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The exquisite Card (403-20), built with sturdy brick, has room for everything you want in a modern home. A 658 square foot attic and an optional basement with an additional 1,325 square feet augment the generous 3,250 square foot floor design of the Card. Not counting the garage, that gives …

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Problem: I come from a pretty dysfunctional family and it shows. In our home of origin, anger was the most expressed emotion. I grew up an angry young man and I had so many problems. My anger got me into physical fights and lots of other problems. I would admit my anger nearly ruined my life.

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Everyone is vulnerable to scams in one way or another. Hopefully you have heard about the newest and largest healthcare fraud schemes in US history targeting Medicare beneficiaries. I am speaking of the genetic testing scheme where individuals were recently charged for collecting and selling…

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Pretend you are standing in front of a dozen different types of pasta sauce. They all look good, but you need to know what is best for your family. Have you ever had this happen? I know I have. The nutrition facts label is the perfect place to help you make the right decision. Here is how yo…

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Incorporating the tastes and traditions of Hispanic-style cuisine into at-home meals is as simple as choosing your favorites, preparing with quality, authentic ingredients and watching your family devour them.

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It is important to remember proper food handling and cooking techniques so a tailgate does not sideline its guests, said Ravi Jadeja, food safety specialist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

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Enjoy all the satisfying flavors of beef Pot Roast in a soup. Take a short cut with frozen vegetables for an easy to make meal.

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The Gabs (405-20) is a versatile ranch house, adaptable to a variety of life styles and family sizes. A dormer for visual appeal augments the long roofline. Directly to the right of the entry is the living room, which has a vaulted ceiling and provides a lovely setting for a baby grand piano…

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The best cow dog I’ve ever run across was a black and white streak named “Pippi Longstocking.” (Well, what else would you expect a 7-year-old who had just read the book to call a Border Collie with four white paws?)

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Designed for family living, the Debonaire’s plan clusters group activity areas in the center of this large home. Placement of secondary bedrooms to the left and master suite to the right provides maximum privacy for both adults and children.

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If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both mind and body whil…

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Colder weather calls for comfort food like these delicious and moist pumpkin bars. Start your favorite movie and warm up your chilly day with a cozy blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and a plate of some of these incredible Spiced Pumpkin Bars. Find more dessert recipes at culinary.net.

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The influence of many styles makes the façade of the Gorman (407-38) unique. Two bayed window sections, one that follows from the second floor down to the first, as well as a large dormer above the garage draws the eyes of the beholder to the front entry.

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As you get older, your doctor may recommend vaccinations to help prevent certain illnesses and to keep you healthy. Talk with your doctor about which of the following shots you need. And, make sure to protect yourself by keeping your vaccinations up to date. Here are suggestions from the Nat…

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Eating fresh vegetables is one of the best things about a garden, summer is not the only time you can enjoy them. When you pick vegetables at their prime, with careful handling you can prepare and store them so they hold their fresh qualities all year long. You can also maintain the flavor, …

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Creating a nutritious family dinner doesn’t have to mean sacrificing favorite dishes. For a healthier take on a traditional ethnic meal, these Blended Tacos involve blending ground beef with mushrooms before adding your desired toppings.

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Attractive lap siding, highlighted by brick and lattice trim, creates an exterior blend that enhances the curb appeal of the graceful Stella (403-10). Featuring an angled design that requires a wide lot, the floor plan of the Stella spreads 2,330 square feet of functional living space throug…

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I was reminded violently this weekend that while in my heart I’m 22, I am, in fact, 41. My knees are 41. My muscles are 41. My liver and kidneys are 41. And my metabolism is 41.

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If the kitchen is the main determinant of whether or not a home will be a comfortable one in which to live and work, the Nadina (200-11) will come through with flying colors. Highly workable, the kitchen also enjoys a wide window view from an extension at the front of the house, and is conve…

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Casseroles are both hearty and economical choices when trying to feed a crowd (or a large family). Plus, when crunched for time, they’re quick to throw together and slide in the oven and can even be made ahead to put a filling, low-stress meal on the table following a busy day.

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In talking to farmers across the Midwest, Jolene Brown, a professional speaker and family business consultant, offers some unexpected advice to those overwhelmed by the stress of cultivating the land.

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There’s a phenomenon that happens when you cross Interstate 35 at Salina on your way west across Kansas.

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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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The Breann’s country style wraparound porch sends a welcoming message to visitors, as well as to family members returning home at the end of the day.

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Back-to-school season means busy schedules filled with extracurricular activities, homework and carpools. It can be challenging to find quality time to spend with loved ones, let alone get a wholesome, homemade meal on the table.

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“Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change the toilet paper.”

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A unique curved wall adds a contemporary touch to the classic columned verandah that wraps around the front facade of the Costella. Inside, a graceful polished wood balustrade nestles into the curve, ascending the lofty two-story foyer as it rises to what you might be tempted to call the sec…

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Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. However, these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, sa…