March 11th, 2020

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Good News

Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more? Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your life a little happier?
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Healthier Recipes

Here are some ways to make any recipe healthier.

Some healthier improvements also improve flavor.  Frex, zucchini milk makes thing moist and heavy and delicious.  They taste like they have a million calories but they don't.  Also if you want to make your baked goods green, just buy the green-black kind of zucchini and leave the peel on when you blend it.  It comes out a fairly bright apple green.

I've never been a big fan of plain cookies that are just sugar, or worse, have half an inch of icing on top.  :P  I like cookies with oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit, coconut, or other actual food in them.  Oatmeal raisin, kitchen sink, and macadamia white chocolate chip are favorites.  Though I like chocolate chip too -- our favorite recipe uses Nutella for a double-chocolate hazelnut cookie.  :D

Experiment. Find out what you like.  Often you can make something better than the junk food sold in stores.  Unless it's one of those sweet potato handpies with a day's worth of vitamin A, those are already pretty damn good.