours planning your garden, planting it, and giving it the love and care it deserves, it can be quite the heartbreak when you see your plants not doing as well as you had hoped. Sometimes even…

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This refreshing and satisfying pasta salad can be prepared in advance, making weeknight dinners a snap! A great side dish for balancing out fatty BBQ meats. INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice  1 teaspoon lemon zest  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard  2 teaspoons honey  1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt  1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 pressed garlic…

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Include some of these flowering shrubs to provide food and shelter for our beloved pollinator pals!   Gardening is a hobby that benefits more than just the gardener. Your kids have a place to play outside, the colorful flowers brighten your neighbors’ day, and by keeping pollinators in mind, you’re giving back to the planet!…

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