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Cinnamon Apple Salad Recipe: A Perfect Holiday Side Dishby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer My mom is a great cook. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Ohio with vegetables from the garden, fruit from their fruit trees, fresh milk from their cow with real cream and homemade... Read More

5-Ingredient Southwestern Enchiladasby  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer I see a lot of friends asking in social media about dinner ideas - and I, for one, can always use more ideas. One night a friend posted that she was having chicken enchiladas so... Read More

Soothing Lemon Ginger Drink for Colds and Congestionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer When it comes to colds and congestion, ginger and lemon pack a powerful punch. Ginger warms the body and is known to help with decongestion. It is also thought to boost circulation and the immune system. Lemon is... Read More

Simple DIY Hand Sanitizerby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I'm not a germaphobe. I think dirt is good, and I like to keep beneficial bacteria around. I believe these things strengthen the immune system, which is especially helpful as we come upon cold... Read More

Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You’ll Ever Makeby  

  By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Summertime is no time to be cooking in a hot kitchen. It's also a time when we want things easy. I'm not saying we're lazy - I'm just saying I'd rather be playing a... Read More

Chocolate Avocado Popsiclesby  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer The middle of summer means a lot of heat, sun and hopefully fun. In the midst of summer business of swim lessons, vacation Bible school, and staying up later, we love to have fun outside. We go... Read More

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon, Asparagus and Swiss Chardby  

You don't even understand how good this potato salad is. A month or two ago, Ryan and I were out on a date. We had just discovered that our new home came complete with a very responsible teenage girl living... 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

A Month of Smoothies — 31 Recipe Links to Keep You Happily Slurping All Summerby  

Image by Miriam Our blender sees a lot of action once the warm weather hits. We're smoothie fiends all year long, but our cravings go into overdrive during summer. For my family, there is nothing like a frosty glass of... Read More

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipeby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Go with me here. It's a sticky kind of hot outside. Your t-shirt clings to your skin. The air is so thick you don't just breathe the air, you eat it, chew it really.... Read More

Perfect Peanut Butter Granola Barsby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer I absolutely love granola bars. They've been a favorite snack since I was a kid. Whether it's a road trip, camping, hiking, a toddler snack in the diaper bag, or just to have something on... Read More

Strawberry-Peach Salsa Recipeby  

  By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer is a wonderful tine to enjoy fresh salsa. It's so flavorful and delicious! Plus, it's easy to make. However, you may want a change from tomato-based salsas. (I'm sure that's mortifying to some die-hard... Read More

Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars (nut-free!)by  

Looking for a yummy, real-food homemade granola bar recipe? This is a great one! It's nourishing and also allergy-friendly ... no gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts or peanuts! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but it feels... Read More

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanserby  

This post was originally published at Simple Homemade. When I clean my face, I want something that leaves it clean and soft, but I'm very leery of using conventional products that contain harsh chemicals. I've been a fan of the Oil Cleansing... Read More

Best Summer Slaw with Kale, Brussels, Apples & Almondsby  

Guest post by Dena Norton Happy Memorial Day! Guess who's coming to my picnic today? This slaw, that's who. I like traditional cole slaw, but I love this recipe - as in, LOOOVE it. It's perfect alongside a Memorial Day... Read More

Homemade Custard Ice Cream {Without a Machine}by  

Guest Post by Elsie Callender Did you know that you can make homemade ice cream without a fancy machine? It's easy, and only adds a little extra hands-on time. And for this rich, custard-based ice cream recipe, a bit of stirring... Read More

Supercharge Your Nutrition with Swiss Chardby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Like most families, we have our share of picky eaters. I’m sure you know what I mean, and if you don’t, count yourself blessed. Despite my best efforts, somewhere around the age of 8 or... Read More

5 Ways to Eat Kale You (Likely) Haven’t Thought Of Beforeby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer In my final year of university, all graduates were encouraged to attend a multi-course dinner hosted for the sake of teaching its graduates some basic etiquette. This wasn't an act of compassion for society at... Read More

Strawberry Chia Muffinsby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer "Mommy, I want to make something with you!" The words echoed through the kitchen and melted my heart. It had been weeks since I had allowed my toddler into the kitchen with me. With... Read More

Nourish Your Face with Homemade Skin Careby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer I’m the first to admit that my so-called “wisdom lines” have often tempted me to take drastic measures. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely believe in aging gracefully. But I also think there’s a graceful... Read More

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