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Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Heathy Butternut Squash Soup
Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

 

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  Mine was fantastic.  I got to cook, decorate, and be with family – what could be better!

The Healthy Butternut Squash Soup is a way to decompress from the rich foods of the holidays.  This tasty recipe is full of nutrition such as fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium,  Potassium along with an excellent source of vitamin A, E.  These benefits are due to our friend the butternut squash.

An additional attribute to the Healthy Butternut Squash Soup is how easy it is to customize.  The soup has a natural sweet flavor that I feel is well complemented by homemade croutons and feta cheese.  The added cheese provides a salty contrast and protein.

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Christmas Mason Jar Gift Idea

DIY Christmas Mason Jar Gift Idea

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DIY Christmas Mason Jar Gift Idea

I definitely caught the Mason Jar bug.  They can be used in so many ways.  I like to use them for storing oats, nuts and other pantry items.  The small versions work well for carrying your favorite salad dressing.  Pop it out, shake and apply.

I have also found mason jars are great for either holding candles or making candles.  By placing a candle inside a mason jar and wrapping it with a ribbon you create a fun decorative atmosphere.  Plus, you get added safety by catching the wax and making a stable base.

I really like giving homemade gifts.  They are much more budget friendly and can, in many cases, mean more to the person receiving it.

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Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe
Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

 

 

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe, Oh sooo good!!  This is a favorite in our house.  My father is a Granola lover.  When he smells this tasty recipe being made I know I’ll have a friend in the kitchen.  It also makes a great gift with a little festive packaging. Oh, and did I mention, this Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe is a cinch to make.  It’s a one bowl recipe and is a great dish to make with kids to help them learn to cook!

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Yummy Easy Banana Bread Muffins

banana bread muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

Yummy Yummy and oh so easy to make!  Banana Bread Muffins are perfect for your holiday breakfasts or any other time of the day.  Sometimes, if  I’m having an off day, I  declare it a holiday.  This means it’s time to bake some comfort foods and these are the perfect thing.

My Mom would make this recipe for us kids and it was always such a special treat.  However, in order to make this bread more modern day friendly, I like to serve them in muffin tins instead of a loaf for those people who have to grab something on the run out the door. Continue Reading

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Easy No-knead Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

Easy No-knead Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls
Easy No-knead Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

 

Easy No-knead Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing ls better on a cool crisp autumn morning then baking cinnamon’s rolls.  Even if you live in an area of the country where the changing of seasons is recognized by the need to possibly put tennis shoes instead of flip-flops and a wet-suits instead of a bathing suit, there is still something magical about cinnamon and sugar.

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Stuffed Mushroom Flavor Explosion Recipe

stuffed-mushrooms

The Stuffed Mushroom Flavor Explosion Recipe is the perfect side dish to keep your guests or family saying “Yum!” “Oh, that’s good” and “Are there any more of those little things that taste so buttery”

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!  For the last 4 years David and I have been hired to hand out candy, on Halloween night, at a local restaurant.  Getting to see all the costume and meeting so many people in our community helps me to bring in the holiday season.  I wish I could have had my camera with me but unfortunately, Rapunzel’s character does not have an iPhone.

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