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  • Sweet Potato and Parsnip Mash
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    Sweet Potato and Parsnip Mash

    13 months ago

    Well, here it is. This is a delicious side dish recipe that gives you a nice break from the usual mashed potatoes or rice dish that you might normally prepare. It's simple enough to prepare on a regular weeknight, but yummy enough to make for a...

  • How to Grow Irises Like a Pro
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    How to Grow Irises Like a Pro

    3 years ago

    You can start your own iris garden very easily. With a little care and work, you will soon be enjoying the beautiful, colorful, aromatic blooms of irises. Have fun and trade your friends and neighbors to get new colors and bloom sizes. Pretty soon you will be addicted to irises!

  • Five Facebook Memes That Just Won't Go Away
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    Five Facebook Memes That Just Won't Go Away

    13 months ago

    By definition a meme is simply a concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet. Those crazy pictures and quotes you see getting passed around Facebook day in and day out.

  • Blue Snowball USB Computer Microphone
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    Blue Snowball USB Computer Microphone

    5 years ago

    Up until very recently I was using a wireless USB headset/microphone combo for everything I did - recording audio, listen to presentations, working on my transcription service projects, listening to music, literally everything. The headset/mic combo...

  • Freezer Cookbooks
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    Freezer Cookbooks

    3 years ago

    one day hopping around Pinterest I realized that there was this whole movement of people who do freezer cooking once a week or even once a month so they can do all their shopping and prep on one day and eat great all month long. I was fascinated and intrigued by their organizational skills and...

  • Men Who Cook
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    Men Who Cook

    3 years ago

    Apparently, society dictates that I should do something I'm awful at and don't enjoy very much just because I'm female and he should eat my awful food and smile just because he's a guy. That sounds crazy beans to me.

  • How to Have a Happy Relationship
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    How to Have a Happy Relationship

    13 months ago

    Over the years I've given relationship advice, received relationship advice, and taken the time to just observe relationships in various stages of happiness and growth. The following includes a few pieces that I think can be applied for how to have a happy relationship no matter what stage of the...

  • 5 Memory Making Family Gifts that Don't Come in Packages
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    5 Memory Making Family Gifts that Don't Come in Packages

    5 years ago

    Many times memories start with traditions, like decorating the tree or baking cookies, but more often memories are found in simply doing things together on a regular basis. With our digital lifestyle and on the go schedules, this can be overlooked and neglected in our day-to-day relationships.

  • Knotted Hearts Free Cross Stitch Pattern
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    Knotted Hearts Free Cross Stitch Pattern

    13 months ago

    This is a free knotwork cross stitch pattern charted by me. You can stitch it for yourself, stitch it as a gift, use it in charity crafting projects, you can even stitch it & sell the stitched piece.

  • Diva: You're Using it Wrong!
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    Diva: You're Using it Wrong!

    4 months ago

    There seems to be an increased overuse of the nickname "diva" in our society. Is it any wonder other countries don't like us? We insult our own children, ourselves, our friends, and we smile about it. We even put it on little girls baby and toddler clothing and use it as an affectionate nickname.

  • Loretta's Day Off - Working at Home
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    Loretta's Day Off - Working at Home

    14 months ago

    Hello, I'm a real person who happens to work from home. I assure you that it's not a vacation and I do actual work.

  • Banish Boring Baked Chicken Recipes Forever
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    Banish Boring Baked Chicken Recipes Forever

    5 years ago

    How often do we fall into the trap of the same old boring baked chicken recipes? It's easy enough to do. But, we have banished boring baked chicken from our kitchen and learned to fall in love with this kitchen staple all over again.

  • A Whisk Your Eggs Will Love
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    A Whisk Your Eggs Will Love

    13 months ago

    Poor whisk, all alone in the back of the drawer, rarely brought out to be use. The fork was always getting the action while whisk was shoved to the back behind the extra pancake flippers. Scratching tick marks into the back of the dark drawer to count the days since the last time he saw a sauce, a...

  • Brining a Turkey
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    Brining a Turkey

    13 months ago

    Soaking a turkey overnight in brine is a surprisingly easy to way to create a moist, juicy and flavorful turkey.

  • Gluten Allergy
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    Gluten Allergy

    13 months ago

    There are plenty of reasons to go on a gluten free diet, the most well known being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. There are varying levels of gluten intolerance from getting an upset stomach or a persistent headache, to an allergic reaction, to full blown Celiac Disease where gluten is actually...

  • You Work at Home, Really?
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    You Work at Home, Really?

    13 months ago

    This is a mini interview between Lisa Roberson and myself about the work at home life.I buzzed Lisa on Skype and had her ask me 5 questions on the topic to get some meaty info pulled out of my brain.

  • Cross Stitching
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    Cross Stitching

    13 months ago

    Cross stitching is not a new hobby. Far from it, as counted-thread embroidery has been around for centuries. However, the modern cross stitch hobby is something that is worth considering if you are looking for something that can help you while away time and stave off the boredom - and you get...

  • How to Register a Domain Name
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    How to Register a Domain Name

    13 months ago

    Quick and easy steps to buy your domain name even if you've never done anything like this online before.

  • Is Black Friday Shopping Worth It?
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    Is Black Friday Shopping Worth It?

    4 years ago

    So the question is: "Is Black Friday shopping really worth it?" Some would agree it isn't worth the stress, the rush to find the item, waiting in long lines, or standing outside in the cold waiting for the stores to open.

  • Nut Butters - Spreading more than just peanut butter
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    Nut Butters - Spreading more than just peanut butter

    3 years ago

    Did you know that there are many varieties of nut butters in addition to the popular peanut butter that we're so used to seeing?

  • Nutritious Lunch Ideas for 5 Days a Week
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    Nutritious Lunch Ideas for 5 Days a Week

    13 months ago

    Packing a nutritious packed lunch your kids will actually eat five days of the week can sometimes be a challenging task. It's no wonder many of us get stuck in a rut and end up packing and eating the same thing for lunch over and over again.

  • Nut Horns Cookie Recipe
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    Nut Horns Cookie Recipe

    13 months ago

    My family's recipe for nut horns (also known as Kolackzi or rolled dough cookies).

  • What Skills Do I Need to Become a Graphic Designer?
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    What Skills Do I Need to Become a Graphic Designer?

    13 months ago

    Graphic designers have a wealth of job opportunities that they may pursue, but many choose to work as freelancers or start their own design firms. Graphic design is a sound career choice, because there is always a need for it.

  • Free Cross Stitch Patterns
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    Free Cross Stitch Patterns

    22 months ago

    Cross stitch can often be an expensive hobby, but it doesn't have to be! There are plenty of free cross stitch patterns on the internet and from a large variety of designers. These free cross stitch charts give you the opportunity to try a new designer's style, learn a new technique, or maybe just...

  • Kids Cooking
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    Kids Cooking

    13 months ago

    It's easy to overlook kids when it comes to cooking and mealtime.  Sometimes we're in a hurry or we just want to get to the part where we sit down and eat.  A few minutes of your time can turn into a complete cooking education for your kids.  It...

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