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Cranberry Turkey Monte Cristo (a yummy way to use Thanksgiving leftovers)

By April Swiger, Contributing Writer This sandwich is a perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving day leftovers. The sweet flavor of French toast and cranberry sauce is coupled with savory melted cheese and leftover turkey slices. You can easily make this dairy free by omitting the cheese, and switching out the milk for coconut… 

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How to make mashed potatoes in a slow cooker (including dairy free options)

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes (Dairy Free Tested!)

These creamy mashed potatoes are so easy to make, and take one thing off of your stovetop! Plus, dairy free friends, be glad, they worked so well when made without cream of milk. This Thanksgiving, I am trying to make as much as I can beforehand so that I am not running around like crazy… 

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Good Eats and Good Reads 11/22

It’s a rainy, blustery day as we meet the weekend over here. A perfect day for reading through missed good reads, enjoying good eats and starting to look at Christmas gifts for my family! (I am planning on shopping mostly online this year). This is a fun feature I plan on bringing to you all… 

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Why we should serve nourishing foods at holiday meals

3 Reasons to Consider Serving Nourishing Foods at Holiday Meals

 Holiday meals are times of throwing caution to the wind, and plowing through unhealthy foods and lots of sugar, right? I don’t know about you, but I find that there are more enjoyable and delicious ways to celebrate (though we always include delicious desserts too!). Our culinary experience has only grown more delicious as we’ve… 

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Grain Free Pumpkin Recipes Fit for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Pumpkin is one of the flavors of fall for good reason – There are so many delicious ways to enjoy it! Whether you are looking for a grain-free pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bars or a dairy free pumpkin spice latte, there are some lovely, favorite recipes shared below. They are making me ready for Thanksgiving… 

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Spiced Currant-Orange Baked Oatmeal Mini Muffins (GF & DF) -- egg free option too

Spiced Currant Orange Baked Oatmeal Mini Muffins (Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free w/ Egg-Free Option)

by Alison Diven, Contributing Writer This baked oatmeal in mini muffin form is quintessential Autumn–and so fun for little snacks or little hands! With their hearty texture, warm spices, subtle orange notes, and mild sweetness, they cozy up perfectly to a cup of tea and your favorite sweater . . . or cuddly story-time with your little ones. They’re… 

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How to make homemade glitter playdough

Homemade Glitter Playdough

This very easy homemade glitter playdough is so fun to make! It makes great party favors, gifts, stocking stuffers (Christmas is coming so soon!), or just a fun sensory activity to make for your kids. My girls love glitter. What can I say? It IS kind of pretty. So when we were talking about party… 

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