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Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing Made with Bread and Herbs

Help! A Vegetarian is Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Picture this: your sister-in-law/nephew/neighbor/brother’s new girlfriend is vegetarian/vegan and they’re coming to your house for Thanksgiving. When it comes to making veg* versions of our favorite holiday meals, most people don’t even know where to begin. That’s okay! The good news is I’ve got some tips to help you survive a diversified Thanksgiving menu, and […]

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vegetarian cattle producer

Going from Vegetarian to Cattle Producer

The post is written and sponsored by CommonGround, a national organization of women farmers and ranchers.I spent years trading hamburgers for veggie patties, a “morally-conscious” food consumer who sought organic, natural ingredients whenever possible. Growing up in the city, I didn’t really understand how our food was grown. That is, until I left and started […]

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Love Letter to my Instant Pot

Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The way you bail me out at 5 p.m., when I suddenly realize I don’t have dinner started nor […]

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My Mom Secret: Freezer Meal Cooking

It’s 5 p.m. Do you know what everyone in your house is going to eat for dinner? Ahhh, that frantic feeling of searching through the fridge, pantry and freezer. Trying to come with up with something – anything – that is edible. And when you can’t find anything, then you’re trying to think of where […]

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Healthy Eating in the Winter Months

With the frigid temps outside and oversized sweaters and comfy leggings on, all I want to do is cozy up and nosh on some comfort food. When hunger strikes, I don’t always want to whip up a light summer treat when it is 20 degrees out! Sure that might be healthier, but not so much during […]

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10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

Fall is just around the corner, and if you’ve checked out our Fall Guide you are probably reeling with all the possibilities! Last year, my family created a fall fun list (I hate the morbid term “bucket list”) and tried to cram maybe a few too many fun activities in during those months. Since we have a new […]

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power of the pouch

Power of the Pouch

Once upon a time, I wasn’t so sure about the baby food pouch. Part of me thinks it’s because I craved the “click-ability” of the lids of baby food jars from my own childhood. But I also stubbornly made all my own baby food for a while. Then, I heard about Ella’s Kitchen pouches. These were […]

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summer barbecue

Throw the BEST Summer Barbecue

Well, as I sit here the heat index is 112 degrees so I would like to start this post off by telling you that BBQ timing is flexible. A BBQ can be for breakfast. Lately, it’s so hot that the optimal BBQ time might be 5 a.m. I kid! I kid! Seriously, summers are for […]

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Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a few tips that help me stay sane while trying to feed my family.   Create a dinner Pinterest board exclusively for […]

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Kids Farmers Market Challenge

Kids Farmers Market Challenge

It’s almost summer which means it’s farmers market time! My all-time favorite farmers market activity? The Farmers Market Kids Challenge. So. Much. Fun! Here’s what you need: Kids – Check! Yours alone will be great, but you can add some friends, neighbors or cousins, if you dare. I’ve done the challenge in cooking classes and […]

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Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

There are so many things to love about rotisserie chicken Costco $5 rotisserie chicken (which apparently has its own Facebook page). In the best of times, it’s crispy salty skin, and a meal on the table before “hangriness” sets in. A ready made meal you can feel halfway decent about while also shopping for tires and industrial sized boxes […]

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