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Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese

Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese - - ripe pears (diced into 1/4-inch cubes), fresh lime juice, fresh strawberries (coarsely chopped), red onion (finely chopped), jalapeño (finely chopped), fresh cilantro (finely chopped), olive oil, feta...

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Pears

Did you know that pears are a member of the rose family? Yes! They sure are. There are over 3000 varieties of pears in the world. If you plant a pear tree today it will take about 7 years to produce fruit, but they can live for 100 years. Pears are packed with fiber...

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What symbol of fall may help you beat the blues?

Pumpkins are all over the place right now. Readily available across most of North America, pumpkins have become a symbol of autumn and have a starring role in desserts, soups and loaves this time of year. But these gorgeous orange orbs are much more than just a pretty...

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Be Proactive with Probiotics

Good  gut bacteria  is a hugely underrated  benefit for your physical  well-being. Did  you know  that there  are roughly 450  or so different species  of bacteria right now sitting  in your gastrointestinal tract? If  you put all of those little critters  on a...

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Saving Dinner Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

- - Salad: mixed salad greens (make sure some of it is spinach), carrots (chopped), red onion (chopped), Gala apple (cored, and cut into 1/4-cubes), tomatoes (diced), Pumpkin seeds (sprinkled over the top), Dressing: honey, balsamic vinegar,...

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3 Super Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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? Oh it’s autumn! And you know what that means, don’t you? A plethora of pumpkin seeds! I mean, who doesn’t equate fall...

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Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

New month, new season and it’s time to get back to basics! One of the places where we all need a good look-see on the basics is your spices. I am going to bet you that some of those spices in your cabinet have lasted longer than some of your marriages! Those old icky...

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Slow Cooker Applesauce

Slow Cooker Applesauce - - apples (peeled and quartered), cinnamon stick (or 1 1/2 teaspoons), , In a crockpot, place prepared apples and cook on high for about 3 hours, or until fork tender. ; Serve in bowls warm.; For an extra special touch,...

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples - Tastes like a rich, apple-y custard without all that nasty fat--that little bit of butter makes them almost velvety in texture and rich in flavor. - Granny Smith apples (cored), cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, whipped...

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An Apple a Day

You know the old saying, right? An apple a day keeps the doctor away. There’s a lot of truth to that saying. Apples are fiber rich, full of vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as a smattering of other vitamins and minerals. Definitely a valuable part of...

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Special Report – Expired Condiments

Are you suffering from OCS? Old Condiment Syndrome? You know what I'm talking about. Crusty ketchup bottles, icky, old Ranch dressing and ancient mustard? Most of us have as many condiments as we do cleaning supplies. My dear friend Marla Cilley (AKA as the FlyLady)...

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Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

Beef & Butternut Squash Stew - - olive oil, medium yellow onion (chopped), garlic (pressed), dried rosemary (crushed), dried thyme, beef stew meat (cubed), sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, low sodium beef broth (watch for gluten and...

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