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Storing Fresh Coconut – How to Purchase, Open and Use Coconut Meat

A single coconut will give you 3 or 4 cups cups of fresh, flaked coconut.  But now you have the problem of storing fresh coconut.  How do you keep that delightful, flaky bit of goodness in a state that will stay edible for as long as possible? The tasty coconut is so versatile that it …

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Cashew Coconut Energy Bites – Paleo – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

These cashew coconut energy bites are sweetened with medjool dates and have no dairy or gluten. They are a  healthy way to get a burst of energy after a workout.  With just a few minutes of your time and some healthy ingredients, you have a tasty on-the-go snack. Want to try using fresh coconut in …

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Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes

My friend Regina, at Molly Mel, has been baking up some sweets for the upcoming Easter holiday. Aren’t they cute? These Easter coconut and cheese cupcakes will be a nice finishing touch to your Easter dinner, and the kiddies will love them. Treat Your Family To These Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes. Want to …

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Peanut Butter Fudge Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Oh my goodness – all my favorite things in one dessert!  If you love peanut butter as much as I do, and the combination with chocolate is one of your favorites. If coconut and pecans tempt your taste buds too, look no further than this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge Cake with Coconut Pecan …

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Caribbean Coconut Rum and Pineapple Cocktail.

Cocktail recipes not only taste great, they can also set a mood for your party. Feeling like a trip to the tropics, cocktail style?  Try this super delicious drink. I was turned on to this coconut rum drink by my husband’s business partner. Whenever we went out to eat, she would always order it and …

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Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Milk

Feeling as though the tropics are beckoning you to get out of the cold weather?  This amazing chicken recipe uses the flavor of chicken infused with soy sauce and coconut milk to give you a wonderfully delicious dinner.  Treat yourself to Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Just marinate the chicken in the morning and let the flavors …

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Pineapple Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and Thai Chili Paste

This island hopping Pineapple Chicken Curry is full of flavor, easy to make and will become on of your families favorite international recipes. It is both savory and sweet with a delightful blend of interesting flavors. I like to cook curry recipes when the weather turns cooler. The use of spices gives a warm and …

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Dark Chocolate Strawberries – Coating Recipe and Tips for Dipping Strawberries

Nothing appeals to me more than dark chocolate strawberries or other fruits dipped in chocolate.  They make me feel as though I am eating something healthy but also have the decadence of a rich dessert. With Christmas right around the corner, what could be a more perfect treat than these dark chocolate strawberries that you …

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Antipasto Platter Tips – 14 Ideas for the Perfect Antipasti Platter

An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines. It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather with friends. What better way to start a party than with an antipasto …

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Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail – Fruity and Tart Halloween Drink

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes. Fruity and delicious, this Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth …

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Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup – Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup with Sherry

Brimming with the flavors of sherry, fresh leeks and sweet fresh butternut squash, this crockpot butternut squash soup has an elevated taste that is worthy of any special occasion. Fall and winter are the times of the year when I normally make soups, so I am always on the lookout for new crock pot recipes …

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Growing Rutabagas – Storing, Cooking & Health Benefits

Have you ever tried growing rutabagas? This cool loving root vegetable has a long growing season and loves to ripen after a frost.  The healthy vegetable has a sweet, peppery cabbage flavor that gets even sweeter as it cooks. In the US, more people seem to grow turnips than their vegetable cousin, the rutabaga, also …

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Tips for Heart Healthy Snacks – Food Replacements for a Healthier Lifestyle

Americans love to snack, but this type of food is often filled with fat, sugar and other not so good for you ingredients. If you are looking for ways to live a healthier lifestyle, this list of heart healthy snacks is sure to help keep you on the right track. Did you know that coronary …

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25+ Food Replacements – Get the Skinny on These Heart Healthy Food Substitutes

I am always looking for ways to make my favorite recipes healthier without sacrificing their flavor. Heart healthy food substitutes are one of the first steps in managing heart disease and improving overall general health. January is the time of the year for resolutions and many make a plan to eat in a more healthy …

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Growing Wheatgrass Seeds Indoors – How to Grow Wheat Berries at Home

Wheatgrass is also known as winter wheat or wheat berries.  Sprouted seeds have many health benefits and can also be use in home decor projects and used as a stimulant for your cat’s digestive system. This tutorial shows everything you need to know about growing wheatgrass at home. Kitty is not the only one who …

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Slow Cooker Mistakes – 15 Crock Pot Blunders and Solutions

Crock Pots are a huge help in the kitchen. They make meal prep a cinch and give a wonderful aroma as the meal cooks, almost by itself.  But be sure to avoid these slow cooker mistakes. If you open the lid, fill pot too full or add ingredients in the wrong order, you may end …

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Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers – Easy One Pot Recipe

This recipe for baked Italian sausage and peppers is oven baked in one dish for a really easy week night meal. Flavorful whole sausages are combined with tomatoes, Italian seasonings, sweet peppers and onions for a tasty dish that is really simple to prepare. It is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. One of …

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Baileys Mudslide Truffle Recipe – Irish Cream Truffles

I love the taste of sweet treats that are mixed with alcohol. They add a touch of decadence to recipes and are perfect for celebrating. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this Baileys Mudslide Truffle recipe is the perfect way to end a romantic meal with a loved one. These Irish Cream Truffles are …

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One Pot Beef Curry and Vegetables – Easy Thai Curry Recipe

This delicious one pot beef curry recipe is big on flavor but low on calories. It truly is one of the easiest curries that you can make, but don’t let that fool you.  The flavor is amazing!  This Thai curry is a gluten free and easy to make meal that will delight your family. I …

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Popsicle Recipes – Over 25 Home Made Icy Pop Ideas

Frozen icy pops are a fun and refreshing sweet treat to enjoy during the hot summer months.  They are very easy to make and the sky is the limit when it comes to ingredients that you can use.  These home made Popsicle Recipes show that it’s easy to be cool in a tasty way. They are …

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Tips for Dealing with Invasive Pests

Critters in the garden range from beneficial to invasive.  Some actually are listed by the US Department of Agriculture as invasive pests that need to be controlled.  See my tips for dealing with these unwanted bugs. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal …

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