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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Vanilla Frosting

Ever since making chocolate cupcakes with mint buttercream frosting I’ve had cupcakes on my mind! Big time! I couldn’t wait to make mor ...

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Quick & Easy Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

When I first started my little corner on the internet almost 4 years ago, I often shared easy dinners for families. To this date, a few of those are s ...

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How To Make Emoji Cookies

Seriously though, how fun are these homemade emoji cookies" Step One: Make up a batch of sugar cookies, using any recipe you wish. I used my recipe ...

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Paneer Frankie

I am sharing an interesting recipe of paneer frankie. The recipe is very easy and tasty too. Recently I had some extra milk packets in my refrigerator ...

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My Top 5 Venison Recipes

Venison is a staple in our house and believes me, I’ve forced my family to try about a million different recipes, so when I tell you these ...

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French Onion Meatballs

Who doesn’t love a big crock of French Onion Soup" I don’t know about you, but it is one of my favorites! If you couldn� ...

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6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System

What would our health as a nation look like if we each spent the next month building our immune system" This is the question I?ve been asking since ...

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Changing my Tune

I’m one of those people who identifies themselves as a life long learner, and part of that is keeping an open mind. For that reason, I like to ...

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Citrus & Allspice Roasted Chicken

Looking for your new favorite chicken recipe" Stop right here, because this Citrus & Allspice Roasted Chicken is it. This recipe is surprisi ...

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Recipes for Quarantine

Yep, I’m going there. At this point, we are all doing our best to avoid going places, which includes the grocery store. So, I thought I� ...

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Moroccan Meatball Recipe

I like flavor. Like really bold flavor. Maybe this is why I’m always making curries and Middle Eastern food. Don’t get me wrong I l ...

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Sausage & Farro Stuffed Peppers

Sausage & Farro stuffed peppers are a seasonal favorite around here. I mean any type of stuffed peppers tends to be a favorite, but these top the lis ...

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Call Me Old-Fashioned

As someone who cooks a lot I get asked questions all the time. I mean, finding a way to answer cooking questions was the main reason I started this b ...

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Venison Poutine Recipe

Growing up in upstate, NY there’s a few, shall we say area delicacies that you run into from time to time. Poutine is one such delicacy. Haili ...

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Carrot & Zucchini Salad

Of the things I am learning to do these days, embracing a simpler way of cooking is pretty high on the list. Also topping the list, is letting loose ...

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Disappearing Squash Orzo

We’ve reached that time of year when you can’t give away summer squash and zucchini. They are everywhere, and everyone is over it. I me ...

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Summer Antipasto

Antipasto is one of my favorite things to serve just about any time of year, but especially during the harvest season. Its at this time of year when ...

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Garlic Scape and Beef Stir-fry

Garlic scapes are one of my favorite summer vegetables, for obvious reasons. I mean garlic, need I say more" However, I’m often getting asked ...

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Grilled Chicken and Spring Vegetables

I absolutely realize that I’s been summer for something like a week so far, but I shot this recipe the day before the solstice, so I’m ...

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Spring Vegetable Carbonara

I love a good carbonara. It’s got all the essentials, starchy pasta, tossed with a thick creamy sauce and pops of salty flavor from the pancet ...

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Potato Ramp Soup

Is there anything more seasonal and classic than potato leek soup" The April/May bridge between winter thaw, and spring growth is a tough one ...

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My Favorite Oily Accessories

10ml Rollers – I love rollers with a metal or gemstone ball, they roll so much smoother. 5ml Rollers – the perfect size for your purse ...

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Homemade Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelions are a common sight around here as I think they are in most places. Typically they are the bane of the suburban homeowner’s existenc ...

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The 2019 Garden Plan

Perhaps this post should be called something more along the lines of ?Lack of 2019 Garden Plan?, because this year is going to be very different than ...

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Leftover Vegetable Fried Rice

Ask and you shall receive they say. Well, I did ask and you will receive. A few weeks ago I posted a photo of my veggie fried rice recipe and asked y ...

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Massaman Meatball Curry

In our house, we love a good curry. Really, we love any and all Indian food, even a lemon pickle (if you know, you know). Admittedly I don’t ...

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Venison Roulade

In our home, Eastern European food is a staple. Chuck’s family is bohemian (Western Czech Republic, think Prague) and I grew up eating a lot ...

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Easy Reuben Bites

St. Patricks day is around the corner, and like most Americans, we are going to be having corned beef and cabbage. Personally, I love corned beef and ...

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Kohlrabi and Kale Crunch Salad

Winter is supposed to be drawing to a close around here, though the piles of snow hanging around may beg to differ. I love winter, and basically an ...

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Winter Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is easily one of my most favorite soups. I love the variants of flavor and texture that come from all the different vegetables. I al ...

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Butternut Squash Soup with Smoked Gouda

Butternut squash soup is a house staple in the fall and winter months. Mostly because it’s the best way to use up leftover roasted squash, bu ...

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Egg Roll Bowl – An Easy Alternative to Take Out

I’ve been seeing these Egg Roll Bowls around the internet for a bit and have been dying to try it out. I mean I love egg rolls (who doesnâ� ...

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Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

One of the things that I love most about fall and winter is the excuse to turn on the stove. I absolutely love slow cooked recipes that not only hel ...

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Easy Monte Cristo Panini

I learned to make a simple version of these Monte Cristo Panini’s way back in High School when I worked at The Whistling Tea Kettle. I� ...

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This Year’s One Little Word

Each year I pick a word that will set the tone for the year ahead and each year I fall more and more in love with the practice. In 2015 it was BUILD, ...

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How to Use your Young Living Premium Starter Kit

Even though there are probably a thousand videos out there about how to use your Young Living Premium Starter Kit, I haven’t seen one that de ...

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Brussels Sprout Slaw With Crispy Pastrami

I love a good slaw. That sounds weird I realize, but in all seriousness in this family, we are big on brassicas. We love things like broccoli, cabba ...

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How I am Creating a Toxin-Free Home

Over the last several years I’ve been taking baby steps toward making our home as clean and free of toxins as possible, but if we are being ho ...

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Leftover Turkey Croquettes

We are getting to that time of year when figuring out what to do with your leftover turkey, becomes an actual thing. I’m sure we’ve al ...

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The 100 Days of Dinner Party Menus eBook is here!

After something like 3 months I finally have this book together and out for the world to see! Get your copy here! I’m so excited because this i ...

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Wild Turkey Sausage Recipe and a Late Fall Salad

Hunting wild turkey has never been Chuck’s favorite things to do. However, when you haven’t seen a deer all day and come across a tur ...

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Healthy Muffins for Toddlers

One of the things that seem to be a constant struggle around here is making sure that Monster is getting all of his vegetables in. I mean he eat ...

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The Best Fried Eggplant Sandwich

This my friends is a sandwich. A hearty, messy and delicious vegetarian sandwich. There are no fru-fru toppings on this bad boy. It?s modeled after ...

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6 Steps for Preparing the Garden for Winter

If the date wasn’t any indication, the chilly temperatures should be enough to tell you that fall is in fact here. With its entrance comes the ...

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Swiss Chard Chana Masala from the Samosa Shack

I’m doing something a little different today, and sharing a recipe from someone else. Big deal, I know. The Samosa Shack is a woman owned busi ...

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6 Tips for Cooking Venison

In this house we eat a lot of venison, in fact, it’s our favorite meat. This admission is often met with skepticism, as it seems there are qui ...

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Goode Farm: It’s Not a Typical CSA

Goode Farm is a 5+ acre property located on Goode Road just outside of downtown Ballston Spa. A quaint 150-year-old farmhouse sits near the roadway s ...

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Easy Fried Zucchini Cakes

Fall is coming on hard these days. It’s is all about sweaters, boots, and pumpkin spice (though I prefer chai). As the weather gets cooler Iâ ...

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#localthirty Recap

I have no idea where to start on this recap. I have so many thoughts, so I suppose we will just dive right in. If we are being honest, I did not do ...

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Samosa Stuffed Pablano Peppers

I?m so in love with this time of year. The time when summer is winding down, but fall hasn?t quite started yet. The days are cooler, and the produce ...

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Featherbed Lane Farm: A Horse Powered CSA

Featherbed Lane is an idyllic little farm located down a tree-lined dirt road on the outskirts of town. The 1870’s farmhouse is surrounded by ...

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Venison Stuffed Cabbage

This is a recipe that I have wanted to make for a long time. I saw the original version way back in 2014 on Manger. I had seen a number of stuffed c ...

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Monster Meals: Feeding a Whole Food Kid

It’s amazing to me how much stress I feel as a mother when trying to figure out what and how to feed my kid. I just want him to be healthy, as ...

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Grilled Steak Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

The last few weeks have been absurd around here. Lots events, and lots of illness. I think we ran ourselves ragged, and are now paying for it. But th ...

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Wild Berry Barbecue Sauce

This is a recipe that I have been working on for a long time and I think I finally got the hang of it. Originally, I wanted to make a low sugar barb ...

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The Local Thirty

The Local Thirty is a challenge set forth by Andrea Beamis of Dishing up the Dirt . She first announced the idea back in June or July some time and I ...

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Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce with Herbs

We have entered the season for fresh produce in the northeast and man am I happy about it. I?ve got garlic and onions curing in the garage, tomatoe ...

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Kale and Ground Beef Stir-Fry

Simple food is the best food. Not just because it?s easier to cook, but only using a handful of ingredients really lets them shine. I love this reci ...

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2 Ingredient Swiss Chard & Potato Latkes

Something you should probably know about me is that I love potatoes. I eat them pretty much every single day. There are just so many ways you can pr ...

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5 Amazing Meals for Too Much Produce

We are hitting that time of year when produce becomes so abundant that we can hardly keep up. When I feel overwhelmed there are a few standard recipe ...

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Garden 7.23.18

  Last month I started a new series for documenting my garden this year. This is installment no. 2 For the first time, maybe ever, I was able to g ...

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Middle Eastern Spiced Venison Kabobs

This might be my new favorite grilling recipe. For good reason too, since it?s full of flavor, and it?s eeaaasy. Plus kabobs are probably the easiest ...

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Simple Sautéed Frog Legs

Growing up I never realized quite how different eating frog legs really was. While I was certainly exposed to typical American fare, a lot of our foo ...

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All Natural Fruit and Veggie Wash

We are getting to that time of year when fruits and veggies are really coming into abundance and so by extension, we are all going to be washing a lo ...

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Gardens 6.15.18

Vegetable garden: Don’t mind the kayaks and 5-gallon buckets. Throughout the lifetime of this blog, I’ve been trying to find a way to re ...

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Grilled Balsamic Marinated Vegetables

The last few months have been hard. Guys,  so hard, and I couldn’t even tell half the people in my life about it. Because you know youâ€� ...

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The Best of SL&G 2017 Ebook is Here

So, I’m a little behind schedule at getting the latest ebook out to you all. What can I say" There’s a lot going on around here.  This ...

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Green Rice Recipe

Green rice is one of those things that always seems to find its way into our weekly meals. Not on purpose of course, but usually as a way to use up s ...

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Spring Cleaning Houseplants

I like to do a spring cleaning of my houseplants every year early in April. This year winter decided to stay late and I wasn’t able to get a n ...

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Homestyle Venison Sausage Gravy Recipe

  Oh you guys, it has been raining here for daaayyysss. We are finding it hard to get motivated to do much. I mean don’t get me wrong I lov ...

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100 Ways to Eat Greens

If you’re following me on instagram then you know I’ve been collecting a ton of ideas for using up greens, which this time of year are ...

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The Perfect Vegan Mothers Day Brunch Menu

This weekend is the big day, my first mother?s day. Unfortunately, I won?t be home to celebrate it, but that?s ok. There will be another weekend day w ...

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Curried Egg Salad

> When you have a kid there is suddenly this other being who is totally and completely relying on you, not only to survive but to be happy and health ...

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Baby-Led Weaning: Our Experience

  As a new parent, I’m learning so much. I know there is still so much to learn. It’s like I’m in a constant state of unease. ...

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Fiddlehead Hash Recipe & Family Traditions

This Fiddlehead Hash Recipe post was first published in may of 2013. The recipe has been updated to reflect recent clarifications. It?s gettin ...

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Sausage, Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Skillet Pasta

Have you guys seen this eat your greens series I?m doing over on Instagram" If not go check out my highlights right now. I?ll wait. Pretty cool huh" ...

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Making the Most of your Weekly CSA

I love the idea of CSA’s. I think they are a great way to support local farms, and get people to eat healthier. I would encourage anyone and ev ...

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Amy’s Berry Rhubarb Pie

Spring is here" As I type this it?s currently spitting bits of snow. It?s not supposed to amount to anything, but it still has me worried. This has ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round Up

I love St. Patrick’s day and in my book, there is no better way to celebrate it than to eat traditional Irish fare. This is a roundup of some ...

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Squirrel Hand Pies with Onion & Rosemary

Squirrel is one of those wild game meats that has a tendency to make people a little nervous. I get it, they are probably picturing that city squirr ...

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese with Spicy Panko

Well, ladies and gentleman, I am no longer in my 20s. I should feel different right" Don?t you become magically wiser when you rise up into the grow ...

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My 2018 Garden Plan

Every year like so many other gardeners I make a garden plan. I spend hours perfecting it, checking for rotations schedules, timing, heights, compani ...

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Easy Drop Biscuits with Maple and Cream

You guys, I can see grass. I went outside without a jacket and didn’t freeze! It smells like spring outside! I totally realize that itâ€� ...

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Baked Veggie Egg Rolls with Duck Sauce

I love Asian inspired food. I’m not calling it Asian food because the American versions that we are all familiar with are not exactly accurate ...

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What is Braising" 5 Awesome Braising Recipes

Braising meat is one of those cooking techniques that is often overlooked. It’s a really simple technique that can really impart a lot of flav ...

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Beer Braised Ham Hocks

See this" This is a picture of what an actual dinner at our house looks like. It’s a little messy, and not exactly “perfect”, but ...

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Rose Hip & Raspberry Leaf Tea

We all have our thing. You know, the one thing that we do that just makes the world a better place for a few minutes. For me that thing is tea. The r ...

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Annual Income Report 2017

For the last few years, I have done an annual income report. This year is no different. I really think that transparency is important and I want y ...

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Venison Heart Stir Fry

Venison heart, like the heart of any animal, is one of those things that can be an acquired taste. While it’s a muscle like any other meat, i ...

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Easy Meal Planning Guide

Anyone who has hung around here a while knows that I have a thing for menus. However, I don’t love meal planning as much as I love coming up w ...

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Butternut Squash & Spinach Risotto

This post was originally published in November of 2012. You guys, that seems like so long ago. Which, I suppose it is, in internet time anyway. I d ...

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The Berry Patch Greenhouse Tour

It?s bitterly cold out outside, and has been for quite some time. We are talking well below freezing here in the great northeast. At least that?s wh ...

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Slowcooker Pork Ragu: A Reason for Weeknight Dinner Parties

Amongst the many things I learned after having a baby is that staying in touch with friends can get hard. We are struggling to make time to sleep and ...

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Restorative Soba Noodle Broth Bowl Recipe

Are you welcoming in 2018 with open arms" I am. I totally am. 2017 was a lot. I’m not going to tell you I loved every minute of it because let ...