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Genetically Engineered Foods

As a parent I do my best to read labels and buy fresh as much as I can. I’m not perfect at this, by a long shot, but I try. I want to know what I am feeding my kids. We buy organic and local foods as much as possible and I am trying to teach my children the importance of understanding what they are putting in their mouths. So what can I do that if the labels deliberately lack key information about Genetically...

Great Fall Comfort Food- Shepherd’s Pie

Most of the leaves here have fallen, and the air seems just a little crisper. With the cool weather comes my desire for warm, soothing comfort food. Post surgery, my cousin made Shepherd’s Pie for us. Not sure how my picky eaters were going to handle it, I was astounded that they not only liked it, the loved it! So when I returned to trying to cook, I wanted to with something that would be relatively easy and...

Fun Tomato, Cucumber, Basil & Feta Summer Salad

KC and I were invited to a brunch today and needed to bring something. Wanting to make use of items from my garden, I came up with this salad. I used predominantly the cherry type tomatoes, but if I were short on them, I would have used just the regular kind. We grew normal cucumbers and although I used it for this salad, I did remove some of the seeds. Given that I only had one cucumber left, I also augmented with...

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