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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

This Beef and Broccoli takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker. My top five favorite recipes on the blog!
The beef melts in your mouth and the flavor is out of this world! If you don’t have all day but are in the mood for an excellent beef and broccoli dinner, try it with garlic or only 20 Minute dinner.
Beef and Broccoli in the slow cooker.
Beef and Broccoli
I made this recipe back when I first started my blog. It is still in my top five favorite recipes here on the blog. I love beef and broccoli and I always order it whenever we go out. Well, this recipe is better than takeout and only takes minutes to throw in the slow cooker!
This recipe was due for a much needed picture update. The first picture I took was just not doing this recipe justice. Luckily people still took my word for how
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Listeria outbreak survivor shares impact of illness

A man who was sickened in South Africa’s Listeria outbreak has described how his life fell apart after getting ill.

Joseph Kadango, who lives in Johannesburg, spent months in hospital after becoming infected, lost his job and couldn’t support his family.

He used to buy meat such as Russians, Viennas, chicken and polony for breakfast while shopping.

“After a month they stopped and said we don’t sell that stuff anymore here and it is at that time the listeriosis started for me. They said bring it back but I couldn’t take these things back as I had eaten most of them already. I took all the polony, viennas and Russians of Enterprise and threw them in the dustbin,” he told Food Safety News.

“When I was in hospital I told my brother you must avoid those things in the bin. It is no good to eat. Now I don’t … Read more

E.L.F. Cosmetics’ Chipotle Collection Gives New Meaning to ‘Guac Is Extra’


The makeup line, which includes eyeshadow and an avocado-shaped makeup sponge, will be released March 9

You ever walk into a Chipotle, see the offerings, and think, “Gee, I really wish I could turn this into a look?” Well, now finally you can accent your eyes with sofritas, thanks to Chipotle’s collaboration with E.L.F. cosmetics.

The new makeup line includes a plumping “Make It Hot” lip gloss, a makeup sponge resemblant of an avocado, a makeup bag that looks like a bag of chips, and a 12-color eyeshadow palette with shades to match everything … Read more

7 Layer Salad

7 Layer Salad is super simple, customizable and amazingly delicious. This sensational traditional salad is a table topper as well as a scrumptious side dish.

Perfect for Holidays and Potlucks this layered salad will be a hit! It goes perfectly with Chicken, Salmon and Steak.

7 Layer salad with lettuce, peas and topped with bacon.

Seven Layer Salad

7 Layer Salad is a classic salad that I remember having growing up as a kid. I actually remember loving it. It was so pretty all layered in a trifle bowl. This classy yet simple salad is still a favorite, especially with a crowd.  It is fresh and full of flavor and tons of vegetables. Layering it in a trifle bowl allows the layers to be visible. It is visually stunning as well as delightful. You are going to love how this layered salad is so customizable and easy to throw together.

There is no magic necessarily in the number 7, it … Read more

FDA reminds baby food industry to follow the regulations for lead, other toxins

In response to a recent congressional report about lead and other toxins in baby food, the Food and Drug Administration has posted a public notice and included a link to an industry letter sent by Susan T. Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Mayne’s letter cites federal regulations chapter and verse and reminds industry to operate within those rules.

Here is the FDA statement, including the link to the industry letter.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes exposure to toxic elements, such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium and lead, in the food supply extremely seriously, especially when it comes to protecting the health and safety of the youngest and most vulnerable in the population. That is why today, we are announcing new actions aimed at further preventing or reducing chemical hazards that may be present in foods for babies and young children.

First, today we … Read more