Kiwi Crate giveaway

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I love the holiday season! I love that I get to spend more time with my kids and make big meals. I love the decorating and jolly spirits and all of the happy stuff too. Reality is, after a couple of days the kids get stir crazy being at home all day … [Read more...]

Turkey-tacular Salisbury Steak

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Yummy! Salisbury steaks, with onion and mushroom gravy–and just in time for autumn! Now you can get stuffed as you gobble down what will soon be your favorite main dish. (Too much?) My new favorite meat is ground turkey. It’s so versatile and so … [Read more...]

New Meats From Bos Creek/ Too Good To Be This Easy Part II Steak Tartare

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Our friends over at Bos Creek introduced five new cuts of grass-fed beef, pasture raised chicken, and pasture-raised pork in their market place this past week, and they look delicious. The five new cuts of meat are shabu-shabu, oxtail, pork hamlet, … [Read more...]

Totally totes

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If you are like me, my purse has doubled as a diaper bag at one point, a grocery bag, and even an art supply bag toting crayons and a notepad for the kids. Why not save your pretty purse for times when you do not need to stretch it to the max … [Read more...]

LC Foods offers “Survival Kit” for Thanksgiving!

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LC Foods Offers “Survival Kit” In Time For Thanksgiving Have you finalized your Thanksgiving menu and guest list yet?   We may be starting to cut it close, but LC Foods has put together a winning solution with their Thanksgiving Survival Kit.  … [Read more...]

This weather calls for soup!

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As the chill of fall plucks at spinal chords across the nation, it’s almost acceptable to suggest that it is time to release those crock pots from their nesting places and put them to work. This recipe is low-carb and perfect for Atkins induction … [Read more...]

Work place workouts

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Does your office allow work place workouts? Some places of employment encourage this and some do now allow it. I know of a few places that the employees have rallied together to workout in the office after business hours. They bring a change of … [Read more...]

Too good to be this easy.. a complete chicken dinner!

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Do you have 30-40 minutes to make dinner, sure! I like easy to make dinners too, but sometimes I want something a little more complete than home made quicky meals. Here is  a recipe that I love and it taste like it took a heck of a lot longer to … [Read more...]

The YourLighterSide Vets

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Yesterday I asked for a few vets to send in a photo that I could share with everyone. I wanted to personally thank them and give them an apron in addition to letting you all get to put a few faces of the men and women that have or still are serving … [Read more...]

Veterans Day

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Today is a day to remember all of the soldiers that fought for our country. I have many relatives and friends that were brave enough to serve. I truly appreciate living in this country and all of the freedom that we do have. Everyone has their … [Read more...]

Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes awareness month. Everyone knows someone with diabetes, and maybe the someone is you. Almost twenty five million people in America have diabetes, this includes both children and adults. There are seventy nine million … [Read more...]

What is better than tacos.. pizza? How about both!

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Taco Pizza: Crustacular, low-carb and gluten-free Looking for something new for dinner? Miss Godfather’s Taco Pizza? Are you diabetic, gluten intolerant or low-carbing and need something you can enjoy on pizza night? At only 23 carbs for an entire … [Read more...]

Beautiful glow without the sun!

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Summer is long gone and winter is right around the corner, and we just "fell back" an hour so we will be getting even less hours of sunshine. I am very white, like bright white, so it isn't like I go sun bathing anyways. However, I enjoy the … [Read more...]

Snazzy gifts from YourLighterSide!

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Halloween is over with, have you taken the spooky decorations down yet?  What is the next major holiday for us American's? Thanksgiving right?! Well if you go to your local Target or Wal-Mart, apparently Christmas is next! They seem to set up for the … [Read more...]

Perfect Pizza for Halloween!

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Every kids loves Halloween. What is not to love? They get to dress up and eat candy! Maybe you can still be the cool mom and make a neat Halloween pizza with the kids before they head out trick-or-treating! The good news is.. this pizza is safe for … [Read more...]