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Potatoes are for more than eating

Have you ever noticed after carving pumpkins your hands may be orange, or pulling weeds around the yard, your hands have a green tint? Here’s a simple solution. Rub a raw potato all over your hands and then rinse them with warm water. You’ll see the stains wash right...

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“Spud Day” at Tacoma’s Boys and Girls Club

April 30th was officially “SPUD Day” at the Henry Schatz Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma. Throughout their after school program the Boys and Girls Club had potatoes incorporated into many of their activities including their science and art sessions and a special potato...

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Reduce Puffy Eyes with the Healing Potato

Rough night? Late night tossing and turning? Puffy eyes? Let the potato help you get back to normal. Once again, the potato comes to your rescue! Just like the high priced salons use cucumbers to cool the eyes and reduce puffiness, the potato can do the same. Slice a...

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The Week That Was

As we finished our “Food Stamp Challenge” late last week we all had a chance to get together to discuss our thoughts, what we learned, and share some of the experiences we had throughout the endeavor.   For one week we chose to try to experience what it is like to...

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Making a Budget Work

Throughout this week we have all discovered that although it is not easy you can still cook a great meal even when you are forced to do it on a tight budget.   Here is one of the best examples that show you can still have a tasty dinner for the whole family for less...

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Two Meals, One Prep

At lunch today I prepared lunch and dinner for me…  baseball season is now in full swing and my son is on two teams.  My daughter is starting track and still having cheer practices.  This is a pretty busy time at my house, so the key is having things ready in advance!...

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Don’t Forget Your Food

While on the food stamp challenge, one critical element is not to forget your food.  Here is a great example of why.   This past weekend was the last weekend that our local ski hill was going to be open.  My son and I saw that the weather forecast...

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Fries on the Side

A couple of the more popular menu items of the food stamp challenge have been homemade chips and fries.  Some batches have turned out better than others and yet both are pretty easy and have tasted great.   Here are a couple of great pics of the pre and post french...

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Day Three…Potato Lunch Time

As we all continue on the path of this week’s challenge we wanted to share some of the great lunch items that we enjoyed today.  Everyone’s lunch seemed to have a potato theme to it and here are a couple of pictures highlighting the best. The first is tuna salad on...

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Food for the Road

Day two of the diet is in the books.  All of us knew it would take commitment during the week to make sure we stick to the parameters of the challenge and not spend any additional money outside of our budgeted amount.  This has proven easier in some situations than in...

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