1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups diced onions
1 lb mild Italian sausage
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 cup regular or heavy cream
9 ounces tortellini (fresh or frozen)
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups fresh baby spinach, loosely packed

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Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. When the oil is very hot, add the onions. Squeeze the sausage from the end of the link to remove it from its casing and add directly into the pan. Use a spatula to break up the sausage into bite-sized pieces. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is browned. Reduce heat to low, then add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add broth, tomatoes, cream, and tortellini to the skillet. Stir to combine. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
Cover, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until tortellini are tender and heated through. Taste the sauce and add plenty of salt and pepper to taste. I used 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Add spinach and stir until softened and wilted. Remove from heat and serve.

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Laura said: “Coming from a long line of farmers, the best tip I ever heard for backyard growing was planting marigolds at the base of tomatoes…it is a natural pest repellent!” :)

Jennifer said: “If using tomato cages, use old pantyhose/knee high nylons to support the growing plants. It’s something my family has always done.”

Amanda said: “Water consistently at the same time every day. This way they won’t split and will grow nice and big.”

Kati said: “Line your growing space with hardware cloth, if you have critter problems like ground squirrels or gophers. You can get it at Home Depot and online at Its better than chicken wire, and will still allow roots to grow through!”

Christa said: “I read that placing a tablespoon of sugar into the hole before placing the plant in the hole is supposed to make them super sweet! I’m going to try it this summer!”

Stacey said: “I mix epsom salts with the dirt, about 1 part to 3 parts. It makes your plant produce a lot of tomatoes. I did it for the first time last year and it was amazing how much fruit my plant produced. I just planted again this year and did the same. I had always wondered why epsom salts was sold in the garden area.”

Charlene said: “I put banana peels in the hole when planting.”

Debbie said: “I crush egg shells and put them in the hole. I also sprinkle them around the base of the plant throughout the season. They give the plant much needed calcium and keep the slugs away (slugs have soft bellies and the jagged edges of the shells deter them or split them open). I also plant marigolds all over the garden. My grandfather bordered his 2 acre garden with them, and this helped to save the seeds for the next year.”

Dawn said: “Using a lot of miracle grow will get you tons of tomatoes.”

Rhonda said: “I didn’t do this myself, but my ex-husband did. He dug a hole in front of his tomato plants and put a 1/2 gallon milk jug with holes punched in it. He would then put a mixture of miracle grow and water in the jugs. He had tomatoes as big as a dinner plate and they were so good! He also used a soaker hose instead of water from a hose or a sprinkler.”

April said: “Easy peasy: You need soil, manure, and lots of sun and water.”

Kari said: “I put powdered milk in the hole before planting. That way the plants get calcium. The calcium helps prevent the bottom of the tomato from turning black with bottom rot.”


4 chicken breasts, cubed
Corn Starch
Coconut Oil-I used refined so there was no coconut taste
8 tablespoons of honey
5 tablespoons of ketchup
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons of corn starch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
Scallion/green onion
Sesame seeds (I used toasted)
1 cup corn starch for dipping
2 tablespoons of melted, refined coconut oil

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In a bowl, mix cubed chicken with the 1 cup of corn starch; coat thoroughly.

Heat a skillet with the coconut oil and pan fry chicken until slightly golden brown but NOT fully cooked (about 3-5 minutes)

In a large bowl mix sauce ingredients, set aside the scallions and sesame seeds

Once chicken is done being pan fried, place it in a baking dish and pour the sauce over it

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes

This Better Than Takeout Baked Honey Sesame Chinese Chicken is so darn good, and you will not even miss the takeout!

Epsom salt can be used at the Planting stage to aid seed germination. It acts as a soil amendment before seeding thereby giving your garden a powerful boost right from the start.

Epsom Salt Increas Nutrient Absorption: Applying Epsom salt to the soil helps facilitate the uptake of organic soil nutrients and the faster absorption of plant nutrients reducing to a minimal level if not eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers.

Epsom Salt Prevent Leaf Curling: Application of a mixture of 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in a gallon of water and apply directly to the leaves will help Prevent Leaf Curling caused by magnesium-deficiency in plants.

Epsom Salt Counter Transplanting Shock: Epsom salt can also play a vital role in the transplants of nursery plant s to the field. Epsom salt assists plants in adapting to their new environment and also help injured roots overcome transplanting shock.

Epsom Salt Green Up Foliage: magnesium plays an essential part in the production of foliage due its as in chlorophyll production. This is quite evident as plants suffering from this deficiency can be identified by their yellowing leaves. The application of Epsom salt around your plants helps lead to healthier foliage.

Epsom Salt Deter Garden Pests: While Epsom salt is not as effective against pests as much as table salt, it can still helps to deter pests. Epsom Salt crystals are sharp and when sprinkled around plants, they can scratch and irritate the bodies and feet of unwanted pests in much the same way as other preventives..

Most gardeners also love to cook, so they tend to plant and grow a lot of onions. That said however, onions can be tricky to grow. So in order for you to have the most success possible, here are 9 growing and care tips to grow healthy, flavorful onions:

  • 1. During the early stages of growth, onion plants don’t like too much heat or nitrogen. For better onions, don’t over fertilize or subject them to high temperatures when they are young and just starting to grow.
  • 2. Onion sets are easier to plant and give better results than planting seeds or transplants. Onion sets will mature earlier and are less prone to disease.
  • 3. Purchase 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) diameter sets. Bulbs that are any larger tend to go to seed before they have produced a good-sized bulb, and sets that are smaller don’t always grow well.
  • 4. Keep planted onion beds well weeded. Onions don’t like weeds so you can either: Put down a newspaper mulch by laying down 2 to 3 sheets of wet newspaper and then plant your onion sets by punching holes in the mulch. Or keep the onion plants well weeded by using a sharp hoe or knife to cut weeds off at soil level. Try not to pull weeds around onions because that can damage the onion’s roots which are quite shallow and tender.
  • 5. Once the soil has warmed up with rising summer temperatures, put down a layer of mulch to help keep weeds in check and to help conserve water.
  • 6. Dry soil can cause onion bulbs to split, so water onions regularly allowing the soil to slightly dry out in between waterings but not get completely devoid of any water. Even soil moisture is key for healthy onions.
  • 7. After the bulbs form, and the tops start to die back, water should be withheld to help the onion crop cure properly. Too much water at this point can reduce the bulb’s storage life.
  • 8. Harvest onions by first using the back to a rake to bend over the yellowed onion tops horizontally. Leave them that way for a day or two and when the tops turn brown, pull or dig the bulbs on a sunny, dry day.
  • 9. Leave the onions out to dry. If the sun is too hot in your area and sun scald is possible, allow the onions to dry somewhere out of direct sun, but still warm with good air circulation.

The Best Diet For Flat Belly

The Best Diet For Flat Belly , Source : southerncurlsandpearls

The calorie breakdown is as follows:

Breakfast: 300
Mid-morning snack: 120
Lunch: 350
Dinner: 500
Dessert: 100
Snacks: 130


1 cup shredded coconut
1 banana
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup butternut squash purée
½ cup coconut milk
Pinch salt

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Puree the ingredients in a food processor until combined but the texture of the shredded coconut remains.
Spoon into serving bowls and enjoy with toppings of choice (options include melted chocolate or cacao nibs, chopped fruit or berries, crushed nuts and seeds, bee pollen).


2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger paste or fresh ginger
1 tablespoon lemongrass paste
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 tablespoon cilantro paste
1 tablespoon red chili paste (can also used 2 red chilies, chopped)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
4 cups chicken stock
1 can (13.5 fl oz) coconut milk
2 cups shredded chicken
7 oz rice noodles
For garnish:
1 bunch of cilantro, leaves chopped
4-5 green onions, thinly sliced, both white and green parts
1 green chili, sliced, seeds removed
1 red chili, sliced, seeds removed
To serve:
roughly chopped coriander, sliced red chili, sliced spring onion

Full recipe from :

Combine garlic, onion, red pepper, ginger paste, lemongrass paste, red curry paste, cilantro paste, red chili paste and coconut oil in a food processor, and process until a paste forms.
While you are making your paste, start boiling water for the rice noodles.
Add the paste to a medium pot and fry it for a couple of minutes, just until it's fragrant.
Add the chicken stock and coconut milk and bring to a boil, Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for about 10 minutes.
In the last couple of minutes, add your shredded chicken.
While the soup is simmering, cook your noodles according to the package directions and drain.
Add your fish sauce, lime juice and zest and rice noodles to the soup.
Garnish with chopped cilantro, green onion and green and red chilies.

We're willing to bet money on the fact that effortless, laid-back waves will never go out of style. Beach waves are one of the rare trends that surpasses trendiness and becomes a beauty stalwart as a go-to look for stars and civilians alike. This probably has more than a little to do with the fact that they're super-easy to create and achievable for almost every hair type. Behold, our seven favorite ways to get those coveted beach waves.

1. Naturally Wavy: Start With The Right Haircut

For women with medium-textured hair with a wave, achieving the beachy Gisele Bündchen look is all about the cut. “If your hair's not layered the right way, it won't curl the right way,” says celebrity hair stylist and John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh, who’s been Gisele’s mane man for years. Layers should be concentrated around the face, leaving the back almost one length. He recommends using a round brush on front layers to get subtle movement at the ends.

2. Naturally Wavy: Spray and Crunch

If your hair has a natural wave, apply a sea salt spray, like John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray, to towel-dried hair just below the roots and an inch above the tips. Scrunch and let air dry.

3. Naturally Wavy: Add Texture and Moisture

If you normally have dry hair, skip the salt spray (which can be drying) and try Bumble and bumble Hair (Un) Dressing Créme, which adds texture and moisture to hair. Apply to towel-dried hair, scrunch and air dry or blow dry with a diffuser for undone waves.

4. Naturally Straight: Sleep on Tight Curls

With straight, fine hair, you need to use a curling iron for that unkempt texture. “I recommend using a tiny curling iron [1/2-inch], curling your hair really tight, and then going to bed,” says Josh. “And then when you wake up you'll have a good, natural-looking curl where you don't see the curling iron lines or the marks of the curling iron.”

5. Naturally Straight: Curl with a Flat Iron

You can get a similarly beachy look by using a flat iron, like CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron. Take a one-inch section of hair, clamping a few inches below the root and slowly pull the iron down, rotating it in a half-way turn. While rotating, bring the straightener down the strand. Curl random sections of hair, each in different directions for an imperfect finish.

6. Naturally Straight: Crimp With A 3-Barrel Curling Iron

If you’re not a whiz with styling tools, take the guesswork out with the Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver, whose iron is shaped like a wave. Place a section of hair in the iron for five seconds and release. Continue down the strand for all over waves.

7. Straight or Wavy: Wear a Bun to Bed

No time in the morning for curlers or product? Prep your waves at night by twisting into buns. On damp, towel-dried hair, separate into either large or small sections (depending on your preferred wave size). In the morning, release for haphazard waves. Brush through with your fingertips, adding sea salt spray for added texture if desired.


8 slices thick cut bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups diced onion (about 1 onion)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups broccoli florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz (about 3 cups) penne pasta
1 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

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In a large pot with high sides, or a dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.
Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. In the same pot with the bacon grease, arrange the chicken in a single layer. Cook for 5 minutes until golden and browned, flipping once halfway through. Remove with a slotted spoon to the plate with the bacon. If necessary, remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan. Increase heat to high, add the onions and broccoli, and cook until the onions are golden and brown, about 5-7 minutes. Decrease heat to low, add garlic and stir to combine until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove all the veggies to the plate with the chicken and bacon.
Add the broth, Rotel, cream, pasta, salt, and pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the chicken, bacon, and veggies back into the pot and stir to combine until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the cheese and stir until smooth and melted. Serve and enjoy!!


1 1/4 cups Nutella spread
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional, if you want a more enhanced pumpkin and Fall flavor)

Full recipe from : yummly

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the interior of an 8.5 inch x 4.5 inch (9 x 5 inch also works) loaf pan with vegetable oil or canola oil spray.

2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until everything is mixed. You may need to use a spatula and scrape the blender a few times to make sure all the Nutella is incorporated into the batter and not stuck to the bottom or sides of your blender. You can also mix all the ingredients in a stand mixer as well.

3. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake about 50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean and top of the bread bounces back slightly when you touch it. Let bread cool before cutting and serving. Bread will shrink slightly while cooling. Store uneaten cake bread in fridge.


1 pound flaky white fish
olive oil
¼ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
6 corn or flour tortillas
2 cups salad greens or shredded cabbage
pico de gallo
1 lime, cut into wedges

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Heat skillet or griddle over medium heat. Drizzle olive oil and place fish onto griddle or skillet. Cook until fish reaches an internal temperature of 145º F. Remove and allow to rest for about 3 minutes before cutting into large pieces for tacos.
As fish is cooking, mix together sour cream or Greek yogurt with Sriracha sauce in a small bowl.
To assemble fish tacos, layer lettuce or cabbage greens inside the middle of a flour tortilla. Then add pieces of cooked white fish, spoon on Sriracha cream, then top with pico de gallo. Serve with a wedge of lime to be squeezed over fish taco before eating.


1 head cauliflower, florets broken apart
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 bell pepper, diced small
1 onion, diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste

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Preheat oven to 375°F.
Boil or steam cauliflower until soft.
Sauté onion and bell pepper over low heat until soft.
Add garlic and sauté for another minute or so.
In a large bowl, smash chickpeas up well with a fork or the bottom of a cup.
Add cauliflower and smash up as well.
Add all other ingredients and stir until combined.
The mix should be wet, but come together in a ball without falling apart.
Carefully make a ball in your hands with the mix.
Press ball between hands to make a patty.
Place patty on oiled pan or baking dish.
Continue with the rest of the mix.
Bake for 25 minutes, flip the patties, and bake for another 20 minutes, or until browned.


1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. barbecue sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 lb sirloin steak, cut into 1 in. cubes
2 c. cherry tomatoes

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In a large bowl whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette, barbecue sauce and dijon mustard. Reserve 1/2 c. of the marinade for basting. Marinate steak in marinade, tossing to coat.
On four metal or soaked wood skewers thread beef and tomatoes in alternating fashion. Using a long-handled tongs rub a paper towel that's been moistened with cooking oil over grill grates to lightly coat them.
Place skewers on grill over medium heat, cover grill and grill until beef reaches desired doneness. Or broil about 4 inches from heat for 6-9 minutes. Turn occasionally and baste with reserved marinade during last three minutes of cooking.


14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 pinch salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
12 oz Ghirardelli chocolate dark melting wafers
1 1/2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 cups mini marshmallows
Nutrition Facts

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Line an 8" square baking dish with parchment paper, coat with cooking spray then set aside.
Pour the entire can of sweetened condensed milk into a large microwave-safe bowl then add the butter and salt. Microwave on high for 1 full minute, just long enough to heat the milk and melt the butter.
Stir in vanilla and the entire bag of chocolate wafers—we used the minis because they melt so much faster, but it may need an extra 10 seconds in the microwave to get them all the way melted. Once the chocolate has melted completely, immediately fold in the marshmallows and walnuts then spread into prepared dish.
Let fudge cool to room temperature until firmly set, then slice and serve. Enjoy!

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