Moments that Make Memories

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The holidays are fast approaching and with the holidays comes wish lists.  Younger children start thinking about their list for Santa and the older kids are putting lists together for mom and dad.  I'm putting together a holiday wish list too but mine is a different kind of wish list.  I'm wishing for special time ...

How to Avoid a Holiday Disaster: Thanksgiving 911

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My first Thanksgiving that I cooked was a holiday disaster all around.  My upset stomach started hours before the guests arrived...and only got worse with the 'helpful' tips and suggestions from the guests who showed up two hours late. I darn near burned the turkey, forgot the giblets in the bird, and the stuffing went straight ...

5 advantages to shopping small business

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When I was little, we lived in a pretty close knit neighborhood. A few times a week, my mom would give my sister and I $.50 (yes, that is two quarters) to spend at the corner store. This was the hub of the neighborhood. The best way to explain it is if you were to ...

Milkwise Tour

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I told you last month about a fun new milk beverage hitting the dairy shelves in grocery stores called MilkWise. The same great taste of milk with less calories and more calcium-and it comes in three varieties. New England consumers got a chance to taste some of this fun new beverage throughout September and October ...

Delicious High Protein Foods from the Vitamin Shoppe “Protein Pantry”

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Oh protein, let me count the ways that I love you. You build my muscles big and strong, you keep away hunger pains, you are a big component in my weight loss journey and you do so many good things for the body. Let's just say that we are a little obsessed with this magical macronutrient. Many ...

Ham, Bacon & Roasted Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine, I like sandwiches- I eat them all the time! I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch! If I had a hundred sandwiches I'd eat them all at once... I'll give you a {virtual} nickel if you can tell me who sings that song! It's ...

What to pack for an all inclusive vacation

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We are heading down to Turks and Caicos to a social media conference in just a few weeks.  Can't even wait. It's getting so close and we have so many, many things to do, like packing, making sure things at the house are squared away with the house sitter, stopping newspapers, checking itineraries, etc. Mostly, ...

Using Your Phone For Football Season

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Football season is in full swing, folks...In case you haven't heard my loud cheering and screaming from my couch and needed a reminder. I love to relax in sweats  in front of the T.V with some great food and watch my team score but sometimes  life takes me away from home for a game or ...

Panko French Onion Chicken Sandwich

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I have lots of love for sandwiches.  Especially in fall, for some reason. This sandwich is like a whole meal between two slices of bread, and it's hearty enough that it can BE a meal. That's what we need, because around here, we're lunch bringers, not buyers. So when we bring, we go big. We're ...

Vanilla Maple French Toast Casserole

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I grew up drinking milk.  My kids love to drink milk.  As a mom, I want to be sure that the kids are getting what they need in their bodies, with as little extra sugar and calories as possible.  We've always done 1% milk because of this, but when I heard about a new milk ...