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8 Ways to Supercharge Your Smoothiesby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It's the New Year. Are you ready to supercharge your smoothie? Smoothies, or smoothie bowls, are a convenient way to pack in nutrition, especially when loaded with raw fruits and vegetables. We love to include lots... Read More

5 Foods That Slash Stressby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Stress can be detrimental to our bodies. Stress leads to anxiety, grumpiness, sleep problems, and lack of concentration. All of these then contribute to heart disease, digestive upset, high blood pressure, and even thyroid problems.... Read More

5 Natural Remedies for Constipationby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I'll never forget what my doctor told me at my 2-year-old's well baby check. There are two things as a parent you can't control: What goes in and what goes out. Such words... Read More

Parmesan Red Potatoes in the Slow Cookerby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love a good slow cooker recipe. And this is a GOOD slow cooker recipe. Parmesan red potatoes in the slow cooker only needs to cook between 3 and 4 hours on high, depending on... Read More

A Day in the Life of Andrea: My Daughter Leaves for College in One Week!by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer This day in the life took place one week before I leave to take my 18-year-old to college. Of all the contributors here on Keeper of the Home, I think I have the oldest kiddos. So... Read More

Ditch the Bag of Chips: 15 Healthier Ideas for Lunchesby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love chips. Crisp and salty, chips just seem to be the perfect side to pack up for lunch. What I don't love about chips are the levels of acrylamide - a cancer... Read More

The Best Tips for Using Oils on Face and Hairby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer When I was growing up, the advice we received on skin and hair care was to avoid oil as an ingredient at all costs. This advice wasn't all bad. Many conventional moisturizers contained mineral oil. A non-plant... Read More

Orzo Salad with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoesby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love this recipe for orzo salad with spinach and sun dried tomatoes for many reasons. First, the dressing is a simple red wine vinaigrette. Because it's not a mayo-based dressing, it's perfect for packing in lunches... Read More

Cauliflower Pickles: Refrigerator Pickles Recipeby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Will you be planting cauliflower in your garden this year? One of our family's favorite way to eat cauliflower is pickled. Pickling is such a great way to preserve your garden's bounty. Cauliflower pickles taste great alongside... Read More

Easy DIY Cuticle Creamby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Cuticles are supposed to be soft. Mine are anything but. Thanks to cold, harsh weather, my cuticles are dry and cracked and messy. But the weather isn't the only reason my cuticles dry out. I find... Read More

Why I Quit Drinking So Much Waterby  

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It all started on Facebook. One day, as I was reading through my newsfeed, I came across a conversation about drinking 100 ounces of water every day. The conversation talked about all the benefits of... Read More

All About Sugarby  

photo credit: D Shannon Pruitt By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer According to the USDA, the average American consumes over 90 pounds of sugar a year. 90 pounds a year! The recommendation from the World Health Organization is to eat just 6 teaspoons... Read More

10 DIY Gifts to Make for Kidsby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Looking to avoid the commercialism of the holidays? Want to give a gift that is fun yet meaningful? Feeling crafty? I've rounded up 10 DIY gifts to make for kids. Some of these will require some... Read More

3 Easy-to-Make Centerpieces Under $5by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be hosting friends and family for dinners, desserts, games, and festivities. [Tweet "Dressing up the table for the holidays can be both inexpensive and fun."]... Read More

3 Herbal Teas That Build Your Defenses Against Cold And Flu Seasonby  

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Cold and flu season is right around the corner. What are you doing to build your defenses? Adding any or all of these 3 herbal teas to your natural medicine cabinet can help keep you... Read More

A Day in the Life: Andrea {Stay-at-Home Mom to Teenagers}by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I captured our day in the life on the first day of school for my girls. This first day of school is extra special in our house because my oldest daughter is a senior this... Read More

Costco Membership Benefits: Buy Real Food for Lessby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Do you belong to Costco? If not, have you wondered if the Costco membership benefits are worth it? With 90% of all Costco members renewing their membership each year, it's easy to make a case that... Read More

Growing and Using Fresh Mintby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you've got a brown thumb, I'd encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard... Read More

Pea Guacamole Dip Recipe: Guacamole That Stays Green!by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer The first time I made this pea guacamole dip recipe, I served it to my family without telling them what the secret ingredient was. They could taste the avocado. They could taste the tomatoes. They... Read More

Cherry Almond Milletby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer This cherry almond millet recipe is a quick and easy dish to prepare. It's also versatile. Serve it as a side or as a main dish. Are you new to millet? It is a must... Read More

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