Maple Cinnamon Apple Blondies

Warm up from a day in the snow with a fresh batch of these soft, decadent blondies topped with a sweet maple glaze.   BATTER: 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) salted butter 1/2 cup apple butter 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1…

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This year, try these holiday décor ideas for every room in your home.   After you’ve dazzled and decked out the exterior of your home, it’s time to get inspired about your indoor winter wonderland this Christmas. Look around: every empty wall, nook, and cranny has the potential to be draped in lights, fabric, garland, and…

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chili with black beans and corn

This classic south-of-the-border chili is loaded with healthy protein, fiber, and fresh veggies!   INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil  2 carrots, chopped  1 onion, chopped  1 poblano or bell pepper, chopped  1 chopped orange or yellow pepper ½ pound ground beef  2 tablespoons tomato paste  2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed  1 tablespoon chili powder …

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gorgeous lit up Christmas exterior with greens

Here are some easy outdoor Christmas decorating ideas to add a little holiday seasoning spice to the exterior of your house.   This Christmas, bring brilliant holiday décor to the great outdoors. Wow your neighborhood and grin from ear-to-ear every time you approach your humble abode. The threshold to your cozy home has tons of…

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quick pickled vegetables

Stock up for the season and enjoy your garden’s delicious harvest for many months to come!   INGREDIENTS: Use these combinations as a start, then try your own mix of vegetables and spices: 12 ounces trimmed green beans and 1 peeled, sliced shallot with 2 sprigs tarragon 12 ounces peeled roast beets sliced into wedges,…

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trio of pink blooming African violets

If you want lush, thriving florals that brighten up your home, African violets are beautiful, vibrant, and easy to care for.   African violets make a sweet, adorable addition to your plant collection. Beloved by grandmothers and generations past, African violets are making a comeback because of their beauty and their low-maintenance needs. Caring for…

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Pumpkin Soft Dinner Rolls

Do you still have some pumpkins kickin’ around from Halloween? We’ve got the perfect recipe just in time for those bountiful Thanksgiving meals!   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup warm milk 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 package baking yeast (instant yeast) 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup butter softened 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie…

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bird on winter branch with red berries Wallace's

Birds often return to the same area year after year. Set up your yard now to be bird-friendly, and you’ll have feathered friends who stop by each year!   Birds are a key part of a flourishing ecosystem, and by providing them with all they need to survive during the winter, we can do our…

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SWEET POTATO PECAN SALAD

Kickstart your meal with this delicious spin on the classic salad!    INGREDIENTS: 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into ½ cubes (can also use cubed butternut squash) 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or coconut sugar or maple syrup) 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper freshly ground…

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pruning shrub in the fall Wallace's

Tuck your garden into bed for the year and give your soil, your plants, and yourself a nourishing rest with these final tasks!   You’ve dug up the annuals, put away the vegetable plot, and done everything you needed in advance of the first frost. But as we wait for the first blanket of snow,…

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