Massaged Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini-Maple Dressing

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 I was given iron supplements when I left the hospital after Shea’s birth…and I was scared. I’d heard the horror stories of what can come of iron supplementation, even with water and fiber galore. I believed the horror stories to be true and knew them to be true within a few days first hand. I… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – Mexican Quinoa Chili + Weekly Menu

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 I’m here. It’s been too long. But my posting wasn’t from a lack of trying. See, Sunday morning I wasn’t able to log-in to my blog. And then I wasn’t able to load my site at all. Many of you ran into the same issue, and I’m sorry. The domain registrar kept pointing fingers at… 

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Apple Cider Caramels

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One of the things I love most about our location in Michigan is the plentiful and diverse fruit picking options. Our sandy soil generally produces abundant crops of fruit throughout the warmer months of the year. We start with strawberries and raspberries, move into cherries, blueberries, and then apples and grapes. It’s something we look… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #5 – Chili Con Carne y Frijoles

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   I don’t want to jinx it, but the baby is finally sleeping. I don’t know what came over her, but today, she did not want to sleep. At all. Whatsoever. She’d get drowsy, I’d put her down to sleep, and she’d be crying within a minute. We repeated this process for about 3 hours… 

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Simple Stovetop Applesauce

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So we’re 8 1/2 days into this thing called parenthood and honestly, it’s going really well. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, all I have to do is look at her, hear a coo, or give that baby soft head a little rub to bring me back to this little sliver of paradise called motherhood. And yes,… 

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