You’re hosting a party and planning the details but you want something a little more special, a little wow-worthy to grace the table without spending a lot of time on that classic cheese platter. Today I’m sharing my tips for how to make a cheese platter that will add to the beauty of your food table without spending hours making it. In fact, you may find it’s even easier than cutting and setting rows of cheddar and crackers out on an oval or square plate.
You don’t have to go to Mexico for delicious authentic tamales! Simply take a trip to Los Hernández Tamales in Union Gap, WA where we were hosted for lunch by the Union Gap Tourism Board. Los Hernández Tamales was started by a brother and sister duo after the sister used to haul tamales to her brother where he worked. Fellow employees, jealous of his lunch, convinced her to make tamales for them too until he left the plant.
People often lamentÂ how unaffordable it is to eat healthy food on a tight budget. I have actually found the reverse to be true and am sharing the money saving tips I use to stay on budget. By using the frugal tips I share below and staying organized with a meal plan, our family eats healthy on just over $400 a month for a family of 5. When we ditchedÂ the box and started cooking our meals from scratch we found we were able to get more for our money.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".