Author Archives: Leyla Makris

Let’s Talk About Fat, Baby

Friend or Foe? In the age of bulletproof coffee, primal eating and high protein diets for weight loss, we have come a long way to embrace fat as a valuable nutritional resource, but anyone who lived through the eighties and nineties may still have some hesitations of going full boar with egg yolks, butter and […]

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Homemade Playdough

This simple homemade play dough recipe makes a big batch of perfect play dough!  I’ve tried other recipes and this one is by far the best.  Plus, this is a more eco alternative to regular play dough as it minimizes the waste of tiny “Playdo” containers.  Due to the fact that it is food based, […]

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Crafty Stuff to Have on Hand

Having been a school teacher for many years and a naturally crafty person, I have an arsenal of crafting materials. However, you really don’t need that much to make beautiful crafts. Whether you are crafting on your own, with your friends or with your kiddos, these are the basic things I recommend to have on […]

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Yummy Broccoli

“Your children eat broccoli?” a friend asked in disbelief as both of my boys devoured stalk after stalk. Yes, my boys actually love broccoli. It is one of their veggies of choice.The trick, you ask? Lemon. The lemon gives it a tangy flavor and cuts the bitter so nicely. Plus, along with all of the […]

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Deviled Eggs

This was one of my all-time favorite things as a kid. Therefore, I consider deviled eggs a comfort food. In my twenties, when I discovered how easy they are to make, I’d make them on the regular. They are a great picnic food and easy to pack for a work lunch. This is a way […]

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