Soft Holiday Eggnog Cookies

1/2 – cup (1 stick)  unsalted butter, softened 1 – cup sugar 1 – egg 1 – teaspoon spice island vanilla extract 1/4 – tsp rum extract dash of  ground nutmeg 2 1/2 – cups all-purpose flour 1/2 – teaspoon baking soda 1/2 – teaspoon salt 1/2 – 1 cup – eggnog   FROSTING: 2…

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Turkey Tortilla Soup

– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 1/2 cup yellow onion – diced – 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder – 1 tablespoon tomato paste – 1 quart (4 cups) chicken broth – 6 sprigs cilantro kosher salt to taste -1 package tortilla strips – 1 cup turkey, dark or white meat – diced – 3/4 cup…

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Living with TMJ Disorder: The Magical Powers of Friendship

Stacy’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts written by a close friend of mine and long-time volunteer of TMJ Hope’s, Nicole (who some of you may know from the forum).  Nicole is a TMJ disorder & chronic pain patient, and she’ll be discussing friendships with you, and how to nurture your…

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Jaw Friendly Leftovers! French Onion Turkey Casserole

Vegetable cooking spray 6 eggs 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed French Onion Soup 2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves, crushed 9 slices Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse™ Hearty White Bread, cut into cubes 2 cups shredded or cubed…

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Sausage, Apple, Cranberry Stuffing!

Ingredients: 1 loaf (1 pound) white bread, cut in small cubes (about 10 to 12 cups cubes) 4 tablespoons butter, plus about 2 to 3 teaspoons for greasing the pan 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 8 ounces ground pork sausage 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon crumbled leaf…

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Vanilla Bean Sweet Potatoes

4 pounds medium sweet potatoes 1 cup heavy cream 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 vanilla bean, slit lengthwise, seeds scraped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper   Preheat the oven to 400°. Poke the sweet potatoes several times with a fork and bake for about 35 minutes, or until tender. Let cool slightly, then peel…

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Major Research Update – The OPPERA Study: The Largest TMJ Disorder Study To Date

You may want to sit down, grab a cup of coffee or a smoothie 😉 and maybe even take some notes. This is one of the most important blog posts that you have ever read about TMJ disorder research. I’m excited to be writing about this study – the OPPERA study – because it is…

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Cranberry, Green, & Gloomy Winter Day Smoothies for TMJ Disorder Patients

  Banana Cranberry Cream Smoothie 2 bananas 2 sprinkles cinnamon 1 teaspoon non-alcohol vanilla extract 1/2 cl of hulled pumpkin seeds a few pecans (I used about 4 halves) ½ cup fresh cranberries or more to taste water to desired consistency Blend seeds/nuts first to create powder, then blend everything else together. Yummy Green Smoothie…

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How Do I Know If I’m Choosing the Right Treatment or Surgery for My TMJ Disorder?

One of the most difficult aspects of being diagnosed with TMJ disorder is realizing that there is no cure. When you are in pain and researching to find answers to your problems, you can come across many doctors/dentists/patients/marketers claiming that they have exactly what you are looking for… a way to “cure” your TMJ disorder…

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, very thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, smashed 5 cups canned whole tomatoes in their juice (from three 14-ounce cans) 1 cup water 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano Salt…

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