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Nut’n Seed Butter

Make your own natural Nut’n Seed Butter. Creamy or crunchy, spread the deliciousness with this recipe! The PBJ. Like milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic. It’s likely one of the first things many of us ever made. Feeding ourselves with a hand-held, super simple, sweet and salty sammy. Are nut butters healthy? Yes. Due to the plant-based protein and healthy fats, nuts have a healthy halo. People who regularly eat …

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Everything Seasoning

This Everything Seasoning seeds and flavoring on their own don’t add up to much. But together the sum of their parts make everything taste better. That’s why it’s called Everything! Robert Brault said, “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” As we open new calendars, it’s natural to look back and take stock. Were there meaningful moments? Did I meet the goals I set? …

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Gifts of Health and Wellness

Live even better! I’m sharing my best gifts of health and wellness. With the year coming to an end, what are you wrapping most? Gifts? Projects? Or maybe yourself in a blanket? I have a few tools to help you get a jump on the new year. Wrapping up Projects Things slow down in my office this time of year, so I wrap up projects, clean off my desk, and catch up on journals. This is …

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Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal, canned pumpkin, walnuts and berries baked into a hearty, low-sugar breakfast.                                   Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal is real food, deliciously.  Seems lately I’ve been on a pumpkin roll. After making Pumpkin Spice Seedy Granola, there was leftover pumpkin, so I stirred it into the milk mixture when I made Berry Baked Oatmeal. I was delighted with the creamy results and …

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Cranberry Orange Cornbread Trifle

Layers of cranberries, pear, orange, yogurt, ginger and cornbread make this Cranberry Orange Cornbread Trifle recipe a trifle to remember! Looking for a recipe to serve for the holidays? See if this fits your requirements: Make ahead, economical, enough substance so that people aren’t hungry an hour later, and on the healthy side. Meet Cranberry Cornbread Trifle. My gift to you! A breakfast dessert recipe. Just about anyway you make it, a trifle is a celebration. …

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Almond Thyme Honey

Almond Thyme Honey is honey infused with nuts, dried chile, thyme and orange zest. Drizzled over cheese, it’s an easy, elegant appetizer and also a sweet gift. Plus some honey themed gifts. I haven’t always been fascinated by bees. 🐝 I was aware of them, watching as they moved among flowers and appreciating the result: honey. 🍯 I’m a beekeeper But then I became a beekeeper. Well, one of a pair of beekeepers. When I …

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Korean Noodles

Korean noodles are full of flavors and foods that deliver healthy benefits such as probiotics. A vegetarian spicy noodle bowl in less than 30 minutes. With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge is on healthy, delicious recipes to bolster gut health.  Gut health This is one hot topic! The National Institutes of …

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Pumpkin Spice Seedy Slow Cooker Granola

Pumpkin Spice Seedy Slow Cooker Granola is an easy, healthy pumpkin recipe that smells like all things cozy. In the kitchen, at the table and nearly every restaurant menu, pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger are flavors of the season. It used to be pumpkin was a seasonal pie. But, OMGosh, now pumpkin is everywhere! This hot, hot food is in yogurt, almonds, ice cream, cereal, cakes, peanut butter, cookies and muffins, plus coffee drinks and beer …

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Kale Turkey Bean Soup

Kale Turkey Bean Soup is quick to fix comfort food. Full of fiber and flavor, it’s ready in 30 minutes. This easy, hearty soup is a kale soup recipe perfect for winter. I’m not happy. I’m wearing socks. The weather has changed. It was below freezing when I walked Beau this morning. In snow.  I’m happier when socks are not required. When I wear flip flops or sandals. Best socks…when they are necessary But when socks …

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The Best Gift I Ever Gave

The best gift I ever gave was the perfect gift. A perfect Old Fashioned was just part of the celebration. Are you searching for the perfect gift? If you want to laugh and cry and celebrate life, I’ve got an idea. For my husband’s birthday I asked childhood friends, college roommate, colleagues, and family to send him a card. Specifically, I said that I wanted to present him with cards from his favorite people with …