Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Banana Cookies

If you have a couple of bananas that are just too ripe to eat by themselves or you’re simply looking for a new twist on your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll definitely want to try our Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Banana Cookies! This will be your new favorite go-to recipe when your kids need you to whip something up last minute for the school bake sale or you have company on their way!

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All About Ghee

All About Ghee

Are you a butter lover or do you have a butter fiend in your life? We have discovered an awesome alternative to traditional butter known as clarified butter. But it’s not just any kind of butter, it’s ghee! We’ll explore the story behind ghee, how it’s made, some of the benefits, and a recipe. Pop a piece of bread in the toaster while you read this because you’ll surely want something to slather butter on after learning about ghee.

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10 Foods to Fuel Your Run

10 foods to fuel your run

You can ask any runner if every run is easy. We can assure you there is probably not going to be one person out there who would say “yes.” Running is hard, both mentally and physically. In fact you’ve probably heard the saying “running is 90% mental, and the rest is physical,”  but there are certain things you can do to help yourself have a “better” or “easier” run. Having a healthy and balanced diet is important for any runner. Eating a bad meal could turn a potentially great run into a miserable, long, no good run. Read on to find out what the best foods are for runners.

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Prepping Dinner for the Week Ahead

Prepping Dinner for the Week Ahead

What are we going to make for dinner?  Your stomach may be rumbling, you hear this question in your head, and then maybe from your husband or child.  You have worked hard all day long and DINNER is the last thing you want to think about.  You are not alone in this thinking and we have been there!  Instead of worrying about your weekly meals, use the following suggestions and take the stress out of planning dinner throughout the week!  

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5 Bubbly Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

2014 is coming to a close. New Year’s is almost here and soon we will be ringing in and welcoming the beginning of a brand new year- 2015! New Year’s is about new beginnings, new opportunities and new chances to make memories with the ones we love. Whether you are throwing a huge party, celebrating with a few friends or even just watching the ball drop at home in your sweat pants, why not celebrate with one of these beautiful, elegant and bubbly cocktails? Let’s send 2014 off in style by reminiscing with one of these five gorgeous drinks in your hand. 

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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

The famous Goldfish crackers are probably a staple in your house if you have children. They fly off the shelves and into your children’s mouths in a second. Those little bags just aren’t big enough for the addicting fishies. Not to mention, they probably are addicting for a reason, possibly due to the high amounts of sodium packed in, along with other ingredients that you might not be a fan of. Don’t deprive your kids of the bite size, cheesy goodness they have come to know and love. Just change up your game. It’s super easy to make your own homemade Goldfish crackers, surprisingly with only 5 ingredients! You wish there were only 5 ingredients listed on the back of those bags. Now you can not only give your kids what they want, but you can rest assured knowing exactly what they are eating.

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Pumpkin Cranberry Overnight Oats

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but during the holidays, it’s extra hard to keep breakfast healthy (surely we’re not the only ones sneaking on a leftover cookie or mini cupcake for breakfast!).  You’ll fall in love with our festive holiday pumpkin cranberry overnight oats – it’s a breakfast packed with superfoods that will keep you going on all your last-minute shopping trips and baking extravaganzas.

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DIY Easy Eggnog


It’s that time of the year again - the holiday season is here. You know what that means right? No, we are not talking about gifts, or holiday parties. We are talking about something so smooth and creamy, so scrumptious and delicious, so… okay, okay. Tis the season for your favorite little something to sip on – Eggnog! Sure, you can go to the grocery store and buy some, but why not impress your guests (and yourself) with some DIY eggnog made from scratch. Have we caught your attention yet? Good. Stay with us and read on to find how you can make your very own eggnog at home. PLUS we’ve added a special treat for the hardcore eggnog lovers!

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Holiday Baking: Montessori Style

Holiday Baking Montessori Style

Holiday baking can be difficult to accomplish while trying to keep your toddler occupied at the same time. Thankfully, you can make it into a fun and educational activity for your toddler by including them in the baking process. You can present the cookie baking as a string of Montessori activities. Not only will this enable you to get your baking done, it can be a very fun and educational experience for your child. You can discuss the steps together and make it a sensory exploration. Plus, the cookies will taste better if little hands help prepare them! 

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Homemade Butter Spreads: A Simple And Savory Holiday Gift

As you make your holiday gift lists this year, do you find yourself drawing a blank when it comes to certain acquaintances or relatives? Your great aunt… your daughter’s dance instructor… the parents of your son’s best friend? Do you have a slew of parties to attend and nothing creative to bring? While everyone else will be bringing trays of the same old cookies and pies, why not walk into the party with something delicious and unique? We have two of the very best -super simple – homemade butter spread recipes. Compliment them with a fresh loaf of bread, and you will have the perfect gift for hard-to-shop-for friends and the tastiest snack that is sure to be the hit of the party buffet!

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Sugar-free cookie decorating

Sugar Free Cookie Decorating_

One of the most beloved traditions during the winter holiday season is baking and decorating cookies. While we love the fun of it– mixing the ingredients, using the cookie cutters, watching them as they grow in the oven and, of course the best part, decorating them–let’s face it, we don’t love all the sugar involved and the effect it can have on our kids. We would hate to take away that favorite pastime, and don’t forget we need to leave cookies out for Santa. So, say goodbye to the sugar-filled toppings and hello to a healthier alternative to the traditional decorating. 

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World’s Best Cut-Out Cookies

There’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than with a huge platter of homemade cookies and sweets. Everyone has their favorites, but if you’re a sucker for a good old fashioned cut-out cookie, then this recipe is for you. We are confident enough to boast that this just may be the world’s best cut-out cookie recipe. With cream cheese as the secret ingredient, these cookies will melt in your mouth and give your other holiday goodies a run for their money. So pop on the apron, turn up the holiday tunes, and get baking!

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Gifts For The Home Chef

Do you know somebody who can never seem to get out of the kitchen? The bakers, cooks, chefs, even just the weeknight cooks are always wanting and needing some new kitchen gadgets. From gadgets to kitchen supplies that make your life easier ,to actual cookware, we have rounded up an awesome selection that is sure to please the cooks on your list. You may even consider surprising them with their gift a little early, so they can use it to whip up some holiday decadence!

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