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How to liven up your next Sunday dinner

A few days ago I shared about the #darkfordinner campaign, where Dixie is encouraging families to go technology free for Sunday dinner. So, you’ve decided to ditch the electronics at dinner time (yippee!) but now what? Our family loves to play games during dinner. They spark interesting conversations, keep us laughing and usually make us think… 

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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 138

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things… 

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For one family dinner, make sure work calls, personal calls, social media or other distractions do not take away from time you can spend together. Go #DarkForDinner and enjoy great conversation and time with what really matters most in life, your family.

Join the Dixie #darkfordinner movement

Welcome to life in the boonies: no cell phone service, no wifi, no text messages or social media notifications dinging in your pocket all day long. This has been our life for the past several months since we moved and when I often get asked, “how do you handle that?” my answer is simple: It’s the… 

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Crinkle cookies are one type of cookie that I make in large amounts: they’re easy to make, store well for a few days in an airtight container and almost always receive raving reviews from people. “How on earth did you get the crackle effect?” or “These are too pretty to eat!” are comments people often make when they see crinkle cookies.

Lemon crinkle cookies

When I bake, I often bake in large quantities. It’s easier, I find, and having large quantities of baked goods means that I won’t have to bake as often. No, that’s me dreaming. Baked goods never ever last long here. Crinkle cookies are one type of cookie that I make in large amounts: they’re easy… 

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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 137

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things… 

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Spicy Thai Chili Tuna Bake

If you’re anything like me, the words “quick, easy and tasty” make my heart skip two beats whenever I’m recipe hunting or developing. Life for everyone is hectic even at the best of times and we’re always looking for shortcuts to take. We scroll through our Facebook newsfeed and catch up on emails whilst supervising… 

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These quick and easy cornmeal cranberry cookies are simply irresistible. They are very similar in texture to sugar cookies, but are healthier thanks to the cornmeal. The melt-in-your mouth consistency will leave you going back for seconds and thirds. Guaranteed.

Cornmeal Cranberry Cookies

One cookie-ingredient that you may not have considered before is cornmeal. Cornmeal, a staple ingredient already used in most Venezuelan homes, is making its debut in America and proves an ideal addition to any food – cookies included. Sounds interesting, huh? Let’s take a closer look at things: corn, a native American food, is dried and ground into a fine consistency, making it into the cornmeal you and I know. It is rich in nutrients and versatility and therefore has fast become a staple food in countries all over the globe.