01 February 2023

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Celebrations call for special foods this February

Celebrations call for special foods this February


What do tater tots, banana bread and frog legs all have in common? They are all national food days celebrated this month. You might say that February ...
18 January 2023

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Ways to save on cash and calories

Ways to save on cash and calories


Calories — those tiny creatures that live in our closets and sew our clothes a little tighter each night — have a sly way of creeping onto grocery...
22 December 2022

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Consider ‘Feast of 7 Fishes’ for holidays

Consider ‘Feast of 7 Fishes’ for holidays


Traditions touch us. They connect us. They expand us. They vary from families, cultures, religions, countries and individuals. Traditions have been bu...
17 November 2022

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‘Culinary cornucopia’ addresses curiosities found in the kitchen

‘Culinary cornucopia’ addresses curiosities found in the kitchen


It’s time to pull out the cornucopia to decorate the Thanksgiving holiday table. This cone-shaped container, sometimes referred to as a “horn of p...
19 October 2022

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Gooey snacks leave them wanting s’more

Gooey snacks leave them wanting s’more


Bonfires, hayrides, visits to the pumpkin patch and huddling around campfires make October seem like the most magical month of the year. Devouring goo...
21 September 2022

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Take hosting tips from Gander

Take hosting tips from Gander


If a good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help up another, then the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, takes first place in cardi...
17 August 2022

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Tiki theme helps create tropical setting

Tiki theme helps create tropical setting


It’s August, summer’s last stand. It’s during the deep heat of the summer when laziness finds respectability. Wipe the sweat from your brow a...
27 July 2022

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More than fresh farm produce can be found at farmers markets

More than fresh farm produce can be found at farmers markets


It has been said that “summer has a flavor like no other, always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” Think healthy and smart by making time to shop l...
08 June 2022

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Turn kitchen into classroom

Turn kitchen into classroom


By Suetta K. Tingler, Special Writer “Up, down, touch the ground. In the mood for food” go the words from a Winnie the Pooh song. Food makes peop...
04 May 2022

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Be strong to the finish with spinach dishes

Be strong to the finish with spinach dishes


A wise-cracking, one-eyed sailor claiming his hometown to be the small Mississippi River port of Chester, Ill., began making headlines with his superh...