The One Genius Way To Keep Your Pantry Foods Fresh

Whenever I find something that makes my life easier it’s like stumbling across a rainbow. The sun shines on my face and I’m pretty sure I hear singing.

This seemingly little item is helping me clean up my cabinets, and extend the life and taste of food.

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Weekend Thoughts | Reminiscing

Weekend Thoughts | Reminiscing

Last week, I was feeling a little sad. A little nostalgic. I miss going out to eat occasionally. I miss the freedom to travel and to visit with friends and family. I miss the random date nights outside of the house.

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One of my favorite things to eat is hotpot cooking. The place we loved to go to was truly a gathering place for the community. There were neighbors we knew and neighbors we didn’t. But we all sat around the big table and ate and drank and laughed.

The last time we were there we met a younger couple who was newly dating. The guy started talking with us and sharing his trials. His challenges. His hopes and dreams. After all was said and done, we hugged and wished each other well.

I’ve always known that food had the power to bring people together—and as my husband would say “So does a good beer!” But that night in particular I truly saw the power of food. That night seemed a little more picturesque.

We had no idea it would be the last night we would eat out before the pandemic took over.

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Until we can safely step out an gather, again, I hold onto the memories we made, and work towards making new ones…at home.

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And, of course, when I think of that night, I think of the wonderful people who cooked for us and served us.

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How about you? What do you miss the most?

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

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Alicia Silverstone: School Lunch & Snack Ideas

Alicia Silverstone came into my peripheral as Cher Horowitz in the funny-rich-kid film Clueless. But in real life Alicia Silverstone is a vegan mom and wife. In this clip she shares her tips for making snacks and school lunches. Do you have some ideas? Please share!