Cinnamon French Toast Stick Recipe {Freezer Cooking}

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One of my daughter’s favorite breakfast foods is French Toast, but on busy school mornings we don’t always have time to whip up French toast from scratch nor do I see buying the pre-made, pre-frozen French toast sticks that she always asks for in the store as a viable option. So we decided one morning to make our own and freeze them---just to see---our homemade version was a hit and our freezer has been constantly stocked with them since! To make the french sticks thick enough, start with … [Read More...]

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Winter Wars: Layers & Movement

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Winter has arrived for much of the country but among the frosty temperatures there are 2015 goals waiting to emerge! Don't let single digits, single you out! Layer, layer, layer....and move, move, move! Here's a great tidbit about LAYERS to heat up your core as you define your core: "The toastier your torso, the less blood gets drawn from your limbs to warm it up. Wear a scarf, vest, and other layers of loose-fitting clothing that can be shed if you get too warm. And don't discount the … [Read More...]

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A Winter Moisturizer: Coconut Oil

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In the middle of winter, your skin just might need a new friend-------an oil moisturizer!?! Coconut oil is used in many kitchens across our country but it can also be used as a moisturizer. Dr. Ashton from "The Doctors" was quoted in Prevention magazine, "I noticed a huge improvement in my skin when I started exfoliating nightly, then applying either a retinol cream or coconut oil as a moisturizer. Exfoliating allows the next product to penetrated deeply, and alternating the powerful … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Cinnamon French Toast Stick Recipe {Freezer…

One of my daughter’s favorite breakfast foods is French Toast, but on busy school mornings we don’t always have time to whip up French toast from scratch nor do I see buying the pre-made, pre-frozen French toast sticks that she […]

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Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Peppers Recipe +…

It’s football season which generally means appetizers and snacks are on the menu. One of our favorite flavors is buffalo chicken and ranch dressing. It’s the perfect amount of spice and flavor! As you all know, I strive to cook […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 1/26/15…

Can you believe this is the last week of January? The only good thing about time flying by is that we are closer to being through winter – my least favorite season! We have a busy week as Capt. M […]

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Health & Wellness

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Winter Wars: Layers & Movement…

Winter has arrived for much of the country but among the frosty temperatures there are 2015 goals waiting to emerge! Don’t let single digits, single you out! Layer, layer, layer….and move, move, move! Here’s a great tidbit about LAYERS to […]

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9 Post Workout Snack Ideas…

After a workout it’s important to fuel your body!During a workout your body is depleted of glycogen stores and the muscles start to breakdown. In order to repair the muscle tissue and restore the glycogen, you need to feed your […]

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An A.M. Aid: Lemon Water…

If you are looking at adding in more water into your days this year, don’t forget about the morning meeting with lemon water! After reading “The Doctors” comments in Prevention 2015′s magazine, I too was reminded of the importance of […]

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Juicing

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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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Very Green Juicing Recipe…

With the Holiday food upon us, it’s time to fire up those juicers. Fresh juice will help offset the high calorie foods we tend to consume this time of year. Plus juicing helps keep your immune system strong! This recipe […]

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File it Friday

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File it Friday: Homemade Gum Drops, Green Tea…

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: Heart Mason Jars, Apple…

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: LEGO Box, Spinach Artichoke…

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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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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Country Life: Alternative Feed for Chickens…

We currently have 14 hens and one rooster which is the biggest flock of chickens we have ever kept. They are eating a lot of chicken feed too! Since our puppies still like to chase the chickens, we no longer […]

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Country Life: Pet Chicken…

I never thought I would say that I have a soft spot for a chicken – but I do! One of our chicks that hatched in June has become the sweetest chicken we have ever owned. She is calm and […]

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Home Management

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A Winter Moisturizer: Coconut Oil…

In the middle of winter, your skin just might need a new friend——-an oil moisturizer!?! Coconut oil is used in many kitchens across our country but it can also be used as a moisturizer. Dr. Ashton from “The Doctors” was […]

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A Dozen: Southern Samplers…

I (Litsa) loved this little list—-a Southern Sampler list! I live in the south in the quiet, plains of West Tennessee where I have lived most of my life. However, I grew up in a Greek household of immigrant parents. […]

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Tax Season: Three Ring Notebooks…

Tax season is a tedious time of year for most households—especially if you own a small business (like this blog) and/or a construction company (that can’t stop the crew’s work to create order to the chaos of paperwork)!?! We all […]

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Ways to Save

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A Frugal Birthday Bash…

It’s hard to believe that I’m (Litsa) a month into my forties already but let me just share that having a birthday two days after Christmas isn’t fun unless you have an endless INBOX of birthday treats!?! My birthday fell […]

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Fix Your Finances…

There’s never a better time to FIX your FINANCES than right now! Your credit cards, cash allowance, debit cards, bills, etc. are all LINKED to your name. The numbers are scattered all around you (and me)! We all have our […]

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Deal on Amazon Prime | $72 Today Only…

Amazon is my go to online shopping site. I seriously LOVE Amazon Prime. I can’t tell you how many times we have needed an item quickly and Amazon has delivered. Sometimes I can place an order and have it arrive […]

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Gardening

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Protecting Vulnerable Plants in Cold Weather…

Winter is here and temperatures have dropped in most of the country. If you have vulnerable outdoor plants, you will want to protect them from the cold. When we visited my in-laws in upstate New York I noticed that their […]

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Preparation for a Vegetable Garden…

Do you see what has landed in my mailbox? Yes, the vegetable garden seed magazines are arriving! Even though it is winter and freezing, I have started planning my Spring vegetable garden. I absolutely love looking through the seed magazines. […]

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Putting a Garden to Rest for Winter…

Winter has arrived and I finally was able to put my vegetable garden to rest for winter. With our busy schedule and weather delays, we are putting the garden to rest later than usual. Better late than never though! If […]

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