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How to Make My Favorite Smoothies

When my kiddos were little, a friend invited us over for lunch. Being from Texas, she asked us, “Do y’all like smoothies?” to which I responded, “What are smoothies?” My, how things change! Several year ago, when I got serious about getting gluten out of my diet, smoothies became the cornerstone of my daily menu. …

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Wrapping Up 2012

Christmas is over. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Today is gone, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, or some other holiday, I think  it’s a good time to rest & reflect, now that we can all exhale. (This time of year, the traffic alone has me holding …

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Sweet Nothings?

Today is November 3, so three days ago was my least favorite “holiday,” Halloween. What is Halloween really about, anyway? Dressing in costumes, being scared, & eating candy. I do enjoy the pumpkins– carving them, eating them, little kids dressed like them. I kept quiet for many years (mostly) about my anti-Halloween sentiments, because my …

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Apple Pie Recipe, & a Question

For about 20 years, Scott & I lived in Kansas City, Missouri. Apple trees are plentiful there, & it became a family tradition to go apple picking every year in late September, then bake pies all through October, until it was time for pumpkins. I learned to make fruit pies from a woman of an …

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