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…

Snow Day Bean Soup

November 18, 2014

Homemade bean soup
It snowed. The power went out. Everyone was ravenous. I made a delicious bean soup. The end. Actually, there was more to the story …  Continue Reading…

Monday Essentials: On Guard

November 17, 2014

On Guard Protective Blend Essential OilThe holiday season is approaching and with it, the traditional germs that grab hold of us in colder weather. Two of my kids have already avoided sore throats thanks to a tiny little bottle of essential oils, On Guard. It’s a fragrant, natural and effective alternative for immune support, and combines wild orange essential oil with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.

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