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Cooking

Allrecipes
Recipes for you to discover and share.
 
Cooking Contest Central
Contest rules and links to sponsors

Crafty Baking
Learn. Bake. Create.
 
FoodSafety.gov
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
 
Top Secret Recipes On The Web
"Cloned" recipes of favorite brand-name foods; also interesting urban food myths

Green Living

Carbon Footprint
Learn how much your lifestyle affects the earth by calculating your "carbon footprint"

Earth911
Find local sources for recycling products such as used batteries, outmoded electronics and much more

Energy Star
For more information about the joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy

Local Harvest
Find local food providers for fresh food that is not flown or driven long distances

National Audubon Society
Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity

Sierra Club
The oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States, Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself since 1892

Worldwatch Institute
A leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends

 

Gardening & Landscaping

Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia
Find the best for your garden and landscape

Michigan State University Extension
Find a vast array of MSU's resources on gardening, livestock and more.
 
National Gardening Association
Regional reports; kid’s gardening; Q&A library

Home Decorating & Improvement

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement
Step by step how-to animations

Bob Vila's Website
Everything from fireplaces; electrical; heating & cooling; appliance repair & shopping. Can also search by episodes.

DIY
The Do It Yourself Network
 
HGTV
Official website of popular cable TV show; remodeling and how-to demos
 
This Old House Online
Official website of TV program; magazines & books & "homeowner know-how"

 

Real Estate - Buying or Selling a Home

General

Zillow.com
A web site that can be a great aid for buying or selling a house. When the first screen comes up, just put in the address of the home you are interested in and Zillow will give you the estimate of what it is worth, as well as the worth of other houses in the neighborhood. Sometimes satellite images of the houses are available. A good estimating tool.

Homes for Sale in Metro Detroit and Michigan

Michiganweb.com
Housing & relocation resources; apartments; mortgage companies; and appraisers

Realtor.com
Examine individual listings with details