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Dec 24, 2019

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the Intellectual Night Before Christmas read by Leos from TSP Zello and a finisher from Mastersingers of Cookeville singing the original poem.

 

Dec 23, 2019

Today we are running a replay from 2018 of a reading of the Night Before Christmas by our Australian Friend, Aussie Ro.

 

Dec 23, 2019

Tactical Redneck reads a special version of the Night Before Christmas in this replay from 2018.

Enjoy!

Dec 21, 2019

Please enjoy the 2019 Replay of the Scottish Night Before Christmas!

XOXO

AMY

Dec 20, 2019

Today, I thought what better thing to discuss than why building resilience into your life matters, no matter where you are, a review of how 2019 went, what 2020 will bring and the big reveal: my word for 2020.

Main topic of the Show: Strength and Love

THE WORD for 2020 at LFTN!

Make it a great week!

Merry Christmas!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 19, 2019

Today we have an interview with one of our community members who has a strong background in marketing and communications. Sue Zoldak from Zoldak Agency, Zoldak Research and Zoldak Victory joins us to discuss how to develop your brand, along with some fun stories!

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GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 16, 2019

People think it is new agey to talk about the healing power of music. People are wrong. Those of you who have listened to this podcast know what sparked my change from being trapped in the system to taking responsibility for designing the life I want to live, regardless of what other people think: I went back to singing in a choir. So today, we talk about the healing power of music.

Announce Schedule Change: 

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday -- Off Dec 23-Jan2 - 1st Episode will be Jan 3 and it will be episode 250. We will kick off a BIG give away that I know y’all will love. 

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Chicken salad from leftover chicken strips
  • Finger update from the puncture wound
  • Reminder to look through vegetables in your root cellar

What’s in Season

  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Watercress
  • Good time to dig Sassafrass root
  • Deer and wild Turkey

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp passed insurance inspection
  • Setting a different direction for Holler Roast in 2020 from what I planned in August

Main topic of the Show: The Healing Power of Music

Make it a great week!

Song: Regine Coeli by Mozart - performed by Cookeville Mastersingers on Dec 15 at 3pm in Cookeville, TN

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 14, 2019

Today I have a great interview with Jami Saunders from the Culinary Arts Center in Columbia, Tennessee. But Jami is much more than a savvy promoter of local businesses. She is a Mom of SEVEN who homeschools and is popping with new ideas. YOU guys are going to LOVE this interview!

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How to reach  Cliff Davis

Interview with Jami Saunders

Websiteshttps://www.columbiacac.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jami.saunders

Bio
Jami Saunders is not originally from Columbia, TN, but she has made it her home. Originally from Atwood, IL, she moved her family here in 2010 and established herself in the homeschooling community as a leader while teaching health, science, entrepreneurial economics, and more.


Jami was previously known for her award-winning photography and her involvement in raising service dogs for the handicapped for Canine Companions for Independence.
In 2017 the needs of the community and her love of bringing education on nutrition inspired her to create what is now the Culinary Arts Center in Columbia, TN. Most days you will find her hosting an event for the community; serving as vice president for the Muletowner (an initiative by Grow Columbia that promotes Columbia, TN and its businesses by acting as a practical everyday resource for residents and visitors); hosting a local radio; and serving as a proud Rotarian.


This mother of 7 beautiful children still finds the time and energy to pour herself out into small businesses, community organizations, and into the heart and culture of Columbia.

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Dec 11, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today is a homesteading day. We just got a whole cow in the freezer that we share among several families each year. The cow comes with bones. The bones become stock. And we end up with beef tallow.

The other day, someone asked me if beef tallow can be eaten, so I thought why now do a show sharing five recipe ideas for beef tallow. We will cover that, as well as what the heck tallow even is later in the show.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

Stump the Sauce

  • What is the benefit of having a manual espresso maker like the flair or rok?  With proper technique can they make a really good espresso shot?

What’s Up on the homestead

  • Getting ready for a new goat
  • Lots of firewood (the game we are playing)
  • Ducks and the pond on cold days

Main topic of the Show: 5 Beef Tallow Recipes

Check out this roundtable discussion of random stuff I had with Jack Spirko today!

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 9, 2019

Today I want to talk to you about thinking ahead and why it is important to do so, but not at the expense of taking care of and living in the now. You see, we have been running at maximum capacity at Holler Roast Coffee and so have the letter carriers. Some packages are taking forever to arrive, others are there in a moment, and some might be lost forever. But as we navigate this busy time, we’ve been building in time to think ahead, create plan bs while handling plan as every day. So I will talk about how we are approaching that later in the show. 

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Reminder - hors d'oeuvre gathering at my place on December 21, 2019 at 1:30pm. RSVP Here.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Deer Processing, an update
  • Buying lunch meat this week (busy times)
  • French Onion Soup
  • Biltong
  • Food Saver Gusseted Bags

What’s in Season

  • Watercress - but it will be cold this week
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • No one found maitake this year 

Operation Independence

  • Still hoping to hit our doubling goal - have about $4,000 left to go and are operating at max capacity on some but not all days. 
  • Basecamp flooring is going in and we plan to use it during the Spring Workshop

Main topic of the Show: Thinking Ahead

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Song: Special by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 6, 2019

Today, we have a thought of the walk on what to do with bad behavior in communities - especially tight communities like the Living Free in Tennessee one. 

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Main topic of the Show: TOTW on Bad Behavior in Communities

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 4, 2019

Today, we discuss four great venison recipes -- and I *might* have talked for a bit about how frustrating it is to be a small, startup food manufacturer...

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#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she applauding?

Stump the Sauce

  • From Jim - how do I pasteurize large batches of tomato sauce

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Slow Slow Slow Grow right now
  • Need to mulch lots of stuff and wish I had sooner

Main topic of the Show: Five Venison Recipes

  1. Venison Sauerbraten: https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/sauerbraten-recipe.html
  2. Jalapeno Poppers with Backstrap
  3. Breakfast Sausage Trick
  4. Breaded and fried (Chicken fried venison)
  5. What venison recipes do you like?

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Dec 3, 2019

Today, we will talk about how we processed the meat of three deer safely, while handling coffee orders, AND having a fantastic Thanksgiving. Because it is raining deer!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 3 deer in the hole
  • Annual cow arrives this week
  • Using salsa at a fast clip
  • Update on unusual recipes: the cranberry sauce was good to me but “not my cup of tea” to mama sauce
  • Gluten free perogi story (celium husk)
  • Hot coco was a hit the day after Thanksgiving
  • Fermented veggies were spicy but good
  • Left over sequence: Turkey scramble, turkey stew with Spaetzle, Turkey Salad sandwiches, Turkey orzo

What’s in Season

  • Unseasonably late watercress!
  • Oyster mushrooms

Operation Independence

  • Lots of Holler Roast activity (Why I missed the show part 1)
  • Basecamp will have countertops today!

Main topic of the Show: It’s Raining Deer

  1. The butcher box - how it came to be/why it works
  2. Division of labor - Skinning and quartering ~ Fine cuts and packaging ~ grinding and sausaging ~ constant cleanup and sterility
  3. The best sharp knives EVER
  4. Maintaining an empty fridge at a holiday event = no stress
  5. No stress, no rush, no processing when exhausted. 

Make it a great week!

Song: Suicide by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 27, 2019

There is still time - still time to make something by hand and give it to someone you care about. I know that Christmas is coming fast, and tomorrow many of us will feast on turkey and pie, but you can still do it! Today, I will share four handmade gift ideas that you can still do in time for gift-giving season.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and what is she guarding?

Stump the Sauce

  • What do I do if I forgot to get my turkey and they only have frozen ones?

What’s In Season for Thanksgiving

  • Watercress
  • Mushrooms
  • Wild yard greens - plantain and dock

Thankful

  • Thank you

Main topic of the Show: Four last-minute gift ideas

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 25, 2019

For years, I have struggled with organizing my house while also keeping things going on the business and animal care side of things. This year, I finally turned an organizing corner. It wasn’t asking myself if something brings me joy - though that is a good question. It was a decision followed by some founding concepts to keep the momentum going and I will share those foundations with you today.

Gift Registry - added TWO more people to it - check it out this week - let’s keep our dollars supporting one another.

Save the dates: Spring Workshop Save the Date: April 23-25, 2020

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Remember to review root veggies biweekly
  • Mushroom Season
  • Hoping for a Thanksgiving deer/grinding bacon for added sausage fat
  • Workshop Leftovers Still Going Strong - perfect for a week with a feast at the end

What’s Up on The Homestead

  • Goat needs a friend
  • Let 2 beds get frosted in advance of winter so that I can work the beds
  • Moved from No Kill list to Final Winter Checklist

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp - cabinets in and flooring going down
  • Christmas Coffee Update - sold half our sample pack capacity in one week

Main topic of the Show: 5 Foundations to Organize Your Home

  1. One system at a time Commit to putting things back in their place
  2. Set a realistic timeline and enjoy the journey 
  3. Schedule interventions with specific goals (then see item number 1)
  4. Reduce, release, move on - and get real
  5. Gain family buy in

Make it a great week!

Song: The Flood by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 23, 2019

Today we are pleased to invite the founders of Angie's Gardens to share their small business development journey. Josh and Angie Reynolds started with permaculture, discovered herbal remedies, developed tasty and healthy teas, then added high quality CBD products to their growing business. They got started in one farmers market and now visit 6-7 per week, as well as supporting online orders. Find out more on today's show.

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Angie’s Gardens, headquartered in Texas, was born from the founder’s love of helping others. She first learned the power of herbs when her husband suggested their daughter drink some lemon balm tea with honey to feel better from a possible oncoming cold. She drank the tea and felt better.

Angela was astonished that something so simple could work so effectively and quickly that she began looking up other herbs. After reading the list of benefits of fennel, which took almost 10 minutes, she was hooked and began her studies of herbal medicine.

Angie has always felt a calling to healing and this is her way of doing just that!

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 20, 2019

Thanksgiving is only a week away and I just grabbed a turkey out of the freezer. This year, I thought it would be fun to share some experimental recipes we plan to have at the Holler Homestead. These are a little outside the norm this year because, well, I thought it would be fun to get outside the box and save the more traditional chestnut dressing and other sides for Christmas.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

Stump the Sauce

  • Volunteering for farmers to learn skills - Crystal in Maryland

What’s Up in the AP

  • Everything is still growing well with the row cover

Main topic of the Show: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweet Potato Perogi

Spicy Dill Pickle Cranberry Sauce

Dead Easy Salad Dressing

Fermented Veggies

Hot Chocolate and Rumpleminz With Cream

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 18, 2019

Today is 6 weeks until Christmas, six weeks to get your annual goals completed. It is time for the Final Countdown list. But all work and no play is not healthy, so we talk about what should be on your countdown list.

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Nicole's Choir Concert: Cookeville on Sunday, December 15m, 3pm- Mastersingersinc.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Winter feed cycles are all set up: open a bag, buy a bag (no more doubles)
  • Potatoes are almost consumed and they are growing eyes
  • Planning Thanksgiving sides from pantry: Recipes this Wednesday!
  • Green Chili Stew this week as our Holler Stew left over from Green Chili Weekend

No Kill List

  • Coffee Roaster

Operation Independence

  • Setting up an indoor grow area and considering doing a mini-hydroponics system

Main topic of the Show: The Final Countdown

  • List
  • Prioritize
  • Delegate 
  • Drop
  • Reprioritize
  • Drop more things
  • Execute

So what does your final countdown look like? Can you get it down to 6 things in 6 weeks?

Make it a great week!

Song: Calling My Name, by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 15, 2019

Today we have a thought of the walk. What is a thought of the walk? It is something short and sweet that comes clear to me when I take a walk with my dogs. And this week, I realized something interesting about true friends. But we will dive into that after two reminders

Gift Registry

Brownie plus Coffee of the Month

Main topic of the Show: Transferring Seedlings Into Your Garden

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 13, 2019

Today, after a week of caring for my goat, I will review the 9 lessons that Mama Sauce learned from Clover, our goat.

#HollerHatWednesday: What is she on and where is she going?

Mewe Reminder: 730-8

Stump the Sauce

  • Lynn on generators in a vacation rental in the mountains.

What’s Up in the AP

  • 3 60 watt bulbs kept our plants mostly alive through a 16 degree night
  • Thai water spinach, Water hyacinth, malabar spinach and ginger are all in the house. 
  • Forgot to move peppers or the avocado tree
  • Setting up an indoor grow area for microgreens and lettuces

Main topic of the Show: 8 Lessons the Gat Taught Mom

  1. Even though the goat pulls hard on her chain when you walk her, never wrap said chain around your hand to get a better grip lest you become bruised.
  2. When the goat becomes tangled to a tree and you need to untangle her, never place your finger between the tree and her chain. I thought I had crushed the bone…
  3. When leading the goat on her chain in the morning to her first grazing spot, hold the chain with both hands and lean way back as if you are on a ski rope tow.
  4. Each morning, when letting the goat out of her barn, you open the door then wait until she brings her head back before skiing to her first browsing spot.
  5. Similarly - release the hook with her tether from the barn gate BEFORE you open the latch to the gate.
  6. In the evening when moving the goat to her barn, all you need to do is un hook it from her tether location and she will drag the chain back with her - holding the chain while she does this is a bad idea.
  7. Each day in the morning, you must wait for the obligatory peach tree leaf munching before leading her to her first grazing location. Then walk he from this location to that asking her which plants she prefers to eat today.
  8. The more trees there are near the tether location, the more times she will wind and loop the chain around things in a crazy way. Similarly - the harder the terrain is that she is on, the more winding up of the chain she will do in order to improve the chances of pulling you off your feet when you come to move her.
  9. Don’t tether the goat where she can get up on things - particularly the poultry corn barrel.

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 11, 2019

Today I will share with you my two biggest take aways from Jack Spirko's Workshop - then I want to walk through how to find your why - and as an example, I will use one of our very own community members: BBQ Homesteader, Daniel, founder of Off Kilter Brownies and someone that you have all heard from if you run in the LFTN digital communities.

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Mewe Live Chat Time Change: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8am

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Ensuring we do not freeze anything
  • The Onion Story
  • Pulling 2018 canned goods out to remind us to use them
  • Finishing Last Year’s Pig, Piece by piece
  • Snow is coming - and I am not shopping because the pantry is all good

No Kill List

  • 16 degrees

Operation Independence

  • Jack’s Workshop - 2 things I got from it (Sharpen the sword)

Main topic of the Show: Find your Why

  • Phases
    • Analysis Paralysis: (Just Get Started)
    • Minor Initial Success:  (Why Am I Not Growing Faster?)
    • Enquiry & Trials: (More Questions Paired With Learning From Results)
    • Receptive to Perspective Change: (From Me to You)
    • Acceleration: (Sharpening)
    • Why is Found: (The Real Work Begins)

Make it a great week!

Song: Tripped Out By Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 1, 2019

John Moody, author of the weed book (Winning the War on Weeds), producer of Abby’s Elderberry, food policy geek and all around great guy is here to talk with us about going rogue with food production, as well as a really cool conference he’s got for us in late January. I for one plan to be there and serve some coffee!

But first

  1. Holiday Gift Registry Reminder
  2. Next Week: Jack’s Workshop

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Main content of the show

FROM JOHN ABOUT JOHN

I am not your typical farmer. Most people probably don’t consider me typical anything. Farming and homesteading were not something I ever planned to do. But I am now glad I get to do them.

Growing up, I enjoyed a varied diet of video games, cartons, and processed foods. Dental decay, seasonal allergies, and constant sickness were the inevitable result – a result that doctors and other denied was connected with my family’s food and lifestyle choices.

In my early 20s, I was waylaid by duodenal ulcers, my body’s final warning that some things were dreadfully awry. Thankfully, I listened. Over the course of a year, my fiancee (now wife) Jessica and I completely changed our understanding of food – what is food? How should it be raised? How should it be prepared?

This lead to thinking long and deep about farming, and eventually, moving out to a farm of our own.

Interview

Make it a great week

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Oct 30, 2019

I had a request over on the Mewe chat group to talk about what to have in your car for winter. And since this is a topic that every homesteader should have a handle on, since most of us live far from help, I thought - perfect topic. Better yet, it applies to everyone as we start seeing snowstorms and freezing temperatures.

#HollerHatWednesday: Who is wearing her and why does she look so sad?

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LFTN Gift Listing: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/directory/

Stump the Sauce

  • How do you determine what projects to take on and which ones to pass over?

Tales from the Booze Whisperer - mention Justin

  • Hot Buttered Rum: 1 shot rum, 1tbsp hot buttered rum batter - hot water

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Garlic is IN
  • Walking onions are IN
  • Row cover will be in place by tomorrow at the latest
  • Bringing cold sensitive plants inside for the winter

Main topic of the Show: Winter Car Preparation

  1. Car Mechanics
  2. Car Kit
  3. People Care
  4. Orientation

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Oct 28, 2019

Today, we cover using the concept of "Selfish Sundays" to further your self interest - and why this is not a bad thing.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The great root vegetable transfer moment has arrived - and Jack’s Workshop is in the way - delay, delegate, drop
  • Average weekly grocery bill $20 (Not counting animal feed)
  • Fantastic Curry: Pork Ribs and Pork Chops, Onion, 1 Jar tomatoes, 2 tbsp curry powder, 1 quart turkey stock, greens, Carrots, garlic
  • The mayo story

What’s up on the homestead

  • Separated horseradish
  • Transplanted jerusalem artichokes to a better location
  • Building a guest cabin where the greenhouse was
  • Prepped the garlic bed
  • It is time to rake leaves and use them as mulch
  • AP winterizing happens this week

Operation Independence

  • Traded chicken for beef

Main topic of the Show: Selfish Sunday

Make it a great week!

Song: Feed My Hunger, by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Oct 26, 2019

Today, we explore the idea of how to choose what to eat from your pantry in a thought of the walk episode. What is a thought of the walk episode? A short podcast about something that has been on my mind during one of my walks - usually taken with my doggies in the Holler.

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Update on Ashley’s Campaign for Prom Princess

LFTN Community Tip

  • From Justin - Going back to dealing with coring Tomatoes

TOTW on What To Eat from your pantry

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

Make it a great week!

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