Valentine's Day Tri-Fait Recipe

Valentine’s Day Romance TriFait Recipe

January 28, 2016 in Sweets & Treats

There is no better way to Romance your partner or loved one you care on Valentine’s Day than to nourish their mind, body, soul, or belly.  Trust me, feeding the ones you love good, home cooked food is the ultimate way to show how much you care.

Sure, it’s nice to get out for a romantic dinner, but if you don’t think ahead and book a reservation early, or are on a limited budget, eating out can be stressful and expensive.  Avoid the over priced Restaurant rush and cook your love some food cooked straight from the heart.

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Healthy New Year Resolutions for Busy Families

Healthy New Year Resolutions for Busy Families

January 6, 2016 in Fitness / Sensible Living

Ushering in the New Year can be a wonderful but overwhelming feeling. It is a chance for a clean slate, a refresh, a time to start out with new goals and resolutions or revise existing goals to make sure they’re inline with longterm ones.  All of these things are great but they can lead to a feeling of despair when everything does not go perfectly according to plan.  As most of us probably already know, life rarely goes according to plan. Instead of setting individual goals and resolutions this year, try setting up one of these healthy New Year resolutions for busy families. You will have an entire support system and working together as a family to achieve your resolutions or goals and that can teach you more about each other than you might think! Here are some ideas for healthy New Year resolutions for busy families that are simple for you, and your busy family to get started with this year!   

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

December 21, 2015 in Baking / Sweets & Treats

Gingerbread houses are an annual Holiday Staple for many families.  There is nothing that excites kids more than sitting in front of a carefully constructed fragrant house made out of cookies with a bag of overly sweet icing and bowls full of every type of colorful, sugar packed candy imaginable. But have you had Gingerbread Cupcakes? Gingerbread is a sweet food product flavored with ginger, and uses honey or molasses rather than just sugar. I prefer to use molasses, it’s what gives a good gingerbread recipe it’s deep earthy caramel like tones. Gingerbread foods vary, ranging from a soft, moist loaf cake to something resembling a ginger cookie.

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7 Tips to Save Big This Holiday Season

November 26, 2015 in Finance / Sensible Living

It’s official! Today marks American Thanksgiving, tomorrow is Black Friday. This means that the holidays are approaching quickly. Do your palms start to sweat a little as you  consider how you will purchase all of the gifts, plan the holiday meal and give to charity on your budget?

Here are 7 tips to help you save BIG this holiday season and eliminate financial stress.

1. Set a Budget & Stick to Cash

Set a budget and stick to it! It’s so easy to spend more than you can afford once the holiday sales and shopping events begin for the year. If you know what you can afford to spend, and you exercise willpower to stick to your budget, you can eliminate a lot of financial strain. Take out the amount of cash you can afford to spend and once that is done, so is your shopping. It does not get any easier than that!

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Crispy Oven Baked Cauliflower Tots Recipe

Crispy Oven Baked Cauliflower Tots: for People Who Hate Cauliflower

November 23, 2015 in Busy Family Recipes / Sides & Salads

Like cilantro, you either love it or hate it.  I’m talking Cauliflower!

Personally, I don’t know many people who don’t like Cauliflower, but I’ve seen the loathing online when it comes to this nutritious vegetable!  Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea family which also include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale. The milky, sweet, almost nutty flavor of cauliflower is prime from December through March when it is in season and most plentiful. Raw cauliflower is firm yet a bit spongy in texture.

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