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8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

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This post about things we need to teach our kids has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. Last week I took my children to the grocery store to shop for a church service project. The goal was to provide a Thanksgiving Day feast in a box for our local food pantry. We were provided a list of items that we were to buy so there was really no creativity or substitution allowed. As expected, the list of foods contained things like 'instant potatoes' and 'canned gravy'.  My daughter asked why we were buying all these processed … [Read more...]

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Skip the Cafeteria’s School Lunch and Start #LunchingAwesome with Applegate!

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This school lunch post has been brought to you by TapInfluence and Applegate but all opinions expressed here are my own. My children have always hated the food offered through the school lunch program. The grilled cheese is soggy, the canned green beans are squishy and many of the offerings are not readily identified as food. Needless to say, they don't buy school lunch very often. What does that mean for me? Basically, it means that I am awake every morning at 5 AM packing three lunches...every sing day (two kids, one husband...they eat a … [Read more...]

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Sponsored: Healthier Eating the Swedish Way!

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This post about healthier eating has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. There are a lot of things I think America is really good at however healthier eating really isn't one of them.  We have people who inhale light yogurt full of artificial sweeteners and fake colors and call it healthy.  People join weight loss programs where packaged, processed food is delivered to your door and they think they are getting healthier.  Many Americans consider French Fries to be a vegetable.  I think we need to look to other … [Read more...]

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Silver Turtles, Kids in the Kitchen and a Lesson in Patience

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My children are in their early teens and as part of their 'summer chores' I decided that they needed to learn how to cook.  My daughter is very good in the kitchen, although she definitely prefers to make sweets and not actual dinner.  Unless she is going to live on cake for the rest of her life, that  needs to change.  My son would happily live on 'ready to eat' food.  That may include bagels (raw...because toasting is too much work), cheese sticks (because slicing actual cheese is too much work), and fruit that does not require cutting or … [Read more...]

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Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

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I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. From attending my children’s band concerts to carpooling to various sporting events we have a very hectic schedule in my home. Rather than going through the drive-thru on a busy night, I try to plan my meals ahead of time by looking for dinner options that can be created in less than 20 minutes. Since I like to cook from scratch, pasta is usually the go-to meal when I find myself crunched on time. To keep the dish flavorful and stray away from the … [Read more...]

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Find Inspiration in What’s Cooking Wednesday #Recipe linky!

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Turning The Clock Back has teemed up with Candypolooza and Mommy May We to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo in next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. Here are a few … [Read more...]

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Edible Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Edible Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the things I love most about spring is getting back to gardening.  When we moved into our house 9 years ago, the people who owned the house before us planted lots of shrubs, trees and grass,.  Personally, I don't really care for landscaping that requires a lot of maintenance without giving me back a little something for my efforts!  Edible gardening is the perfect way to create and  attractive yet functional collection of … [Read more...]

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Link up Your Creations to Craft Frenzy Friday

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock … [Read more...]

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Come Share Your #Recipe in What’s Cooking Wednesday!

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Turning The Clock Back has teemed up with Candypolooza and Mommy May We to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, link up your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo in next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. Here are a few … [Read more...]

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Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Recipe

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I received free product samples for use in this almond joy coffee creamer recipe but all opinions expressed here are my own. Once upon a time, I didn't like coffee.  Shocking, huh?  You can blame my husband for my current java addiction.  He got tired of drinking his morning coffee alone and encouraged me to start drinking it with him.  Of course, I love adding plenty of cream and sugar to mine and have a serious weakness for flavored coffee creamers.  I could go to Starbucks for my caffeine fix but that would have me broke in no time.  I … [Read more...]

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Craft Frenzy Friday Linky Party

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock … [Read more...]

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Craft Frenzy Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock … [Read more...]

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Grab Some Inspiration at Craft Frenzy Friday!

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock … [Read more...]

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You Gotta Try This Cafe Latte Smoothie Recipe!

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I created this smoothie recipe as part of a campaign for Stonyfield yogurt.  As a Stonyfield ambassador I received samples of their products at no charge to facilitate my post. I am a huge fan of yogurt and when I grocery shop the cart usually contains dozens of different containers for both me and the kids.  While I love plain Greek yogurt, I must admit the kids have a weakness for all the 'cool' flavors.  When I was sent an assortment of flavors of Stonyfield Greek yogurt to try out, the first flavor that caught my son's eye was the Cafe … [Read more...]

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Tips for Making Homemade Bread

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Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the posts I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. Bread is a staple in our house, and, with hungry, growing teens, it is a great way to fill them up without spending a fortune. Making your own bread is an inexpensive and healthy option that also reduces your carbon footprint, since many pre-packaged food items can create a lot of waste. Although I am not an expert at baking bread, I have seen quite a lot of improvement in my skills over time. If you’re up for giving homemade … [Read more...]

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Craft Frenzy Friday Linky Party!

CFFRules

Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock … [Read more...]

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Porcupine Meatball Recipe and Target Simply Balanced

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This meatball recipe and discussion about Target Simply Balanced has been sponsored by Glam Media on behalf of Target but all opinions expressed here are my own. Now that I am finally getting rid of all the cookies and candy in this house from the holidays it is time to get serious about eating healthy.  I have decided to try to reduce the amount of gluten in my diet for the next couple of months to see if I can get my hyperactive inflammatory response under control.  I find myself wondering what exactly I can eat any more and have become … [Read more...]

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Tips for Clean Eating and a Healthy Recipe Roundup

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This healthy recipe roundup and discussion on clean eating is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com. All opinions expressed here are my own. I have been trying to get back in the swing of eating healthy now that the holidays are over and one hot food topic I keep coming across is the phrase 'clean eating'.  I've been wondering what that means exactly.  If I wash my cookies does that make them 'clean'?  Yeah, probably not!  I thought I would share what I discovered about clean eating and include a healthy recipe roundup to kick start your … [Read more...]

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Easy Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

sesame ginger salad dressing recipe

I was provided a review copy of the cookbook used for this recipe to use for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate links so if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards running this blog! I recently decided, as part of my New Year's Resolution, to try to go gluten free to help with some assorted health problems I've been having.  It's only been about a week and already I am pretty sure I am going to starve to death!  I have a strong love of bread, … [Read more...]