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Homemade Chocolate Cake

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Today is my mom’s 56th birthday, so I’m sure you can guess what I’ll be making for her! When it comes to chocolate cake, my mom has always liked to dress it up with whipped cream and berries, so I got out easy by not having to make frosting. I’m a big fan of making cakes from scratch when I can and have learned some new baking tricks over the last few years. My all-time favorite baking hack is using coconut oil instead of butter. To do so, simply replace the butter or vegetable oil in the recipe for coconut […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts

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Christmas is only 5 days away! Are you done shopping yet? If not, I have some great homemade gifts that are perfect for stocking stuffers or just small gifts for neighbors or friends. Plus, you probably already have a lot of the ingredients in your kitchen. What is you favorite homemade gift? Easy, Homemade Candle – Who doesn’t love lighting a candle during the holidays? It’s really the only time of year I burn candles. Not only does it help warm up the house, but it also gets you in the Christmas spirit and makes your house smell amazing! This […]

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Even if you have fantastic willpower when it comes to resisting temptations, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. Staying on track can seem daunting with all the seasonal gatherings, you feel like diving face first into a tray of pumpkin flavored brownies and sending your eating and fitness routine off into a deep dark sleep until the New Year arrives. But we all know the excess pounds don’t disappear the way the Christmas tree does when you leave it on the street for the garbage man to collect. So how can you avoid that pesky holiday season weight gain? […]

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