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Two myths about dishwashing that will surprise you.

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are 100% mine alone. #showmetheshine #CollectiveBias Every household has its own routine when it comes to dishwashing.  It’s something we all have to do.  My husband and I were taught two entirely different methods of washing dishes.  When he was living at home, they never rinsed…

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How-to Basics, Main Course, Recipes

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguine

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguini

Valentines Day is almost here!  Did you make plans already?  Are you planning a dinner at home for someone you love?  We ALWAYS make a special dinner at home.  When my husband and I started dating we probably went out two or three times during this time of the year before we learned how busy and overpriced everything was.  Since…

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How-to Basics, Recipes, Salads

Beet salad with queso fresco

Beet salad with queso fresco

Beets!  Have you had them before?  In case you didn’t know, beets are a good source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.  They also help increase blood circulation and cleanse the liver. Until recently I never used to like them.  The truth is, I never even gave them a chance.  One taste a couple years back and I…

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How-to Basics, Recipes, Salads, Salsas & Condiments

Balsamic Reduction recipe with ideas on how to use it

Balsamic Reduction

One of the few dressings I have been able to enjoy without any digestive issues is balsamic vinegar.  And since I’ve been having more salads these days,  my go-to accompanying salad dressing has been a balsamic reduction sauce. It’s simple to make, but can easily burn if you’re not watching it carefully.   Let me show you how easy it…

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Breakfast, How-to Basics, Recipes

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Thin homemade corn tortillas filled with arugula and scrambled egg.

There’s nothing like a trip to the ER to kick your New Years weight loss resolution into high gear.  Even though getting on a diet was not at the top of my list, I nonetheless received a massive wake-up call to the reality of my current health status on the first day of 2015.  Diagnosis:  gallstones, and a large piece…

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