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Southwestern, with an arched porch, and windows arch-shaped to make continuity across the front of the home, describes the Theron (407-04) to perfection. The portico porch covers the entry door and protects it from the weather. The Theron has 1,828 square feet of living area along with a sto…

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t’s almost impossible to beat the combination of sweet fruit and decadent desserts. This delicious recipe for Apple Cake highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry. It’s luscious but doesn’t overdo it on the sweet meter with just the right mix of flavors.

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Many lots and plots have a hillside that requires a special type of home. The Malzahn (402-53) would fit that category, with its garage located beneath. The right side is elevated on posts with a deck across that area and stairs to the ground. This unique six-sided home would also be ideal f…

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Twelve months ago, I had feelings of hope and optimism. There we were, ushering in the year 2020. The year that seemed so futuristic in novels, movies and television shows. What would the year bring us? Flying cars? Aliens? According to pop culture and science fiction, the possibilities were…

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For many families, spending special moments with loved ones feels more important than ever this year. Whether you’re spending the holidays with family or inviting them for a virtual call from afar, you can plan ahead to enjoy the same dishes even without being at the same table.

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Turning to easy recipes that require minimal cooking time can help your loved ones take the stress out of busy back-to-school evenings while increasing the opportunities for sharing family moments together.

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The Adcock (407-52) has so many diverse dimensions and amenities a family could spend many years just enjoying this special 2,773-square-foot home. For Dad, there is the three-car garage with an unfinished area in the basement that could be a shop or hobby area. For Mom, many extras such as …

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The Sheba (407-15) has the look of a traditional two-story ranch home from the outside. However, inside this gracious home are many extras the settlers would not have had available. The first floor has 1,756 square feet with extras like an entertainment center, a large walk-in pantry, skylig…

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Make dinner a cinch with these Slow Cooker Tacos. Seasoned with chili powder and ground cumin then slow-cooked for four hours with picante sauce, the meat can be shredded and served alongside your family’s favorite toppings for a stress-free meal.

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As I type this I’m sitting warm and toasty at my desk looking out my picture window at the snow falling in Dodge City. Centimeter by precious centimeter it’s accumulating on the ground, creating both a picturesque blanket and a precious moisture source for the crops and lawns in southwest Kansas.

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Just the thought of comfort foods is often enough to warm the soul, especially as cool winds blow and temperatures drop. When cooler weather calls for hearty meals to give your family a warming boost, you can turn to simple shortcuts for comforting flavor without skipping on quality.

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Duplexes, triplexes, and quads are very popular to build. The Yukon (409-16) has been designed to be a duplex, quad, or even multiple housing units. This is a beautiful two-story unit with the garages in the center. The plumbing is racked and stacked to conserve money in construction and pro…

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The Orion (406-50) is a compact home, uniquely designed with an open floor plan, two-car garage, and many amenities that larger homes have available. This home, with 1,028 square feet of living area, is reminiscent of the homes that many young adults grew up enjoying.

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Enjoying a meal together at the table is surely one of the all-time holiday traditions for many families. Make this holiday season one to remember by turning to a centerpiece that’s tough to top: steak.

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There’s a plot line in the Christmas movie classic “Love Actually,” when elementary schools in part of London have brought all their students together for one massive Christmas nativity production. Now, with so many children, there were only so many traditional roles to go around. So the fic…

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Apple orchards, apple picking and apple desserts all scream fall. Glowing with bright yellows and reds, apples are juicy and more than ready to be used in your favorite fall recipes. If you’re looking for something sweet and full of texture that can turn your taste buds upside down, look no …

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The Renegade (407-32) is a functional ranch styled home with many amenities. It features a corner wrap-around covered porch, three-car garage, two dormers, and numerous windows along with many extras inside the 2,789 square foot living area. A special bonus is optional attic space of 806 squ…

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Do you feel like it just isn’t worth the time it takes to prepare a meal for only one or two people? Do you find yourself settling for less healthy frozen dinners or take-out food more often than you would like? If you are answering yes to these questions, you may be selling yourself short. …

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With the ongoing pandemic, more at-home cooking activity and consumer interest in healthy snacking on the rise, pecans have continued to grow in popularity as both a holiday and everyday food.

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We all have trouble sleeping from time to time, but it can become a real problem when insomnia persists day after day. Beyond making one tired and moody, a lack of sleep can have serious effects on our health, increasing our propensity for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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The Groen (406-13) demonstrates a great use of space while providing large open family areas. The living space in the Groen is 2,064 square feet with three large bedrooms and the possibility of having four, if needed. The exterior has a wholesome look, with a covered porch on one side, the c…

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The familiar smells of cooking Thanksgiving dinner waft through the air each November, wrapping us all in the shared memories of time spent together. Whether it’s a warm, soft roll on the side of the plate or cutting into a pie with the perfect crust, wheat’s place at our family dinner table…

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Do you feel like it just isn’t worth the time it takes to prepare a meal for only one or two people? Do you find yourself settling for less healthy frozen dinners or take-out food more often than you would like? If you are answering yes to these questions, you may be selling yourself short. …

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They typically live near people throughout the year, but with cooler weather arriving, many mice are looking to move a little closer.

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The Star (406-54) would shine brilliantly as a starter home or for the empty nester that needs an office. The exterior is a mixture of classic and ranch. The covered porch area would allow a swing for those lazy days or a play area during the bad weather for the kids. The classic rooflines c…

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Thirty years ago, taking photos and making home movies was a complicated hobby. The equipment was expensive and even operating the consumer versions was hard. Editing home movie footage from a VHS camcorder was not as user-friendly as today’s computer applications have made it.

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The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” … Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.—Matthew 8:25-26 (NIV)

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Time is of the essence in many kitchens across the country, especially during this busy season when everything seems to happen at once. Whether it’s in-person or virtual school responsibilities, extracurricular activities, work deadlines or family obligations leaving you with less time, crea…

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Looking for the ranch-styled home with a large, wrap-around covered porch, a covered deck, and many amenities? This description fits the Long (407-28) perfectly. It has a wrap-around porch that extends from the front entry around the side. The covered deck is on the opposite end of the home …

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From filling dinners to favorite desserts, comfort foods can bring smiles to friendly faces. As temperatures drop, lean on recipes that add flavor and bring warming scents to your kitchen.

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Every fall, with the first hard freeze warning on the weather report, I am faced with a choice—which of my containers of annual flowers am I going to fight to save, and which will I let the frost take?

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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.