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Easy recipe gets Christmas breakfast crackin?

The holidays never seemed all that complicated when I was younger. We traded off and had Thanksgiving at my mom?s side and Christmas at my dad?s side, and then the next year, we switched. It wasn?t until I was married that I appreciated the dance my parents undoubtedly went through to create such an arrangement. Trying to coordinate family get-togethers […]

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You?ll want this bread ?jalapeno? mouth

It?s chili season, which means it?s also cornbread season in my book. If I can have a big bowl of chili with a nice slab of cornbread on the side, I consider that day a win. Of course, to be fair, any day I get a slab of cornbread is a win for me. Recently, my mother-in-law mentioned that she […]

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When life hands you lemons, cherry up

When we were kids, my sister and I often thought having a lemonade stand would be a fantastic idea. Fortunately, my parents were able to convince us that two kids sitting on the side of a dirt road out in the country probably wouldn?t drum up much business. With that said, we still made a lot of the sweet stuff […]

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This chocolate cake will cherry you up

There are tons of kitchen gadgets that I see in stores and think, ?Why would someone need to own this?? And then I remove the pits from several pounds of cherries and realize why things like cherry pitters might be really handy to have tucked away in one?s cabinet. Not only does pitting that many cherries give you a lot […]

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Have a ball (or two) with your next meal

Over the past year or so, I have become enamored with any meal that I can double (or triple?or quadruple) and freeze the leftovers for future meals. Between my crazy schedule during the school year to Joey?s crazy schedule with the newspaper, it?s sometimes a miracle that we even manage to get a meal in at all, let alone one […]

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Nothing boring about going granola

One of the best parts about being on break from teaching in the summer is that I have time to eat breakfast at home every morning. I normally don?t get fancy with my morning meal?I tend to alternate between raisin bran and sugary kid cereal?but I love having time to just sit and eat. During the school year, I normally […]

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Cobbler is a ?berry? good summer dessert

Several weeks ago, my sister was kind enough to water our plants and bring in our mail while we were gone for a conference. This past week, I returned the favor while she vacationed. Of the two of us, I got the sweet end of that deal. When I house-sat last summer, I was inundated with fresh veggies from my […]

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Sauce will make you ?pasta? plate for seconds

I have what my mother calls ?expensive taste.? That?s not to say that I spend lots of money (because I?m cheap to the core), but I have this strange knack of choosing the most expensive item on the rack when we?re out shopping. I also happen to have the same problem when it comes to high-calorie foods. If given the […]

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Nothing small about mini corn dogs? taste

Every year when the Kansas State Fair is on, Joey knows he has to take me so I can get a Pronto Pup and an ice cream cone from the Kansas Dairy Assoc?ia?tion. Some people go for the booths or the rides or the people-watching; I just go for the food. That?s why I was almost uncontrollably giddy when I […]

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Roasted red pepper pasta is worth the heat

The other day, despite the heat, I decided to heat up my kitchen by cranking my oven to 500 degrees. I did this for two reasons. First, our grill is out of pro?pane, and I was not interested in making a trip to the store. Second, I was hungry, and the recipe in front of me looked good enough that […]

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