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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, skylights, and large rooms. The upstairs has 947 square feet of bedroom space with an optional attic area of 799 square feet. The wrap-around porch provides a covered entry into the home. Read more

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When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a breeze. Dodge snack cravings and avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru; instead, you can have a homemade meal ready in a matter of minutes by putting your skillet to work. Read more

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“This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Read more

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As the weather gets cooler, it’s wonderful to add comfort food recipes to your menu that will keep you warm all season. From September to November, autumn harvest brings a variety of healthful and delicious produce, from beets and sweet potatoes to apples and pears, which are great additions to your meal plans. Meal planning is an important piece of your nutrition strategy all year round. You’ve heard the saying, “if you fail to plan, plan to fail.” Read more

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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 provide convenience to the occupants. The units have a classy and distinctive look that will compliment your neighborhood. Read more

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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 skylights, larger rooms, separated bedrooms, and a modular closet and spa in the master suite. For the rest of the family, a huge family room that can be used in so many ways is in the basement. Read more

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Joining loved ones at the family table is an important moment for many, both as a filling way to enjoy a meal and an emotionally satisfying way to catch up on all the day’s events. Make those moments count by combining nutritious ingredients and creating recipes that can quickly become favorites. Read more

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The same bowl of cereal can get boring after eating it for breakfast day in and day out. You may find yourself looking for something new and exciting to start your whole family’s morning off on the right foot. Read more

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Nestled within tall trees sits this 2,877 square foot country ranch home. The Elliott (405-19) presents a covered porch area with many windows and skylights around the home. Read more

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The star of your next spread can be hidden away in the refrigerator for a surprise delight for your guests. It’s topped with chocolate syrup and chopped pecans, and your loved ones just may vote it to be their favorite dish. Read more

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The entrance to the Dasha (406-02) puts one in mind of a capitol rotunda, with its curved portico outside and vaulted foyer bordered by an open circular staircase inside. The open circular staircase leads to the second floor that includes four large bedrooms, a loft or recreation room, and three full baths. Read more

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They might not be the fanciest of foods, but when you eat a filling, protein-packed sandwich, you are usually left satisfied and full of energy. From ham and turkey to mayo and mustard, the possibilities are nearly endless when sandwiches are on the menu. Read more

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Warmer months typically call for lighter bites, and one of the first things that comes to mind for many is a fresh and flavorful salad. While a salad is a quick and easy way to up your veggie intake and get food on the table in next to no time, the same formula over and over again can make mealtimes feel mundane. Read more

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The Marlatt (404-52) has been designed with the modern family in mind. The home looks compact yet has a second floor that houses the bedrooms, leaving a spacious area on the lower floor for a full family room along with formal living and dining rooms. Read more

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Parents can cook dinner and still keep an eye on kids playing in the yard. The 1,471 square foot Levings (401-62) is ideal for a family about to purchase their first home, or for a couple close to retirement and wishing to downsize. Attractive wood siding and a covered walk impart a nice touch as you enter this home. The kitchen is large with plenty of counter space, and since it is just inside the front door, handy for popping in to grab a snack. Read more

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Ease and convenience can go a long way toward creating weeknight meals that bring the entire family together, which is why it’s helpful to focus your favorite dishes around main ingredients that simplify dinner routines. Read more

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The Buystedt (404-54) is unique in design as it has large courtyard in the front enclosed by a fence that matches the home. As you face this 2,568 square foot home, the two-car garage is on the left and the extra bedrooms are on the right. The porch area is covered and runs along the courtyard. Read more

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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. Read more

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As kids and parents return to busy schedules full of sports, homework and weeknight activities, building a plan for nutritious and easy meals can be challenging. Piecing together a menu that fuels active minds without spending hours in the kitchen is a common goal for many families. Read more

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Grilling gives summertime a special meaning for many people—especially when it comes to food. Those savory whiffs of barbecuing might call to mind burgers and drumsticks, but don’t forget the sweet smell of seared, steamed or skewered garden-fresh vegetables to make those colorful, flavorful side dishes too. Read more

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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. Entry to the Cranberry 2 opens directly into the vaulted living room, dining room, and corner kitchen. Read more

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The 1,309 square foot Strawberry (404-42) would make an excellent purchase for the first-time homebuyer. For a family with small children, the floor design for the Strawberry offers a substantial amount for your building dollar. Read more

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A large workshop, separate from the garage, is included in the floor plan of the Kaempferi (336-050), a compact single-level home with a country style front porch. Economical to build, this home is well suited to the needs of first-time homebuyers, singles, or empty nesters. It can also be adapted for wheelchair accessibility. Read more

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After working in the field all day, there is nothing quite like coming home to these Oatmeal Cream Cookie Sandwiches. Read more