The Kitchen

The Best Way to Store Bacon from

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I adore bacon. Yes, I REALLY enjoy the salty goodness of some good uncured bacon. And I love the way that cooking it up makes my house smell so divine! But if there is one […]

Ham and Cheese Frittata from #realfoodrecipes

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My husband loves ham. No, he REALLY loves ham! And so I try to find ways to incorporate it into different meals so that I can fulfill his regular ham needs. I’ve actually been meaning […]


Beating Cold and Flu Season from

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It’s fall and the kids have gone back to school and the weather is begin to get cooler. With the advent of fall comes the start of cold and flu season. I am always amazed […]

7 Health Benefits of Garlic from

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Garlic is a must have in so many of my recipes.  I include liberal amounts in the majority of the savory recipes I create because it imparts such amazing flavor to my dishes. But, not […]

Naturally Soothe Sore Muscles from #naturalhealth

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You’ve been out working or playing hard and before you know it, you are left with sore muscles in your back, neck or even feet. Having sore muscles can make life challenging because it causes […]

Natural Cough and Sore Throat Remedy from #naturalremedies

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As the kids go back to school, we suddenly begin to see a surge in colds, flu and other viruses. It is very easy to catch something at work, school, church or even while out […]


Simplify Your Wardrobe from

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I don’t know why, but something comes over me every spring… overwhelming urge to organize my closets! Now, to be fully honest, I used to be a closet stuffer….the kind of person who had so […]

Lavender Chamomile Bath Salts from

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There is something that is really wonderful about using bath salts and soaking in a hot tub. The magnesium content along with the lavender and chamomile are very calming and relaxing after a long day. […]

Busting the Clutter to Reduce Stress from

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Having a messy or cluttered house doesn’t feel good and definitely contributes to excess stress. It is a constant reminder of things that need attention and becomes a part of an ever growing “to do” […]


Making it Through the Storm from

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You may or may not know that I live in Columbia, South Carolina and here in my home state we faced unprecedented rainfall over the past several days. My area of Columbia received more than […]

What's New with Simple Clean Living from

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So, summer is beginning to wind down here in SC. Most kids in the public school system return to class this week, as do college students at the University of South Carolina (my wonderful Alma […]

A Healthy Body starts with healthy thoughts from

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So often when nagging health issues start creeping into our lives, we go and see a doctor, take supplements or medication and change our diet and start or increase exercise. Many experts even talk about […]

Getting Back to Eating with Joy from

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Have you noticed lately just how many “rules” there are here in the US when it comes to food? Don’t eat fat….it’s bad. Grains will make you sick, so avoid them! Carbs? Get them out […]