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Simple, Natural Ways to De-Stress During the Holidaysby  

Guest Post by Kristen Smith As wonderful as the Christmas season is, with its beautiful decorations, special meals, charitable giving, and extra gatherings with those we love, it can also add to the regular stress of daily life. The holiday... Read More

Grain-Free Apple Spice Cookiesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer These apple-spice cookies have a light sweetness and soft texture; they're a perfect grain-free treat for the holidays. As an added bonus, they are extremely easy to prepare! Just toss everything in the food processor and blend. These... Read More

Why I’m Going to Start Using Plan to Eat For Meal Planning (and You Might Want To, Too)by  

Meal planning might be the death of me…or not, thanks to Plan to Eat. Here’s why I’m going to start using Plan to Eat for meal planning starting NOW.

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Planning and Preparing a Real Food Thanksgiving Dinnerby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Growing up, Thanksgiving dinner was a wonderful time with family and plenty of food. Yet many of the dishes served were made with processed food: Green bean casserole made with cream of mushroom soup and... Read More

How to Make Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butterby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer If you’re a pumpkin pie aficionado, you’re going to fall in love with this delightful pumpkin-spice spread that captures the delicious flavors of fall with every smooth and creamy bite! This spread also makes a... 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

Homemade Herbal Throat Spray for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Now that it's autumn, cold season is just around the corner. However, having this homemade herbal throat spray on hand can help give relief to sore throats and aid healing. I love having it around! This recipe came about sort... Read More

Pineapple Upside Down Muffins (gluten-free, grain-free)by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer If you're a fan of pineapple upside down cake, you're going to absolutely adore these scrumptious gluten-free, grain-free muffins that taste just like their namesake. Hands down, these slightly sweet, rich pineapple-flavored treats are my... Read More

Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? The Author of Good Cheap Eats Shares Her Secrets (and Zucchini Fritters Recipe!)by  

Do you love serving up homemade food to your family but wish it didn't take so much time? My friend Jessica has become a pro in the kitchen over the years. As a mom of six kids (including teenage boys!),... Read More

35 Healthy Summer Drink Recipesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There's something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that's just so pleasant. There are many summer drinks that are not... Read More

Mediterranean Summer Saladby  

Guest Post by Kristen Smith Though summer is winding down to a close, many of my garden plants are still in high gear. Even if you don't garden, chances are the farmer's markets and gardeners around you also have an... Read More

How to Build the Perfect Pasta Saladby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer Pasta salad has always been my go-to meal for potlucks. They’re easy to make, easy to transport and often don’t require refrigeration (which is great for picnics during the hot summer months). Besides, who doesn’t... 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

3-Ingredient Mango Ice Creamby  

Guest Post by Allison of Kale Cuties I LOVE ice cream! I mean, WHO DOESN’T? Isn’t that why there’s a whole song about it? :) Unfortunately, my carefree enjoyment for ice cream came to a halt around my freshmen year... Read More

A Two-Week Summer Meal Planby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's the time of year where the local Farmer's Markets and our gardens have begun to overflow with the season's harvest which make it the perfect opportunity to incorporate a wide variety of produce into... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 2by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Did you miss Part 1 of How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything? Go right on over HERE to read it. It will give you some fantastic information about: Why we preserve food The 7 types... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 1by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer It's nearly August, that time of year when zucchini show up unannounced on your doorstep, peaches are offered for sale by the bushel, and tomatoes proliferate. Needless to say, it's a time of bounty, when... Read More

Hidden Veggie Popsiclesby  

Guest Post by Whitney Cornelison of Beauty in the Mess Veggies in a popsicle?! Really?! I promise they aren't as bad as they sound. While I am sure you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you that my... Read More

DIY Peaches and Cream Gummiesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Do you like fruit snacks or gummy candy, but don’t want the yucky food dyes or preservatives that go with them? If so, you need to try these homemade gummies! Not only do homemade gummies... Read More

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cake Barsby  

Stephanie's note: In a week, our family will be embarking on yet another "free" diet. You know the kind - free from gluten and grain, free from dairy, free from sugar, free from our usual favorites and convenience and ease.... Read More

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