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Easy almond meal chocolate chip cookies


If you're like me and have a little bit of a sweet tooth, but like to watch what you put into your body. These easy almond meal chocolate chip cookies are delicious, and made with good quality ingredients. They're a great indulgence without the guilt.



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What do you mean you "bake all your own bread"? And answers to other frequently asked bread baking questions

I've been baking all of my own bread since the beginning of 2013. What started as a little experiment has now become a point of pride that I refuse to backslide on. Whenever I mention this hobby to someone, once they're done rolling their eyes and reminding me that one can buy loaves of bread at the supermarket, they start asking questions. Thinking of diving into baking your own bread? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked breading baking questions…

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I only live with my husband half of the year (and I'm okay with it)

I joke with my friends that I am a "part-time wife" because, for about half the year, I live with my husband and two cats in Boise, Idaho. The other half, I spend in Kalamazoo, Michigan working on my Ph.D. in English. This is a temporary situation, but it does raise a few eyebrows, and like any non-traditional living arrangement, it presents its own challenges.

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Offbeat dogs: Why you should consider adopting a bully-breed

It's plain to see, the Offbeat Empire likes dogs. They like them a lot. Everywhere you look on Offbeat Bride, there are dogs walking down the aisle. On Home, there are posts about dogs, posts with dogs, posts not about dogs at all, but with dogs peeking into the photos anyway. [Editor's note: Even the Associate Publisher Megan has a pit bull mix.] There are all kinds of dogs, and there are all kinds of people, and some people have their types. For me, bully breeds are where it's at. In a way, bullies are the most offbeat of dogs.

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DIY sauerkraut: giving love to our friendly bacteria

I'm on a fermentation kick lately, and sauerkraut is my favorite. I love it because it's easy to make and it tastes great on everything from hotdogs to soup. But mostly I love it because homemade sauerkraut is full of probiotics, and I've had enough rounds of antibiotics to need some help in that department. To make a single large Mason jar worth of sauerkraut, here's what you do…