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    Smokey corn is a classic campfire dish

     Smokey corn is a classic campfire dishMany different foods call to mind campfire cooking. Foods cooked over an open fire take on a unique, smokey and savory flavor that is hard to replicate. There’s something special about collectively preparing, cooking and sharing a meal in the great outdoors that makes camping so appealing. Although s’mores […]

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    Myths about grilling and barbecuing, debunked

    Grillmasters and pitmasters work hard to produce mouth-watering fare. Many may develop secret recipes, rubs, sauces, and cooking techniques all in the name of flavorful food. Certain myths about grilling and barbecuing have prevailed through the years. Such misconceptions may discourage newcomers from picking up their tongs and spatulas. Setting the record straight about common […]

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    Surprise Mom with a special dessert

    Mothers selflessly devote themselves to their children from infancy into adulthood. A mother’s love never wanes, and she’s always ready and willing to step in and put her children first. Mother’s Day is a great chance for men, women and children to honor the special women in their lives. Delicious homemade treats can show mothers […]

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    Fire up the smoker for Easter dinner this year

    For much of the country, Easter Sunday typically falls during a time of year when the weather outside is still pretty chilly. But this year Easter falls on the third Sunday in April, increasing the chances that temperatures will be more spring-like and less reminiscent of winter. Warmer temperatures on Easter Sunday means hosts tasked […]

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    Homemade desserts capture the spirit of Valentines Day

    Restaurant reservations, red roses and sparkling jewelry all are par for the course on Valentine’s Day. However, nothing may epitomize the holiday more than a decadent chocolate treat. When heart-shaped chocolate boxes are not enough, resourceful gifters can turn to homemade desserts to really capture the spirit of Valentine’s Day. This recipe for “Hot Cocoa […]

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    Mozzarella Sandwiches and Creamy Tomato Soup.

    Few things are better together than hot soup and a favorite sandwich for lunch or a light dinner. This combination is the ideal comfort food, and the variations are as endless as a person’s imagination. Thanks to two recipes from What’s Cooking Italian (Thunder Bay Press) by Penny Stephens, home chefs can put an Italian […]

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    Creamy Ham and Broccoli

    Busy families who do not have the time to spend an hour or more in the kitchen preparing weeknight dinners can turn to slow cookers to do the work for them. Slow cookers cook foods on a low temperature over several hours. Slow cookers do not require constant attention, making them ideal for people who […]

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