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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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    Tips to keep your child’s diet on track

    Did you know? According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: In the last 20 years, the number of 2- to 5-year-olds consuming soft drinks has increased 21 percent. Simple, more healthful substitutions can reduce a child’s risk of becoming overweight. For example, trading a banana for 1 ounce of potato chips will contribute […]

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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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    Smoked Haddock on a Nest of Potatoes

    At the start of a new year, many people resolve to get in shape and lose weight. Diet and exercise have long been the ideal recipe for shedding pounds. In order to do so, a person must create a calorie deficit, which occurs when a person burns more calories than he or she consumes. Healthy, […]

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    Triple Chocolate Muffins

    Tis the season for frost and snow, which means coming downstairs in the morning to a chilly home. One way to rally the troops out of bed when it’s cold and snowy is to reward family with a warm breakfast. Muffins are a go-to choice for a quick bite, and homemade muffins served right out […]

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    A tasty take on turkey just in time for Thanksgiving

    Perhaps no day is more synonymous with a certain dish than Thanksgiving is with turkey. As tasty as turkey can be, this flavorful fowl doesn’t find its way onto many families’ dinner tables unless it’s Thanksgiving day. Secret family turkey recipes may reign supreme in some households, but holiday hosts with no such resources can […]

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    Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon S’mores

    Save the tricks for another time; this Halloween is all about the treats. Halloween parties are par for the course, and spooktacular hosts and hostesses want to serve their guests something special. Enter a dessert hybrid that layers various flavors to create a masterpiece that simply works. This recipe for “Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon […]

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    Explore new flavors over an open flame

    Just about anything can be cooked over an open flame. No matter the type of grilling they’re using, cooks who prepare meals over an open flame can’t help but notice the distinctive flavor that’s unique to grilled foods. Trying something new this grilling season can open cooks’ eyes to a host of flavors they might […]

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    Gather around the grill this Father's Day

    It’s all about remembering Dad’s favorites on Father’s Day. While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection. Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs Ingredients: 5 pounds baby back ribs Sauce: 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons grainy mustard 3 […]

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    Do dessert at home this Valentine’s Day

    Dining out is a Valentine’s Day tradition. Couples new and old typically make Valentine’s Day into date night at nice restaurants, making this holiday that much more special. Couples who want to add a special twist to Valentine’s Day date night can enjoy a nice meal out before returning home for some homemade dessert. Whether […]

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