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The Deadly Truth About Sugar

The Deadly Truth About Sugar

Ever heard someone say: “Buy Agave Nectar over honey because it’s much healthier! It’s a natural sweetener.” I so bought into this claim, but the truth of the matter is that it couldn’t be further from the truth.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Golly…I wish wish wish it were true. But it isn’t. There is just way too much conflicting information going around about the effects of sugar and how good or how bad it is for our bodies (mainly bad, by the way. Again, sorry).

Here are a list of 7 things that are extrememly important (and true!) to know about sugar.

1. By nature, sugar is duplicitous. When talking about “sugar” we are primarily referring to table sugar… you know, the stuff that is typically derived from sugarcane or beets. It’s also commonly called sucrose, which is made up of about 50% glucose and 50% fructose. It is REALLY important to know the difference bewteen ...

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Sugar on Your Brain

Sugar on Your Brain

I have a sugar problem. There. I said it.  I crave it like mad and have never met a HoHo, Ding-Dong ...

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Alcohol Consumption During the Holidays | The Silver Pen

Alcohol Use During the Holiday Season

Recently I came across a fabulous article about alcohol use during the holiday season.  It was pretty perfect timing, I have to say.  As we ...

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Halloween Candy | The Silver Pen

Healthy Alternative to Halloween Candy

The biggest Silver Lining of the week was being introduced to Foodbabe.com.  Holy moly do I ever have a hugmongous girl crush! Before our ...

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Friday’s Fixin’s: Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

What’s Christmas time without Gingerbread cookies?  I can’t imagine!  Today’s recipe comes straight from dear Maili Brocke, my dear...

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding | The Silver Pen

Friday’s Fixin’s: Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Last week, we had some friends over for dinner and for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what to ...

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Friday’s Fixin’s: from The Solvang Bakery

On Tuesday, I arrived home to find the most amazing and glorious gift from dear Maili, her mom Susan and sister Melissa. Oh dear ...

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Perfect Thanksgiving Pies Pop Up | Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Perfect Thanksgiving Pies Pop Up

Today, I’m excited to announce the arrival – just in time for Thanksgiving – of a Perfect Pie Pop Up ...

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Friday’s Fixin’s: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

To me, fall is synonymous with pumpkin. I love anything and everything pumpkin. They are beautiful to display, colorful and always welcoming. ...

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Silver Lining Discoveries: Black + Blanco Sandcastles

One of my absolute new favorite snacks is Black + Blanco Sandcastle cookies. My oh my oh my!  I first learned about them from Amy, ...

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Friday’s Fixin’s: The Best Carrot Cake That I’ve Ever Had…EVER!

Last night I went to one of the most fun birthday parties I’ve ever been to. Seriously. It was a full-on love fest. Everything about ...

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