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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Let Autumn Colors Inspire Your Menus

  “Mom, that’s the law of physics!” my daughter said with a giggle as my leaf bag popped. She was about 10 at the time. After the loud pop, I was standing knee deep in the middle of a pile of leaves holding a deflated jack-o-lantern leaf bag. “Which law did I break, anyway?” I…
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Try Some X-Ray Vision Carrots

“We’re all going to have X-ray vision now,” my husband remarked as our daughter and I prepared carrots for dinner. I smiled when he said that. I’m not sure if he knows that Cornell University did a study in which researchers gave fun names to vegetables on serving lines in a school cafeteria. In their…
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