No-Cook Meals for Summer

by Albie D on July 31, 2015

no-cook-meal-ideas-acccWe’re in the dog days of summer, and many of us are dealing with some pretty uncomfortable heat. The last thing you want right now is to be sweating bullets in a hot kitchen. I mean, what if it trickles down your nose and lands in that pot of chili. That’s upsetting, and no one will want to come over for dinner ever again. So what do you do when it’s too hot to cook? Any time you have to turn on the oven or the burners, you’re just bumping up the temperature in your home. One option is to do some grilling outside. Another is to check out some “no-cook” recipes to spice up the menu while you cool down in the kitchen. [click to continue…]

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internGoing to college is a major financial investment, something all of us know to be true. The books, tuition and basic cost of living are setting students and families back significantly. But with new government supported student loan programs, many are finally starting to get their head above water after graduation. In addition to these debt relief options, here are some tips to avoid accumulating credit card debt while attending college.

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