cranberry banana smoothie

This beautiful pink smoothie is perfect for breakfast!  You could share it with someone, but I don’t. I enjoy every last drop myself! 1 cup fresh cranberries 2 medium bananas, frozen 10-12 whole almonds 1 cup water Combine and blend until smooth. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups or so of smoothie. If you’re counting […]


Do you like a morning smoothie, but have no time in the morning to do the prep work? Don’t let the donut shop win this battle! Fight back by doing a little prep work when you can squeeze in the time. Store the ready-to-make smoothie ingredients in freezer bags so you can blend it quick […]

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Leslie’s Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits These are my favorite biscuits! Dipping them in butter before baking makes a very crisp crust; the insides are light and fluffy! Perfect! Makes 8-10 biscuits 2 C white whole wheat flour 1 T baking powder (aluminum free) 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/3 C […]

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Cold Brewed Coffee for Hot Summer Days

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Cold brew coffee tasted great. It’s an easy low-tech way to make coffee without heating up the house. Simply measure 2 Tbsp or so of ground coffee in a jar, add 2 cups of tap water, cap the jar, and shake to combine. Toss it in the fridge, and several hours later you will have […]

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Banana Smoothies

Quick and Easy
banana smoothie

Sometimes when grocery shopping, I find a huge bag of “day old” bananas for just .99 (of course I take them home)! This week’s bag had more than 4# for.99; bananas are usually .58 per pound, so I took home a bargain. Did you know a banana can be a chill pill? When magnesium is […]

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Valentine Ideas Under $5


Hope you enjoy these fun Valentine ideas! This is a GROWING list; I’m adding to it as I find new ideas. Please share links for Valentine Ideas in the comment section below!  love you bookmark with a TUTORIAL I love these paint chip bookmarks!  So cute!   Pixie Stick Flowers A Valentine Mask  Cute Valentine’s […]

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Fresh Corn Summer Salad

Food + Recipes

My family teases me about my love for corn. This is one of my favorite recipes because it’s QUICK, EASY, and NO COOKING! Sweet corn kernels, diced tomatoes, and scallions are tossed with fresh cilantro and citrus for a yummy summer salad! Ingredients 5-6 ears fresh corn on the cob 2-3 medium vine tomatoes, chopped […]

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The World’s Cheapest Cherry Pitter


  Do you like cherries? Yum! I do!  Do you have a fancy cherry pitter? Me neither. Common Sense Homesteading offers a genius idea! Read the post:The World’s Cheapest Cherry Pitter!   

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Propylene Glycol and Your Health

Health and Beauty
Is there a connection between Propylene Glycol and Diabetes?

Is there a connection between Propylene Glycol and Diabetes? What is Propylene Glycol? Propylene Glycol is a clear, odorless liquid made from petroleum. It’s used as a stabilizer (to keep things held together, and keep them from evaporating), and to keep foods moist. It’s used in many of the foods that we eat, and the FDA […]

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Forever Foods in Your Pantry

Food + Recipes

Some foods can nearly last forever in your pantry/food storage! Before tossing out old food from your pantry, check the list of “forever foods.” Some items just may have a VERY LONG (indefinite) shelf life. You may be surprised how many of your kitchen staples have a shelf life of decades — even after they’ve […]

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