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Easy Vanilla Chai Latte

It’s still cold here. Winter has felt like an eternity even though spring is officially here.  Today I was so cold, I was tempted to walk around with a scarf on in my house.  We don’t have central heat and air so to warm up I either: exercise, bake or build a fire.  I didn’t […]

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Is Rice Milk Healthy? & How to Make Your Own Rice Milk

I recently started looking for milk alternatives for health reasons.  But I do need to make sure that I get my calcium from somewhere else as that was the easiest form for me to get some calcium in my diet.  Here where I live non-dairy milk is quite expensive so I’ve been exploring on how […]

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Deliciously Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

My family loves hot chocolate! If they could have it every morning they would but I don’t let them.  My husband goes through phases when he has it every night. I made this creamy hot chocolate recipe one year to give to teachers for Valentine’s Day and my husband tried it and he was in love! But then he […]

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Pumpkin Toffee Coffee Au Lait Recipe

This recipe and photo is the hard work of Carla Ackermann made for our quarterly FREE issue, Inspired by Family Magazine Fall 2012. You might be wondering what exactly is Café au lait. It’s French for “coffee with milk”  and basically it’s a French coffee drink. Doesn’t this picture make you just want to get in […]

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Colada Morada Recipe Ecuadorian Spiced Fruit Drink

This weekend all over Ecuador families are enjoying this delicious Spiced Fruit Drink called Colada Morada with their loved ones for Day of the Dead holiday.  If you were to walk through an Ecuadorian neighborhood today you would get whiffs of cinnamon, allspice and fruit. In my opinion, this drink is equivalent to the U.S. […]

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Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

You want your house to smell like all things Fall? Then you must make this Mulled Apple Cider recipe.  The aroma is simply delightful! Apple Cider vs Apple Juice I was wondering before making this recipe what the difference is between apple cider and apple juice and this pretty much sums up my research: For […]

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree from Scratch

I didn’t realize how much I loved Libby that is Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, until I moved to a place where they don’t sell it.  They also don’t sell pumpkin spice here so I have faithfully packed these two Fall favorite ingredients into my suitcase along with corn tortillas, reeces pieces, Sun chips….. for years but now I […]

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Minty Lemonade Punch

I love all things lemon, if it has lemon I love it.  This Minty Lemonade punch is the perfect thirst quencher for any gathering big or small.  I especially love how the mint gives it a cool refreshing taste. Minty Lemonade Punch Ingredients: Handful of mint leaves 1 or 2 fresh lemons (0ptional) 1 Frozen […]

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3 Easy Summer Cocktails

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and SlimFast.  This post is brought to you by SlimFast. All thoughts and content are my own. I have always enjoyed drinking SlimFast even when I wasn’t trying to lose weight mostly because it’s a quick meal or snack.  I used to have a […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie {Greek or Regular Yogurt?}

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is the ultimate chocolate indulgence for healthy or wannabe healthy people! Can you believe the words, chocolate, peanut butter and healthy, can be in the same sentence?  This smoothie is my healthy version of the rich Chocolate Peanut Butter shake that my tall and thin husband indulges in whenever he wants. […]

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Berry n’ Beet Smoothie

Who knew beets could be so good?  This Berry Beet Smoothie proved it to me! I knew they were good for you but I seriously was dumbfounded when I took a sip of this smoothie and discovered how yummy this combo tasted.  I have been experimenting with different smoothie flavors and a few months ago I […]

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Green Monster Smoothie or Shamrock Smoothie

We call this the Green Monster smoothie in my house and with March approaching it’s also called the Shamrock Smoothie. The Green Monster name get’s my kids excited and they think it’s funny to sip a Shamrock smoothie and the great thing of it all is they are drinking the same smoothie, he, he, he (I know […]

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Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie

For all of you Orange Julius lovers here’s a healthy version of this drink.  It’s really good but don’t expect the sugar packed Orange Julius you get at your smoothie joint. I have been experimenting with smoothies this year because it’s a good way to sneak in veggies in your kids breakfast.  I think I […]

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3 Natural Sore Throat Remedies: Sore Throat Sucker Soothers

It’s that time of the year Winter blues and Winter colds. Here are three natural sore throat remedies to soothe that itchy throat. These were featured in the Celebrate Winter Issue that you can find here, free for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy all of our post via your favorite social network to get our updates:Twitter,Pinterest or Facebook and our readers […]

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Piña Colada Smoothie {healthy}

Need some sunshine in your day? This Piña Colada Smoothie will do the trick.  It’s healthy too, well, minus the whip cream you see in the picture. I only used the whip cream for the styled photo, I promise I took it all off when I was done, ahem, guilty look on my face. I like […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Butter {crock pot}

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Starbucks Your Way -Pumpkin Spice Latte

We don’t have Starbucks here where we are at.  I know, I give you permission to feel sorry for me.  Holidays are the times when I grieve my loss. Those special Holiday drinks are just calling my name. What do you do when you can buy it? Well, in our home, we make it.  Here is […]

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Kid Friendly Halloween Party Ideas

The first time we took our son trick or treating he was petrified. The neighborhood we lived in, went all out with their gory Halloween decor and I think he was scarred for life.  Since that experience we decided to start a tradition in our family, to host a Halloween/Harvest Party in our home for our friends. In […]

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