Bananas and oats are two of the ingredients to these simple snacks.
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Beyond Banana Bread: Frozen Bananas Make 3 Ingredient, Healthy Desserts

  When it comes to bananas my family is super picky. I’ll buy a beautiful bunch of bananas one day at the store, but the next day if they have even a couple of brown spots, my gang is reluctant to eat them. (I’m normally, the high maintenance one in the family, but I think…
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5 Products You Need To Clean Green

5 Things You Need to Clean Green We’ve probably all grown up with that smell of clean in the house. Pine-scented cleanser on the floors, all-purpose cleaner with bleach on the countertops, and blue water in the toilet tank. (I never have spotted that little man in the boat. Or is that a 1970’s thing?)…
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Chai Tea Cookies
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Could These Cookies Lower Your Stress?

Can you feel it? This is the time of year when America’s two biggest stressors are like runaway trains headed for a collision on the tracks. According to the American Psychological Association, Americans say the two things that get them the most stressed out are “finances” and “work.”  As we approach tax deadline day on…
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Cracker Jack Stuffed Cupcakes by Tracy Briggs
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Cracker Jack Stuffed Cupcakes

Some things are just meant to go together; Peanut Butter and Jelly, Milk and Cookies, Burgers and Fries, the cast of Grease  (Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga don). To that list, I’d like to add Cracker Jack and Baseball. The caramel coated popcorn snacks and America’s favorite pastime have been interconnected since 1908…
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Peanut butter and jelly pull apart bread.
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Peanut Butter And Jelly Pull-Apart Bread

When my good friend Carrie turned 35, I gave her a rather unusual gift: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It turns out my friend, who grew up an All-American girl just like me,  had never had a one. Carrie’s parents fed her a healthy diet of more natural, organic foods. I, however was raised…
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