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How To Make a Delicious Apple and Rutabaga Casserole

I picked up some rutabagas at our local farmer’s market recently. The rutabaga is something like a turnip, but it tends to be larger, it has yellow flesh and a sweet flavor without the “bite” that turnips impart. I remember I hated turnips when I was a kid but our tastes change...

How to Cook With Herbs and Spices

Is salt and pepper the extent of your seasoning experience? Are you wanting to discover the wonderful world of flavors with spices and herbs? Awesome, here’s some basic how to cook with herbs and spices tips. Herbs, spices and other seasonings are a natural and healthy way to add a lot of...

How to Teach Kids to Eat Healthy

Children need proper nutrition to grow strong and healthy. Making sure your child eats right can be a challenge. Try the following ideas to help you raise healthy eaters. Being a good role model is essential. Your kids will learn to love healthy foods by seeing you eat them. Children, especially...

How To Incorporate Chia Seeds into Your Daily Diet

Have you been seeing and hearing about chia seeds, wondering what’s so great about them and how to eat them?  Me too! So here’s some of the benefits and how to incorporate chia seeds into your daily diet. We are finally beginning to rediscover what ancient Aztecs and Mayans...

How to Eat for Stress Relief

Often when we are stressed we experience food cravings… and we don’t always want healthy foods. In fact, common stress-induced cravings such as sugar can create energy highs and lows that just leave you more stressed. But what if you could nourish your stressed-out body with certain foods? It may be...

Homemade Natural Cosmetics and Skin Care

When we learn about all the chemicals and toxins that are present in the products we use in our cleaning supplies, it can be quite a shock.  What’s even more shocking is discovering that there are all kinds of toxic chemicals used in products we put on our bodies –...

How To Green Up Your Easter This Year

Before we know it the Easter bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail leaving a swath of plastic Easter grass and dozens of plastic eggs in his wake. Does it make the environmentalist in you cringe? Don’t be hopping mad, here are some ways to make Easter green without...

How to Make a Strawberry Spinach Salad Your Family Will Love

With a tasty dressing and summer strawberries, you can make a strawberry and spinach salad that everyone in your family will love. I’ve always been a big fan of spinach, I’m pretty sure I was influenced by all the Popeye cartoons I watched as I child. When Popeye inhaled/swallowed...

How to Polish Silver Naturally

Silver cutlery, jewelry, serving and decorative pieces are beautiful and durable. However, taking care of them isn’t always easy. Silver polish is messy, requires elbow grease and may contain toxic ingredients. Here’s how you can polish silver naturally and more easily. First, determine how much silver you’re going to...

How to Teach Your Kids Where Food Comes From

If you ask a group of children where their food such as apples come from, chances are several of them are going to tell you that apples come from “the store.” And they do, but only after being grown on an apple tree, harvested and shipped.  It’s important for...