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Walk Kansas, the popular K-State Research and Extension program that encourages physical activity and healthy eating, runs March 15 through May 9.

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While breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day by many, having the same predictable dishes over and over can make this essential mealtime a particularly boring one.

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The Neptune (406-58) offers symmetry and simplicity on the exterior, with a spacious interior floor plan at 1,157 square feet. The inset-covered entry is lit by a door-side window and opens toward a coat closet straight ahead. Living and sleeping quarters are on the left while the kitchen an…

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If the thought of sending your beloved pricey roses for Valentine’s Day that may wilt right after Valentine’s Day doesn’t inspire you, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has an alternative for romantics looking for roses.

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Once, long ago, family refrigerators were the place for newspaper clippings. From photos of school award assemblies, to particularly funny comics that made your dad laugh, to columnists that spoke to your family’s values and experiences.

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Valentine’s Day naturally brings thoughts of hearts, flowers, sweetness and love. Because it also occurs during American Heart Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to start taking care of your own heart and the hearts of loved ones.

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If you need an on-the-go breakfast option, wake up your morning with bacon, eggs and a biscuit in these simple, tasty breakfast sandwiches.

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Wide and spacious, the Bing (403-51) is a large, yet relaxed, single-level, three-bedroom home, designed for construction on estate-size acreage. A country-style porch backed by a wealth of multi-paned windows give the Bing a friendly, welcoming look. The porch stretches across the entire fr…

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I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Of the three Latzke children, I was the one that you might call, “an easy gainer.” Except for a few health scares that dramatically dropped the pounds off my frame, I’ve always been in the upper percentile for growth for all 41 years I’ve been on…

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Fifty percent of people in the industrialized world suffer from some form of back pain and many are related to poor seat design and posture. I am on the road a little bit more these days, and I had been having some neck pain as a result. My 4-foot-11-inch stature has never allowed me to sit …

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When it comes to dessert, it’s hard to beat chocolate as the main ingredient for dishes of all kinds. Add a twist to your next treat with the sweet taste of caramel in this Chocolate Caramel Pie.

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The Oxbow 2 (405-21) is an ideal home for the young married couple just starting out or the parents whose children have all left home. It contains 1,236 square feet with a two-car garage. It has been designed to have the country look with a covered porch area that provides the entry with a g…

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Eggs are a low-carbohydrate food and have a very low glycemic index score. This makes them a good source of protein for people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association state that eggs are a suitable food for people with diabetes. Having a low glycemic index score means that they have…

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Cooking for a small crowd can be daunting. With this recipe for Caramel French Toast, you can prepare it the night before, bake in the morning and satisfy your guests without going overboard in the kitchen.

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Retirement at last and the Terrien is a home ideally designed to sit back and enjoy the life you worked so hard to have. Outside, the Terrien (404-53) is a traditional style with a small porch, ideally suited for a swing. The two-car garage has an area in the rear where a freezer and spare r…

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I am by no means bilingual in any one foreign language, but I know enough of a few to get by in a foreign land. But of any of the foreign languages I do speak, maybe the handiest of them all is “consumer.”

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If you have leftovers from holiday get-togethers or from meals at any time, you may want to consider mixing them together into some type of casserole. Try this Make-Your-Own Casserole recipe from Alice Henneman, MS, RD; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, as a guide to help you turn le…

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If you want to impress your guests, try serving this puff pastry as an appetizer at your next gathering. This flaky pastry filled with a combination of spinach, onions and feta cheese can keep them coming back for more.

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The Cody (404-51), with 1,993 square feet, meets the needs of a growing family with ease. There are numerous windows and skylights. The natural sunlight was designed into this large home to dispel winter’s gloom.

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Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

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It seems most gardeners have a love of birds as well as plants. Birds add beauty wherever they go. They bring animation to our landscape. They are part of nature and are just fun to watch. Oklahoma winters can be hard on birds. While they welcome the bird feeders we put out, their needs go m…

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The Jewel (404-23) is just that, a jewel of a home. It is two stories with a dormer, a front porch area for sitting in the afternoons, and a large deck with railing in the rear for the Sunday barbecue. The railing gives this home the ranch-style look and yet it is modern and ready to house t…

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If you’re in your 40s, like me, you are of that unique bridge generation that remembers life with a landline phone and cartoons only on Saturday mornings. We got our first email addresses in college, and learned to text by carefully pressing the number keys on a Nokia until we got the letter…

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As one of the simplest ways to make family meals healthier, adding fruits and vegetables to everyday dishes can also provide a flavorful path to a more nutritious eating plan. With a dish like this Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad, you can put a veggie-focused meal on the table in next to…

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The Vesta (403-37) was designed for the busy household with many features that make living easier. As you enter the home, there is a garden window facing the front for the avid herb and spice grower. It is in the kitchen over the double sink. The balance of the kitchen is spread out with a s…

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Hosting a crowd can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also come with plenty of challenges. One of the simplest ways to make mealtime stress-free when entertaining is to focus on ingredients that can be incorporated into a variety of different dishes.

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The glorious Gloria (406-70) is a generously proportioned farmhouse at 2,170 square feet with many windows and pleasing features found throughout. The entry is three steps up to a covered porch, right next to the garage and parking area. A convenient service door to the three-car garage is l…

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Some homes can only be described as “special, fantastic, artistic, unusual, and beautiful.” The Cary (405-04) is truly one of those homes. It has an unusual shape, a beautiful exterior, fantastic amount of windows, a special entry, and an artistic floor plan. The entry to the 3,975 square fo…

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The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, and few things bring people together like an elegant, seasonal meal. Serving up a mouthwatering main dish worth celebrating can elicit rave reviews from your guests and keep them gathered around the table longer, …

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As we come into the holiday season, many people are finding their deep freezer is full of all sorts of food. Frozen summer vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, wild game, and fish are typical contents of a family freezer. But have you ever considered the value of the contents?

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The Fox (406-01), an average sized home at 1,979 square feet, is designed for a rear sloping lot. By adding a basement to this design, the master bedroom has remained on the main floor, allowing privacy from the other two remaining bedrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet containing…