Brown-Bag Microwave Popcorn

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Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. Done right, it is the perfect addition to a healthy diet. Done wrong, it can destroy (at least) a day's worth of healthy eating in just one sitting. I'm all for having a small bag of movie theater popcorn as a treat. But for everyday snacking, I prefer microwave popcorn. Now, I'm not talking about the prepackaged kind that costs a fortune and contains a Continue Reading

SANUS Flat Panel TV Wall Mount – Keeping Your Kids Safe

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Recently, we upgraded the TV in our family room to a sleek 50-inch flat panel model. One of the reasons we chose to upgrade was the safety of our two young boys. They are both active boys, and our youngest is a climber. Despite our baby proofing efforts, we worried that the old bulky TV might tip over on the kids. Little did we know that flat panel TVs can be dangerous, too. For many Americans, Continue Reading

Pot Roast Chicken: Slow Cooker Chicken That Tastes Like Pot Roast

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I love pot roast. It is a quintessential comfort food. When I decided that I wanted to cut back on the amount of red meat and fat that I eat, I thought I would have to give up those comforting flavors from my childhood. It turns out that I was wrong. I have discovered that cooking chicken in beef broth gives it a hint of that pot roast flavor without all of the extra fat. On top of that, Continue Reading

Repurposing My Flea Market Find – Cast-Iron Gas Heater

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Readers, I need your help! Last weekend, my family and I went to a flea market and an interesting item caught my eye. An old cast-iron gas heater. It was sitting on a table next to some (poorly) faux finished cabinets. It looked so out of place. A beautiful gem from another era sitting among new pieces trying to look old and old pieces trying to look new. Unfortunately, I have no need for Continue Reading

Cauliflower and Tofu “Fried Rice”

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This week's Pinterest Challenge recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice Could there be such a thing as healthy fried rice? If you are using the traditional ingredients, probably not. However, Corey over at Family Fresh Meals created an incredible faux fried rice recipe that I have seen pinned over and over again. From the first moment I saw this recipe, I've wanted to try it. Finally, this week, I Continue Reading

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!

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This week's Pinterest Challenge activity: Test and compare two Pinterest bubble soap recipes. What kid doesn't love bubbles? Heck, most adults I know love bubbles. The problem is that most bubble soaps you can buy at the store create bubbles that are somewhat lacking. I want big bubbles that are difficult to pop - the kind you can catch in your hand without them popping. Pinterest has tons Continue Reading