Healthy Eating, Uncategorized

Garlicky Chicken Dinner in 30 Minutes

Would you like to make an easy chicken dinner in under 30 minutes? I recently went on a “field trip” to the Trader Joe’s in my area.  I’ve been saying I wanted to go since they opened a year ago.  It’s not close to my regular travel route so I finally made the decision to make the special trip.  It…

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Healthy Eating, Uncategorized

Homemade “Pickled” Cucumbers

I love traditional foods from other countries.  There is something about trying a dish from another country that just makes me feel good inside.  This fabulous “pickle” recipe is no exception.  I have a lovely friend that is from Russia.  I find it fascinating to talk to her and listen to her experiences because they are at times very different…

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Healthy Eating, Self-Sustained Living

The Best Whole Wheat Bread Ever!

I love baking my own bread.  I started probably about 5 years ago out of sheer desperation to lower my grocery bill.  I believe in eating good bread and it can be very expensive at the store. After reading the ingredients on the budget-friendly stuff, I decided there must be a better way so I got out an old cookbook…

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Healthy Eating

Potato Soup-My Favorite Comfort Food

My absolute favorite comfort food is what I call Loaded Baked Potato Soup. It’s warm , starchy, and creamy. What more could you want? Potatoes get a bad rap these days, but I consider them a nutritious comfort food myself.  This potato soup is made with good quality ingredients and is very filling and satisfying. I hope you enjoy it!…

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Healthy Eating

Adventures in Juicing

Well, some of you may think I have finally given in and “drank the kool-aid” as the saying goes. However after watching the video Fat Sick and Nearly Dead I just had to give juicing a try. Mr. Persnickety and I have been wanting to lose some weight and I have been wanting to take our family’s healthy eating habits…

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Healthy Eating

The Best Whole Wheat Bread Ever!

I love baking my own bread.  I started probably about 5 years ago out of sheer desperation to lower my grocery bill.  I believe in eating good bread and it can be very expensive at the store. After reading the ingredients on the budget-friendly stuff, I decided there must be a better way so I got out an old cookbook…

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