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Asian Cucumber Salad

Heather Bullard | Asian Cucumber Salad |

It’s hot over here. I’m guessing the temps are high in your neck of the woods as well. Summer has arrived in all her glory and no one in America wants to fire up their stove for fear of adding even a single degree farenheit to their kitchen. That’s where this salad comes in…just slice cucumbers, add dressing, and keep chilled until you’re ready to serve. It’s great with steamed rice, pot stickers or grilled barbecue chicken. You could also add it to a Bahn Mi type sandwich with rotisserie chicken and shredded carrots on a baguette. It keeps well and transports easily for picnics and impromptu beach trips. Stay cool my friends! Hope you give this one a try!

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How to Make Vanilla Extract

Heather Bullard | Vanilla Extract-102

Who wants to talk about the holidays in January? Yeah…me neither.
But one of the most popular gifts I give is my homemade Organic Madagascar Vanilla Extract and it takes a very long time to cure. In fact, I think it should cure a year or more so the depth of flavor borders on decadence. So here I’ve included everything I use to make mine in hopes that you’ll feel Girl Scout prepared for next season!

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Autumn Table & Paint-by-Number Place Cards

Heather Bullard | Autumn Table 1

Over the years, I’ve purposely pared down my seasonal decor. I find that I can be just as content and inspired by using natural elements and a few fun or surprising seasonal items scattered in the mix. To me, the end result can be just as special and holiday-like. Plus, there are the added bonuses of saving money on the budget and space in the attic, garage and basement. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few of the ways I incorporate my less is more strategy and ideas with a seasonal autumn table setting.

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