Dreading shaving the stubble? If your skin is easily irritated, it’s time for a natural, homemade aftershave spray to help soothe your skin.

Natural Aftershave
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Natural Aftershave
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Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons organic grain alcohol
  • 6 drops sandalwood or cedarwood
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle. Spray onto hands and gently pat face after shaving to soothe skin. Store in the refrigerator up to two weeks.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from naturallivingfamily.com.

Packed with muscle-building nutrients, these homemade protein bars feature healthy, whole foods as ingredients—and they’re perfect as an on-the-go, tasty, and energizing snack.

Homemade Cherry Almond Protein Bars
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Homemade Cherry Almond Protein Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 5 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg white product
  • 1/2 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Chop frozen cherries and place them on two layers of paper towels in a small bowl. Let sit for 30-40 minutes, allowing to thaw and for some of the juices to drain. In a large mixing bowl, combine cherries, protein powder, liquid egg white product, almond meal, almonds, water, honey, almond butter, and vanilla. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Pour protein bar mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
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Recipe adapted from menshealth.com.

Fill up on this healthy, easy-to-make quinoa bowl made with fresh ingredients.

Southwest Quinoa Bowl
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Southwest Quinoa Bowl
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Ingredients
  • 1 package quinoa brown rice blend
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
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Instructions
  1. Make quinoa rice blend according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 cup of quinoa rice blend in a bowl. Top with remaining ingredients.

Create your own at-home spa day with this natural, exfoliating scrub that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Citrus Mint Salt Scrub
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Citrus Mint Salt Scrub
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond or shea oil
  • 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Zest of 1 grapefruit
  • glass jar
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a large stainless steel or glass bowl. Mix until well combined. Rub zest between fingertips to release some of the color, giving the scrub a pretty orange hue.
  2. Add the scrub to a jar and enjoy, or give as a gift!

With sweet and savory ingredients, this slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe is easy to make, yet big on flavor—and is sure to be a big hit at the dinner table, too!

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
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Ingredients
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thights
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoon cold water
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Instructions
  1. Place chicken thighs in the bottom of a five-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and pepper. Pour over chicken, and cook (covered) on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and place on a serving platter, and keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan, skimming fat as needed, and bring to a boil. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Add to cooking juices, and return to a boil, cooking and stirring for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve sauce with chicken over rice or vegetables, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from tasteofhome.com.

Try this simple all-purpose cleaner using a few basic pantry items to get your home clean and smelling as sweet as spring

Springtime All-Purpose Cleaner
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Springtime All-Purpose Cleaner
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Lemon rind
  • Fresh rosemary sprig
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle, shake well, and let infuse for one week before using. When ready, use your all-purpose cleaner to remove hard water stains, wipe down countertops, or clean trash bins. As an added bonus (besides the fresh scent!), the lemon rind acts as a cleaning power boost. Caution: Do not use acidic cleaners on granite.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from goodhousekeeping.com

It’s that time of year again—spring cleaning time! Eliminate toxins and create a fresh, clean, and healthy home with this diffuser blend.

Spring Cleaning Diffuser Blend
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Spring Cleaning Diffuser Blend
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Ingredients
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Add drops to diffuser with recommended water and enjoy!

You’ll never guess this rich, grain-free pizza crust is made with cauliflower instead of flour. Try this tasty, low-carb recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional pizza crust.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust
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Cauliflower Pizza Crust
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Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove stems from cauliflower and break apart. Add to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Steam or microwave for 5 minutes. Place cauliflower in a towel and squeeze until all moisture is released. Place cauliflower and remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Transfer to a greased baking sheet and press into a rectangle shape approximately ¼ inch thick. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with sauce and cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Carla Cohen.

Perfect for February—the month of Valentine’s Day—this love-inspired diffuser blend is a must try.

Love Diffuser Blend
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Love Diffuser Blend
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Ingredients
  • 15 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 15 drops atlas cedar essential oil
  • 15 drops sandalwood essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine all essential oils together in a blending bottle. Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Carla Cohen.

Comfort food at its best, this is the perfect family dinner recipe for a cold Minnesota winter night.

Beef Pot Roast with Cider Gravy and Maple Sweet Potatoes
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Beef Pot Roast with Cider Gravy and Maple Sweet Potatoes
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Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds boneless beef shoulder roast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt divided
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup beef broth unsalted
  • ¾ cup apple cider pasteurized
  • 3 pounds peeled sweet potatoes cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons brandy or water
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat. Place beef roast in stockpot; brown evenly. Remove roast, pour off drippings, and season with one teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
  2. Add onion and thyme to stockpot; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add broth and cider, then increase heat to medium-high. Continue to cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until browned bits attached to stockpot are dissolved.
  3. Return roast to stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover tightly, and simmer 2 ½ hours.
  4. Add sweet potatoes and garlic to stockpot; continue simmering, covered, for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes and pot roast are tender. Remove roast and keep warm.
  5. Transfer sweet potatoes and garlic to large bowl, leaving cooking liquid in stockpot. Add maple syrup, ginger, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to sweet potatoes. Beat until sweet potatoes and garlic are mashed and smooth; keep warm.
  6. Carve roast into slices and serve with mashed sweet potatoes and gravy.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from beefitswhatsfordinner.com.