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8 Ways to Keep Colds and Flu at Bay

It’s that time of year. We’re all stuck inside, windows snugly shut against the cold air, sharing sniffles, coughs, and sneezes. Germs are gleefully taking full advantage and multiplying at the speed of light. Here are 7 simple ways to stave off any nasty bug that might be headed your way. 1.  Get to know […]

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Creamy Sweet Pea Bisque

Frozen vegetables are a great way to get all of the benefits of fresh. Usually picked at their peak and promptly frozen, the freezer is the perfect place to look for “fresh” veggies this time of year.

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Almond Milk- Give It A Try!

As allergies to dairy products continue to rise, so do the choices for alternatives. My favorite dairy alternative is definitely Almond milk, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze brand to be specific. This non-dairy beverage made from almonds has a smooth and creamy flavor that far surpasses such choices as rice and soy milk.

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The Twinkie Diet

You too can drop 27 lbs in two months!  All you have to do is eat Twinkies, and other convenience store favorites, and those unwanted pounds will fall away! A professor of nutrition at Kansas State University, Mark Haub, did just that, losing 27 lbs in two months while eating mainly Twinkies, Doritos and other […]

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Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a true grain but is a relative of such plants as chard and spinach. Actually the seeds of an edible plant, quinoa contains twice the protein of rice.

This isn’t just any protein we’re talking about here either, but one which contains all nine essential amino acids (nutritional building blocks that help form proteins and muscle), including lysine, which makes it a complete protein.

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The Less Sexy Side of Your Business

Guest post written by my husband on 11.26.13  Pingdom.com is the go-to resource for testing the performance of your website.  How it works is they ping your site and record the time it takes to download each of the files used to render your page.  The output will give you intelligence about what files might […]

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Muffins That Taste Like Donuts Recipe

This morning my mean kids hauled me out of bed at the crack of dawn, 8:00 am, and demanded food. The nerve! One of my lofty goals for the summer is to cook more with my kids. Since I have recently become a Pioneer Woman addict and she highly recommended this recipe, I decided the kids and I would give the recipe “Muffins that Taste Like Donuts” a try.

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Easy to make bread recipe

This bread dough recipe is my favorite! It is originally from Cook’s Illustrated but I’ve adapted it to my own preferences over time. It’s tender, great for sandwiches and alongside your favorite soup.

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