Honoring the Military

Honoring the Military

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection The United States Armed Forces is renowned for its size and strength. Various sources suggest the size of the United States military is somewhere between 1.4 and 1.6 million active service people. The military is comprised of the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast […]

Explore the Many Hats Worn By Nurses

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Enter a hospital, doctor’s office, adult care facility or medical clinic and you are bound to encounter nurses. Nurse is a broad term used to describe most individuals who perform patient-based care in a variety of settings. A nurse’s duties and title will vary depending on his or her […]

How to Take Care of Your Trees

How to Take Care of Your Trees

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Lawns and gardens tend to draw the bulk of homeowners’ attention come spring and summer. But it’s important that property owners tend to the trees that dot their property as well. The types of trees homeowners have on their property may influence when it’s time to trim and prune […]

Clever Alternatives to Traditional Dyed Easter Eggs

Clever Alternatives to Traditional Dyed Easter Eggs

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Easter is a time when Christian families gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Religious customs abound on Easter, but a number of secular traditions have emerged as well. Perhaps the most popular secular tradition associated with Easter is the coloring of Easter eggs. Easter egg dyeing kits […]

World Health Day

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Choosing fresh fruits like strawberries instead of potato chips at snack time is one way for men and women to maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining or adopting a healthy lifestyle involves a host of factors. Getting off the couch and being more active is one such factor, as is […]

Maple-Barbecue Pork Meatballs

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Ingredients 3⁄4 cup panko bread crumbs 1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce, plus more for dipping if you like 1⁄2 cup grated peeled apple 1⁄3 cup minced onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten Kosher or coarse salt, to taste 1 tablespoon maple syrup 11⁄2 pounds ground pork Directions 1. Preheat the […]

Maple Smoked Ribs

Maple Smoked Ribs

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Ingredients 2 lbs. pork side ribs 1 cup pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate 3 tablespoons ketchup 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 clove garlic, minced 2 green onions, minced Directions Soak maple planks in […]

How to Get More Out of Your Tax Refund

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Income tax season is a happy time for many people. Those who anticipate a considerable refund on their taxes look forward to having extra money; some individuals even plan to finance big-ticket purchases entirely with their tax refunds. Smart money management can turn a refund check into a nice […]

Gift Exchange Dos and Don’ts

Gift Exchange Dos and Don’ts

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will soon be awash in holiday splendor. Social schedules will be full, and men and women everywhere will shuffle to complete their holiday shopping. Grab bags are a staple of this season […]

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