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Dandelions

Stop Weeding and Make Dandelion Oatmeal Cookies Instead

Dandelion oatmeal cookies are an unexpected treat. In my opinion, dandelions are not weeds. The bright yellow dandelion flowers beckon to local bees in the early spring. Not to mention my children love to pick dandelions. They also love to make “wishes’ by blowing the blossoms that have gone to seed.  Kids and bees are onto something. The […]

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How Lazy Americans Make Homemade Yogurt

How Lazy Americans Make European Yogurt

Yogurt in Europe is life changing. It’s creamy, and wonderfully natural. European yogurt also lacks the artificial sweeteners and preservatives found in processed American yogurt. Making your own yogurt, using the ingredients of your choice, is easy. I’ll show you how lazy Americans make European Yogurt.  My first taste of French yogurt, wasn’t actually in […]

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A winter treat

Homemade Snow Cones

Homemade snow cones are a winter treat that I loved as a child. I vividly remember scooping the snow into a big mixing bowl and lugging it indoors to make cones. A heavier snow makes the best cones. By heavy, I mean snowman building snow. However, even the fluffiest of powder makes a great cone […]

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CleanEatingFromAnAmateur

A Clean Eating Amateur Takes On The Whole30

Let me start by saying I am NO EXPERT on diet or clean eating.  If you’ve been following my posts, you know I had quite the journey getting pregnant with baby #2.  I have always been fairly health conscious and tried to eat pretty “clean.” While doing research on fertility and changes I could personally […]

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healthy kid snacks

Five (Truly) Healthy Kid Snacks, Part One

I’m jumping into the heart of the subject right out of the gate: kids eat a lot of refined carbohydrates. Goldfish, cereal, bread, frozen waffles, boxed mac n’ cheese, breaded chicken fingers…sound familiar? These foods are both convenient and hyper-palatable (meaning they excite your little one’s taste buds). They’re also reinforced by our government. The […]

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8 Easy & Healthy Lunches For Busy Moms On The Go

Nowadays it seems like each season can receive the stamp of “busy”. Fall: back to school craziness! Winter: holiday craziness! Spring: graduation/end of school craziness! Layer in sports and work and social obligations..and I’m tired just typing this. Summer feels like a different kind of busy with its long, hazy days. Although days may stretch […]

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Lavender and White Chocolate Cookies

Lavender and White Chocolate Cookies: Baking with Lavender

Gardening is a favorite summertime activity for my children. In fact, they enjoy it so much that we readily grow herbs and mushrooms indoors all winter. Whether indoors or outdoors, our gardening endeavors always include lavender. Lavender and White Chocolate Cookies have become a family favorite. Lavender is a hearty plant that’s very drought resistant. It’s […]

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