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Breakfast for dinner may be a widely accepted practice for many families, but breakfast for dessert can be a new option for your loved ones when a sweet craving strikes.

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Comfort with elegance; spaciousness with many extra features describes the ranch style of the Rhapsody (338-050). The exterior is brick with a large wrap-around-covered porch. Creative natural light is provided by skylights and light tubes. Disguising the garage is a brick planter under a ro…

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Fill your house with the aroma of fall with warm slices of this Pumpkin Loaf dolloped with butter.

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You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as [God’s] children.

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The Bantam (408-41) is the ideal home for a narrow or elongated lot. It is two stories and contains a total of 1,899 square feet of living space. It does not have a garage, but if the lot is deep enough or pie shaped, a detached garage could be used.

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Harvest season runs hot and heavy this time of year. Shorter daylight hours and the whims of Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law tend to keep everyone on edge until the last round.

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Do you wish you could save time investigating the memes and questionable stories filling your social media feeds? Ever wish the person who shared it had fact-checked it before they shared?

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An angular plan with vaults rising to the central hexagonal gas fireplace hearth, the Deadwood (406-25) offers 180 degrees of view potential from the living and dining areas. This uniquely shaped home contains 2,056 square feet of open living space. Stairs lead up to the guest entry as well …

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Whether you’re hosting a houseful of guests or simply keeping your family’s hunger at bay before dinner, appetizers can be a home chef’s best friend. Simple options like dips allow for personalization while keeping cook time to a minimum.

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The Williamsburg (406-23) is a modest-sized home plan at 1,316 square feet that delivers more value per the building dollar. This attractive, compact home could be the ideal buy for a couple beginning retirement or just buying their first home. Economical to build and maintain, this three-be…

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Warm weather and a cool, crisp meal is an almost perfect combination for enjoying some time outdoors. When your dish is as nutritious as it is delicious, the timeless elements of good food and great place create a recipe for relaxation that is hard to top.

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In my closet is a box of ribbons from 11 years of 4-H projects. There are a lot of blues, a smattering of reds and whites and a few purples and rosettes. Some have writing on the tag on the back that tells me what year and for what project they were awarded. Many, though, in the haste of pos…

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An open floor plan, with luxurious touches and vaulted ceilings, makes the Gieber (404-20) a versatile home, perfect for families that entertain friends and relatives frequently. The living area for this home is 2,506 square feet, with an optional attic area of 650 square feet. This could be…

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The seemingly constant rush of hectic school days and nights often leaves busy families feeling like there’s no time for a homemade meal around the table. However, taking shortcuts that don’t skip out on quality can mean more time together enjoying flavorful dishes without spending hours in …

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I wasn’t really allowed pity parties as a kid. Oh, I tried, and my folks would indulge me for about 2.5 minutes and then, to paraphrase my father, it was time to stop crying and start trying.

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Fruits, like raspberries, are unique in their ability to add both flavor and nutrition to breakfasts, snacks, desserts and beyond.

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The brick facade of the Cynthia (406-19) gives the home a warm, welcoming look.  At 1,836 square feet, the interior provides an abundance of open living space.  The covered porch opens into an entry.  To the left is a door to the large den, where an elegant picture window graces formal enter…

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The Wellings (407-61) is a charming brick country home with a wrapping front porch and 3,549 square feet of living space. The inset entry is flanked by two generous rooms. On the left is a dining room, brightened by two large windows. On the right is the formal sunken living room, unique in …

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According to the “Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior,” studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and life’s more difficult moments. Great-tasting foods like pork a…

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The continuing pandemic has taught everyone to think about physical safety and hygiene, but there has been confusion about food safety and COVID-19, says Anirudh Naig, a food safety state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Stucco and rock gives a craftsman touch to this luxurious home with generously proportioned rooms. The Garcia (406-34) has 1,936 square feet of living area and a three-car garage, which contains 881 square feet. A large set of covered windows enhances the look of the face of the garage.

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Every time I start in on a home improvement project on my pre-owned, 1950s bungalow, I typically have one thought.

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The Cranberry 2 (405-23) is a very compact home, great for the narrower lots of today’s tracts. It is an excellent size to be a starter home, with 1,444 square feet, three bedrooms, and two full baths, all on one level. This popular design is economical to build and maintain, making it ideal…

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Comforting family meals are a tradition in many homes with time spent around the table sharing stories and laughs while enjoying great food. These meals can include lavish or complicated recipes, but you can also enjoy dinner with loved ones by turning to easy-to-make dishes that still follo…

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Read 2 Corinthians 4:11-18; 2 Corinthians 5:1-4

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Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse that contribute to health and well-being at every age, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy eggs beyond the basic boiled, scrambled or sunny-side-up. In fact, eggs work well in meals all day long. Toss hard-boiled eggs in a salad, top a sweet potato with an…

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The Splendor (409-38) is a uniquely designed home with the garage located on the first floor and the main rooms located on the second floor. The rear and left sides of this magnificent home are on post and beams. This would be ideal for a home on the beach or near water. The brick face and t…

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Spending moments together with loved ones carries obvious benefits like time to catch up and opportunities to bond, but sharing meals actually provides definitive value for families. With restricted social interactions and confinement at home due to COVID-19, many families face meal challeng…

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The Schipper (407-48) has so many beautiful facets that make it totally unique. There is a large turret with bay windows accenting the left side of the home while a large gable with many windows decorate the right of the home.

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According to news reports, Americans have sparked a boom in the recreational vehicle industry since the coronavirus pandemic came to our shores this spring and summer.

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The Tripoly (408-03) is a two-story three unit complex. Each unit has a single car garage to the front with the main part of the unit back away from the street. The units are identical except for the inside unit being mirrored. The design of the Tripoly is simple and would be economical to build.

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If you’re juggling a new set of responsibilities right now, you’re not alone. Those busy mornings may still pose challenges even if your commute no longer exists.