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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Holiday Scent Herb Bundle

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Herb bundles are a great natural way to fill your house with holiday scents. The herbs dry as they hang, allowing the smells to continue throughout the season – and can easily be stored for later use. Dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks pair well with the pine smell we all know and love, and bring a pop of color to your windows, mantles, shelves or bookcases.

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Sharing Holidays with Grandparents

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Spending time with loved ones has always been a large part of our holiday celebrations. And with kids in the picture, grandparents on both sides are eager to stake their claim on time with our family.

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Recipes We Love: Spicy Vegan Hot Chocolate

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‘Tis the season for warm, indulgent drinks! A great alternative to traditional hot chocolate, this vegan version uses non-dairy milk and adds a spicy kick.

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Recipes We Love: Gingerbread Cookies with Fresh Ginger and Molasses

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There’s something about baking gingerbread cookies during the holiday season that just feels right. Our recipe blends the spice of fresh ginger with the sweetness of brown sugar and molasses to create the perfect crowd-pleasing cookie.

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6 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/3 tablespoon ground ginger

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Kids, Holidays, and Community

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Author: Liz Moorhead

The holidays can feel like one long celebration, involving friends and strangers alike. No matter where we go, there are glittering decorations and festive music. People seem cheerier. It feels as though the whole world is going to the same party.

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Recipes We Love: Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Honey

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Purple sweet potatoes taste just as delicious as their orange counterparts, but they’re so much more fun to look at! This recipe delivers both sweet and spice in every bite, and is sure to be the talk of your dinner table. Find them at your local farmers market during the fall season!

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2 large purple sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

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Making Friends in a New Town

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When moving to our new home, I knew my son would be leaving behind the friends and familiar faces he’d come to know. I knew I’d want to help him find new friends to fill these gaps, without replacing the ones he already has.

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Holiday Dinner With Kids Underfoot

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I’ll admit it, I’m facing down Thanksgiving this year with something between resignation and panic. We will be hosting for the first time since well before I had kids—mine are four and two—and I’ll be cooking in a relatively untested kitchen, with a lot of logistics to plan for in terms of bringing along the equipment I need, transporting the food, etc.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout and Pear

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This update to Food 52’s original recipe is sure to satisfy everyone at your table – omnivores included!

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1 pound butternut squash, cubed

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Recipes We Love: Gluten Free Cranberry and Lemon Cake

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Fresh cranberries are finally in season, and they can be used for so much more than a sauce on Thanksgiving. This gluten-free almond cake balances the tartness of cranberries and fresh lemon with a sweet honey and vanilla glaze.  Inspired by Green Kitchen Stories’ blueberry version!

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