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My guilty pleasure is bacon. Mmm-mmm...the smell of bacon cooking on Sunday mornings. I prefer cooking bacon on the stove-top but I came across this recipe and wanted to share it.

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We all enjoy the holidays, time off from work, more time with family and friends, toasting to our past, present and future; and an abundance of food. But, the holidays can leave you feeling tired, mentally cloudy and guilty and we don't understand why. 

Well...imagine the pipes in your sink after you've pour grease and bits of food until it is totally clogged up and nothing else can get through.  Now, imagine all the food you've eaten over the past several months and causing a toxic buildup. You're feeling tired because your body is working overtime to process the abundance of sugar, alcohol and food intake. But thankful there is something you can do and I want to help you with these steps to detox your mind and body.

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Planning a NYE get together but time is running out to pull together a big soiree? Start the year off right stress-free with these simple party favors to ring in the new year.

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There is so much to do when preparing for your New Years Eve party. As the day gets closer we want to help you relieve some of the stress by preparing as much as you can in advance. This will allow you to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the day. 

Buy the ingredients in now and make this signature punch in advance. You can make it at least a day in advance.

Prep Time: 20 mins
Ready in 1 days + 40 mins
Ingredients (Serves 35-40)

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Store-bought gifts are great, but there is something about a homemade goodies and gift warms the heart.  A cookie exchange is a great to spend time with family, friends before the holidays get hectic.  Organize a cookie exchange with friends, here are my favorite cookie recipes. My virtual cookie exchange from my heart to yours. 

 

Maple Bacon Shortbread

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Image and recipe source: Closet Cooking

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King Crab Legs with Spicy Garlic Oil
 
For Christmas Eve, this dish makes a wonderful appetizer for company. Have the crab legs cracked (or do it yourself with a heavy knife) by your fishmonger, the meat will be easier to remove from the shell and they absorb more of the seasoning as they stream.

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Easy to use guide to preparing for your guests.

Decorate Your Table. Decide on your theme and base color (I prefer festive red colors), but you can choose all white, mauve, blues and greens, or mix and match.
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I wish I could have been a judge on this panel, in 2008 Michelle Obama won a cookie bake-off against Ann Romney but I bet they were both delicious! I just happen to get my hands on the holiday just in time for Christmas and I know the family will enjoy the First Lady's winning cookie recipe. According to the Mrs. Obama, this is a small indulgence that the FIRST FAMILY enjoys that was passed do to Malia and Sasha by their godmother.

Michelle Obama's White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Winning Cookie Ingredients
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I love quiches, they are simple, quick and diverse meals, as appetizers and great for get-togethers. You can prepare in advance and then heat and serve later. They're delicious for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche recipe to add to your family gatherings.

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You've done all of the grocery shopping, you've slaved in the kitchen for at least three days with the preparations, baking and cooking to provide your family all the Thanksgiving traditional meals that they love.

Why not let the kids take over the kitchen for the next few days? Don't you deserve it? This is the perfect meal to get the kids involved and hands on AND they will enjoy this healthy meal.

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 I made this Thanksgiving 2013, I usually adjust the ingredients in all my recipes to make them my own, and so I may have been a little heavy handed on the brandy. None the less, it was still amazing. Let's get right to it. This recipe is the masterpiece of Tasha Smith's mother, who substituted eggnog for the cream when she ran out and it's became an instant hit.

 

•    ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Red Sweet Potatoes or Yams
instructions Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a pie dish with the pie dough and crimp edges. Place sweet potatoes in a stock pot and cover with water by at least 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain and allow to cool before handling. Peel and discard skins.

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New Orleans aka N'awlins style succulent fried turkey.

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Turmeric fights free radicals. Add to curries, sauces and soups.

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This recipe is a one-pot, quick and delicious meal, guaranteed to please the whole family.  I have made a few slight adjustments to the recipe but you can opt to prepare it either way.

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Dinner made easier. There's nothing more soothing to the body, mind and soul than a warm southern-style pot pie at the end of a long cold day. Fix these in advance and bake and serve it to your family when you need a break from the kitchen.b2ap3_thumbnail_potpie.jpg

2 teaspoons butter
2 c. mixed veggies
2 c. chicken/turkey-roasted (I buy the roasted chicken from Publix)
1 can cream of chicken
1 celery stalk (chopped fine)
1 Pillsbury pie crust (I use the deep dish in the pan)
1 Pillsbury top crust (freezer section)

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BENEFITS OF DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER

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Composes of 75% of your brain

Regulates your body temperature

Helps carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells.

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You may have never even thought about it but mastering the perfect boiled egg difficult. This may not be for the seasoned cook or may it is but this article will show you how to prepare the perfect boiled egg.

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