Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

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Packaged Scrub

It’s getting warmer outside!  That means that soon it will be swimsuit season.  What to do about all that dry skin from the harsh winter?  Well, make your own Vanilla mint Sugar scrub would work wonders on that skin. The few ingredients you need can be found at a bulk food shop or even your local Walmart. 1 1/4 C raw sugar 1/3 C Honey 3/4 C carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Avocado, or a light Olive Oil {Read More}

Easy Kitchen Substitutions

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Easy Kitchen Substitutions

  Creating Kitchen Substitutions on the Fly Every once in a while, I think I have an ingredient, and when I go to get it out, realize that someone has used up the last of it.  Drat!  Now what?  Well, I head for my handy dandy list of kitchen substitutions!  There’s a lot you can do to make up for missing ingredients.  Check out these simple kitchen substitutions for the most common ingredients. Dairy Substitutions 1 C buttermilk = 1 T lemon {Read More}

Butterscotch Baked French Toast

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Butterscotch Baked French Toast

  Butterscotch Baked French Toast for A Sweet Beginning Sweet beginnings are perfect for a wonderful Spring weekend morning.  Especially when you want to motivate the family for a day of activity.  Butterscotch Baked French Toast has a flavor to satisfy any sweet tooth and fill any hungry belly and put smiles on faces.  It’s an easy way to start the day too!  I love getting up, making up a batch of Butterscotch Baked French Toast and popping it in {Read More}

Easy Taco Eggs

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Taco Eggs

Taco Eggs for Breakfast Appetizers It’s a new category in food: Breakfast Appetizers.  You’ve had appetizers for lunch and dinner, but why don’t we munch on something while we wait for breakfast?  Brilliant, right?  Taco Eggs are an easy way to have something to nibble on while you make a more complex breakfast, keeping the masses at bay while you get things around.  Taco Eggs are an easy appetizer that will have your family smiling in minutes and without a {Read More}

Candy Corn Mousse ~ An Amazing Autumn Treat

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Candy Corn Mousse

Candy Corn Mousse for your Autumn Entertaining It’s fall, and that means some amazing candies that only come out once a year.  I love candy corn.  It’s sweet, honey flavored kernels bring back memories of perfect Autumn days, with cooler weather hinting in the future.  In the spirit of Autumn, I decided to honor my favorite candy by making Candy Corn Mousse.  Light and fluffy, Candy Corn Mousse is complete with a bit of honey to remind you of that {Read More}

Superfoods: Chia Seed Cookies

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Chia Seed Cookies

  Chia Seed Cookies… What? Chia seeds are one of those superfoods I talked about in a post a few days ago.  They are an odd little seed.  When you soak them in water, they turn into a gelatinous goo that has some pretty awesome nutritional properties.  High in fiber, chia seeds fill you up without adding a lot of calories to your diet. Chia seeds are commonly added to smoothies to add bulk, nutrition, and protein.  And yes, they {Read More}

Superfoods: The Lowdown

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    Superfoods – What They Are You hear the term a lot around the internet and tv: superfoods.  Everyone from Dr. Oz to The Doctors is talking about them and how we need to be eating more of them.  But WHAT are they?  Well, like many things, the definition of what is a “superfood” depends on who you ask, but it gets down to one basic idea.  Superfoods are foods that have few calories, but are packed with essential {Read More}

Chorizo Breakfast Crisps

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Chorizo Breakfast Crisps

  Quick and Easy Chorizo Breakfast Crisps Quick breakfasts are a thing of my present.  I don’t want to skip the meal, but I want something fast and delicious that I can change up so it doesn’t get boring.  Chorizo Breakfasts Crisps fit the bill to a T.  Delicate, warm corn tortillas form the base, cradling the homemade chorizo.  Toppings for Chorizo Breakfasts Crisps can vary, from the simple cheese and an egg to guacamole, sour cream, salsa, or really {Read More}

Fresh Corn Salad

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Fresh Corn Salad

  Fresh Corn Salad for a Treat The first time I made Fresh Corn Salad, I had a bunch of leftover corn from a farmer’s market that I needed to use up.  I thought a salad would be a great change from the typical corn on the cob I had been serving my family.  Boy, was I on to something!  Sweet corn mixed with a bit of spicy red onion, earthy basil, and a fresh apple cider vinegar dressing was {Read More}

A Beautiful Bread Bowl for Soups and Stews

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Bread Bowl

  Beautiful Bread Bowl for Your Favorite Soup There are a lot of great soups out there, and almost all of them pair well with a beautiful Bread Bowl.  Crunchy and chewy on the outside, hearty and delicious on the inside, this gorgeous loaf of bread is a treat for everyone.  It’s a great way to serve your favorite soups and stews and gives a great, impressive presentation on your table.  Simply cut the top out of the loaf of {Read More}

14 Fabulous Uses for Honey

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  Honey is More than Just a Sweetener Honey has been used since ancient times for many more things than we use it for today.  From healing salves to sweeteners, honey is a golden liquid that can be exceptionally versatile.  Here are some of my favorite ways to use honey. 1.  Ginger Honey Lemon Tea When I start to feel sick, Ginger Honey Lemon Tea is my go-to beverage.  A 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced, is {Read More}

Superfood: Summer Quinoa Salad

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Summer Quinoa Salad

  Summer Quinoa Salad for a Refreshing Dinner With summer starting up, it’s time to start thinking about cool meals that are easy to prepare and that don’t heat up the kitchen.  I love to combine several superfoods (check out my Superfoods post!) into one easy salad that takes mere minutes to get ready and leaves me with more than one meal to eat.  A few simple ingredients is all it takes to have a perfect, balanced Summer Quinoa Salad {Read More}

Summer Berry Spritzers

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Summer Berry Spritzers

Summer Berry Spritzers Summer’s here and that means wide variety of fresh berries. From raspberries and blackberries, mulberries to strawberries, and everything in between, berries will start showing up at local markets every day. One of my favorite summertime recipes that utilizes berries is Summer Berry Spritzers. They are a refreshing way to enjoy berries and liven up any table in just minutes. Summer Berry Spritzers look beautiful, and taste bright and delicious. They can be made with any variety {Read More}

Summer Pasta Salad

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Summer Pasta Salad

  Summer Pasta Salad as a Meal Summer Pasta Salad is probably one of the easiest meals I make for my family during the summer.  It’s full of fresh, delicious veggies and a robust flavor that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.  You can use any of your favorites in Summer Pasta Salad to make it your own fantastic dish.  For my family, it’s a complete meal when I add some grilled chicken or steak, which makes my job cooking {Read More}

Summery Caprese Salad

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Caprese Salad

  Summery Caprese Salad in an Instant Few summer salads are as refreshing and beautiful on the table as a Caprese Salad.  Bright with the colors of beautiful tomatoes and fresh, crisp basil, it’s a beautiful combination in the bowl and on your plate, but it’s an even better blend of bold, spicy, and mild on your tongue.  I grow a variety of tomatoes in my garden just for this salad, to see all of the colors and flavors come {Read More}

Cherry Pie in a Jar

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Cherry Pie in a Jar

  Cherry Pie in a Jar for Every Day I love Cherry Pie in a Jar.  They are simple to make, and you can have them ready for family or guests in less than an hour.  Even if you make a homemade crust!  I started making these when I wanted to have dessert, but something fresh and a little different.  I had some 4 ounce canning jars on my table from using up some jelly, and thought how perfect!  A {Read More}

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