Black Bread Recipe

black bread recipe

Are you a fan of pumpernickel bread or dark rye??? If so then give this recipe a try---it’s a blend of all the delicious flavors of pumpernickel and rye with hints of cocoa & coffee! Toast it up with butter for a delicious breakfast, chunk it up for a tasty treat to dip in cheese if you’re a fan of fondue, use it to soak up gravy or dip in soup or bake into croutons. The flavor from this bread pairs well with everything and its addicting! You’ll want to make loaf after loaf after … [Read More...]

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File it Friday: Chandelier Planter

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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 have time to read the whole article or follow through with making the the item at that moment. The ideas are just "filed" away for another day. I thought it would be fun to share some of the ideas and articles I come across so you can file them for later. Plus this will give me a way to "file" the links to articles … [Read More...]

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Everything Bagel Hummus Recipe

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The other day I (Ashley) was craving an everything bagel but had no time to make them. So I whipped up a dish of Everything Bagel Hummus and put it on toasted artisan bread. It was the perfect substitute! We’ve already posted a recipe for traditional hummus —this recipe is a spin off. It's worth trying if you love EVERYTHING BAGELS & hummus! For this recipe you will need to use a food processor to create a smooth hummus. The first step is to toast the seasonings that will be placed on top … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Black Bread Recipe…

Are you a fan of pumpernickel bread or dark rye??? If so then give this recipe a try—it’s a blend of all the delicious flavors of pumpernickel and rye with hints of cocoa & coffee! Toast it up with butter […]

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Everything Bagel Hummus Recipe…

The other day I (Ashley) was craving an everything bagel but had no time to make them. So I whipped up a dish of Everything Bagel Hummus and put it on toasted artisan bread. It was the perfect substitute! We’ve […]

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Parmesan Italian Chex Mix Recipe + Giveaway…

When attending parties or a get together, the conversations usually are centered around the snacks! I have had so many great conversations while munching away on the appetizers. One easy snack to make is Chex Mix. Did you know that […]

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Health & Wellness

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8 Reasons Kids Should Take Karate…

Shotokan Karate has not only made a huge impact in my life, but in my boys life as well. My boys had been interested in karate for about a year before I signed them up. I was hesitant at first […]

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National Water Day…

It’s national water day today! Have you had a glass of water? If you feel thirsty, you’ve already lost over 1% of your total water amount. There’s an easy fix. Have another glass of water. I (Litsa) sometimes tend to […]

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Karate Green Belt Test…

Last weekend my boys and I had our green belt test for Shotokan karate. We have been practicing karate for a year now and this was our second belt test. I couldn’t be more proud of my boys! The belt […]

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Juicing

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A Juicing Neutralizer: Cucumbers…

Cucumbers are perfect to add to many juices whether they are cleansing juices or green juices—sweet or more bitter—add cucumbers to act as a neutralizer! Cucumbers are called vegetables but they are really fruit. More importantly they are almost 100% […]

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Beet Detox Juice Recipe…

Beets are packed with nutrients and have been used to cleanse the liver. Not only are beets good for a liver detox, but they also increase the oxygen in the blood! Many juicing books and recipes use beets in their […]

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A 21-Day Juicing Challenge!?!…

Are you ready to change your body!?! Do you love to sip on fruity mixes? What about wholesome vegetables!?! You may want to give juicing a try with this 21 Day Juicing Challenge! Last year, I (Litsa) tried out the […]

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File it Friday

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File it Friday: Chandelier Planter…

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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File it Friday: DIY Dinosaur Cup, Popcorn…

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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File it Friday: Cauliflower Edamame Salad,…

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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Country Life

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Country Life: Chickens Loosing Feathers…

A few days ago we noticed that some of our chickens were loosing their feathers. Chickens loose feathers for many different reasons. It is important to determine the reason for the feather loss. Some feather loss might not be a […]

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Country Life: Caring for Chickens in the Snow…

Over the last week we have had two snowstorms here in Central Virginia. Not only has it been snowy, it has been extremely cold. On Friday, the temperature dropped to -3 degrees. With temperatures that low, it makes it challenging […]

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Autumn Leaves: Fun for Kids & Pets…

Most of the leaves from our oak trees have hit the ground. That means that we have an abundance of leaves in our yard! Hubby made a huge leaf pile for the kids to play in the other day. It […]

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Home Management

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Spring Means Tick Checks for People &…

Although I love Spring for the beautiful weather and the blooms, I also dread it for one little reason. Ticks will be out in full force as the weather warms. Last weekend Capt. M had a tick crawling on him. […]

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Country Life: Chickens Loosing Feathers…

A few days ago we noticed that some of our chickens were loosing their feathers. Chickens loose feathers for many different reasons. It is important to determine the reason for the feather loss. Some feather loss might not be a […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips & Ideas…

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to Spring clean! I am tired of clutter. Not only does our home need a good cleaning, but we need to reduce the amount of items we have. I know I […]

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Ways to Save

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Car Trouble: Roadside Assistance Reminder…

Last week I unexpectedly had car trouble. I pulled into a parking spot and the ignition was stuck in the accessory mode. That meant the car wouldn’t shut completely off and I couldn’t restart it. I was baffled! I tried […]

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National park Week

Free National Park Entrance for 4th Graders…

In the Fall of 2015, all fourth grade students nationwide will be able to access National Parks for free. This is part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative. What this means is that 4th grade students and their […]

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Thrifty Finds: Always vs Never…

The last three times that my daughter and I (Litsa) had visited the local thrift stores, I came home feeling defeated. No fun finds! Yet, she always came home with a little toy that filled the playroom (floor)! Or so […]

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Gardening

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Gardening: Seedlings & Seed Leaves…

A week ago I finally got around to starting some of my warm weather seeds such as cucumbers, tomatoes and squash. The cucumber ans squash seedlings emerge really quickly. The tomatoes, herbs and peppers are a little slower to germinate. […]

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Design Your Dream Garden…

No matter how big or small your garden dreams, it’s always a good idea to start with a plan. With the free garden planning tool that makes creating a garden fun and easy, you can Plan-a-Garden! Go to www.BHG.com/Planner to […]

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Vegetable Gardening: To Do List for March…

After several weeks of very cold weather, snow and ice, the weather is starting to look more like Spring in many parts of the country. Every region will vary slightly with their garden to do list. However, most regions can […]

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