Heavenly Holidays Start With Chocolate

Heavenly Holidays Start With Chocolate - Hershey's Chocolate Kisses

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Do you have any holiday traditions in your house? No matter what holiday it is, from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Valentine’s Day and Easter, Hershey’s Kisses are a staple ingredient of holiday prep for me. I always have a candy dish full of Hershey’s Kisses themed for the relevant holiday and I usually use them to make cookies or desserts, too!

Christmas is a huge holiday, even though the kids are getting older and don’t get sucked up in the magic of making holiday cookies or decorating very much anymore. Still, every year I like to find cute little treats to make for my kids (and my nieces and nephews) that will bring a smile of delight to their faces…. [read more]

3 Ways To Daily Detox On A Budget

Daily Detox

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I have found that occasionally we need a little detoxing. Our bodies and minds are stressed and overworked. The average American eats a lot of garbage we probably shouldn’t. We also tend not to be as mobile as we should be.

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Dig into A Healthier Ice Cream

Dig Into a Healthier Ice Cream

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I bet reading the title of this post, made you either think, “Yeah right,” or “Let me get my spoon.” Regardless, of which camp you fall into, you can dig into a healthier ice cream with Halo Top.

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Let’s Take a Coffee and Tea Break

Let's Take a Coffee and Tea Break

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I’m all about the little comforts of life. Reading a good book. Putting on a warm pair of fuzzy slippers. My personal favorite: enjoying a wonderfully brewed cup of coffee or tea while relaxing on the couch. I live for these pleasures of life. They give me comfort in my day, rejuvenate me, and help me to carry on with adulthood.

I’m excited to share some of my recommendations with you for great tea and coffee break options that you can enjoy!

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Cooking Healthy Just Got Simple

Kosterina 100 percent organic olive oil

Beauty Brite DisclosureCooking healthier is something I’ve been trying to implement on an ongoing basis for several years now. Extra virgin olive oil is one thing I’ve been trying to incorporate into recipes in place of vegetable oil and other various types of cooking oils.

Kosterina has this beautifully packaged extra virgin olive oil that I’m currently using in my kitchen. The bottle itself is so beautiful that I haven’t even bothered pouring it into the decorative bottle I usually put olive oils in (that pretty green one in the picture). I’ve just left the original Kosterina bottle on the counter with the other decorative ones that I have there. The clear bottle contains vegetable oil and the shorter one is filled with marsala cooking wine that I use when making Chicken Marsala, a favorite dinner dish in my family…. [read more]

MorningStar Farms® Offers Healthier Options For Families

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Are you tired of your same old meal plans from last year? Are you ready to introduce new healthier options in 2017? Do you and your family want to incorporate more vegetables into your meals but are not quite sure where to begin? Now is the time to make some New Year’s “Vegolutions” for your busy lifestyle! MorningStar Farms® products are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your weekly meal planning. These items are not just for vegetarians, but are great for everybody!!

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Bake Desserts Like A Pro

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I happen to be the Mom who spends most of her time cooking tasty treats in the kitchen for my family and friends.   I personally enjoy cooking and love all things food related! Cooking is such a passion; then we sit down at the table and share about our day. What was our “highs” and “lows” for the day? After dinner, we usually enjoy some great desserts. Even though I love cooking, I have a hard time “baking”. I never buy the right things and just have a hard time creating delicious masterpieces. Baking has NOT been my favorite part of being in the kitchen, I decided to try and fool proof baking box called, Rise Baking.

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Add Some Peppermint Twist To Your Holiday

Add Some Peppermint Twist To Your Holiday
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Let’s be honest, the holidays can be incredibly stressful. Finding the perfect gift for the friend or co-worker that seems to have everything. Finding the right compliment to your Holiday party, family gathering, or a functional hostess gift. It’s true, it can get complicated.

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Great Gifts For The Emerging Chef

Great Gifts For The Emerging Chef

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My daughter is 6 years old, which means she is at the age to show interest in cooking and baking with her momma. She is already asking to help whenever I’m cooking dinner, and it is so much fun to have her by my side in the kitchen. I admit, I still get anxious whenever we are working with knives or hot water or oil. Not wanting to have to run her to the ER whenever we cook dinner, but also not wanting to stifle her creativity, I often wish I knew more kid friendly recipes that she could take the lead in preparing.

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Movie Night With Flavored Popcorn

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After a long work week and crazy school schedule we like to take a night and just relax! Movie nights are truly a MUST in our house! We enjoy all sorts of fun movie flicks but nothing goes together with a movie night than popcorn! For years we have enjoyed the traditional flavor of movie butter popcorn. More recently we have found Popcorn for the People, a flavored popcorn, that I think you will LOVE as much as we do!

Something else I love about this company is their commitment to providing employment opportunities for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities…. [read more]