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When I was a wee lass, we woke from our dreams of dancing sugarplums to a Christmas morning breakfast of 27 varieties of Christmas cookies: fudge, snickerdoodles, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate crackles, spritz, and 22 others, including my personal favorite, pecan fingers. Drooool! It was this ol’ gal’s a child’s dream breakfast! Yeah, my mom rocked the motherhood thing! Because she had done all the baking…

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Please note: MyFreezEasy gave us a free MyFreezEasy.com Freezer Meal Plan Membership for the purposes of this review. I told them all about our situation and how brutally honest I would have to be, but they gave it to us anyway. They’re either super brave, or they’re super confident about their subscription. Specifically, we are using the Premium Annual Membership. Also, this contains affiliate links…

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Instead of bulky, cumbersome chip clips or annoying little twist ties which were created only to aggravate parents of hungry children at lunch time, use clothespins to close bags in your kitchen. Simply fold down or twist the bag and attach a clothespin or two. If the item belongs to one person in particular, use a permanent marker to write a name on the clothespin….

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Summer is upon us. It happens every year. I’m not sure why I’m surprised. One of the best parts of summer in my hungry humble opinion is the availability of fresh produce. Fresh blows the roots off anything you can find in the grocery store. I’ve been shocked to learn that my suspicious nature has been proven correct at farmers’ markets–some venders are receiving supplies…

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  My daughter with Crohn’s often has to battle anemia, and I occasionally have the same problem, like right now. My daughters were excited to jump on the natural healing train when they heard my recent anemia diagnosis, and they immediately began filling my tired self with molasses and homemade chocolate, because that’s what we do–heal ourselves with food. For those of you interested in…

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S’mores are fun, but let’s face it. They’re messy! Here’s a simpler version that won’t get quite as many stains on the shirts and goo in the hair. Ingredients: Cookies with a hole in the middle and chocolate on at least one side. From here on out they will be referred to as “striped dainties,” because that’s what we called them when we were small…

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In honor of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I created this amazing jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich after seeing this juiced-up version on Pinterest. The original uses goat’s cheese and requires me to roast jalapenos. I’m sure it’s totally fantastic, but goat’s cheese is not a part of my current reality. Also, I travel the country in a travel trailer with my hubby…

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