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Staying Close to Home shares family friendly recipes from appetizers to desserts If you can read you can cook so get your apron on and start cooking.

HOMELIFE

At Staying Close to Home you find all kinds of family fun ideas for holidays, ways to spoil your pets and simple tips on entertaining friends and family.

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Recipes

Staying Close to Home shares family friendly recipes from appetizers to desserts If you can read you can cook so get your apron on and start cooking.

HOMELIFE

At Staying Close to Home you find all kinds of family fun ideas for holidays, ways to spoil your pets and simple tips on entertaining friends and family.

DIY

Staying Close to Home sparks creativity.  Now grab your glue gun and get ideas for your crafting fix.

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