Sweet Pumpkin Soup

November 26, 2014

Sweet Pumpkin SoupThis is an easy recipe that will warm your taste buds and your heart. It’s best made with fresh-roasted pumpkin — surely you have a leftover pie pumpkin sitting around somewhere? Just roast on a sheet pan in the oven until tender, scoop the tasty pumpkin from the rind, and puree in a food processor. Or, use canned pumpkin puree if you must! A hint of brown sugar adds simple, sweet depth to this tasty dish!

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Monday Essentials: Breathe easy on Thanksgiving

November 24, 2014

Breathe from doTERRAYou’ve probably heard the saying breath of life, but I think it should be breath is life. Without it we’re not going to get very far. Breathe is the name for a mix of essential oils that helps you breathe easier. It supports healthy respiratory function and can be used safely by all members of the family to soothe airways and promote clear breathing. It’s a blend of Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom essential oils, all known to have positive effects on the respiratory system. Continue Reading…

Get Minted This Holiday Season

November 22, 2014

Snow DayThanksgiving is days away, but it’s never too early to be thinking Christmas cards. Sure, you could buy a generic card and include a photo or one of those long letters that details family happenings of the past year. I have a better suggestion — a discovery that’s fun and beautiful and sure to delight your friends and family!   Continue Reading…

Super Simple Milky Way Bars

November 20, 2014

Milky Way BarsMy sister once made this recipe at a family iron chef competition. We used to choose an ingredient, prepare our dishes and show up for a literal feast at someone’s house. Even the kids participated with their own creations. This was one of the recipes prepared when our secret ingredient was corn flakes. Continue Reading…

Vinegar Tastings and Olive Oil Shots

November 19, 2014

Balsamic vinegars and olive oilsI’ve been to wine tastings before, but never a vinegar tasting! Last week I visited Motts Old Mill Bulk Foods in Louisville, Ohio for a vinegar and oil class. I was very pleasantly surprised, and I think it’s safe to say I plan on becoming a balsamic vinegar connoisseur, or at least give my taste buds a few kicks trying! What I didn’t know is that there are many vinegar imposters and the proof really is in the taste. The difference is amazing! Continue Reading…