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3 Tips for a Simple Healthy Easter Brunch

You’ve been there before, right?! Your kiddos woke up 2 hours earlier than normal due to their sheer excitement over the events to come that day, guests will be arriving any moment, and you’re so far behind schedule in preparing the holiday meal that you’ll end up missing out on visiting and relaxing with your …

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Adapting to Island Life with Flavors of Fall

Where I grew up (Washington State), September marks the beginning of the rainy season.  Sure, you might have a few breaks here and there, but they will be fleeting and you still know it’s going to be gray, chilly, and mostly wet for the next 9 months.  Last September, I was living in Southern California, …

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Light ‘n Fluffy Whole Grain Pancakes

I’ve been cooking for a long time, but I have to be honest, pancakes used to really intimidate me.  I wasn’t alone – I know quite a few people who say pancakes take too long to make, they’re too much work, or they never turn out right.  My son was 3 years old the first …

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