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Pain Reliever Smoothie

If you suffer from chronic pain, headaches, muscle strains, broken bones, sore joints or arthritis,  try this smoothie before taking a pill.  Yes, taking a pill is much faster and takes less effort but I strongly feel you will be…

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Pop Up Groundhog Day Cookies

Rich chocolatey, peanut butter, oatmeal cookies with a soft, melt in your mouth top layer and crunchy bottom are more than just delicious- they are a fabulous addition to a Groundhog Day themed event.  Even if you do not have…

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Watermelon Mint Ice Cubes

I am always looking for ways to get my family to drink more fluids and by adding one or two of these colorful ice cubes into my kids’ glasses at dinner, they will drink their water without one complaint.  The…

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Very Simple Almond Butter, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Balls

In the past two weeks, we have made at least five batches of these almond butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip balls since they are a huge hit in our house and neighborhood. Kids and adults devour them. Even the pickiest eaters…

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Raspberry Margarita Crumb Bars

The lime in these gooey Raspberry Margarita crumb bars perfectly balances the sweetness in the berries and brown sugar.  I tweaked the Smitten Kitchen/ Baked: New Frontiers in Baking recipe to include lime instead of lemon and added more protein by…

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Homemade Soft, Baked Pretzels

Not much is better than a warm, soft pretzel lightly coated in large salt crystals with a slightly crunchy crust and tender, chewy inside.  We always split one at a ball game or festival where they appeared everywhere in concession…

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Decadent Chocolate Pots

This Chocolate Pot recipe from Jamie Oliver will satisfy your chocolate cravings for a week. It is so rich and elegant yet surprisingly simple to make. You do not need to bake these custards like many other recipes or use…

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Homemade Pumpkin Chalkboard Decorations

While cutting out the life-size cat and witch silhouettes for lawn decorations, I thought it would be cute to have some halloween decorations the kids could play with inside. They love their chalkboard place mats given to them for Christmas last…

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Life-size Cat and Witch Lawn Decorations

I saw these silhouettes in a magazine last Halloween and have been waiting all year to make our own. I wish we had the life size witch holding the lantern and broom stick but we did not have a 4×8…