How to Freeze Cherries

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Last week when Whole Foods Market had cherries on sale for $1.99/lb., I came home with 5 pounds of cherries! This was a stockup price on cherries as I have seen them priced as high as $5.99/lb.! Cherries freeze well so I decided to buy extra for freezing. Frozen cherries are great in a smoothie or baked goods. The first step is to pick out fresh cherries to freeze. For the freshest selection, look for cherries that still hav ea green stem. The next step is the wash and dry the cherries. … [Read More...]

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I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks to take on the go. With two growing boys, it's a must to carry snacks with you! My family and I recently tried Crispy Green Crispy Fruit. These are all-natural, freeze-dried fruit snacks in serving size pouches. Crispy Fruit comes in 7 different flavors and is non-GMO verified! So what are the ingredients? This is the best part! Crispy Fruit is just freeze dried fruit. No added ingredients, just fruit. Each pack is 55 calories or under. What … [Read More...]

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Junior’s & Young Men’s Clothing Starting at $5.99 Shipped

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If you have teens or young adults to shop for, checkout the deals at 6pm! There are a ton of name brand clothing starting at just $5.99. Brands include GUESS, Roxy, Hurley, U.S Polo Assn and more. 6pm offers free standard shipping everyday! Score This Deal! Expires 7/27/14. … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

Pitted cherries

How to Freeze Cherries

Last week when Whole Foods Market had cherries on sale for $1.99/lb., I came home with 5 pounds of cherries! This was a stockup price on cherries as I have seen them priced as high as $5.99/lb.! Cherries freeze well […]

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3D 6pack Crispy Fruit Apple

Try Something New: Crispy Green Crispy Fruit

I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks to take on the go. With two growing boys, it’s a must to carry snacks with you! My family and I recently tried Crispy Green Crispy Fruit. These are all-natural, freeze-dried […]

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Tahini: Stir, Drizzle, & Spread

Tahini has separation anxiety—or is the anxiety ours!?! When you see liquid at the top of the tahini container, don’t fret! It is simply the oil which naturally parts from the paste. Just stir it until thoroughly combined. Tahini can […]

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Food Label Misconceptions

Food manufactures are deceiving. Food packaging has fallen prey to marketing. Walking through the grocery store you are sure to find packages with bold print saying “low fat“, “no-added sugar“, “reduced calorie” and “no fat“. But do those statements mean […]

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What is Fascia? | How Fascia Plays a Roll in Injuries

The human body is a complicated thing! For years we have concentrated on bone and muscle injuries; ignoring the fascia that holds everything together. It turns out that a “muscle injury” may be related to a fascia adhesion and tightness. […]

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Fewer Calories or Hot Flashes: The Mediterranean Way

As a Greek, I (Litsa) have always equated the Mediterranean Diet as one with fewer calories compared to the southern foods in West Tennessee where I grew up and currently live. The vegetable medleys of Mediterranean cuisine remind me of […]

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Ibotta: July Bonus

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen all the wonderful offers and the BONUS cash offers this summer!?! These new offers are here this week for all of us (although if you are out […]

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SavingStar Offer: Save 100% on One Keebler Snack Cup

Are you looking for an easy & FREE coupon to use!?! Here it is—-SavingStar wants to give you back 100% when you buy any ONE (1) Keebler® or Cheez-It® Snack Cup (2.2 – 3.0 oz). ACTIVATE the coupon in your […]

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Dining Out Deals: Denny’s, Smokey Bones + More

The weekend is here and it’s time for the restaurant deals and coupon roundup! If you are eating out this weekend, make sure to take a coupon along! Carrabbas Coupon: $5 off a lunch entree wyb 1 entree or $10 […]

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Retail Therapy

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Junior’s & Young Men’s Clothing Starting at $5.99 Shipped

If you have teens or young adults to shop for, checkout the deals at 6pm! There are a ton of name brand clothing starting at just $5.99. Brands include GUESS, Roxy, Hurley, U.S Polo Assn and more. 6pm offers free […]

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Sierra Trading Coupon Codes

Sierra Trading has some fabulous deals on clothing and household goods. I just quickly looked at some of the items that are an extra 20-30% off and found a great deal on dish towels! There is a four pack of […]

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$1.99 Personalized Greeting Card Mailed

One of the expenses that I dread is greeting cards. In stores greeting cards can be as much as $5 a piece! It’s just crazy! Over the last couple of years I have made the transition to personalized greeting cards […]

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Country Life: Mama Hen Feeding Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks that were hatched by our mother hen (Brown Town), are now three weeks old! They are growing so fast. While we were on vacation last week we lost one of the chicks. Our pet sitter never saw […]

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Country Life: Broody Hen and Juvenile Pullets

Back in April we purchased six pullet chicks. We had been keeping them in our greenhouse which we turned into a chick nursery. When the chicks get big enough and the night time temperatures stabilize, we place the juvenile pullets […]

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Country Life: Baby Calf

One of our neighbors is raising cattle. Unfortunately one of the momma cows died a few days after giving birth to this sweet girl. The calf requires three bottle feedings a day at this point. Capt. M and Mr. B […]

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Home Management

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Homemade Gifts for Christmas

Are you thinking about Christmas yet? Yes, I know it is only July! Each Christmas hubby and I make several homemade gifts to give to our family and friends. Most of the time we give home canned goods such as […]

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File it Friday: Recover Folding Chairs, Corn Tips + More

During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]

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Child Hunger Ends Here | #ChildHunger

The first time I became aware of child hunger here in the United States was when Capt. M entered elementary school a few years back. I learned that the only meal that some kids received was the school lunch. We […]

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Ways to Save

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Back to school supplies are hitting the shelves! My children only have three more weeks before school begins! Several states offer a sales tax holiday on back to school supplies. This is a great way to save a little extra […]

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SavingStar Offer: Save 100% on One Keebler Snack Cup

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Checkout51: New Offers for Thursday, July 10

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