Why it’s OK to Eat Dessert

Thumbnail image for Why it’s OK to Eat Dessert I don’t know about you but I used to feel HUGELY guilty about having dessert! It wasn’t about calories, back when I was young I didn’t need to lose any weight. It just felt wrong, so wrong! All those empty calories filling me up when I should be eating something healthy like raw carrots or kale maybe. But you know what? Despite feeling really guilty for years I doubt a day passed when I didn’t have a sweet treat at some point in the day. Okay, maybe in my mid-twenties when I was a wanna-be vegetarian, which, by the way, was the point in my life when I was the least healthy.…
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Organics Really Are Cheaper Online

Thumbnail image for Organics Really Are Cheaper Online Buying organics is expensive, right? Everyone knows that. Talk to anybody and they’ll tell you that. It’s one of the big reasons that healthy diets are perceived as way over the top expensive. Well beyond the reach of average work-a-day folks like us. Now, organics are not the be all and end all of healthy eating. Sara over at The Healthy Home Economist has a great post on about how eating organic will never make you healthy and I completely agree. That said, if you want to find food labels with pronouncable ingredients you cannot beat many organic foods. Many are excellent choices that I’d rate pretty high up on the Granny scale of old-fashioned goodness.…
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Which Potato Do You Buy?

Thumbnail image for Which Potato Do You Buy? Let's talk potatoes shall we? The lowly dietary staple that everyone and his brother runs down as the unhealthiest thing ever. So simple, so ordinary we use it to describe lazy people ( couch potatoes ) or plain eaters ( meat and potato kinda-guy ). That potato. Let's just say straight out of the gate that I adore potatoes in just about any form. And I firmly disagree with any notion that they are unhealthy in any way. That isn't what I want to talk about today. Nope, not at all. I want to talk about the processing of good healthy food into stuff that isn't as healthy and costs a mega-truckload more to buy using the lowly potato as an example.
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Lower Your Grocery Bill by Buying Online?

Thumbnail image for Lower Your Grocery Bill by Buying Online? If you are on a budget you have probably noticed that the amount of food you can buy with your budgeted dollars is shrinking. Each month you're getting just slightly less food than you did the prior month. Twelve months of slightly less food adds up to a sizeable reduction in how far your food budget goes each year. This has been going on for many years now and most of us are feeling the pinch most acutely. And by us I don't just mean people trying to get processed food out of their families lives. I mean everyone.
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No need to send that search party …

Thumbnail image for No need to send that search party … Granny is still here :-). Sorry I’ve been AWOL for so long … What was meant to be a 4-8 week hiatus has turned into about 9 months! Where did the time go? I’ve been crazy busy with lots of life changes … youngest kiddo in college, job changes and moving to a new-to-us old house in another little Texas town. In keeping with my Granny philosophy I didn’t want to add a lot of writing to what was already a hectic schedule. That time is behind us now, I think … Knock on wood … wouldn’t want to jinx us, afterall.…
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Holiday Season Blogging Vacation

Thumbnail image for Holiday Season Blogging Vacation Hello to everyone this fine December day :-) I've been taking it a bit easy this holiday season, scaling back on my schedule in the spirit of a relaxed holiday. Hope you're able to have a little time extra for yourself and loved ones too this Christmas season. You might have noticed I've been doing a little sprucing up around the old blog ;-). Nothing too drastic, just a few formatting changes to make things easier to read and share.
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Is Your Kitchen Ready to Cook?

Thumbnail image for Is Your Kitchen Ready to Cook? Coming into the holiday season we are all spending at least a little more time in the kitchen. I'm spending a lot more time in the kitchen this week and I'll bet you are too :-). I thought I'd take a few minutes today to check in with everyone with a reminder of the importance of keeping your kitchen ready to cook.
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