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Sicilian Eggplant Pan

Pan recipeDinner time yumminess!  Gluten free, full of vegetables, dairy free and filling.


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Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa SaladOur family has been eating gluten free and I cut out dairy and meats other than fish.  My "little" chef, Charisa (16), has had a passion for cooking since she was eight.  She makes up the most amazing meals for us and here is one of her delicious creations.


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Nutrition for Expecting Mothers Who are Deficient

Shiloah and CourtneyWe often forget that we use the stores of nutrients in our bodies for each of our children and as a result we often start a pregnancy depleted.  If you’ve ever had a miscarriage it severely depletes the body as well.  The baby will take everything it needs and if you don’t have enough in your stores and do not eat well, the baby may be born deficient as well.  Think quality nutrition before the pregnancy, during, and after to restore and nourish your body.


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Power Nutrient Packed Pregnancy (and everyone else) Shake

Power shakeI created this shake out of a need to give my body as many nutrients as possible without having to eat many different foods.  I've had friends sample it and they all agree it tastes pretty good.  I drink it daily.  Sometimes I'll not put the peanut butter and add greens instead.  I think adding raw cacao would be a fabulous idea too.


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What We Call Home

Probably many of us feel comfortable in our current homes, whether they are apartments, houses, or some other kind of dwelling, whether they are owned or rented, and whether they are large, small, or medium-sized.

 

 


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1, 2, 3, Picnic!
It’s summer, and for some of you, this is great picnic weather. Others, like us here in Florida, may want to be inside around noontime! Either way, you can have lots of family fun with easy picnics.

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Adding Timeless Beauty To Your Home

CornerWhen I think of home, the first thing that comes to mind is a place where I can put on my most comfortable clothes, prop up my feet and just be myself. I think of a place where all of my favorite old, familiar things surround me.


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Supporting Dad Creates Harmony in the Home

Support dadThere’s a scenario that plays itself out too often in my home: I feel overworked and then mentally gripe at my husband when he comes home from work and sits on the couch with his computer, while I’m still cleaning up after everyone.


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Why I wear Jewelry

Why I wear JewelryJewelry is a favorite of mine. To me, there is nothing like the glitter or color combination of stones, ribbons, chains, or charms that send the pulse quickening.


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Super Saving Ideas for Your Grocery Bill

 Super  Saving Ideas for Your Grocery Bill: DLXFood prices have been increasing all over the world as shortages are becoming apparent.  But here are some ways (over 100 for the full version!) to shave off pennies, dimes and dollars from your food costs.


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Health Electronics Limits Preview

ElectronicsWhen you were a kid, your probably had certain limits on play time, like coming home for supper, or once the streetlights came on. Today, kids have the added element of screen time, through computers, cell phones, e-readers, and other electronic devices. Though they provide recreation and resources for learning, they can impede on family time, and overexposure to screens can be unhealthy.

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Reading For the Right Reasons and How to Find the Balance: DLX

IReading have sitting on my nightstand at any given moment, at least two books I am reading. Usually they are histories or biographies but occasionally I enjoy a good mystery or a bit of historical fiction. In addition, I have my scriptures nearby as a reminder that these too are necessary parts of my reading regimen.

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Vintage Lemonade

You can’t get much more old-fashioned than this: Mix juice from lemons, sugar, and water, add ice, and serve! This is the way my grandma used to make lemonade.

 

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Martha Jefferson

Martha JeffersonThere are no known facial images of Martha Jefferson in existence although one silhouette does remain. It is simple, showing a small woman dressed in colonial garb, a white day cap on her head.

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Deborah Franklin: Benjamin Franklin's Wife

Deborah Franklin: Benjamin Franklin's WifeDeborah Read was 15 years old when she first saw Benjamin Franklin while standing on the front porch of his parents' boarding house in Philadelphia.  Benjamin had just arrived in the city after leaving his home in Boston and he was, as she described, odd-looking...

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Watch Movies for Free

Movie  PopcornI absolutely love to watch movies and read books.  Even better is when they’re free!   I also love the summer time because there seems to be more time to catch up on the books and movies I...

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Santa Fe Salad

Santa Fe SaladSlightly cook green beans until crisp tender.  Drain and immediately place in ice water, drain and pat dry.  For dressing, combine the cilantro, sour cream, lime juice, vinegar, garlic, cumin, salt...

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime PieEasy to make and delicious.  It’s the perfect pie to make for the summer.

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Create Your Own Backyard Mini Golf Course

Create Your Own Backyard Mini Golf CourseWhen my son was little he loved to watch the PGA golf tournaments on television after his regular Saturday morning cartoons. By the time he was three years old he knew what the terms “birdie” and “bogey” meant.    

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Corn Salsa

Corn SalsaCombine all ingredients and chill for 3-4 hours.  Serve with tortilla chips.

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