How to cook from scratch when you don’t know how

Although I dreamed of being the perfect housewife and stay-at-home mom—keeping a clean, organized home, cooking healthy, delicious meals...and always with a smile on my face—none of it came easily to me. Least of all the cooking part. I truly hated to cook, but it wasn't the actual cooking I hated; it was the not…

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How to Write Your Own Recipe

The following guest post is from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship: I always thought I might be a children's book author when I grew up – I think most elementary school teachers probably do. Or maybe a wedding dress designer. Or president of the United States. Simple dreams. I never really dreamed I would be able…

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Why I’m Not Going Low-Fat This Year

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: It's January and with that, a lot of people are going to be focusing on losing weight and all-around getting healthier.  While weight loss isn't on my agenda (yet) since I am 7 months pregnant, I'd love to make some changes to our family's diet…

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Reminder: 7-Day Real Food Challenge Starts 1/6!

Just a quick reminder that the 7-Day Real Food Challenge, hosted by Roxanne from The Holistic Mama, starts on Sunday. Join us and make the commitment to eat only real food for 7 days starting on January 6 - January 12, 2013! There are two ways you can participate in the challenge: Option #1 (Free)…

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Join the 7-Day Real Food Challenge {January 6-12}

Our family does not eat "perfectly" by any stretch. We still grab fast food when we're on the road. We enjoy sweet treats. And sometimes an easy meal is more important to mama's sanity that cooking from scratch. But we continue to learn more, try new things and look for ways to eat better, which…

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Salted Caramel Sauce

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: I've been making a butterscotch sauce for awhile, but recently I didn't have much extra butter (oh no!) and decided that I didn't want to use what I had on making the butterscotch.  It's similar to a caramel sauce anyway, so I decided go ahead…

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5 Delicious Immunity-Boosting Foods To Ward Off Cold And Flu Season

With fall in full swing and winter just around the corner, more and more families are popping up with colds and the flu. When most of us get sick, we’re often quick to turn our attention back to ourselves to get better. But what about getting ourselves better before we catch that bug, so that…

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