Author: Vicki Payne

Summer-time Entertainment!

With the summer months approaching, it is always nice to entertain guests with delicious food on the grill and entertainment. If you want to save some money and still enjoy a great meal, you can do this from home.  Here are some great recipes for grilling and ways to keep your guests entertained while enjoying the sunny outdoors! An economical and tasty food to grill is a Chicago Style Hot Dog. For this, you will need the following: Poppy seed hot dog buns All beef frankfurter with natural casing Yellow mustard Green sweet pickle relish Chopped raw onion Chopped red tomato Pickled Serrano “sport” peppers Kosher pickle spear Celery salt No Ketchup necessary! Simply grill the hot dogs to your tastes then embellish with the portions of condiments desired! Don’t forget your veggies! Also, great on the grill is fresh corn. This is a very fast and easy vegetable to cook. For this you will need: Fresh ears of corn with husks Butter Kosher Sea Salt Garlic Powder Dried Parsley Black Pepper Cold Water Remove top layer of husks, let ears of corn soak in water 15 minutes, melt butter and combine seasonings, evenly distribute butter and seasoning mixture to each ear of corn and grill to desired taste! A great beverage to compliment this meal and cut cost is homemade sangria and kool aid for the kids! Sangria...

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Brighten Your Home for Spring

Hello Everybody, I am getting excited about this spring weather!  This seems to be the longest winter I have experienced since I moved to North Carolina 15 years ago. I know I can hear all of you in the mid-west and northern states saying, “She doesn’t know what winter is all about.”  Well as a Texas gal that moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1969 until 1994, I have first hand knowledge of how cold it can get and while we are much warmer here in the Carolinas it has been a long, wet winter for everyone. This weekend I...

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Gift Show

Hello Everyone! First off thanks for checking the For Your Home website! We have had another successful year here at For Your Home and we wouldn’t be anywhere with out our great fans! The new season has started airing. Check your local listing! We have been working really hard to keep up with our viewers and get as much information about the show and home decorating/ gardening as we can onto the site. Please be sure to stop by the message boards and posts any comment or questions you have for us! We are sailing smoothly into the 2010...

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Wisteria Garden Party Hello Everyone!

Hello Everyone! Take a look at my first blog! I’ve been in love with dishes since my Aunt Louise gave me my first tea set when I was six years old.  I still have it as well as 20 to30 other sets of dishes that I’ve been collecting over the years.  Most are antique sets.  I love knowing that these dishes have graces the tables of generations of families.  I keep that tradition going by using all my dishes as often as possible.  I don’t believe in putting them away and saving them for special occasions. Three years ago...

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A Fall Casual Table Setting

If you want to do some simple fall decorating, consider setting your breakfast table or the less formal dining area in your home. Trust your own taste and style to make a place setting that your find comforting. *Feel free to mismatch dishes or take them from different collections. If you don’t have any around the home check out some discount shops. *A breakfast place setting is decorative and casual. We used a mug with a goblet. *By using the napkin pleated underneath the plates we eliminated the need to iron your linens. This technique allows use of older...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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