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A list of recommendations for various cooking utensils and appliances, food items, and other items that I enjoy. I think you’ll enjoy them too!

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Chicken flavoring is kind of a weird thing, right?  Is it seasoning meant to flavor chicken, or is it seasoning made from chicken by-products? Essentially, it depends.  Many artificial chicken flavorings are actually vegan, containing mostly mixed, dried vegetables and hydrolyzed vegetable protein, along with some salt and pepper. However, a vegetarian or vegan needs […]

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Burlap and Barrel is a company you may have seen on Shark Tank. They’ve made it their mission to provide high-quality fresh spices in the most ethical manner possible. Their fair trade spices are sourced around the world from small farmers, improving the livelihood of these families and their communities.

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD The best knives for cutting vegetables is a difficult topic to discuss. Knife skills are important for any cook. Learning to process vegetables quickly and safely goes a long way in making the cooking process more enjoyable. Or at least less burdensome. A big part of learning knife skills is

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD My favorite products, or top picks, is back this month after skipping January. I’ve brought an eclectic mix for you today. I hope you find something you like here! As always, let me know if there are any product recommendations you are looking for! As an Amazon Associate, I earn

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD It’s time for December’s list of things I love and use in my own household. I hope you’re enjoying these lists, and as always, feel free to leave a comment to let me know about a product you think I should try! Remember, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD So, who’s started holiday shopping already? We have some, but every year, we struggle to find those last few gifts. This year, we’ve imposed a $50 total limit (meaning total, not per gift, lol) for everyone, with the exception of Roman.   Kids have all the fun.   I figured

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Here are November’s picks for you!  I really hope you get something out of these monthly features.  I’m planning a gift guide as well, probably out next week. That is going to be a little different in that I will feature things I found around the internet, in addition to

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD If you’re like me, you love to consider recommendations from those around you when making purchasing decisions. You ask friends for advice, your family members for recommendations, and than trendy co-worker for new items she’s found. Below I’ll add items that I’ve tried and loved in the past as well

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