Pumpkin Cheese Balls

Halloween is just around the corner. Most of us associate the holiday with costumes and candy, but we found this adorable appetizer recipe on the Food Network web site that’s perfect for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving! Directions With a mixer, blend 16 ounces room-temperature cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar, 3 tablespoons minced […]

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PayItForwardFriday!

Here we are at Pay It Forward Friday. #PIFF! This week our focus is to allow someone else go in front of you. YOU choose the time and the place when the opportunity arises. If you are in your car, you can let another car in front of you or maybe let those who are […]

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The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

We all want to feed our family the healthiest food that we possible can, but we have to stay on budget. We all know about the chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones, that are present in the foods that we eat. Many of us are trying to live more frugally; by stretching our already tight budgets […]

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The Coffee Ground Garden

Coffee grounds can be an excellent addition to a compost pile. The grounds are relatively rich in nitrogen, providing bacteria the energy they need to turn organic matter into compost. Coffee ground compost is so good for your garden, it can actually replace manure, organic fertilizers and it repel bugs! Despite what most believe, the […]

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The Top 10 Natural Alternatives for Ibuprofen

Although Ibuprofen is a very effective anti-inflammatory, side effects such as ulcers or stomach and digestive tract damage, along with long term circulatory system and heart damage through constant use, make the need for a natural alternative without side effects more desirable and necessary. We remind you to always check with your Doctor before taking […]

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Fall in Love With Pomegranates

You may end up with red stained fingers from eating a pomegranate, but this antioxidant-rich fruit deserves a place in your fall diet. Known for their tart flavor and juiciness, the edible seeds are nutritious and delicious alone as a snack or in any recipe you like. Health Benefits 1. High in Fiber – Pomegranates […]

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Pay It Forward Friday

We are continuing our PIFF (pay it forward Fri) campaign. We would love to encourage you to commit to one random act of kindness and carry it forward for the rest of the weekend OR Week! This week we chose a random act that might get you some funny looks. But it will also make […]

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Holy Guacamole!

Avocados are extremely nutritious and a delicious way to add good fat to your menu. There are many recipes and ways to enjoy avocados, but Guacamole is one of my favorites. It’s very easy to make and it tastes great on anything from chips to a topping for baked chicken or fish! I hope you […]

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SMILE It Forward Friday

A SMILE I have been running an experiment of sorts.  It’s actually how our Pay It Forward Friday was started.  I am not even “paying” anything, but rather giving … giving a smile. J I have been focusing on looking people in the eye and smiling.  Doesn’t this sound ridiculously simple?  It is simple!  Yet, […]

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So You Think You Can Dance?

The newest group of “Stars” have begun dancing for the coveted Mirror Ball this week! DWTS and  “So You Think You Can Dance?” are just two of the successful Reality TV shows. Most of us love to see other people dance. Millions watch week after week as the contestants go from being amateurs to ballroom […]

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