Try This Thanksgiving Quiz

One evening a couple years, I poked around an antique store in West Virginia after a day of being at a conference. I always enjoy seeing the antiques that are available in states that have been in existence longer than those in most of the Midwest. I came upon little candles shaped like pilgrims in…
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An Ode To Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Past And Present

I recall last year’s Thanksgiving preparations. I noted my dining room was not “Thanksgiving dinner” ready. My dining room was a sewing and craft room at that moment. My kids had decided that I am their tailor, so I was fixing clothing. The sewing supplies needed to be put away to make way for holiday visitors…
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Cook Without Looking

Wouldn’t it be nice to be greeted by the aroma of a steaming pot of homemade soup, stew, chili or chicken fajitas (this month’s recipe) at the end of a busy day? You just need to do a little work in advance and use a slow cooker. Slow cookers have made meal preparation easier since…
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Enjoy The Bountiful Harvest Of Fall Vegetables

Let’s start with a joke: How many potatoes can you put in an empty sack? One. After that, the sack isn’t empty anymore! Fill your grocery sack with delicious root vegetables. How about some roasted carrots, potatoes, onions, beets and/or rutabagas? Vegetables provide fiber, vitamins A, C (and others), and minerals such as selenium and…
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Add Some Pumpkin And Squash To Your Menu

What recipes do you think of when you hear the words pumpkin or squash? Are you thinking of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread? Pumpkin and squash can be used in many ways on our menu. Did you know that most canned “pumpkin” is actually squash? Pumpkin and squash are in the same plant family, and…
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