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Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month® and the theme this year is "Put Your Best Fork Forward". This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and making each bite count. Here are some tips to get you started: Create a Healthy Environment- Eating is an automatic behavior and you may think you have control of your choices but research s...

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New World, New Flavors

This post is all about spicing up your baby's food. Why would you want to do that?! To develop in your child what is known as a refined palate of course! Additionally, one day you'll be able to say, "I have rarely needed to use sugar and sweets to entice my child to eat!" Mealtime doesn't have to be a battleground and you definitely should NOT have to put dessert on a pedestal just to g...

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5 Foodie Gifts that Keep Giving

Posted by Kristin Bogdonas - DIY

CSA Subscription Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to support your local food system and is becoming a popular way to get seasonal food directly from the farmer. When you buy a CSA subscription, which is typically 3-6 months, you are buying a "share" and in return receive a box/bag of produce/farm product each week. Items are not limited to produce! Y...

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Recipe Rescue: Apple Cider Doughnuts

Every autumn I look forward to some freshly made apple cider doughnuts in addition to visiting my local apple orchard. This year I thought it would be fun to make my own from scratch so I could be in control of how they were made. I wanted a baked doughnut rather than a fried one to cut down on calories and fat. This recipe is super easy to make and it takes very little time. You just need a do...

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Recipe Rescue: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hello fall and hello pumpkin spice lattes! Do you love fall flavors in your morning cup o' joe but hate spending the money?? Well, you're in the right place! Instead of driving to the coffee shop, waiting in line, and spending more than necessary…you can make your own pumpkin spice latte (PSL) quickly at home for only $1 and half the calories, fat and sugar! Since...

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Let's Get Steamy!

I went out and purchased a steam canner last week to see how it compared to the boiling water canner which I've been using for years. I had a lot of peppers in my garden so I decided to make a pepper jelly recipe from the So Easy to Preserve book. Using the steam canner was a great experience. It was so easy to use and I really like how light-weight it is! The boiling water canner is quit...

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Its Thyme to Preserve those Herbs!

With summer coming to an end, it's a good idea to dedicate some time to preserving your garden's bounty whether its canning tomatoes, freezing green beans or drying herbs. I didn't intend on having a large garden this summer but I did want to grow enough to eat and also some to preserve for later. With all of the tomatoes I grew, my boyfriend and I had some fun over the weekend juicing and free...

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