The Epic Battle: Junk Food vs. Healthy Snacks

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Before I had kids, I always *knew* that my kids would not ever eat junk food.  Not only would they not eat it, they wouldn't even WANT it.  Yeah.  Isn't it true that people think they know the most about kids when they don't have any?  Well, my two oldest sons are 5 and 3 and junk food is a constant temptation in their little world.  Candy at the holidays, (which seems to last forever,) cookies, cake at birthday parties, fast food, treats at church, sodas….junk food is everywhere and at eye level for them.  It really is almost impossible [...]

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How Do I Eat Raw Cacao?

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A few weeks ago, I was ordering a few essentials from Amazon, but needed something else to put my amount over $25 to get free shipping because well, I don't enjoy paying for shipping.  I'm sure you understand!  So, I found raw cacao nibs, knew they were good for me, and thought:  "chocolate? yes please!" and added it to my cart.  Well, when they came in the mail, I opened up the package [...]

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Serve Something Different at Your Superbowl Party!

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This Superbowl Party post was brought to you by Petit Jean.  All opinions are mine.

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For a lot of Americans, the Superbowl is a time to get together with friends and enjoy some yummy food.  This year, we will have the youth group over for a party, snacks, and fellowship.  I am excited to be able to serve Petit Jean Jalapeño & Cheese Deer Summer Sausage this year.  We love Petit Jean hams, and I knew that the [...]

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Healthy Snacking…Made Easy!

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My boys are much like their mommy in that, when they are hungry, they want food now!  It is hard to be a stay-at-home mom of three boys sometimes, especially when one or more of the boys is hungry.  I try to have good food available for healthy snacking, that they can just grab and eat, but that's not always easy, especially with a newborn.

When we were houseparents at the children's home, I was required to make a weekly menu [...]

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Game Day Oven Baked Hot Wings

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Hot wings are a staple for many football game watching parties.  Americans spend a lot of money on take out wing orders.  Our family loves chicken wings, even the boys!  They're messy, delicious, and easy to prepare in your own oven.  Oven baked wings are a healthier way to enjoy the game day classic.

Ingredients:

4-5 pounds of chicken wings salt pepper olive or grapeseed oil 1/4 cup of hot wing sauce (Frank's, Paula DeenBuffalo [...]

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Bring Out The Flavor with STAR Usage Pairings Olive Oils

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Having a garden is fabulous.  All summer long, if we needed a vegetable for our meal, all I had to do was simply go to the garden, pick a few okra, squash, or zucchini and quickly cook them up with our meal.  At least once a week during the summer, we had a delicious mixture of these veggies, plus onion or garlic and a little salt, sauteed in a pan with a little bit of grapeseed oil or olive oil.  Yummy!

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Let Buffalo Wild Wings Take Care of Your Football Party!

This post brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hubby is a huge wing fan.  He has rarely met a wing at Buffalo Wild Wings that he hasn't loved.  He has tried many flavors and always savors each bite!  I wasn't a wing fan until I met him, and for awhile I was all about the Mild wings until BWW introduced Asian Zing wings!  We have been going to BWW for years and the food is always delicious.  Even the boys [...]

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Green Giant Chips – A Better Way to Snack

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We are a chip loving family.  We try to enjoy them in moderation, but sometimes a little crunchy, crispy, delicious chip is the perfect complement to a meal, sports watching party, or movie night.  Hubby and the boys enjoy Ranch chips, however, I am definitely NOT a fan.  I dislike [...]

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Grab Some Healthy & Delicious Organic Sambazon Juices and Smoothies

This Sambazon juices and smoothies post was written by me on behalf of Sambazon.  All opinions are mine.

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I love trying new drinks, especially organic drinks that are packed with healthy ingredients.  Sambazon juices and smoothies pass the test because they are jam packed with premium quality whole food Amazon plants and fruits.  Sambazon is both Organic and Fair Trade certified, which is great for not only you and me, but for the people of the Brazilian [...]

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My Favorite Childhood Foods

This morning I read a post at Tales From The Nursery – Foods Of My Childhood.  It's surprising how giddy I became.  Maybe that means I enjoy food too much, or that I enjoyed it too much as a child….or possibly both.  Either way, it was a nice walk down memory lane thinking about my favorite childhood foods.

When I think about my childhood, I remember a few distinct foods:

Cheerios with milk and strawberries or bananas Bananas with peanut butter and crushed graham crackers on top Lucky Charms (I never could figure out why [...]

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