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Yogurt: How to make it at home

Apr 30th, 2015
Yogurt: How to make it at home

by Kate Ferry Yogurt is a popular part of most diets and a good source for numerous health benefits. Making yogurt a part of your regular diet is a great way to get the abundance of probiotics, “friendly bacteria”, that help keep digestive tracts healthy. This tasty treat is loaded with calcium and, if made
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Kids in the Kitchen: Making muffins for a healthy breakfast on the go

Mar 6th, 2015
Kids in the Kitchen: Making muffins for a healthy breakfast on the go

by Samantha Brown On weekends my family comes running when the muffins are done. Like fresh baked bread, these little goodies are delicious served warm with a cut of butter or drizzle of syrup and once out of the oven, and the little and big hands of the household go for the grab. These little
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Comfort meals and heart cookies

Jan 31st, 2015
Comfort meals and heart cookies

by Samantha Brown Soups are on this time of year. It’s the weather, the schedule (work, sports, etc.), the comfort. My crockpot barely moves from the counter and my favorite casserole dish was probably washed last night or sitting in the fridge with the leftovers. I love onions. I grow too many of them, I
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Cooking with kids: Tortilla soup, kale chips, and chocolate pudding

Jan 30th, 2015

Fun recipes are essential to cooking with kids. Make them smile, get them interested, and they will be more likely to want to try cooking, and try new foods. Maybe it’s cabin fever, but tortilla soup with a side of kale chips, and homemade chocolate pudding for dessert, sound delicious this month. I like this
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Three simple meals on a budget

Jan 3rd, 2015
Three simple meals on a budget

by Laura Boynton Here are three easy recipes to add to your collection that will save both time and money. Enjoy them with family and cultivate appreciation for the simple act of gathering and sharing. After all the holiday season’s truffles, pies, turkeys, hams and eggnog, the respite of a simple meal is welcome. I
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Holiday fun: Bake ornaments and sweet treats

Dec 3rd, 2014
Holiday fun: Bake ornaments and sweet treats

Any time is a good time to be with young people in the kitchen. Ask a child to help with baking and the response is usually jumping up and down and smiles. They know baking means some sort of sweet treat, most especially during the holiday season – great memories and fun treats to eat
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Gift desserts: Delicious bites

Dec 1st, 2014
Gift desserts: Delicious bites

by Nancy Nelson Everyone has favorite Christmas and holiday recipes they love to give as gifts or bring to a gathering, or have made for them! These recipes for cranberry-pistachio shortbread, gingerbread loaf with lemon buttercream, and eggnog fudge are a few of my favorites this season. I use this shortbread recipe from the Joy
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Can it: Refrigerator dill pickles, tomato sauce, and blueberry compote

Aug 2nd, 2014
Can it: Refrigerator dill pickles, tomato sauce, and blueberry compote

by Susy Hymas Enjoying a fresh peach in my yogurt this summer morning, I am reminded of my grandparent’s garden.  I was fortunate to spend summers wandering there among the fruit trees, berry bushes and flowers. Grandma would serve me fresh peaches with cream for breakfast.  The rest of the year my family ate her
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Campfire cooking with kids: Sweet summer times

Aug 1st, 2014

by Jen Sawyer Some of the best nights of summer are spent around a campfire. It’s relaxing, warm, the night sky looks wondrous, stories are being shared, and something tasty is likely cooking. Traditionally, smores are the choice of campfire treats, and rightly so since they are perfectly delicious. The melt-in-your-mouth combination hits the spot
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Pick a pepper: Some like it hot, some like it hotter

Aug 1st, 2014
Pick a pepper: Some like it hot, some like it hotter

by Mary Ellen Carter Some like it hot, some like it sweet, some like it even hotter. Whatever it is, there is a pepper out there with your name on it. What makes a pepper hot, or hotter? Peppers contain various amounts of capsaicin (an active component of chili peppers), which is measured by Scoville
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