Family Fun

Quick & Delicious Weeknight Black Bean Tacos

February 24, 2014
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Recently tacos have been my go-to meal; When prepared at home with fresh vegetables, beans, and rice, you have a delicious feast packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. What better way to end a day? They’re quick and easy to make, too, and this recipe, which omits any meat filling, is just […]

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Storytelling Is The Glue

January 30, 2014

“Remember that old story Daddy used to tell about taking the boys snipe hunting?” Family stories are the glue that sometimes carries us through the most difficult of times. We all have them – your grandparents, uncles and aunts, your cousins and siblings— all know and contribute to them. Funny or sad, at holidays or […]

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A Simple and Nutrient-Rich Snack Alternative for Children: Kale Chips

January 27, 2014

At this point, most of us know kale to be a superfood. Low in calorie and fat, high in fiber, and full of nutrients—including Vitamins K, A, and C, and magnesium—it’s also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food, and has more iron per calorie than beef. Integrating it into your diet, much less your children’s, […]

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Planning the Perfect Night In

January 15, 2014
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Your Best Night In The next time nasty weather or a tight budget forces you and your family to stay indoors, keep calm and don’t panic! Make lemonade out of those proverbial lemons that life hands you, as the saying goes. With just a little creativity and a few items that you already have in […]

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The Tech Twist on Christmas Games For All The Family

December 21, 2013

With Christmas less than a week away and the season of the family all coming together, is there a place for video games at such occasions? We often see Nintendo adverts highlighting children and grandparents all playing together and the Nintendo Wii was the perfect console for having fun and playing together. Now that the […]

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Decadent Vegan, Gluten-Free Avocado-Chocolate Cupcakes

December 21, 2013

A rich, fulfilling vegan and gluten-free way to celebrate sometimes seems impossible, doesn’t it? For years I’ve tinkered with gluten-free desserts only to have them taste like gluten-free desserts. The ingredients became more complex and expensive, and the baking process grew in length for each recipe I uncovered. And I was never satisfied with the […]

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