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TTR – Sprouts

I’m sure you’ve seen the ubiquitous bean sprout in your grocery store since you were a child. And maybe some alfalfa sprouts. But there’s more to sprouts than what is in your grocery store. There’s radish sprouts, clover sprouts, broccoli sprouts—just to name a few....

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More Fiber Please!

Boosting the intake of fiber in the diet should be tops on the list of anyone hoping to improve their nutritional profile. Getting enough fiber in the diet will absolutely keep you regular—especially if you remember the other corresponding component to filling up with...

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Side Dish Lament

I read an article the other day talking about how we spend all of our cooking time on the main course or entrée; so much so, that we “neglect” doing anything special with the side dishes. The author insinuated that cooking vegetables by either “just steaming” them or...

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Snack Ideas

It’s getting close to that time of year when I invariably get the emails asking for snack ideas. It’s nearly summer. They’re coming home. They’ll be whining and they’ll be constantly hungry. So what’s a mom to do? Feed ‘em! Kids need snacks, but not constant grazing....

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VOLCANIC Sale at SavingDinner.com

Dear Friends, As many of you know, your travel weary Dinner Diva is stranded in Ireland due to the ash cloud from the Iceland volcano. I had something very special to introduce today, but it's going to have to wait till next week. Oh well, volcanic ash happens! LOL So...

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TTR – Peas

All together now, let’s hold hands, sway and sing: “Let there be peas on earth and let it begin with me…” What? Not that kind of peas, its peace? Oh well. Don’t shoot me for trying! LOL Let’s talk about peas then—they’re in season right now and wonderful! (In fact,...

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Menu Planning

Buddy Hackett once said, “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices. Take it or leave it.” That’s what my mother’s menu consisted of, too. We had the choice of eating the dinner she prepared or leaving the table hungry. If we didn’t like what she prepared, we weren’t...

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Top Ten Fibrous Foods

Boosting your intake of fiber in your diet should be tops on the list of anyone hoping to improve their nutritional profile and will absolutely keep you on a regular, first name basis with a certain porcelain object in your bathroom, if you know what I mean. This is...

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Awareness Counts

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations,...

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TAX DAY Savings – 15% off Everything… almost 🙂

Hi Everyone, You know what they say... "While the cat's away the mice will play..." Well, we're playing! 🙂 Leanne is off with her Mastermind group playing, planning, and preparing for big things with Saving Dinner. So while she's away Laurie and I got to pick the...

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TTR – Raspberries

Image via Wikipedia This particular berry is my personal favorite; delicious, fragrant sweet raspberries make my mouth water! From the flavor to the texture to the smell, how can you not just love them? But the real beauty of raspberries is their nutritionally...

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DIY Health Care Reform

Dear Friends, Like it or not, health care reform has passed into law in the United States. I don’t know about you, but the debate/fighting and demonizing really got on my last nerves. I found it stressful to even watch news reports on it anymore. But that isn’t what...

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