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Tip: Using Flax Seed for Eggs in Baking

Posted by Hallee on Nov 27, 2012 in Hallee's Galley, kitchen & cooking tips, Natural Health

So, I’ve tried the flaxseed in a quick bread (Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes) and a yeast bread (Honey Oatmeal Bread) and both times were resounding success. As good as flaxseed is for you, I will reach for flaxseed before eggs in daily baking now.

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Super Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale!!

Posted by Hallee on Nov 22, 2012 in Writing

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday morning, and ending at 11:59 p.m. EST Monday night, all of my books will be on sale!

In e-book form they will be only $0.99!

In autographed paperback, they will be only $6.99 plus shipping!

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Sometimes Discount is the Same

Posted by Hallee on Nov 16, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life, Stewardship

The other day, Kroger had butter on sale for $2.29 per pound. Gregg called me and said that the Aldi in Lexington had butter for $1.89 per pound as a regular, non-sale price. Aldi is a super discount grocery store. I told Gregg I didn’t necessarily know about getting butter from there. He stopped and bought one pound just for me to check it out.

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Honey French Salad Dressing

Posted by Hallee on Nov 13, 2012 in Recipes, Salads, sauces & spreads

I love making my own salad dressing. I haven’t bought packaged dressing in a long time. This is one of my all time favorite dressings. The first time I made it, I ate salad at every opportunity just so that I could have this dressing. It is tangy with just the right flavoring. I love the garlic mixed with the honey.

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Skunk – Eww

Posted by Hallee on Nov 12, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life

Then I saw Nina, running toward me, stopping every two feet or so to drag her face on the grass. And, I knew. I knew before she even reached me.

She’d been sprayed, point blank range, right in the face by a skunk.

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What Veterans’ Day Means to Me

Posted by Hallee on Nov 11, 2012 in Family, Life

I love this country. It is truly the greatest country on earth, with so much promise and potential. I get annoyed a lot of times at gluttony, greed, laziness, entitlement, etc., and I sometimes forget and let those feelings overshadow the fact that there is so much good here, so much hard work that built this land — that we live in a land that people actually die trying to get to.

I am so proud of the military legacy of my family. I pray that my sons continue it, and continue to fight for and stand for America. Here is my annual “What Veteran’ Day Means to Me” posting of the honor of my family’s service to our country:

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Monthly Reminder ☺

Posted by Hallee on Nov 8, 2012 in Blog Stuff, Breast Cancer Awareness, Causes

In my post about cancer awareness month, I encouraged everyone to order a free breast self exam shower card here and to use it. Select a day once a month to do a self-exam. I also encouraged everyone to find a buddy and remind each other to do your breast exams.

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It’s a Struggle – One I Seem to be Losing

Posted by Hallee on Nov 7, 2012 in Life

Ceasing of constant motion coupled with a desire to eat constantly has resulted in exactly in what you would imagine it would result. I don’t have a scale, and I don’t have a full length mirror, so I have no idea how much weight I’ve gained. But, my wedding rings are tight, my clothes are tight, and we spent the weekend in a hotel that had mirrors on it seemed like every wall and I was faced with the very real fact that, even though I walk four miles a day, every single day, six days a week, I have gained a serious amount of weight.

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Political Apathy & Personal Convictions

Posted by Hallee on Nov 5, 2012 in Life

I have also discovered that the closer I got to God, the less either political party’s platform appealed to me. And the more I realized that “the church” – as in the body of God as a whole – has completely abdicated all responsibility for the directions from Christ to the government. I’m more interested in the church taking back those ordained responsibilities than I am in supporting a government of human agendas driven by greed.

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Menu Monday 05 NOV 12 – Election Day & Veterans Day Week!

Posted by Hallee on Nov 5, 2012 in menus & menu planning

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of November 5th. I cannot believe that I typed ‘November’ as the month. Wow! I have been insanely finishing a book – if my week goes as planned, I’ll finish Monday or Wednesday this week and will hand it over to my editor. I’m anxious to finish it, because I’m anxious to start the next book. I doubt I’ll even take a day off as this book is flooding my mind and interfering with everything as I mentally work through the story.

Despite all that, my family still has to eat – HA! That has been a big challenge for me as I have spent the last two months turning my writing life into a full time focus — how to do that and keep up with real food. I’ve done it, and I’ll say that the only way I’ve been able to do it is through planning. Meal planning and sticking to the plan keep me sane.

So, this week is volleyball banquet, superhero party, and Veterans’ Day all rolled into one! As far as desserts go, I made some Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Raisin Cookies and sent some to a friend’s car dealership. That Sunday at church, I was bombarded by his employees asking me to send more cookies. I plan to do that this week, as well as make some Super Hero Sugar Cookies for our church’s Super Hero Party the boys will be attending Friday night. I also have a photo shoot for my author promotions and book covers this Saturday, so the menu Saturday night may be changed to read “dinner out with my handsome veteran husband” instead of something I cook.

Lastly, don’t forget that Topaz Heat is on sale this month for just 99 cents!

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