Grandma's Blue Ribbon Buttermilk Pie (Clean Version)

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Holidays are a time for family, friends, gifts, and PIE! In my childhood home, the smell of pie in the oven was a sign that Fall was here and Winter was coming soon. My mom is no chef (I hope she is ok with me saying that). But, she has a few recipes that she makes and she makes them really well. One of them is my Great, Great Grandmother Todd's Buttermilk Pie. And when I say Mom makes it well, I mean really well. When I was a little girl she won a blue ribbon at the county fair for this pie. It's that good! I decided to clean it up a bit by choosing whole fat, grass-fed buttermilk, kerrygold...

Week 1 #BlogLikeCrazy

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Hi All! Thank you for stopping by. Since November 1st I have been part of the amazing November Challenge: Blog Like Crazy! Each November the members of See Jane Write are challenged to blog every single day for the whole month. I would like to share with you what I have learned in my first week and what I'm looking forward to the rest of the month. 1. Let Others Shine If there is anything I have learned from Javacia, the leader of See Jane Write, it is to showcase the amazing talents of others. I have started a section of my blog called Spiffy's Pinterest Picks dedicated to exactly that. I...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: Pecan Pie

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Pecans have always been a big deal in my family. At my grandparents' house in the Mississippi Delta there are giant pecan trees. I remember as a child my dad climbing the tall trees and shaking the branches. Then all us kids would run to gather up the pecans. Grandaddy would give us a little money for each bag of pecans we gathered. This is one of my favorite memories. My cousins and I had so much fun. This year my boyfriend is going to meet my Delta family for the first time at Thanksgiving and I am so excited. He happens to be a huge fan of pecan pie, so I'm sure we will be coming home with...

Headache Prevention

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I have suffered from migraine headaches since I was about 7 years old. I have been on different headache medications throughout my life and still have never been able to successfully treat the pain and agony. So today I have decided to look at 3 actions I can take weekly to prevent my headaches. I truly believe prevention is the best medicine. 1. Gerson Apple Carrot Juice If you have not seen " The Gerson Miracle " yet, please check it out. Dr Gerson was a brilliant physician who strongly believed in food as preventative and healing medication. One of his main recipes is a raw, cold pressed...

Clean Eating Shopping List

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Tuesday is shopping day every two weeks for me. Why Tuesday? To be honest, it's the day our local dairy Working Cow Organic delivers to my local store. I love getting my milk that first day and so I schedule that day to do all of my shopping. Today I wanted to share some basics that are on my regular clean eating shopping list. If you read my blog on 20 minute meals , you know that I usually follow an easy formula to make my dinners. The shopping list is based around that, but also includes snacks, lunches, and breakfasts. I buy almost everything organic when possible. The list does not...

Monday Munchies Switchel: A cider version

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A new friend recently told me about a drink called Switchel. I had never heard of it before, but he boasted of its health benefits and delightful flavor, so I was intrigued. Switchel originates as an Amish tradition. The drink is used to quench thirst and aid in electrolyte balance during harvest time. Switchel typically consists of vinegar and ginger. Sometimes honey or molasses are added. I chose to use my Champion juicer and juice 6 apples, 1 carrot, and 1 small piece of fresh ginger. I then added 1/4 cup of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon all spice, 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup, a couple sprinkles...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: 5 Christmas Gifts Under $20

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Welcome back to Spiffy's Pinterest Picks! Today I will be sharing with you five gifts you can buy for your family and friends that cost less than $20! These gifts are not only inexpensive, but will help you share the joy of eating clean with your family and friends this holiday season. 1. 4-Quart Crock-Pot A slow cooker is a great way to help your loved ones start their clean eating journey or encourage them to stay on track. This particular one priced at $17.99 may not have all the bells and whistles, but it is a great place to start. You can make clean, delicious meals for up to four people...

Pressure Cooker Bone Broth

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Two problems, one solution. 1. I've had an Elite Pressure Cooker collecting dust in my cabinets for months. 2. I've had an insane desire to make some delicious bone broth. Solution: Why not use my pressure cooker to make a fast bone broth? All of the bone broth recipes I have seen require several hours on the stove or in the crock pot. A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon the Swell Living Blog. Finally, someone was telling me that this far fetched thought of mine was attainable! I adapted the recipe a bit to fit my style and here is what I came up with. I grabbed 1/4 of a cabbage, carrots,...

20 Minute Clean Meals

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You have had a busy day at work, the dog needs to be walked, there's five loads of laundry to do, but most importantly your family is hungry and you need to come up with dinner NOW. We have all had these days where everything has piled up and we haven't planned ahead on what to prepare. Instead of searching Pinterest for "Can I thaw chicken with my hair dryer?" let me show you a simple formula that will have a clean eating dinner on the table in no time. 1. Choose a protein That chicken may be frozen, but that can of beans is ready to go. Maybe you have frozen salmon, but that can of tuna...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: Halloween

Welcome to Spiffy's Pinterst Picks, the Halloween Edition. Today I will be sharing some delightful drink recipes from Pinterst that will have you ready to cozy up by a fire and tell ghost stories in no time. 1. The Gracious Pantry's Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Latte This is one of my favorite Fall treats. I love the simplicity of this recipe. Drink this caffeinated delight Halloween morning and you will be ready for all those trick or treaters that are headed your way. 2. The Kitchn's Jack-O-Lantern This drink has one of my favorite splurges. Jack Daniels! The flavor of Jack pairs perfectly...

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