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Energy Boosting Tips While Staying At Home

Need an E N E R G Y boost? I have to admit there are days when an energy drink sounds really appealing to me.  A quick burst of energy...

Ginger-Spiced Date & Coconut Walnut Bites

I received free samples of California Walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Walnuts and am eligible to win...

Ginger Glazed Carrots Recipe

Want a simple and healthy spring recipe? Go for anything with carrots.  Carrots remind me of springtime because as a child my Grandmother would always roast them in the pan...

COVID-19 Quarantine Healthy Cooking Hacks

What are you eating with all this time at home?      With the COVID-19 restrictions in place and more time at home, eating well and taking care of yourself...

Easy Pesto Spaghetti Squash

I love squash any time of year.  It makes a great main or side dish, plus it doesn’t hurt that it’s super low in calories and carbs with only about...

Tasty Ways to Get Teens to Drink Milk

Milk is a staple in my house – it’s front and center in the fridge.  I use it in my coffee, cereal, cooking and baking.  I encourage my two teenagers...