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 […]

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Few families are fortunate enough to say they have not been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. A progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, Alzheimer’s impairs thinking and memory, accounting for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Though many people’s experiences with Alzheimer’s disease involves […]

Trick-or-Treat Safely

Trick-or-Treat Safely

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection As thousands of children prepare to embark on their trick-or-treating jaunts in neighborhoods near and far, it is best to once again revisit safety tips that can help ensure this Halloween is enjoyable and injury-free. Visibility: Visibility is key when donning a Halloween costume. Children should be dressed in […]

Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection A healthy mouth is good for more than just a pretty smile. Oral health can affect the entire body, making dental care more than just a cosmetic concern. Many people know that poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and even lost teeth. But are you […]

Knowing and Recognizing the Signs of Breast Cancer May Save Your Life

Knowing and Recognizing the Signs of Breast Cancer May Save Your Life

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection As with many types of cancer, breast cancer is most successfully treated when it is detected early. Over the previous quarter century, death rates for breast cancer have been on the decline, a positive development that Breastcancer.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable, complete and up-to-date information about […]

How to Stay Within Your Home Improvement Budget

How to Stay Within Your Home Improvement Budget

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Home improvement projects range from small scale undertakings that can be tackled in a single weekend to large remodels that can take several months to complete. While no two projects are the same, every home improvement project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much […]