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Beyond egg salad – What to do with your leftover eggs

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Apr 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Easter is just around the corner. While egg dying can be a fun family tradition, it often means a bunch of leftover hard boiled eggs. The go-to in my family is egg salad, but that can get old pretty quick (though you could try making it more exciting by adding new spices like curry or diced ham/bacon). Don’t worry though, there are many other things that you can do with those eggs. Here are some ideas to help you use up those hard boiled eggs so they don’t go to waste!

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Topics: Food, Health and Wellness, Celebrations, Holidays, Cooking

Crock Pot - The Queen of the Kitchen

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Apr 4, 2017 6:34:00 AM
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Topics: Food, Health and Wellness, Parenting, Family, Nutrition, Dining, Cooking, Routine

Indoor Container Gardens (yes, even in winter!)

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Jan 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Looking for ways to get kids interested in the food they eat can be challenging especially when the reward of a gooey treat is not on the menu. Teaching them the importance of knowing where and how the ingredients are sourced is an even bigger sleeper. 

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Food, Family, Nutrition, Gardening, DIY

Hot drinks for adults and kids

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 27, 2016 8:13:00 AM

Besides coffee and the occasional tea, I think that hot drinks are often not given the credit that they are due. Especially if you live somewhere where it gets very cold, hot drinks can really hit the spot after coming inside from playing in the snow or shoveling.

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Topics: Food, Celebrations, Holidays, DIY, Cooking, Seasons

Having a holiday party this weekend? Planning a New  Year's Eve party? Some ideas and tips to help make your event cheerful and stress-free.

Posted by Karen Higgs Faretta on Dec 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Doesn’t everybody love a delightful holiday party? A holiday party can be the very best part of the entire season. Anticipation and excitement fills the air when holiday parties are being scheduled and planned. The excitement escalates with thoughts of get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Including parties in their annual holiday events give most people something to look forward to. The planning, the decorating and the menu items keep the good cheer (and sometimes the stress) at a high level. Good cheer, good people and good food make a delightful holiday party.

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Topics: Food, Celebrations, Holidays, Stress Relief, Family, Budget, DIY, Friends

Surviving the holidays

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 20, 2016 8:05:00 AM


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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Food, Health and Wellness, Celebrations, Holidays, Stress Relief, Family, Nutrition, Budget, Home, Delegate, Gifts

10 easy homemade gifts

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 18, 2016 8:57:00 AM

It is the holiday season and for many of us, that means giving gifts. The best gifts are often ones that we make ourselves. However, you don’t need to spend hours making each gift to come up with something nice and that people will appreciate. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that you can make yourself:

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Topics: Food, Holidays, Arts and Crafts, Budget, DIY, Gifts

DIY Pumpkin Spice

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Oct 16, 2016 7:38:00 AM

One of my favorite things about fall (besides getting to wear sweatshirts and the cooler temperatures) is all the pumpkin flavored (and scented) products that are available. It has gotten to the point where almost everything comes in pumpkin varieties! However, you don’t need to spend tons of money buying the premade products, you can make your own! Here are a few recipes for pumpkin spice flavored things to make yourself (or to give as gifts) for those of us that can’t wait until the pumpkin spice products come out!

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Topics: Food, Arts and Crafts, Dining, Budget, Creativity, Traditions, Fall, DIY, Cooking, Seasons

Meal planning

Posted by Ruth Janzen on Oct 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

I do not know about you but the summer months with long days spent outdoors in the heat often sapped my energy to make unique meals so my family’s dinners became a monotonous cycle of the same rotation of foods and combinations. Now with the cooler fall weather, I will still be spending considerable time outside, enjoying the beauty of the seasonal changes and the activities that come with them. This too will cut into my ability to be creative with food. To combat this, I have begun to take meal planning seriously. Something that once was a bit daunting has now become life-giving.

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Topics: Food, Parenting, Family, Nutrition, Dining, Relaxation, Creativity, Planning, Cooking, Seasons

Fun on the farm: Learning about roots

Posted by Ruth Janzen on Sep 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM

My in-laws own a commercial farm growing many different crops including strawberries, blueberries, beans, corn, hazelnuts, and various grasses. One of my favorite activities to do in the summer is to take my daughter to her grandparent’s farm for picking and the general farm experiences.

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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Fun with Kids, Food, Culture, Family, Community, Enjoy the Moment, Traditions, Fall, Seasons

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