Cranberry Walnut Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Hey there! Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again today. I may be crazy for writing this in Colorado, but as soon as Spring starts to roll around I start craving fresh greens and healthy salads. I would probably eat a different salad for lunch every single day if I could. (And by salad I mean a bowl of lettuce that’s totally covered in toppings. Possibly very close to the way I make a taco “salad.”) [Read more…]


5 Minute Chocolate Pecan Footballs

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Hey y’all! Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again today.  As some of you know, I live in Denver, Colorado which is the home of the Denver Broncos Football Team. After a crazy season of our primary quarterback being out of play for 7 games, we rallied to win the AFC championship and are headed to the “Big Game” next week!! I think we will have our work cut out for us against Carolina, but hopefully the Broncos will come away from that game having played our best and winning the title. (Sorry if you’re a Carolina fan!) [Read more…]

Microwave Gingerbread Toffee

 This Microwave Gingerbread Toffee comes together in minutes and is sure to be a hit at your holiday party!

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Hey y’all! Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again. For as long as I can remember baking with my mother, our family has had this amazingly easy recipe for Microwave Toffee. It involves dumping 4 ingredients in a bowl and popping it in the microwave for about 9 minutes then pouring it out on a baking sheet, adding some chocolate and putting in the fridge to set. Super quick, perfect every time, and you don’t need a candy thermometer at all! [Read more…]


Rosemary Sea Salt – Quick Hostess or Neighbor Gift

A quick and delicious recipe for Rosemary Sea Salt that makes a great holiday hostess gift!

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Hey y’all! It’s Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again today. Raise your hand if you love to give hostess gifts. Raise your hand again if you love to receive hostess gifts! Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, but my mom always taught me you should never show up at a party empty handed.


You can bring some flowers, text the host (if you know them) and ask if you can bring a dish, drink or dessert, bring a bag of ice (parties almost always need more ice), bring a bottle of wine (or here in Colorado it’s a 6 pack of craft beer), or make a little something for your hostess, but it’s always special to be on the receiving end of a hostess gift. (It’s special to give them too. I get really excited about giving hostess gifts!)

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