I am an avid foodie and coffee drinker, I am also the writer behind the blog The Primitive Plate. I believe in keeping everything simple from the kitchen to exercise. Nothing fancy, just wholesome food with wholesome ingredients for the whole family.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Soup

By josie milano

Here in Central PA we love our soups and one of the most popular that comes around every Fall is Chicken Corn Soup. It’s a very simple soup that is slightly sweet and salty. An Amish version calls for Rivels which is a small dumpling made with flour and milk. I personally love my soup […]

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Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate! At The GIANT Center

By josie milano

Get ready for one big party on ice! Let’s Celebrate! is an evening of various parties with all the familiar faces of Disney. My family and I had the privilege to attend opening night on October 16, 2013 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.  The audience was treated to a year’s worth of celebrations […]

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus “BUILT TO AMAZE” Review

By josie milano

My children are normally in bed by 8:00 but opening night for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus “Built To Amaze” was just the beginning of the night for them. The pre-show started at 6:30 which was jam packed with clowns, bounce houses, Elephants and even a host dancing with the kids. From […]

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Roasted Maple Dijon Brussel Sprouts

By josie milano

This recipe is an oldie but goody in my house.  If you think you don’t like Brussel Sprouts I strongly urge you to try this recipe. I started making this recipe about a year ago when I was trying to get my family to expand their vegetable taste buds. Brussel Sprouts have always been the dreaded vegetable […]

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Gluten Free Banana Muffins

By josie milano

I don’t have any medical issues with Gluten but after having a bad episode of Lyme Disease about 2 month ago which left me paralyzed in my right leg for a few weeks I decided to drastically change my diet to an anti-inflammatory diet.  I started following the Paleo Diet and immediately noticed a HUGE improvement in my […]

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Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy At The GIANT Center

By josie milano

Get ready to open your eyes and discover the worlds of your favorite characters all over again! Disney brings an exciting show to the ice featuring Car’s, The Little Mermaid, Tinkerbell and the whole gang from Toys. My family and I had the privilege to attend opening night at the GIANT Center on April 10, 2013. My […]

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Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After at the GIANT Center

By josie milano

Get ready to put your dancing shoes on! Disney has done it again with a brand new show featuring all our favorite past and current characters. On November 1, 2012 my daughter, myself and friends  had the privilege of spending the evening with Mickey and the gang. This year the all-star lineup features Sebastian, Flounder,The Little Mermaid […]

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BOOnana Pops

By josie milano

There’s something about crisp weather and the sight of black and orange that sends my sweet tooth into a frenzy. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday but with a 6 yr. old daughter and toddler son I have to set a good example (well, at least while they’re awake) and keep the sugary treats […]

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Secret Green Cupcakes

By josie milano

I’m always on the hunt to sneak healthy ingredients into my recipes, after all I do have a 5 yr. old, a picky 2 yr. old and a pickier husband. Last St. Patricks Day I found an extremely easy recipe from Roni’s Weigh using a boxed cake mix and Spinach. Yup, you heard me SPINACH. […]

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Winter Wonderland Granola

By josie milano

Christmas is little more than 2 weeks away and the little gifts can be easily forgotten, but who doesn’t love a homemade granola!? My daughter takes ballet and I love to give her ballet instructors a small token of gratitude at Christmas.  The best way to show someone you care for or appreciate them is […]

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