Make Your Child’s Birthday Special with Cakes.com

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Disclosure: Katie received products for free from Cakes.com to review. The opinions in this review are honest and her own. Do you wish you could craft creative cupcakes, cakes, and other baked goods for birthdays and family events? If you have been tempted to get creative with your baking skills, but really aren’t sure where to begin, Cakes.com may be a wonderful launching … [Read more...]

Making The Garden Last All Winter Long

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By Snickers The summer bounty of vegetables in my garden has started to slow down. In these last weeks the tomatoes have been ripening at a steady rate. So this busy gardener has been canning, freezing, eating, then canning, freezing and eating some more, until I feel like a tomato! I use a variety of ways to preserve the harvest. I generally can or freeze tomatoes. There … [Read more...]

Sage’s Old Settler’s Baked Beans

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Old Settler's Baked Beans May is National Barbecue Month and there is nothing better than to kick off the season with a flavorful dish of baked beans along side your hot dogs, hamburgers or BBQ ribs on the grill.  All summer long there will be picnics and outdoor barbecues galore and we recommend that you give Sage's Old Settler’s Baked Beans a try. We guarantee that they will … [Read more...]

Meatless Mondays are Better for Your Health

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This is a sponsored post. Meatless Mondays have increasingly become popular for many families. Even though most families consume a standard American diet, many are choosing to become meatless one day a week because they realize that it can have a big impact on their health. Going meatless, even if it’s just once a week, can dramatically decrease your risk of heart disease … [Read more...]

Celebrate Mardi Gras With This Easy Homemade King Cake Recipe

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  By Holly Clegg The tradition of king cakes, colorful beads and elaborate parades, although wildly popular in the South, the carnival season now stretches from New Orleans, Louisiana to all across the country. Whether you reside in a city that celebrates the festivities of Mardi Gras in full swing or not, you can enjoy a traditional king cake, my personal favorite … [Read more...]

Foodie Romance! Plus a Tasty Easy Pasta Recipe

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By Meg Lacey I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?” Naturally, the truth of this statement would depend on whether or not the person can cook. I’m not sure the same holds true for women who can’t, but the sentiment is still applicable. Food is essential to life. Food inspires warm feelings and friendly smiles. A bond of … [Read more...]

Celebrate With Fruit Cake!

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I know there are a lot of people out there that have issues with fruit cake, but this recipe has converted even the most reluctant. ~ Brenda’s review of the recipe that inspired this one Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of the Royal Baby, George Alexander Louis! What better way to celebrate than with a fruit cake recipe that would be … [Read more...]

How to Make Delicious Braised Beef

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By Regina My quest to make Braised Beef started with dinner at the Olive Garden. My husband and I really enjoy the Braised Beef & Tortelloni. The beef is so tender and tasty, and I wanted to try to make something similar in my own kitchen. I did some googling and discovered that the key to good braised beef starts with the pot. I have a 3-quart dutch oven that I … [Read more...]

Guilt Free Desserts For Fall

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Guilt Free Desserts For Fall It’s that time of year again – crisp mornings, cool nights, leaves changing and the holidays looming. But, before you bust out the pecan pie a la mode, let’s take this opportunity to uncover some ways for having your pie and eating it too. First, even that slice of pie has a place as part of a balanced diet – it’s about being aware of when you’re … [Read more...]

Roses Are Red, Tortillas Are Violet!

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Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is a constant struggle for many of us, especially considering all the unhealthy food choices that are dangled in front of us on a daily basis, from cheese smothered nachos to deep fried chicken wings and sugary candy bars. The best way to avoid unhealthy foods and ensure that you are getting all the nutrients your body needs is to … [Read more...]