Can Coupons Be Used Responsibly?

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer As mothers raising families in a tough economy, we are always looking for ways to save money and make our dollars stretch a little further. Since the beginning of time, mothers have learned to be wise stewards of the limited resources available to them. More recently, many have turned to coupons to help make the most of their family’s hard earned dollars. Using coupons and taking advantage of sales and other promotions can be valuable tools to help us maximize […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream (A Giveaway)

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*Giveaway has now ended* Ever read a recipe book that had you drooling from practically the first page? Considering that summer is promising to stay hot for a while longer, when I first read Just Making Ice Cream, I could hardly resist jumping up from a cozy table in the coffee shop where I do some of my blogging so that I could stick my ice cream maker in the freezer. I love all manner of savory food. There probably isn’t a style of food […]

Real Food Holiday Recipe Roundup: 398 Wholesome Recipes

Cranberry Cheese Bread from Delighting in the Days

I thought of this recipe roundup again as I was pondering all of the amazingly delicious and nourishing recipes that are available throughout the blogosphere for the holidays this year. It can be tough to find “real food” recipes. I know, because I’ve gone to local stores and looked around online and found little. Yes, there are books on whole foods, but rarely with traditional techniques. There are books that don’t use processed foods, but they shun animal fats and dairy. It’s not hard to […]

How to Make Your Own (Unrefined) Powdered Sugar

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Every once in a while, since we switched over to using only unrefined sugars, I miss that fluffy, powdered, white sugar that makes such delicate icings and special treats. Though I have seen some organic icing sugars, I have never seen one that was made with something like Sucanat or Rapadura. These are my granulated sugars of choice (aside from other wholesome sweeteners) because they are made of 100% dehydrated cane sugar (no high heat, no chemical process, they still retain the nutrients from the […]

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Wholesome Family Skin Care Gift Basket Giveaway ($140 Value)

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I’ve talked many times about the importance of using natural skin care products, because the toxic chemicals used in conventional products absorb through the skin and into the blood stream. Many of you have already made the switch over to name brand companies making more natural/organic products, which is fantastic. Did you know, though, that there are many smaller companies making equally amazing (and sometimes even better!) products that are completely pure, wholesome and even luxurious? Graham Gardens is one of these diamonds in the […]

Squeaky Clean Fun: A Soap Making Photo Tutorial

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By Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer To start, I just want to say I am so excited that Stephanie is allowing me the opportunity to share with you one of my favorite hobbies–soap making.  I have been making bar soap for my family for almost a year now, and I have tried different methods and a variety of recipes, and today I’m going to share what I think is one of the easiest methods of soap making—hot process using a crock pot. I really wanted to share […]

Real Food Recipe Roundup: March

Chicken Chili and Cornbread Muffins

I love passing on real food recipes, whether they’re tried and true, or newly acquired favorites. Lately, though, I just haven’t been cooking up anything all that interesting! With my trip to the Blissdom conference earlier this month, just a busy month in general for our family, and cleaning out my fridge in preparation for going on the GAPS diet, I just don’t have anything all the exciting to share with you this month. Enter my amazing real food blogging friends! The more I get […]