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May 17, 2016

7 Dinner Shortcuts That Will Save You Time!

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no… Read more

May 16, 2016

Budget-friendly crock pot meals

By: Leanne Ely   It seems like the more you do to feed your family properly, the harder it is to keep the grocery budget in check. Using the crock cooker is a great way to stretch a dollar for several reasons. • You can use tougher, less expensive cuts of meat • Traditional crock… Read more

May 13, 2016

My Top 7 Slow Cooker Safety Tips

By: Leanne Ely   I couldn’t function without my slow cooker. You all know by now how I feel about this wonderful, time-saving appliance. If you’re new to slow cooking, or even if you’re a seasoned pro, there are some safety precautions that I hope you’re taking when it comes to this highly efficient way… Read more

May 12, 2016

5 Simple Suppers for Sweltering Days

By: Leanne Ely   Sometimes it’s just too darn hot to be in front of the stove-am I wrong? On those hot summer nights when you can’t stand the thought of turning on the oven or standing in front of a hot grill, it’s important to have a good arsenal of easy recipes so that… Read more

May 10, 2016

Dandelion Greens…the nutritional superstar + a recipe!

By: Leanne Ely   Most of us are familiar with the common yellow weed that marks the onset of spring and in many parts of the country. Dandelion greens are the enemy to gardeners everywhere, but these flower bed nuisances are actually real nutritional superstars. Dandelion greens are very high in vitamins A, B, C… Read more

May 9, 2016

Composting Made Easy

by Leanne Ely   You know my motto when it comes to eating fruits and veggies: eat fresh, eat local, eat seasonal. The easiest way to stick to that rule of thumb is to grow your own. Whether you have a big garden out in the yard or a few pots of herbs growing in… Read more

May 5, 2016

Cherish them! (they grow up fast)

Indulge me for a moment, will you? Today’s column is more about food for the soul, then for the tummy. Years ago, I was watching TV and I saw a commercial for diapers. I don’t remember the entire context of it, but they showed a little baby in the crib, then later, he’s a toddler… Read more

May 3, 2016

who knew? (asparagus=lily)

By: Leanne Ely   Happy Tuesday, Y’all! It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on Asparagus: Asparagus are elegant and delicious! Truly in season right now, you can pick… Read more

May 2, 2016

Farmers Market Guide (print this off)

By: Leanne Ely   Dear Friends, There’s just nothing like watching those little green tendrils poking up from the soil! I grow as much of my own food as I can, but I have neither the acreage nor the time to grow everything myself. It’s also just not always necessary (I don’t need to grow… Read more

May 2, 2016

Dressing Your Truth® with Carol Tuttle – Part 2

Imagine looking in the mirror today and thinking, “Wow. I look amazing.” Seriously! And not only do you look amazing, you feel amazing—pulled together, confident and happy with the way you look. To get to that place though, it sometimes takes a village! And in my case, the village was Carol Tuttle and her team… Read more