Santa Gets Some Diet Advice

I bumped into someone early one morning during this holiday season. You might know him. Our conversation went something like this. “Well, Julie, thanks for the carrots and apple slices for the reindeer! Rudy ate all the oatmeal muffins before I could even have a taste, and Prancer polished off the apples. I guess you…
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How To Survive The Midwestern Blast Freezer

During the last seriously cold weather snap a few years ago, I happened to be on a conference call. Here’s a bit of the conversation. “I think our temperature dropped to 30 degrees last night!” one of the women noted. “It was 20 degrees here,” another woman said. I was on a conference call with…
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Try A Budget-Friendly Food Gift From The Heart

Can you remember the most memorable gift you ever received? Sometimes you remember the things you didn’t receive, too. I remember wanting an easy-bake oven, but unfortunately, it wasn’t wrapped under our tree. Instead, I was allowed to bake cookies in the real oven with a little help from my mom. My cakes were much…
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6 Tips For A Festive, Healthy Holiday

Spending time with family and friends and enjoying special food is part of most holiday celebrations. However, you may leave the gathering thinking you ate too much. If you are planning any holiday gatherings, try these tips to keep your holidays festive and also focused on good health. Keep the celebration simple. *How about a…
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Do You Know How To Make Lefse?

We of Norwegian descent get teased about our accents, our expressions and our white and brown food. At this time of year, many family recipes come out of the recipe box and arrive on holiday tables. Yah, sure, meat, potatoes and gravy were menu mainstays in many Scandinavian homes. And, you bet, the vegetables usually…
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