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Recipes

Easy Easter Carrot Cake

Easy Easter Carrot Cake

Carrot cake for Easter dessert is a tradition for me and my family. It’s delicious and super simple to make, especially for me, as I don’t consider myself a baker, but I’m trying. Everyone likes it and it’s semi-healthy (you know, cuz of the carrots, […]

Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

Lemon Lavender Pound Cake Ingredients 2 sticks salted butter 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lavender extract 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice […]

Easy Low-Carb Cabbage Soup

Easy Low-Carb Cabbage Soup

Carbs are my downfall. Lately I have been trying to figure out ways to decrease the amount I eat. Pinterest is a great resource for recipes and food options for pretty much any diet you are attempting to try. I reworked a cabbage soup recipe […]

Detoxing and Your Gut Health

Detoxing and Your Gut Health

After a long holiday weekend, I’m sure many of you, like me, are feeling bloated, constipated, and sluggish after an abundance of heavy dairy, alcohol, and fat filled dishes this weekend. This comes into play especially if you don’t typically eat these kinds of things. […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Turkey or chicken salad sandwiches are my favorite way to eat leftover poultry. My typically recipe would sub the cranberry sauce for chopped apples, but if you have an abundance of cranberry sauce left, this is a tasty way to use it. This takes literally […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving for us was a success. It was our first one in the new house and we cooked everything on our own. It took me 2 days and a week of worry but I pulled it off and everyone has a good time. We went […]

My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

I love love love smoothies and juices. When I have the time, I make them at home because it’s less expensive and I actually know exactly what I’m drinking. This particular recipe was adapted from the Rockin Ronda smoothie at Berrybrook Farm Food Pantry in […]