Month: November 2016

Making Memories in the Kitchen [Save Money and Build Families]

What would you rather do: Blow your monthly budget on food, or create memories with people you love? For many families, grocery shopping forces them to choose fast and easy (and expensive) over fun and leisure. Well, that’s about to change. Do you cringe at the cost of groceries every time you go to the supermarket? Does the thought of sitting for hours, clipping and sorting coupons, and risking carpal tunnel, sound like a modern-day torture chamber for working moms (those that work inside and outside of the home)? Are you trying to feed your family a healthy and...

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The Simplest Thanksgiving Tradition I’m Going To Pass On To My Children

Gratitude is realizing that seasons change… Thanksgiving in a Complicated World Turkey dinners, cranberries, candied yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and family dinners. Family, and those relatives we wish weren’t family, swapping stories, and bonding over football. Really complicated seating arrangements as we debate which uncle should NOT be sitting next to which cousin. There are certain traditions we all associate with the All-American day of endless roasts and gelatinous, orange desserts.  Just like the many pumpkin pie recipes you’ll find on the internet, Thanksgiving traditions can get complicated when family’s involved. That’s why my favorite Thanksgiving tradition...

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Jumping Into Life [Ready for the Ride of your Life?]

He was deathly afraid of heights when he somewhat jokingly wrote on Facebook that he was going to jump out of plane… Within minutes, his Facebook friends and followers were asking details and offering encouragement…when, where, “go for it!” tell me all about it when you land, etc… The challenge was made! How, he wondered, could he back down now?! Something special happens when you make a public declaration of something you’re going to do. Your goal…that “thing” you are determined to do, or scared to do, but have an urge to do if for no other reason than...

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Healthy Isn’t a Goal…It’s a Way of Life!

If you’re confused about how to stay healthy, reduce chronic illness, and push back against all the nasty stuff that comes with aging…you’re not alone It seems every time to turn on the TV or open up a magazine or click through to a webpage, there is some new machine, or pill, or procedure that promises to be your silver bullet in the fight against age and disease. You know, that one great easy-to-use, sure-fire solution, to all your health concerns that is yours today for just a few easy payments. Now to be completely honest, many of these...

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Macaroni and Cheese with Portobella Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1 lb. package of Gluten Free elbow or other small pasta of your choice Olive Oil (to sauté’ vegetables) 2 Cups Portabella Mushrooms, sliced thick 1 cup Green Peas (frozen) ¼ cup Butter 2 cups Milk 2 Tbsp Potato Starch or Flour (thickens the cheese sauce) 2 cups Cheddar Cheese ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese (grated) 1 tsp Paprika (just to sprinkle on top) Crunchy Topping: ½ cup Puffed Rice Cereal (Gluten Free) OR Panko Bread Crumbs if non-gluten diet is acceptable ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated 3 Tbsp Butter, melted As good as the pre-made, packaged macaroni and...

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