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Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a birthday sleepover, an adults-only gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home – or on a projector in the yard—can be the perfect escape…

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From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.

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Backyard barbecues and family picnics are plentiful during the summer months, so chances are good you’ll host or attend at least one event this season. While you’ll likely feast on a bevy of hamburgers, hot dogs and summer salads, a menu filled with fresh, delicious sides makes for a meal wo…

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Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a birthday sleepover, an adults-only gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home­—or on a projector in the yard—can be the perfect escape.…

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Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.

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Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done …

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Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

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While lemon is a traditional summer flavor, you can add a little extra to your gatherings—from picnics and brunches—with this classic dessert. Quick and easy to make, these Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

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At first glance, a notice in a recent issue of The Spearville News looked like an ordinary sale advertisement for Kelly’s Corner Grocery. Instead, the ad revealed discouraging news about the store from owners Kelly and Kayla Persinger: “With yearly sales spiraling down for the last three yea…

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Whether you enjoy cucumbers pickled, fresh or even sautéed, this member of the gourd family will keep you “cool” this spring. Cucumbers are fat free, sodium free and a good source of vitamin C. Choose firm cucumbers with dark green color that are heavy for their size. Look for Colorado cucum…

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Need a dessert that is not only delicious but easy to make? Try this recipe for Cinnamon-Apple Crostata. You’ll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to the flaky crust with a burst of cinnamon and apples. Find more delicious dessert recipes at Culinary.net.

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Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

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Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family. You can create a crowd-pleasing brunch with affordable, high-quality ingredients, wine and tablescape decor.

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Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this delicious Farmer’s Casserole recipe. You’ll enjoy this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a little bit of spice with some jalapeños. You can also prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill till you are ready to pop it in the oven.

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“Whenever we work cattle, have a crew out to help or need to work together on a project, I know that I can never go wrong with the cheesy, meaty greatness that is my 'Farm-ous Lasagna.' Each person on our crew plays an integral part in the success of the farm. And the only thing that determi…

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While it can be easy to fall into a routine of cooking the same recipes week in and week out, getting creative with mealtime can be as easy as making simple swaps and trying new flavor combinations with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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When it’s cold outside and snow blankets the ground, try heating up the oven and whipping up a batch of Snowball Cookies. These cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and with a hint of coconut added to the frosting, your senses might think you’ve been transported to a trop…

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Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

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When the weather is frightfully cold and you need something quick to warm you up, try this recipe for Tomato-Tortellini Soup. The ingredients can be kept on hand for when your day runs long and your time runs short. With only 4 ingredients, you’ll be warm and cozy in no time.

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Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. Moreover, 61 percent of moms frequently order takeout or go out to …

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When bringing your friends and family together to watch the game, you’ll likely want to avoid any fumbles in the kitchen. Fret not and opt for a big batch of easy-to-make wings while incorporating these stress-free tips into your game plan to help ensure a resounding success.

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Warm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table.

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You don’t have to be a pastry chef to make these delicious little beauties. With a hint of lemon, these light and fluffy puffs will be a hit at your next gathering.

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The holiday season is full of opportunities to eat, drink and gather around the table with the ones you love. Whether it’s a family dinner, office potluck or neighborhood brunch, good food is a cornerstone of nearly every great holiday celebration.

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With 334 days leading up to December, make the most of the season by enjoying the holiday’s quintessential flavors like gingerbread—with double the festive treats to please every taste.

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Thanksgiving brings us images of turkeys and family gatherings with big feasts. While Thanksgiving is typically reserved for turkey, there’s plenty of space on the table for our favorite beef or pork dishes. These recipes are fairly simple and provide just what you need for a deliciously suc…

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Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes.

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I drove by a quick lube store a few days ago and noticed their marquee had a special offer advertised, “Pumpkin Spice Oil Changes.” It even encouraged us to get them before they were gone. It made me realize how much of a craze we’ve made all things that include pumpkin and spice.

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I was recently contacted by a reader who suggested I share a few easy recipes she could clip and send with her college-student son. Lean ground beef was on sale at the grocery store and is easy to incorporate into quick and satisfying recipes. Ground beef is one of the most versatile go-to s…

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Fall is a favorite time of the year for many. It brings a bountiful harvest, tasty food, delightful weather and fun activities. Sorghum grain harvest is also progressing throughout the Midwest and farmers are preparing for the next season of crops. Sorghum grain and syrup make for a great ad…

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Entries for the 2019 National Festival of Breads, sponsored by Red Star Yeast, King Arthur Flour and the Kansas Wheat Commission, are being accepted through Jan. 1, 2019. The competition seeks the best yeast bread recipes from home bakers and food bloggers throughout the United States.

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When it’s time for a sweet treat, look for seasonal goodies that complement fun fall activities. For example, reach for an option like whole-grain, fluffy and crisp popcorn which can be an easy, DIY snack.

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When the school year is back in full swing, families often find themselves battling the mealtime crunch. Mexican-inspired meals bursting with flavor are known family-friendly picks that can be easily prepared and put on the table on those frenzied weeknights.

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Weekend barbecues, birthday celebrations and family reunions are in full swing, so up your grill game from basic to bold with a few ideas to leave your guests wanting more.

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I was thumbing through a pile of recipes over the weekend that had been stashed in a box for a good number of years. Some are hand-written, some are clipped from a magazine or book and a few are scrawled on a crumpled napkin or bit of paper. They have one thing in common however. They are al…