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As a busy family of five who lives in California we are always looking for ways to make a difference. We live in a state that is in a severe drought and that means we are always looking for ways to cut back and save on water. In many of our communities the best way to make a natural difference is to help clean up trash which will better help preserve the water ways we have left. Also saving water each and every day is something we can all do to give back and really does make a natural difference.
As a family we enjoy spending time together and one place we like to spend our time is traveling through our National Parks. This year we are proud to support Smucker’s Make A Natural Difference campaign which helps to support our National Parks. An easy way to start making a difference is by purchasing Smucker’s, Adams All Natural, and Laura Scudder’s Natural Peanut Butters. Smucker’s helps support the the mission of the National Parks Conservation Association who’s mission is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.
This summer we found ourselves visiting 15 different National Parks throughout 3 states and we made so many wonderful memories. In fact, when I think of all the hiking and time we have spent in National Parks as a family I couldn’t imagine not having these places around anymore. It’s important that each and every one of us do our part to conserve and give back so we can enjoy our National Parks for generation after generation.Smucker’s wants to know where do you see a #NaturalDifference? Submit a photo of your favorite national or local park, and share it and you can win. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter is giving everyone the chance to win a Sony Digital SLR Camera and 18-135mm Lens and carrying case, Shutterfly gift cards, and jars of natural peanut butter!
To get ready for a full day exploring your National Parks you have to get in a hearty a filling breakfast. Breakfast is one of our favorite meals of the day and it’s a great way to start an active day. To have some fun we decided to mix a few of our favorite things and making a Maple Peanut Butter Sauce was only the start!
Maple Peanut Butter Sauce Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups Adam’s All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 cups Maple Syrup
- 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is to turn something ordinary into something truly extraordinary. This maple peanut butter sauce is probably my newest favorite flavoring for breakfast. It’s filling and rich but still sweet. It’s the perfect sauce for breakfast!
- To make the pancakes we also wanted to make it fun and really filling for our busy day out at a local National Park so bacon was the simple answer here.
- Simply cook your bacon, cut into pieces and add to your favorite pancake mix.
- Once your sauce has cooked together and is nice and warm and your pancakes are done you are ready to enjoy!
Be sure to enter to win by sharing your #NaturalDifference photos with Smucker’s. You can win just by entering!
I have one $100 Shutterfly Gift Card and Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter products and stirrer to give away!
janna johnson says
I stopped buying bottled water.
Rebecca Lock says
I garden and plant trees. I also teach kids how to recycle, repurpose, and reuse items.
Brittney House says
I try to recycle as much as possible.
RICHARD HICKS says
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RICHARD HICKS says
I try to make a difference by volunteering during our waterways cleanups
I recycle as much as possible and just try to be nice! No littering!
Carolyn Daley says
As far as a natural difference, I recycle and collect rain water.
Lisa V. says
I’m a backpacker and have hiked the majority of the Appalachian Trail. I practice leave no trace and try to leave an area better than when I arrived.
Hesper Fry says
I recycle and buy organic produce at our local farmer’s market as much as possible.
Erica B. says
We clean up trash in our neighborhood.
joe gersch says
i make a natural difference by recycling
Samii Meyer says
I reuse things when I can and I recycle!
Shirley Hicks says
Amy Sund says
I try to reduce waste by using reusable products. I use tupperware instead of sandwich bags in my kids lunches.
Mihaela Day says
By recycling and encouraging others to do the same 🙂
Angela Cash says
I make a natural difference in my community by participating in a community garden and by supporting local growers and producers.
April Farley says
When we take our nightly walks we carry a bag and pick up littler along the way. We also compost like crazy to help keep stuff out of the land field.
Karen Drake says
I help by recycling everything I can, paper, glass and plastic containers.
Lisa Weidknecht says
I volunteer at the food pantry.
Deborah Gardner says
We work in a community vegetable garden on weekends.
Virginia Rowell says
We help to clean up around parks and plant trees for them.
We recycle as much as we can. We also try to conserve water and pick up trash when on walks.
beth shepherd says
We are very active with our American Heritage girl troop and with our church outreach to the community.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
My Family Makes A Natural Difference In Our Community By Planting A Community Garden.
We do fund raiser and club events where we help the Christian Aid shelter with Christmas gifts and holiday dinners.
I pick up the litter in my community to make a difference
Monique Rizzo says
I pick up garbage whenever I see it.
lori clark says
made bee box for the bees to live in and started recycling all the boxes I get (I get quite a few!)
Jennifer Short says
I love geocaching and we try to practice “CITO” — Cache in trash out — by picking up trash as we are out finding our geocaches.
heather s says
I recycle as much as I can.
Cynthia R says
I extreme coupon, alerting friends to free and close to free stuff, we take our surplus and donate to the local food bank.
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
We pick up trash when we walk in the neighborhood.
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Sadie B. says
We recycle and plant lots of flowers.
erica h says
We try and recycle and also reuse by giving away things we don’t use anymore instead of trashing them.
Barbara Montag says
I recycle everything possible and take a bag with my on my walks to pick up trash.
I am a major recycler. And I encourage others to recycle too.
I help others plant their gardens
Karen Jaras says
These pancakes sound like something the grandkids would really like, I will have to try them.
Cassandra Eastman says
By recycling milk jugs and other things!
April Brenay says
I live on a military base, we help keep the post clean by picking up trash
I always make sure to put litter in the trash can and remind others to do the same.
jeannine s says
I love to recycle, plant a garden, colect rainwater
My husband and I are both reading mentors to young children. It’s a great program, and we enjoy it more than the kids!
Margaret Smith says
I help out at our local Habitat for Humanity store.
Denise S says
I could recycle lots of things and give extra stuff I have to others.
Andrea v says
Have a garden and give tomatoes away to friends and family.
Jessica Beard says
I teach children how to read and write!