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Simple Ways to Preserve Fruit

This time of year the fruit is falling off the trees and many people wonder how they can preserve it. A lot of fresh fruit ends up rotting. Maybe this is part of nature’s grand design to add compost to the soil surrounding the roots? I don’t know, but this time of year is very busy for most folks who have fruit trees and berry bushes. There are a few simple methods you can utilize to quickly preserve fruit.

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MARYF2ZNP at www.graze.com - first and fifth boxes free, no contract.

Get crackin’ on the snackin’.


I became obsessed with this recipe by comixbookgurl (I stole her photo, mine didn’t look quite as perfect) this week. I made a comic, playing around with Manga Studio and done all on tablet again.

Eat this. I swear to Zeus. It will change you.

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Who says you need to order carry out for fried rice?


  • 1/2 Cup brown whole grain rice
  • Onion, Diced
  • Carrots, Diced
  • 1 Egg
  • Olive Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Vinegar


  • Steam Rice for 45 min, add a little bit of vinegar with the water to make sticky
  • Dice veggies, throw  into pan with oil
  • Throw on rice and cake down
  • Cook for 4-5 min on medium-high heat
  • Flip/Mix Rice
  • Cook for another 4-5 min
  • Move the rice over for the scrambled egg, dice and mix as the egg cooks
  • Throw on soy sauce, let simmer for ~30-45 seconds
  • Eat :3


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Congratulations to our Red Sox team and fans! 

We’re celebrating their World Series win in Boston today with Massachusetts’ official dessert—upgraded. 

Boston Cream Cupcakes. 


Over 30 Pumpkin Spice Recipes!

  1. White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles / Lil Luna
  2. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes / We Do Fun Here
  3. Pumpkin Spice Biscoff Cheesecake Pretzel Bites / Back for Seconds
  4. Pumpkin Spice Trifle / 52 Mantels
  5. Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake with Espresso Whipped Cream / Diethood
  6. Gooey Pumpkin Bars with Praline Topping / Call me PMC
  7. Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes / Couponing & Cooking
  8. Pumpkin Spice Latte / Diethood
  9. Pumpkin Spice Muffins / Walking on Sunshine
  10. Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread / Frugal Foodie Mama
  11. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake / Vegan Mother Hubbard
  12. Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars / Love Bakes Good Cakes
  13. Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte / Stockpiling Moms
  14. Pumpkin Spice Pie Dip / A Blossoming Life
  15. Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts / Frugal Coupon Living
  16. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats / Comfort of Cooking
  17. 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cookie / Southern Color
  18. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Swirl Mugcake / Ripped Recipes
  19. Pumpkin Spice Waffle Cups with Pumpkin Spice Crumb Topping / Thrifty and Chic Mom
  20. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Trail Mix / Nosh My Way
  21. Spiced Pumpkin Fudge / Easy Fudge Recipe
  22. Pumpkin Spice Glazed Almonds / Delicious by Dre
  23. Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Cups / Ripped Recipes
  24. Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows / Treats and Trinkets
  25. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds / Premeditated Leftovers
  26. Individual Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cakes / Yummly
  27. Pumpkin Caramel Spice Cronuts / Foodness Gracious
  28. Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Muffins / Hybrid Athlete
  29. Pumpkin Spice Popcorn / A Blossoming Life
  30. Spiced Pumpkin Mousse / The Daily Meal
  31. Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes / A Step in the Journey
  32. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow / Gimme Some Oven

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Red alert, no shit, please reblog this - not just <3 it. My friend catmomma1 and her cat Noelle are facing eviction because of fuckery in the Federal financial aid disbursements. The new regs were posted August 19th, and her FAFSA has been in for months, the promised disbursments may not come until the middle of the month, if at all.

Until I get an email from the financial aid office stating there are now new requirements, and I will have to go through appeals. Fine. So I set up the needed academic counseling appointment…for next Wed., the earliest available. Classes have already started.

Turns out under the new regs. that have been put in place, I may not get any aid at all.

Ok, so that means no books, no supplies, but most importantly, no rent. I was counting on those funds to help me pay Sept. rent.

I am sick to my stomach. Sick. Just when I thought I may not lose this place, I may after all. Oh, god. I start at ________’s next week, but that is too little, too late.

Sixty people, with Paypal and $10.00 to spare, that’s all she needs. Please help be the safety net that catches her before she hits the ground and both she and her companion cat are homeless.

enadalin@yahoo.com is her PayPal.

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Delicious Wedding Cakes

When it comes to dreaming up your wedding cake, outside appearances aren’t everything—what’s on the inside counts, too. We’ve rounded up mouthwatering dessert options that are sure to please everyone’s palate.

Click the links for recipes:

**these recipes can be used for all your party occasions not just weddings!

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Daily Bite: Mini Caramel-Apple Cheesecakes are great bite-size treats for your guests! 


No offense, pie, but sometimes we’re in the market for a lower-maintenance option (or 28 of them).