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Every year for Christmas, we bake cookies for our church family, friends and neighbors. It has been a tradition for the kids and I for years! I know some of you may have to make cookies for school parties, or maybe a cookie exchange with friends, or you bake Christmas cookies with your grandkids. I know, this isn't my regular, "healthy" type blog post.  BUT, I do have a few weakness in my all-natural eating lifestyle.  And if you use all organic ingredients, and of course ANYTHING made absolutely from scratch has got to be better for you.  Right......?  OK, maybe...

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Thanksgiving is such a fun time with family and friends.  And we usually go overboard with our cooking.  But typically a turkey gives a family a lot more meat than we can eat in one sitting.  Even with extra guests at the table! Do you host Thanksgiving dinner at your house? Or do you go to a family member’s home?  This year, my family came into town for a visit.  It was so much fun having all of the cousins together.  It's not often we are able to get all of our families together! If you’re like me, you only...

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Do you get tired of the same old dessert recipes for Thanksgiving? Pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie…. Don’t get me wrong, I love tradition. We all have our special memories and favorite recipes we enjoy. But I do like to branch out and try something a little different from time to time. Several years ago, we discovered a pecan pie recipe that is amazing. It’s a chocolaty twist to a classic favorite. It. Is. Awesome. And we get asked to make it year after year after year… Have I ever lied to you? So, are you ready to wow...

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With fall, out comes the various winter squash varieties that you can find at any farmers' market or local farm.  If you're like me, I always thought I needed to buy them because that's the fallish thing to do, but never knew how to cook with them. Enter spaghetti squash.  Probably the most baffling to me of all the winter squash.  Until I learned it is an excellent alternative to pasta.  For real, you can use it in any Italian dish that you would normally use noodles with!  You really can't tell much of a difference!!! And then I discovered...

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I constantly hear the words “I am so stressed!” Obviously, this year has caused a lot of people to experience fear, become anxious, or to just plain old worry. It’s all around us. Everywhere we turn we are surrounded by opportunities for stress to overcome us. Or around people that are stressed and then stress us out! And I can tell you that in my life alone, I have suffered the poor health and trouble that comes from stress and anxiety. Why is everyone so stressed out all of the time?...

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