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Breakfast Meal Prep: Egg Muffins

by admin on September 20, 2018

I’ve come to the realization that FOOD causes a lot of my every day stress. I worry about the food budget (second largest expense we have each month).  I worry about if I’m feeding my family healthy food.  I worry about what food to pack the kids for lunch. I worry about what food is […]

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More Mason Jar Salads

by admin on February 9, 2015

Wow, I really fell off the bandwagon. I was all gung-ho about training for this 10-miler, then snow days (or non-snow days in our case) happened, work got busy, just excuse after excuse. And here we are less than 3 months away from this possible 10-miler and I just have to admit, I am not […]

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Ever walked into your laundry room and been overwhelmed by the musty smell coming from your washing machine?  No?  Oh me either.  But lets say I had… Here is how I would go about cleaning it using a natural eco-friendly solution. You’ll need the following ingredients:     1/3 cup of Water 1/3 cup of […]

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An Angel in God’s Garden

by admin on April 8, 2012

  Brian “Owen” Wicks age 16 of Bristow, Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday April 6, 2012. Owen was a tremendous source of strength, courage, laughter, and love to everyone that knew him. Owen was a 10th grade student at Brentsville High School; however he was home bound the past 2 years […]

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Meat Free Monday: Southwestern Couscous Salad

by admin on September 19, 2011

Here’s another quick & easy meal to fix.  You just have to cook the Couscous (in my case I did Quinoa because my husband hates Couscous) and then stir in all the other ingredients. It was the first time I ever made this dish and I really liked it.  It wasn’t spicy at all to […]

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Meat Free Monday: Toasted Tomato Sandwich

by admin on August 8, 2011

No, I’m not being lazy this is actually what we’re having for dinner tonight.  And yes the photos below are from last night’s dinner… don’t judge 🙂  There is nothing like a toasted tomato sandwich – it’s the taste of summer.  Fresh from the farmer’s market tomatoes and crisp warm bread…. Sigh Ingredients: Organic tomatoes […]

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Meat Free Monday: Easy Baked Ziti

by admin on June 20, 2011

I love today’s recipe… partially because the kids love it, partially because it’s so yummy… but mostly because I never have to make it.  This is my husband’s signature dish.  Yep he makes dinner.  Actually he makes most of the meals in our house.  I wish I could say it’s because I get home from […]

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Meat Free Monday: Spinach Balls

by admin on June 6, 2011

  So, if you’re looking at the title of this article you’re probably thinking well aren’t Spinach Balls more of an appetizer than a meal?  And yep, you’d be correct.  But if your kids (or husband) are anything like mine then… getting them to eat Spinach in any form is an accomplishment.  I paired these […]

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This dish was brought by my friend (well to be honest she’s my son’s father’s wife…so I consider her more family.  But to call her my son’s step-mom just reminds me of the evil step mom on Cinderella – which she is not.) to one of the various social gatherings at my house.  And it’s […]

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Fish Fridays: Salmon

by admin on March 11, 2011

A few of our readers requested we review some meat-free recipes on the Fridays leading up to Easter, so we decided to start Fish Fridays!  While on Mondays we try to following the guidelines set out by the various meat-free campaigns such as Meatless Monday, which excludes fish and seafood, we wanted to include fish on Fridays for […]

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