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How to Make Homemade Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate, why not skip the ice cream parlor and gather the family together to whip up a batch at home? Here’s a simple recipe for good ol’ vanilla that can be adapted to omit the ice cream maker.

Ingredients: 

2 quarts half-and-half cream

1/2 pint heavy cream

1 1/2 cups white sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

Directions:

Freeze an empty shallow bowl ...

Five Family-Friendly Fourth of July Activities

Fourth of July fireworks don’t start until the sun goes down. In the meantime, there’s plenty of family fun to be had. Make these crafts, games and snacks part of your Independence Day tradition.

HOLD A FOURTH OF JULY BIKE PARADE


Let’s face it — the Fourth of July is all about pageantry, so why should it be any different on your block? Put together a bike parade and get all the neighborhood ...

Pool Safety Tips

While swimming pools are great places for family fun, they can also be dangerous. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 4 and most accidents occur in home swimming pools. In fact, more than 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. And for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive hospital treatment for nonfatal drowning injuries.

But tragedies like this can be avoided. Here ...

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d share some out-of-the-box homemade gift ideas that Dad is sure to cherish. You don’t have to be a professional crafter to master these simple DIY projects, so put down that tie and get to work!

COMIC BOOK COASTERS

If Dad is a comic book fan, he’ll love these coasters created using pages from his favorite comics.

Materials:

Outdoor Mod Podge
Comic ...

Small Decor Changes to Make for Summer

The handoff of spring to summer is the perfect occasion to refresh your space. Little things such as plants and bright accent pillows and curtains make the house feel cool, inviting and summery.

Set a Colorful Table

Bright dishes and bold linens look festive and fun. If a new set of dishes isn’t in the budget, just replace dessert plates and serving platters with seasonal stand-ins.

Roll Up Heavy Area Rugs

Lose the thick ...