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Slow Cooker Recipe: Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

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Our slow cooker hasn’t rested much this month, and I’m perfectly happy with that. We found this recipe which looks delicious, regardless of the carbs packed into it. Check out this video and see if you don’t start salivating. Video is courtesy of The Magical Slow Cooker channel on YT.

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15 FREE Apps for Budgeting

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One of my favorite sayings was shared with me years ago, when I started digging deeper into self-reliance. Little did I know that so many of my parents’ friends were such wells of knowledge because of their life experience. I remember hearing, “You think school’s expensive? Try being stupid! Nothing’ll keep you poorer and more […]

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12 Tasty Food Facts

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We scoured the internet to bring you a pretty cool infographic (click on the image below to enlarge & read). My favorite knowledge-nugget, though, is number 12…a fact many folks have ZERO idea about.

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DIY Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning Tip

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Today’s post made me scratch my head, honestly. Remember the days when we covered our school books with brown paper bags ? Well, according to today’s post, if you do that with brown paper bags then you never have to clean your kitchen shelves again. Click on the image below to read the DIY so […]

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[VIDEO] Fall DIYs

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What do we love about fall? Well, here are a few things… The cool mornings Sunrises & Sunsets Sipping our favorite beverage as we cozy up by the fireplace/patio firepit The varied colors of the leaves…as long as we don’t have to rake them up Pumpkin spice drinks SALES Check out this video featuring 4 […]

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Grate These 19 Things!

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I’m not a fan of grating. Why? Let’s just say that my knuckle skin has no doubt infused itself into the DNA of everyone who’s ever eaten grated ingredients from our 30-year old grater. That being said, here are 19 things that you can grate…in case you were looking for them. Click on the image […]

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Teaching Kids Calm in Emergencies

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Having worked in hospitals and medical settings as well as an EMT, I’m familiar with professional response to emergencies, in the controlled medical environment and on the scene of an incident. As a father with experience in the healthcare setting, I feel strongly about educating my kids to respond properly to emergencies. Believe me, we’ve […]

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10 Best Leaf Peeping Spots

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Of the most stunning fall seasons I’ve experienced, my two years in northern Utah and southern Idaho are tops. The rich and brilliant color changes on the leaves, in the air, and on the ground were magical, whether walking, biking, or driving through them. Today’s post covers 10 “leaf peeping” spots. The word peeping made […]

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VIDEO: Blooming Apples?

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Sure, sure. We’ve all heard of blooming onions. BUT… Today’s gift to you is a video of how to make a “blooming apple” and it’s à la mode. I’m looking to make these with my older daughter Emma, but I was inspired to buy a white ceramic knife, like in the video. As Emma says, […]

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