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Our Favorite Things 2021

Our Favorite Things 2021

If you are new to our community, I started writing my "Favorite Things" back in December of 2007. And each year since then, I (and eventually we) have highlighted some of our favorite things from the past year. Some may be little, some may be lavish...but to make the...

Helping Your Daughter Prepare for Her First Period

Helping Your Daughter Prepare for Her First Period

Your daughter’s first period is often surrounded by a lot of curiosity and questions—whether she shares that with you or not! While your preteen or teen may be speculating about what menstruation will be like, as her parent you may be wondering about the best way to...

Support Plan for Respiratory Viruses

Support Plan for Respiratory Viruses

Many of you have asked us about the supplements that we are personally taking these days. We wanted to share a list of some of the products and practices that we have researched and implemented.  If any of these interest you, please discuss them with your own...

Change…and The Story of the Pot Roast!

Change…and The Story of the Pot Roast!

As each year begins to wind down, it’s natural for many of us to take inventory of the past year and start thinking about the changes we hope to make in the year to come. As I recently thought about what it takes to create change, I remembered a story I heard a long...

Does the Technology that Connects Us Also Control Us?

Does the Technology that Connects Us Also Control Us?

Over the last few years, whistleblowers and ex-employees of top social networking companies have begun to shed light on the dark sides of social networking sites. Profits Over Protection Just last week Frances Haugen, a former data scientist at Facebook, testified...

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Thanksgiving Cornbread

Thanksgiving Cornbread

For many years I taught monthly cooking classes. Every November I would offer a "Pre-Thanksgiving Feast" and we would prepare several Thanksgiving side dishes such as Maple Pecan Yams, Warm Greens with Honeyed Pears & Pomegranate and Thanksgiving Cornbread. While...

Glorious Morning Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Glorious Morning Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Our Glorious Morning Muffins are full of healthy ingredients such as zucchini, carrot, currants and walnuts. They feel like the perfect Fall treat with the warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. To us, these muffins are “just sweet enough” with a small amount of...

Elderberry-Lemon Immune Spritzer

Elderberry-Lemon Immune Spritzer

We created this Elderberry-Lemon Immune Spritzer to provide you and your children with a delicious way to keep your immune system strong this season! For centuries, elderberries have been used for immune support, especially in the winter months. Elderberries can help...

Savory Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Savory Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This dish is winter comfort food at its yummiest! Warm, hearty, savory beef stew with root veggies, broth and herbs. The Slow Cooker allows time for the beef to become super tender, which makes it fall apart in your mouth—the way we personally like it best. Simply...

Casey’s D.I.Y. Candles

Casey’s D.I.Y. Candles

We all know that giving gifts can sometimes feel impersonal. Buying tool kits for dad, bath robes for mom, and socks for everyone else (which I’m not against, I love socks) can feel mundane. This year, I decided to dive into do-it-yourself gifts. I began making...

MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Latke is the Yiddish word for “pancake.” It is a Chanukah tradition to serve latkes, which are basically grated potato pancakes fried in oil, to celebrate the Chanukah miracle—that a small amount of oil burned for eight consecutive days. Latkes are my favorite holiday...

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