Food & Home

9 Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas for Cats

Need some Christmas gift ideas for the cat in your life? Get one of these cat Christmas gifts for your feline, suggested by local pet store Premier Pet Supply.

Family Holiday Parties Made Simple

Deck those home halls without all the stress. Conquer chaos and enjoy a simpler season with these family holiday party ideas for decor, shopping, food and loads more.

How to Get a Grip on Household Chores

Want to finally kick the clutter, grime and disorganization in your family's home? Go for the gusto with these realistic tips to tackling household chores.

8 Cool Christmas Gifts for Dogs

Looking for dog gifts for Christmas? The owner of local pet store Premier Pet Supply shares ideas for the best gifts for dogs.

Top Dangers of Counterfeit Toys

Cheap, often foreign-manufactured toys may be alluring, but they can pose big dangers to your kids' safety and aren't as good of a buy as they may seem. Magformers CEO Chris Tidwell explains.

Managing Kids’ Collections

Kids love to keep stuff. Here's how to keep those stashes in check, how to de-clutter kid's toys and store them in your family's home.

Healthier Holiday Cookies for Families to Bake Together

Want to indulge with less guilt? Try these kid-friendly recipes for gingerbread, lemon-sugar, chocolate crinkles or chocolate almond cookies.

Cookie Exchange Recipe Ideas

Looking for special cookie exchange recipe ideas for the holidays? We've got them! Try a stained glass cookie recipe, coconut clouds recipe and more.

Holiday Recipes for Treats Featuring Michigan-Made Hudsonville Ice Cream

Pick up Hudsonville ice cream to make three easy desserts: brownie-peppermint pie, caramel gingerbread men and blue-mint vanilla pops.

Cool Gifts for Special Needs Kids

For children with autism and other special needs, toys might not be No. 1 on their holiday lists. Here are some alternate ideas.

The Pros and Cons of Some of the Most Popular Exotic...

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

5 Reasons to Shop Locally This Holiday Season

Chris Tidwell, CEO of local toy company Magformers, explains why smart shoppers stick to local stores and ditch the online checkout this time of year.