Simple Apple Tart Recipe

Julia Rutland, author of our upcoming cookbook Apples: 50 Tried and True Recipes, shares with us her Simple Apple Tart recipe. The apple is America’s favorite fruit, and Julia’s apple tart is simply delicious. We tried the recipe and so should you! INGREDIENTS2 large apples2 tablespoons melted...

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How to Start a Rock Collection

Starting a rock collection is a fun and easy way to take home some treasures and learn about the Earth. It is a fabulous family activity and kids will love the treasure hunt. Here are some basic instructions to help you start your own rock...

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New York Day Trips by Theme

Have you ever asked, “What should we do today?” If so, you need New York Day Trips by Theme. This comprehensive guide to the Empire State is jam-packed with hundreds of New York’s top spots for fun and entertainment. Take a simple day trip, or string...

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Kids Love Bugs

In today’s post we tell you how to take your kids on an exciting bug hunt. Bugs are everywhere, and this is a great family activity. Here is what you need to get started: A store-bought bug house, or a clear plastic/glass container with holes in...

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Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe

Corrine Kozlak shares with us her Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon recipe. I tried it at home, and it is delicious. But don't take my word for it—try it yourself! INGREDIENTS1⁄4 cup soy sauce*2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce* 2–4 (6-ounce) salmon...

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How to Conduct a Backyard Bird Count

If you’re new to birding, chances are you probably haven’t conducted a backyard bird count before. If you want to be well—and be outdoors—bird-watching is one of the easiest, most accessible options. It’s something one can do in the suburbs, in rural areas, and even...

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