Best firewood, chicken and dumplings, festive wreath

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Homemade Nut Wreath

How to Make a Fall Nut Wreath
This autumn, make a natural nut wreath for your front door. Fall is nut season (seen any squirrels?) and you can showcase the bounty with a festive nut wreath. Use any hard-shelled nuts, including acorns from your own backyard!
Best Firewood

Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you use firewood to heat your home? Here is a list of the best types of firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.
Peterson's Songbird Coasters

Set of four coasters featuring the exquisite artwork of avian artist Roger Tory Peterson.

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A Glut of Apples?

How to Store Apples Over Winter
Fall brings an abundance of juicy apples. But what to do with them all? See our short video on how to store apples safely to last all winter, how to freeze apples, and how to make chewy apple rings and fresh homemade apple juice!
Decorative Thermometers

Choose from classic styles to songbird and flower designs!

Mom's Chicken and Dumplings

Mother's Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Shirley Wollard Woodlock of Texas learned to make chicken and dumplings while watching her mother, Jennie Wollard Nunn. “Hers were made to perfection,” recalls Shirley.

Bath Bomb Sets

Creates a luxurious bath or memorable gift! Choose from 4 relaxing scents.