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Savory and Hearty Zucchini Sausage Dressing Casserole

We had a massive abundance of zucchini and yellow squash this year! In truth, I’m questioning my sanity in planting FIVE (yes…5) summer squash plants.  We’re near the end of our summer and I’m relishing the slowing harvest before our long winter months. If you’re like me, and you are over all the sweet treat uses for prolific zucchini….zucchini bread, muffins, brownies, I have a gem for you today. This casserole is the perfect early fall

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Never Miss a Planting Date – Seed Organization!

Okay all!  I have a whopper today!  I cannot tell you how many times I missed a seed starting/planting date in my many years of gardening.  So MANY times I have kicked myself for missing those dates or planting too early even.  Without fail, I end up having to buy starts at the nursery versus using some of my gorgeous heirloom seeds. Needless to say, I have been pondering this problem for quite some time

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YouTube Videos – Coming Right Up!

Hi, Lovely People! I’ve finally bit the bullet and decided to start posting content to YouTube!!  Eeek!  I explain all the major reasons why in the video but this leap of faith was a long time in the making. https://youtu.be/UZarcvgwUfI I’d like to invite you to subscribe to my channel, here.  In the past, I used it to use share my Classical Conversation playlists and a few random videos. As I post more to YouTube,

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The Great RV Freeze

Our main water supply has to pass through this fancy filter. I’m seriously considering changing our tag line to the following… We make all the mistakes so you don’t have to. Seriously. We’ve not made the best decisions in this

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How to Use Pinterest and Why You Should!

In the short time that this blog has been up I’ve mentioned Pinterest an inappropriate number of times. In case there was any doubt, I’ll just say again that I love Pinterest. There is actually a verb, Pinteresting, which means to

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SweetLeaf Stevia Flavor Drops

SweetLeaf Stevia Flavor Drops: A Giveaway!

I’m so excited to announce a giveaway on The New Lighter Life!!  Hang on for details, but first the product…. I use to drink Crystal Light like it was going out of style.  Turns out it was…because many people figured

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No Equipment CrossFit Workout #6

The workout this week is pushups, situps, and squats. Same deal as before. Goal is “guy” pushups, no knees. That is the goal but if you do decide to do knee pushups just make a note of it when you

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The BEST Norwegian Krumkake Recipe

 I have so many fond memories of eating this yummy krumkake (sounds like krooom cah cah). This Norwegian cookie is a staple at Christmastime.   Made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar, corn starch, vanilla, and cardamom, krumkake is a slightly sweet crispy

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