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Making Father’s Day Special for Dad

Father's Day, a Special Day for Dad Making Father's Day special for Dad conjures up different thoughts for each of us. Our Dads stabilize our lives, provide direction, and ensure security. While they may be a disciplinarian, they show love in many ways Read about my...

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Healthy Ketchup

Healthy Ketchup, Healthy ketchup is more than just a term. With most of the store brands boasting of a 60% tomato base, we'd like to introduce you to the ketchup that your grandparents would have recognized as real tomato ketchup. Healthy Ketchup is the real thing. We...

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Raw Blueberry Apple Crisp Recipe

It's blueberry season in Florida! We love these little blue gems fresh, but also enjoy them in various recipes. Muffins, pancakes, and breads come to mind, but they are so good in their raw form that you might want to try them in raw recipes, too. Today's recipe...

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Mentoring Kids

I recently saw a book that promised to help parents bond with their children while learning to cook with them. While at first thought, this might seem like an admirable idea, it left me wondering at what age we should teach our children to cook and thereby bond with...

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Lavender For Health

Lavender For Health... Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils, and boasts a number of health benefits, in addition to its wonderful fragrance. Skin issues? Try Lavender. Flea problems? Lavender might be just what you and your pet need! Looking for a...

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27 Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian recipes and complete meals can be much healthier and often cost less than those that include meats. Various studies including the China Study, the German Cancer Study, and the Adventist Health Study show a strong correlation between a healthy vegetarian...

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15 Vegetarian Meals for Spring

Vegetarian Meals for Spring...Spring...growing up in western New York State, Spring meant the snow beginning to melt with slush and mud taking its place, buds on the trees, and little spring flowers like daffodils and crocus beginning to peak through as I waited for...

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Baked Carrot Cake Donuts

Carrot Cake is one of my favorite desserts...that sweet carrot flavor mixed with smooth cream cheese....it is irresistible! Baked Carrot Cake donuts are just as delicious and maybe even more special. History of the donut Our family loves donuts! These baked...

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Tomato Cucumber Feta Dip

Tomato Cucumber Feta Dip is an incredible blend of some favorite foods with a light dressing to bring out the natural flavors. Served with tortilla chips, fresh celery, pita chips, or our favorite, the french baguette, this dip makes a great appetizer or a sought...

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Family Musings & Memories

As I reflect upon life today and overall, I am reminded of the seemingly small things that make my life beyond splendid. While some might consider a memorable trip to Disney, I consider our small moments to be my most cherished family memories. Today was an average...

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Don’t Follow the Recipe!

"I'd love to have your recipe!" is as much a compliment as it is a request. I usually reply that I don't follow the recipe, at least not exactly. It took my husband many years to finally accept that I cannot always duplicate a meal. Oh, chili always has the same...

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Backyard Chickens

Many communities now allow homeowners to keep a few hens in backyard coops. While you might not save money by keeping chickens rather than buying store bought eggs, you will have the advantage of knowing your eggs are fresh and from happy, healthy hens! Why free range...

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Starting the New Year Anew!

It's 2016, a fact that is incredible enough by itself. I'm not afraid of growing old; in fact, I'm enjoying all that life offers as we grow and learn. I do, however, find it a bit unnerving at the speed that time seems to elapse. My youngest children will turn 16...

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Blessing of Cooking with Family

Cooking for family is an art and skill that our family has passed from one generation to the next. It' s more than meal preparation; it's a tradition that is immensely important and further strengthens our family bonds. Tonight I had the pleasure of a family cooking...

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Barker Labs Facial Hair Scissors Review

Barker Labs Facial Hair Scissors for Nose and Ear Hair Trimming are very nicely made scissors that we have found many uses for. These scissors are hand made with forged German Stainless Steel. They have a well rounded safety tip to prevent jabbing or stabbing. The...

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Buying in Bulk

Have you ever dreamed of living within a Publix? When it's dinner time, you walk around the store and collect the ingredients to make your favorite dish. For breakfast oatmeal, you head to the aisle and choose the type, then head over to the raisins for a little...

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Soap.club Tropical Soap Review

I used to love those pretty little gift soaps in fancy designs and beautiful colors with the strong flowery scents. I did, until I realized what was in them and how bad they were for my skin and overall health. Now I only use natural soaps that will benefit my skin...

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Cooking Savior Premium BBQ Grill Mat Review

Grill Mats are becoming the easy addition to keeping grills clean and food from being lost. The Cooking Savior BBQ Grill Mat is a good solution. While many enjoy them for meats, our family is vegetarian and I thought the mats might help avoid the vegetables rolling...

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Florida Splendors

When you think Florida, what comes to mind? Beaches? Hurricanes? Disney? Alligators? Hot temperatures? Retirement haven? Afternoon rains? When we first visited Florida about 23 years ago, we immediately fell in love with the natural beauty, the peaceful nature,...

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Learning Modesty

Modesty, what exactly does that word mean? According to dictionary.com , this noun has 3 main uses: noun, plural modesties. 1. the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc. 2. regard for decency of behavior, speech, dress, etc. 3. simplicity;...

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Happy Father’s Day!

Each Father's Day brings back some cherished memories for me, a bit of reflection and a look ahead. My Dad has always been there, a very stable force in what has often been a capricious life. Read about my Dad here Read about my Mom here. To be fair, he and my...

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Regenepure Biotin Conditioner Review

Everyday life, coupled with a bit of stress, childbirth, environmental conditions, too many unhealthy hair additives when I was younger....my hair needs a bit of healing help! Regenepure Biotin Conditioner promises to restore hair to a full and healthy thickness,...

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Arthritis Joint Pain Relief Cream Review

Arthritis pains and other pains caused from inflammation can be difficult to manage and often the treatments are not very helpful or may cause side effects that are even worse. In years past, people managed with natural remedies, including plant extracts an essential...

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True Sol Extreme Testrone Review

A great deal of research has been put into finding natural methods to increasing hormones. While science has been able to adjust both male and female hormones, the artificial methods often come at a price, with some side effects being worse than the problem they are...

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Vivente Wine 3-in-1 Wine Chiller Stick Review

Why a wine chiller stick? The Vivente Wine 3-in-1 Wine Chiller Stick claims to be the finest chiller, pourer and aerator all in one. I had never used a wine stick before, so I was curious as to how well it would work. When I took it out of the box, I was immediately...

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Get Well Before It Gets You (book) Review

Get Well Before It Gets You is a book by Lady Jenniviere for the pre-teen. It's listed as a science fiction & fantasy, making it intriguing for both boys and girls. I think it's important to note from the start that this book is intended to be a little scary,...

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Klamath Blue Green Algae Review

Klamath Blue Green Algae claims that it is the most nutrient dense superfood on the planet. Our family began our health quest journey years ago, and are always on the lookout for genuine food to enjoy along the way. Blue Green Algae has been found to be quite helpful...

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