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How to Clean and Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

A lot of people these days have a garbage disposal, even those who shouldn’t.  What?!! Who “shouldn’t” have a disposal? People with septic tanks if you listen to plumbers talk! Food scraps and especially fats and oils are terrible for septic tanks and while a...

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How to Properly Load a Dishwasher

Okay--this is a regularly occurring “discussion” in my house and I’d like to publicly declare that neither one of us, at this point in life, knew how to properly load a dishwasher--until now. I must say, I am fairly gobsmacked and that doesn’t happen very often. Yes...

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Menu Planning or Meal Planning?

When it comes to meal planning or better, healthy menu planning, most people get lost in a sea of websites, recipes, cookbooks and a general sense of being completely overwhelmed trying to figure out how to put it all together. It can be especially daunting when...

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Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew

Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew - - beef stew meat, cubed butternut squash, cubed pumpkin, chopped parsnips, chopped onion, raisins, allspice, bay leaves, beef bone broth (or low-sodium beef broth), sea salt, freshly ground black...

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Treat yourself to a plate of parsnips

If you’ve not tried parsnips before-those white root veggies that resemble carrots-you don’t know what you’re missing! Parsnips are similar to carrots in shape and they are related to carrots, but they don’t taste anything like them or any other root vegetables you...

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Mitochondria Miracle Soup

   Mitochondria Miracle Soup - - olive oil, large onions (chopped), large leeks (chopped), garlic (pressed, or more!), large carrots (peeled and chopped), small stalks celery (chopped), medium turnip (peeled and chopped), chard...

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is in full swing and we're not above loving that infamous "basic" beverage that explodes EVERYWHERE this time of year: the sweet and spiced PSL (aka: Pumpkin Spice Latte). Since the Starbuck's version, that must be credited for bringing this drink such fame, is...

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5 ways to squash your dinner

You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you...

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion

- - Brussels sprouts (outer leaves removed, halved or quartered), Half a red onion (diced), bacon (cooked (use leftovers, if possible)), butter, olive oil, Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, Turn the heat on under a skillet (use one with a...

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I can’t get enough of these!

When I was a little girl, there was no way I’d be giving thanks for the little green balls of mush my dear mother would put on my plate. I would have to sit at the table forever, trying to choke down those disgusting blobs of leaves. I love my mother dearly, but the...

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Kitchen Cleaning Tips

I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub down and getting everything all freshened up organized. And now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to get to work. Kitchen cleaning tips. Scrub the cast iron. A good...

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7 Fall Foods to Forage For

Would you believe there’s all kinds of fresh food, free for the taking out there in the great outdoors? If there’s a forest or a meadow nearby, you may be able to forage for some delicious fall edibles. I love gardening, but I also love harvesting food I didn't have...

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