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Not all recipes that have pumpkin have to be followed by "pie". Here are just some of the great ideas we found for your next pumpkin dish...   1. Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped onion 2 cup pumpkin purée 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons honey kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 slices white bread 6–8 slices gruyère cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Directions In a large...
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The air isn't as warm, moist and kind as it used to be in the Summer. It is thus much easier and much more likely for your skin to begin losing moisture and to experience all kinds of weather/related problems. Luckily, we have compiled some great tips to help you transition into this cooler weather and protect your skin!   1. Make the switch from lotion to cream Trust us on this one. As the air gets drier, your skin will need a thicker layer of moisturizer to keep it supple and hydrated. Creams provide a great, oily layer that...
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Everybody loves an easy and delicious slow-cooker meal. The steady drop in temperature as we get closer to fall makes these three recipes even more appetizing.   Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes   Ingredients Cooking spray Baby potatoes, halved and quartered if large 3 Cups shredded cheddar 2 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced 8 Slices bacon, cooked ¼ Cup sliced green onions (plus more for garnish) 1 Tbsp. paprika Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Sour cream, drizzling Directions  Directions Line a slow cooker with foil and spray with cooking spray. Add half the potatoes, 1 1/4 cups cheese, half the garlic, 1/3...
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Let’s face it – Summer is fading fast, and that means no more beaches and barbecues to entertain the family. But now, we get to cozy up in our burgundy sweaters, smell the crisp air, and drink Pumpkin Spice anything-and-everything!  There are also plenty of fun kid-friendly activities to take part in as a family. We’ve compiled a great starting list for you.   Colour Walk The Colour Walk is an even more exciting version of a Nature Walk. During your walk, give your little ones a notebook and some coloured pencils or a digital camera, and have them identify...
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Ah, Labour Day Weekend. It is seen as the final, stress-free family weekend of summer before school starts up again for the kids. This year, why not kick the festivities up a notch? We have four great ideas for you and your family to make this Labour Day Weekend one for the books! Backyard Camping   This is a great way to get the camping experience without a long drive cramped in the car next to the dusty hurricane lamps and portable stovetop that have been sitting in the garage for a few months. Get the whole family to help...
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Just because you don't have a pool to cool off in the summer heat doesn't mean the fun stops! There is an unlimited amount of fun (and messy) outdoor activities that you can try with your kids that will leave them screaming with joy for hours. Here are just a few ideas to get you going...   Shaving Cream Slide n' Slide   Yes, you heard correctly. Shaving cream, a fan favourite for all kids, AND a slip n' slide. Assembly is easy: just get yourself a slip n' slide for cheap from any major store, or craft one yourself...
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Potty training doesn't have to be stressful or difficult! Here are some great tips on how to get your child into a wonderful relationship with the porcelain throne in no time at all:   Opt for Naked Time: If you let your children run around sans pants or underwear, when nature calls they will have nowhere to put it! This will force your child to be open to the idea of trying to real potty. Make sure that when he finishes his business he actually (yuck) looks at it, and has the honour of flushing it down the toilet himself....
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There are few things more stressful than a child that refuses to eat anything but ice-cream, strawberries, and PB&J sandwiches (only if the crusts are cut off!). If you have a picky eater in the family, you know the struggle. Here are some lovely, healthy finger foods that might broaden your little one's eating habits! These recipes are almost guaranteed to leave them happy, and you stress-free.   Tortilla Pizza Margherita  Super quick and easily customizable, your kids are sure to love these thin, healthy pizza ideas no matter how picky they may be!   Ingredients One 7-inch flour tortilla...
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We all usually feel our best during the warm summer months. We get to shed the layers of turtlenecks, jackets, and long pants for flowing summer dresses, cute wedges, and an array gorgeous beach slips. And, who can forget about that wonderful feeling of transitioning from a translucent ghost to a radiant, bronzed summer goddess?! As exciting as the sun and warmth is, we also have to remember to take care of our bodies, and especially our skin. To prevent any skin woes this summer - whether that be excess oil and clogged pores from all the sweat, painful sunburn,...
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When my generation was younger, we had one option to entertain ourselves in the summertime: go outside, find whatever toys were lying around in the garage, and play games with our friends until the sun went down. Nowadays, kids have thousands of options! Sadly, most of those come on some form of an electronic device. If you are having trouble prying your kids away from the TV, game console, or iPad/iPhone, use some of these fun ball games to get your kids up and active outside.   Four Square  This ball game is a classic. It's extremely easy to play,...
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