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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is one of those desserts that has withstood the test of time.  With mentions in cookbooks dating back to the 1500’s and Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, this combination of fruit, cream and cake has won the hearts and sweet tooths of generations. As a child, I devoured bowls of sweet biscuit topped with unsweetened strawberries drizzled […]

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Simple Smashed Potatoes in the Instapot/Electric Pressure Cooker

I’ve been using an electric pressure cooker for over ten years now-long before the Instapot craze began.  But, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to harness this awesome tool to improve one of my favorite recipes: Smashed potatoes. There are three goals when making the perfect smashed potatoes Creamy insides Crunchy, browned exteriors Just the right amount of salt […]

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Why You Need A Grow Light*

If you’re going to start seedlings indoors, you need a good grow light.  These specifically-designed tools provide all the wavelengths of light your tender plants need to grow up to be healthy, strong producers.  Seedlings need more hours of sun per day than the average late winter day can provide. Plan on 14 hours of direct, overhead lighting for best […]

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The Perfect Soil Recipe

The Perfect Soil Recipe One of the most common questions I get from new gardeners or those who have recently moved to the area is, “What type of dirt should I put in my garden beds?” Whether you’re gardening in raised beds or have a dedicated patch of ground in the corner of your yard, your soil will have a […]

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Steamed Oatmeal

I have a love/hate relationship with oatmeal.  One the one hand, granola.  Sweet, crunchy, and studded with nuts, I could happily eat it nearly every morning over yogurt or with a splash of milk (dairy or almond) and some dried fruit. On the other hand, gooey, globby cooked oatmeal.  I feel as though I must wolf it down scaldingly, straight […]

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Pancakes – Almond Flour (Gluten Free)

Whether you’re doing “Whole-30,” avoiding sugar or otherwise watching your food intake this January, mid-month can begin to feel a little more like self-deprivation and a little less like “healthy eating.” Enter, pancakes! These little hotcakes are made with high-protein almond flour and ground pecans, which means they’re packed with the good fats and enough protein to keep you full […]

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