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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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Shaun kind of looked at me funny when I dug out a note card from the console of my car and told him to sign it earlier this week before he went to school.

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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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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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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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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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From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.

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I knew the day was going to eventually come. I didn't expect it to end how it did though. My old brown mare died July 24. She was 27, and I had her 21 of those years. Thought I'd share a little bit about her time with me and the last days of her life.

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Backyard barbecues and family picnics are plentiful during the summer months, so chances are good you’ll host or attend at least one event this season. While you’ll likely feast on a bevy of hamburgers, hot dogs and summer salads, a menu filled with fresh, delicious sides makes for a meal wo…

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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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Last week I looked at the calendar and was shocked to find it was somehow already July. County fair starts July 18 and it seems as though we've got a million things to do yet.

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Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.

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Sweet, tart, juicy and refreshing all at the same time; sand plums—or Chickasaw plums, Cherokee plums, Florida sand plums or sandhill plums, as they are sometimes called—grow across the central and eastern United States. Originally sand plums were cultivated by Native Americans before the Eu…

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Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done …

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Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

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While lemon is a traditional summer flavor, you can add a little extra to your gatherings—from picnics and brunches—with this classic dessert. Quick and easy to make, these Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

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At first glance, a notice in a recent issue of The Spearville News looked like an ordinary sale advertisement for Kelly’s Corner Grocery. Instead, the ad revealed discouraging news about the store from owners Kelly and Kayla Persinger: “With yearly sales spiraling down for the last three yea…

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I started this blog post nearly two weeks ago, and just couldn't get it the way I wanted. We've had more storms since, so I've decided just to finish it up, whether I like it or not!

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Whether you enjoy cucumbers pickled, fresh or even sautéed, this member of the gourd family will keep you “cool” this spring. Cucumbers are fat free, sodium free and a good source of vitamin C. Choose firm cucumbers with dark green color that are heavy for their size. Look for Colorado cucum…

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As I watched the trucks make the hill on the overpass road on their way through Dodge City April 27 I got a little teary eyed.

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Need a dessert that is not only delicious but easy to make? Try this recipe for Cinnamon-Apple Crostata. You’ll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to the flaky crust with a burst of cinnamon and apples. Find more delicious dessert recipes at Culinary.net.

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When someone passes away in a small town, the loss is felt throughout the entire community. The whole population drops off casseroles and cakes and the men pick up the slack on the farm or mow the yard just to help out, and no one rings the doorbell—they just walk in because everyone feels l…

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It had been one of those days. Long day at the office. Uncooperative kids testing what very little patience I do have. I just wanted some peace and quiet. Even if it was for 10 minutes.

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Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

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At baseball practice the other night I heard a comment from one of the mothers to her daughter that kind of struck a chord. The comment won't quit swirling in my brain, so I had to further explore my thoughts about it.

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Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family. You can create a crowd-pleasing brunch with affordable, high-quality ingredients, wine and tablescape decor.

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Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this delicious Farmer’s Casserole recipe. You’ll enjoy this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a little bit of spice with some jalapeños. You can also prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill till you are ready to pop it in the oven.

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My boys and I have spent the last 2 weekends at pig sales. Small animal weigh-in for the Ford County Fair is quickly approaching, so we needed to get these animals found and get a place to keep them built at our house.

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“Whenever we work cattle, have a crew out to help or need to work together on a project, I know that I can never go wrong with the cheesy, meaty greatness that is my 'Farm-ous Lasagna.' Each person on our crew plays an integral part in the success of the farm. And the only thing that determi…

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The pictures are all over social media. The big chunks of ice strewn on the highways. The bridges washed out and the water flowing rapidly. All the water. And the heroic stories of survival. Sometimes you can't verify whether it happened or not, but my heart hears it.

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While it can be easy to fall into a routine of cooking the same recipes week in and week out, getting creative with mealtime can be as easy as making simple swaps and trying new flavor combinations with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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I started a blog post a few weeks ago about how the cows were getting ready to start calving and all the work I put into a spreadsheet for my husband. I wanted a photo of the first calf to go with it, but all he had was on Snapchat, so it didn’t exist any longer. Well, the calf is still ther…

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When it’s cold outside and snow blankets the ground, try heating up the oven and whipping up a batch of Snowball Cookies. These cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and with a hint of coconut added to the frosting, your senses might think you’ve been transported to a trop…

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Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, was a yucky day; the eight inches of snow that had fallen two days prior was all melting and it was impossible not to step in several inches of mud just walking outside. That evening I went to feed and water my chickens and decided to check the laying box just in cas…

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As Mother Nature continues to put her teeth into our winter season it serves as a reminder she can be tough on us and yet she rightfully takes a backseat to an important community organization with agricultural roots.

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When the weather is frightfully cold and you need something quick to warm you up, try this recipe for Tomato-Tortellini Soup. The ingredients can be kept on hand for when your day runs long and your time runs short. With only 4 ingredients, you’ll be warm and cozy in no time.