Young Swiss Chard Plant

This year we are going to try growing some Bright Lights Swiss Chard, a colorful and highly nutritious leafy vegetable. Plant specs: Plant Size: 8 to 24 inches tall, 8 to 20 inches wide Matures: 60 days Spacing: 12 – 24 inches apart Light: Full sun with some shade in the hot part of the…

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Trying to be less wasteful of food, my family has had these baked tomatoes three times this week. This recipe is totally customizable to meet your taste. Ingredients: 4 Roma Tomatoes 1 Small Onion Salt & Pepper 1 Pinch Italian Seasoning (optional) 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese I accidentally grabbed “Grated…

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Chicken Gardiano

Two years ago I tried Olive Garden’s Chicken Giardino. This “Grilled chicken and a medley of fresh vegetables, tossed with ruffled pappardelle pasta in a light chicken herb sauce” totally hit the spot! I was delighted to see that Olive Garden actually published the recipe on their website! It has since been taken down. I…

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Olive Garden recently removed the Chicken Giardino Recipe from their website! I hope they will put it back soon. In the meantime, I looked for the original recipe and published below. CLICK HERE to see my cheaper, easier, and lower calorie version. Chicken Giardino – Easier recipe, inspired by Olive Garden Original Chicken Giardino Recipe…

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I have been sleeping on the mattress that came with my house for almost five years now. It was a nice mattress, but it has officially reached the point of needing to be replaced. I apologize in advance if this post sounds like an advertisement. I’m just so glad that I am happy with my…

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My daughter has wanted a pet lizard for years. When she asked about a bearded dragon, I agreed that it would be a good alternative to catching a random lizard outside. But she already had enough to keep up with between school and chores. Plus, we live in a small town with no good exotic…

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I do not like mangos, but I love what Mango Salsa does to an ordinary meal! I am still trying to perfect my mango salsa recipe. I am writing my base recipe here so I don’t forget. Ingredients: 10 ounces fresh cut mango (found in the grocery store fresh produce) substitution: use 14 ounce can…

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Our first little berry patch is officially planted! I made myself a map and plant summaries to help keep things straight. Pink Lemonade Blueberries Planted two seedlings, about 6-8 inch tall, February 29, 2020. These are under the outer branches of a tree, which will provide shade in the hottest part of the day. Thanks…

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