Trader Joe’s Tuesday

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Good morning!  Here is the perfect holiday drink…. Skinny Peppermint Mocha Frappe Ingredients: 1 tsp. Trader Joes Instant Coffee 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup non-fat milk 2 tsp. Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/2 – 1 tsp. stevia (to taste) 1/8 tsp. Trader Joe’s Peppermint Extract Optional Toppings: whip cream 1 dash chocolate flakes […]

How to Organize by Preventing Clutter

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With the new year around the corner, we have some words of advice from Major Mom on how to prevent the clutter in the new year. Anyone who has heard a Major Mom presentation has heard that one of the best ways to have a clutter-free home is to “Stop the incoming.” But what exactly […]

Whole Foods Wednesday

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Good morning!  A holiday cookie recipe to make with the kids and doesn’t require baking: Chocolate Earth Balls   Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons carob powder or unsweetened organic cocoa powder 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (gluten-free, if desired) 1/4 cup […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday

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Good morning!  A little healthier then using the bread crumbs, this recipe makes for a tasty choice: Coconut Chicken Ingredients: 1 cup TJ’s Gluten Free Flour 1/2 cup TJ’s Roasted Coconut Chips 1/4 teaspoon TJ’s Sea Salt 2 TJ’s Organic Chicken Breasts 1 TJ’s Large Egg 4 Tbsp TJ’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Method: Place […]

Whole Foods Wednesday

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Good morning!  The sweetest recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the added sugar and oils: Banana Nice Cream   Ingredients: 1 (10 ounce) package frozen EARTH University Banana Chunks, or 2 bananas, sliced and frozen 1 cup unsweetened soymilk 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter or peanut butter Method: 1. Put bananas, soymilk and […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday

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Good morning!  Not sure about everyone else, but in my house Mexican Food is a FAV!!!  This one is simple and quick. Taquito-lada Casserole   Ingredients: 1 package TJ’s Taquitos (Beef, Chicken or Black Bean & Cheese) 1 jar TJ’s Enchilada Sauce 1 1/2 cups TJ’s Shredded Sharp Cheddar 1/2 can TJ’s Sliced Black Olives […]

How to Be Organized for Road Trips With Kids

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that could mean ROAD TRIP!  Here are some good tips from a Major Mom Liberator to help get you thru it! Have you ever taken a family road trip and once you got home you thought to yourself, “I will never do that again!!!!” Traveling with kids, especially […]

Whole Foods Wednesday

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Good morning!  Here is a good recipe for any of those extra pumpkin seeds you may have hanging around: Whole Grain and Pumpkin Seed Granola   Ingredients: 1/2 cup pitted dates 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1/4 cup millet 1 […]

A New Take on Healthy Perfumes!

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Your Yeoman would like to welcome Kate Kristen as one of our contributing bloggers!  Kate is a military spouse that resides in D.C. with her husband and son, Carson (and what a cutie he is!).  Kate runs Spouses in the City, is a social club created to encourage positive friendships and giving back to the […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday

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Good morning!  Here is the perfect soup recipe for those Pumpkin lovers! Savory Pumpkin Soup   Ingredients: 1 Tbsp TJ’s Olive Oil 1 container of TJ’s Chopped Onions, Garlic & Shallots 2-3 TJ’s Organic Gold Potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 box TJ’s Pumpkin Soup 2 cups TJ’s Organic Chicken Broth 1 Tbsp TJ’s […]

Whole Foods Wednesday, Mandarin-Glazed Carrots

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Can’t get the kids to eat veggies?  Give this sweet recipe a try from Whole Foods Market: Mandarin-Glazed Carrots   Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 clementines or satsumas, peeled and chopped (remove any seeds) 1 pound (7 to 8 medium) carrots, peeled and chopped 3/4 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds […]

Monday Trader Joe’s Recipe, Protein Power Bowl

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This is for all those looking to get a little more protein in the morning: Protein Power Bowl   Ingredients: 1 cup TJ’s Frozen Fancy Berry Medley 1 cup TJ’s Almond Milk 2 tablespoons TJ’s Organic Hemp Protein Powder (Vanilla Flavored) 3 tablespoons TJ’s Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds 2 TJ’s Bananas […]

La Quinta Military Rewards

I wanted to tell you about the great new military program through La Quinta.  It’s called Military Rewards, and I really wanted to get the word out about them.  I’m going to be going home for a visit, and I am staying at a La Quinta in my town and when I get back, I […]

How to Organize Your Laundry Room

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Organizing your laundry room could be something you really do not think about doing, but your really should.  Here are some good tips from a Major Mom Liberator: Oftentimes the laundry room is expected to deliver more than it can provide. The home layout can have the laundry as a mudroom or a main entry […]

Tuesday Whole Foods Recipe, Hearty Minestrone Soup

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Perfect for those cool fall evenings….Hearty Minestrone Soup recipe from Whole Foods Market. Hearty Minestrone Soup   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 cup thinly sliced Savoy cabbage 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped basil […]

Monday Trader Joe’s Recipe, Mezza Luna Lasagna

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Looking for a little something different when it comes to Lasagna?  We found the perfect recipe from Trader Joe’s: Mezza Luna Lasagna   Ingredients: 1 large TJ’s Butternut Squash, peeled, sliced lengthwise and cleaned of seeds and string TJ’s Olive Oil Cooking Spray TJ’s Sea Salt & TJ’s Black Pepper, to taste 2 jars TJ’s […]

Holiday Decoration Organization

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Our personal organizer, Major Mom, is at it again.  Here are some tips for organizing your holiday decorations: Most of us enjoy holiday decorations, but can you quickly and easily find your decorations when you need them? If you have a large collection of holiday decorations and the thought of going through them all at […]

Tuesday Whole Foods Recipe, Grape Harvest Cake

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I must say I have never tried grapes in a cake before….will have to give this one from Whole Foods Market a try! Grape Harvest Cake Ingredients: 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for buttering the pan 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar 2 large eggs and 1 large egg yolk […]

Monday Morning Trader Joe’s Recipe, Sept. 23

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Don’t know about you, but we love oatmeal in our house! Hot Cider Oatmeal   Ingredients: 1 cup TJ’s Spiced Apple Cider, Spiced Cranberry Cider or Pear Cinnamon Cider 1/2 cup TJ’s Rolled Oats 1/4 cup TJ’s Dried Fruit or TJ’s Fresh Fruit (optional) Method: In a medium saucepan, bring cider to a boil. Reduce […]

Tuesday Morning Whole Foods Recipe, Sept. 17

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Fall is almost here, and this is a perfect recipe from Whole Foods to kick this Fall off! Pumpkin and Millet Muffins   Ingredients: 1/2 cup millet 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup whole milk 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup […]