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Cooking Tips & Inspiration From Stephanie at Never the Same Spice Twice Blog

Okay, Friends.  Something interesting is happening to me that I didn’t anticipate. I have met some really cool people through my book. What? You mean your blog? No, my book. I have approached a few bloggers who are expecting about reading my book. Seems like a good idea to help spread the word, right? It […]

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How to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

We are heading into prime fresh corn season, and my husband’s Aunt Charlotte passed along an AWESOME way to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. It’s fast, easy, and delicious! 1. Buy fresh corn from a farm or farmer’s market. 2. Cook in microwave for 4 minutes for 1 (and 8 minutes for 2). […]

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Baked Potato Bag

What’s easier than baked potatoes? Baked potatoes that are ready in 10 minutes! My sister came to dinner and brought with her a microwave baked potato bag. Um, microwaved baked potatoes? Ew. No, thank you! They are just not as good. Unless you have the bag. I was super skeptical, but they didn’t taste microwaved […]

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Tips for Buying Fresh Produce: Fruit

The following is part II of a guest post by the wonderful and talented Cat McAfee of Queen Bee McAfee. Cat is the wife of a  master gardener and is sharing tips for selecting the freshest fruits with This list is a compilation of things she has picked up over time from different sources, and […]

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Tips For Buying Fresh Produce: Vegetables

The following is Part I of a guest post by Cat McAfee of Queen Bee McAfee. Wife to Master Gardener Jason McAfee, Cat shares her tips for selecting the freshest veggies. This list is a compilation of things she has learned over time from different sources, and she is open to feedback and additional tips […]

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How To Keep Deli Meat Fresher

I know deli meats probably aren’t the healthiest thing in the world, but its something my kids will eat in their lunches, so I buy it all the time. And, personally, I’m a fan of the sandwich.  I like Boar’s Head from Kroger and am pretty much so spoiled by it that anything else just […]

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A Strategic First Course

As I have previously confessed, I made whatever parental mistakes you make to produce picky eaters. So, I am always looking for ways to get the good stuff in them. So here’s another thing I do. Over time, I have learned to prepare dinner with a strategic first course. Everyone is hungry, it’s smelling pretty […]

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How to Make Your Own Chicken Nuggets in Just Minutes

Had a left over uncooked chicken breast and wanted to make shake n bake for the kids. But I didn’t have any. So, I went to the pantry and found some Italian bread crumbs. I decided to borrow the concept. So, I cut the ran the chicken breast under water, then cut it up into […]

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Food. Re-branded.

I don’t know about you, but I do my fair share of tricking my kids when it comes to food. As my kids grow, so do my skills as a salesmom. I have found I have to “sell” the healthy stuff, so I am always looking for new ideas to do that. And I am […]

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A Nugget Surprise

So, I have been looking for healthier food options for my family. My health-nut niece suggested Bocca Meatless Chick’n Nuggets. (I know, sounds narsty, doesn’t it?) But, to my surprise, I gave it a whirl and my kids absolutely loved them and even asked for seconds! A 10 oz package was $3.99 and the nuggets are made of soy. […]

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