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Pumpkin Pie Martini

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pumpkin pie martiniThis creamy, luscious and decadent drink really does taste like pumpkin pie in a glass. With pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, cream liqueur, vanilla vodka and milk it is sure to be a hit at your holiday feast.

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  • Makes 1

Directions: In a cocktail shaker combine ice, vodka, creme liqueur, milk, pumpkin pie filling and pumpkin pie spice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Using a wet napkin to wet the rim of a martini glass. Roll the rim in the crushed graham cracker. Pour the martini in the prepared glass and sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice if desired.


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Asian Style Curry

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A simple Asian curry recipe is perfect on it’s own or served with rice.

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Photo Credit: thefoodinmybeard.com Checkout their Chicken and Dumplings With a Little Thai Flavor.

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Directions: In a large saucepan, melt butter and brown meat and onions. Add garlic, salt, and pepper. Cut kabotcha, carrots, bamboo shoot and tofu into cubes. Add vegetables, star anise and 2 1/2 quarts water; cover and simmer until tender. Mix curry powder, flour and 1 cup water in a separate bowl and add to stew; cover and simmer 10 minutes.


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DIY: Detoxifying Caffeine Body Scrub

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diy caffeine scrubI love the idea of using all natural ingredients that I have in the kitchen! You know exactly what you’re applying to your skin.

This Detoxifying Caffeine scrub helps smooth away cellulite and get rid of the orange dimpled look by the caffeine in the coffee grounds constricting blood vessels so that the skin appears tighter, firmer and smoother.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Ground Coffee
  • 1 Cup Sugar or Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut, Grapeseed, or Almond Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla (optional)

Directions: Melt oil and allow it to cool but not solidify. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container or mason jar. Use 1-2 times a week (or everyday if you like). The coffee and sugar will exfoliate your skin and the oil will leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Did You Know

Coffee grounds contain over 300 naturally occurring antioxidant compounds. They remove toxins out of your skin and have the same pH balance as your own skin, which allows it to battle acne and blemishes. Coffee is a natural astringent, detoxifier and exfoliant. […READ MORE.]


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Raw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots: A Simple Recipe To Supercharge Your Immune System

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superchargeRaw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots: A Simple Recipe To Supercharge Your Immune System

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Directions: Cut a lemon in halves. Squeeze all the lemon juice out of one half and place in a small bowl. Keep the half you extracted the juice from for the last Step (store the other half for later use). Chop the garlic and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then add it to the lemon juice with the cayenne pepper. Add the honey to the mix and stir all ingredients well. Pour the entire mixture back into the lemon half (which you extracted the juice from)

Consume the finished product in its entirety including all the lemon pulp. Hold it in your hand and cup it as if you’re holding a fruit. Repeat recipe in 4 hours with the other lemon half. Source


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DIY Nourishing Blueberry & Yogurt Facial

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blue1This nourishing Blueberry and yogurt facial gently exfoliates and repairs dry damaged summer skin. The lactic acid in yogurt helps slough off damaged layers of the epidermis, while the antioxidants in blueberries hydrate and repair the upper levels of the skin.

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Directions: Blend or mash the blueberries together with a spoon or blender, mix in the Greek yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sink in for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and towel dry.


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3 DIY Ways To Make Homemade Fabreze + Fabric Wrinkle-Release

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I love Febreze and I use it on everything around the house from fabric to shoes to carpets, but we all know how expensive it can be. Here are 3 recipes you can make at home for as little as .15 per bottle that not only tackle odors, but de-wrinkle too.

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Recipe #2:

Fill a spray bottle with hot water. Leave an inch or so clearance at the top to allow room for the rest of the ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. Pour in 2 tablespoons of Purex crystals. Cap the bottle and shake it up until the crystals dissolve.

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Recipe #3:

Using a funnel, pour 2 tablespoons of fabric softener into the bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.  Add six to ten drops of your favorite essential oil. Fill the rest of your bottle with water. Shake until well combined.


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Maya Angelou’s Banana Pudding

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“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

Maya Angelou's Banana Pudding
Photo?Source: Tina Rupp, oprah.com
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Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir until blended. Mix in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and boiling. Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat.

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