Try An Unusual Fruit This Season

“What is that thing?” my husband asked as he pointed at something in the produce aisle. “I have no idea,” I said as I walked slowly toward the bin of fruits. I reached out timidly to examine the bright pink globular thing with green spines protruding from the sides and top. I was ready to…
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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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