Tropical Sunshine Smoothie.

A fresh and delicious smoothie with mango, pineapple, and coconut.

I’ve been trying to get in a better routine in the morning over here. Sometimes if we have a rough night (Baby Bee’s still teething off and on), I have a tendency to stumble around sleepily for about an hour and just eat cereal for breakfast.  Not that cereal is the worst thing in the… 

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Make your own perfume from essential oils

How to Make Perfume with Essential Oils.

So, you may remember that I’ve been on a little DIY all-natural beauty kick. Remember when I made deodorant, lip balm, and lotion? I really enjoy making my own products because I am kind of a freak about avoiding chemicals like parabens, phthalates, artificial scents, dyes, and anything that is related to antifreeze or formaldehyde. This… 

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45 gluten free pumpkin dessert recipes

45 Gluten Free Pumpkin Desserts.

I love, love, LOVE autumn! There’s something about chilly weather, and days at the cider mill, and a cozy sweater, and a nice warm pumpkin dessert that just go together SO well, don’t you think? Since I am pretty much over the moon for pumpkin right now, I thought I’d gather up a nice big collection… 

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Easy almond butter apple dip recipe.

Creamy Almond Butter Dip with Apples.

Good Morning! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! I’m just popping in quickly today to mention that I’m sharing a recipe over on my friend Sarah’s blog, Whole and Heavenly Oven. When she told me she was doing a whole week devoted to apple recipes, I was so thrilled, because it’s fall, and I… 

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Pumpkin muffins with streusel topping. #vegan

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping.

Well, I have another confession to make. In addition to getting the old crockpot fired up, I also baked with pumpkin. Already! Is it too soon? Pinterest says no, the time is now! ;) The weather has really cooled off as I mentioned yesterday and while part of me is saying, YES! Boots, scarves, cider,… 

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Sweet potato, bean, and wild rice slow cooker soup.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Wild Rice Soup.

Well, I did it. I busted out my crock pot the other day and made a soup. I was pretending it was fall, I guess, because there are not any leaves on the trees or anything, and it wasn’t too chilly outside. I just couldn’t resist anymore – I needed to throw a bunch of… 

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The story of how I eliminated the foods that my children were sensitve and allergic to - dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, and corn.

Finding Our Way to an Allergy Friendly Diet.

Good morning! Today I thought I’d share the story of how we wound up living dairy, egg, and wheat free. Several readers have asked how I was able to figure out what my children’s food allergies and sensitivities were, especially when I was breastfeeding them. I’ve talked about it a little bit before, but I… 

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Delicious, moist, vegan and gluten free double chocolate zucchini muffin recipe.

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.

I have another zucchini recipe for you! This time we are having a sweet treat to celebrate. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on this post. It was a rough week last week, and I appreciate your kind words. But, good news! My mom will be back home tomorrow…she was in the hospital… 

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SUPER delicious baked cider mill style donuts made with applesauce. An easy and tasty autumn breakfast!

Cider Mill Donuts.

I feel like I’m kind of on the fence with this season change. I’m still loving the warm weather, and I feel like summer was too short, but I’m slowly embracing the fact that it’s September, and fall-ish things are going to start happening. And that’s a good thing, really, because I love fall decorating,… 

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Sundried tomato, mushroom, and spinach in a cream sauce over pasta. Delicious and comforting!

Pasta with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Mushroom Sauce.

Yesterday I showed you my oven-dried cherry tomatoes, and today I’m going to share a delicious way to eat them! Mmm…pasta with cream sauce and tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and garlic. Can you say comfort food? I just had to try out my tomatoes in a recipe. It was so worth it! Oven drying them really deepens… 

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