Sausage & Hash Brown Mini-Frittatas

This recipe has been in my family for a long time.  My sister Jennifer first introduced it to us years ago and it has continued to be a go to breakfast.  It is not dairy-free.  It is not carb-free.  I cook for 2 very hungry growing boys (ages 7 & 10) and carb free isn't a part of our language.  You can however make it gluten-free (my sister has Celiac and this is one of her go to breakfast recipes that the entire family can enjoy)!  I encourage you to double or triple the recipe because these are not only

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Asparagus Soup

1.5 lbs of asparagus – I prefer fresh, but its kinda expensive right now, so I bought frozen & it works! 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 3 tbsp rice flour – I use whole wheat cause thats what I had! 2 cups water – could use a chicken or veggie broth 2 cups of almond milk unsweetened – could use any nut milk 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp tarragon Wash the asparagus & trim off the tough ends. Chop the stalks, set aside. In a saucepan, sauce the

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Make Decisions that Make a Difference

This past weekend I attended Hearts at Home in Peoria, IL for the 1st time and it was a great experience!  In previous years I have attended a similar event called “MomCon”.  I remember the work to prepare to leave, the guilt of leaving, yet the hunger for time away to fill my soul.  I was desperately needing ME time and was looking forward a few days of kid-free time.  I wanted to eat a hot meal, slowly…so I could taste it.  I usually made it an overnight event, and I looked forward to sleeping all night long, in my own bed.

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How Flexible Are You?

Stretching is an important component of a good fitness program.  Studies have shown that stretching can help individuals recover from workouts faster, and it can also reduce soreness, prevent injuries and increase flexibility.  If stretching is done as a type of meditation it can be a great way to reduce stress too! Our ability to be flexible, or lack there of, can carry over into all areas of our lives.  I tend to be a Type A person so I struggle with being “flexible” at times.  I don’t like when my plans change.  I can get very frustrated when I have

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