14 Amazing Thanksgiving Recipes All Rounded Up!

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Roasted Turkey

I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year!!!!  I will be taking the day off to relax and recharge.  I  will be spending the day with my mom, husband and kiddos.  What could be better?  I don’t know…maybe the fact that I am getting a TURKEY this year!  My mom is making the turkey.  Which means, we will have LOTS of leftovers.  I am not sure what I am more excited about, the Turkey or the leftovers. Well, here is {Read More}

Crispy Ramen Noodle Pancake

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Crispy Ramen Noodle Pancake This is AMAZING!  I can hardly believe this Crispy Ramen Noodle Pancake side dish costs around 10c (depending on the sale you find on Ramen Noodles).  You can use almost any flavor.  I use Beef flavored Ramen Noodles when serving it along with steak and use pork or chicken flavor when serving it along with chicken. This recipe makes (1) 6″ Pancake.  That is enough for 2 side dishes.  If you are looking to feed 4 or {Read More}

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

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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}

Quick and Easy Fall Acorn Treats

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fall acorn treats

  Quick and Easy Fall Acorn Treats These Fall Acorn Treats are so cute and PERFECT for putting out during any fall gathering.  I love that these are NO BAKE!  No heating up the kitchen!  The most you have to do is melt some chocolate.  WOWSER! Also, these Fall Acorn Treats are a PERFECT kids craft.  You could even bring these items to school and have them make their own treat.  If you wish to do that, substitute chocolate frosting {Read More}

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween

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Witches Hats Recipe - Perfect for your Halloween Party!

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween YUM, I love me some Witches Hats!  These cookies make a great presentation at any Halloween gathering.  I even like to put one in my girls’ lunch, for a little fun.  These Witches Hats are easy to make and require NO cooking or baking. Here is all you need: 1 Package Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies 1 Can of Orange Icing 1 Bag Hershey’s Kisses You can pick up either the Regular Shortbread Keebler Fudge {Read More}

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Do you LOVE Pumpkin Pie Spice Lattes?  Or maybe you like to make cinnamon toast and would like to kick it up a notch?  Well Pumpkin Pie Spice is SOOOOO easy to make at home with your own common ingredients….you may never buy the jar of premixed spices again. I love this recipe, because I am not a HUGE fan of Nutmeg.  So, I can use less nutmeg and add a little more ginger…to make it {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}

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}

Pocket Emergency Kit

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Pocket Emergency Kit

Pocket Emergency Kit for those Unknown Situations You never know what life is going to throw at you.  But, it’s much better to be prepared.  I really dislike carrying around a big purse filled with everything, so I condensed things down into a single pill bottle, so everything is all together and I’m ready for what life may bring.  A Pocket Emergency Kit is perfect to toss in your purse and forget about it until you need it.  Part first {Read More}

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