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Slow Cooker Crockpot Recipes – NEWSLETTER

Autumn brings cooler days and busier schedules which makes it the perfect time to get out the old trust worthy crockpot. This week we are going to share tips, tricks and new recipes that are going to reignite the crockpot as your most loved kitchen appliance this

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Do You Know Your BBQ ?

BBQ has been around in some form or another since man first discovered fire, but the art of BBQing has become a cultural indicator across the USA with great pride being built upon not only style of ‘Q’ing, but cuts of meat and especially the sauce and

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Simple Summer Yum ! NEWSLETTER 8/7/19

          Simple Summer Yum! Summer fun is non stop and you shouldn’t have to be stuck in the kitchen, so here are some delicious and easy solutions to feeding your hungry gang!       Summer Yum Tips: GRILLING VEGGIES: cut veggies in

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3 Tips to Pick a Watermelon & Slushie Recipe

Summertime has us enjoying time outside at the Lake, on picnics and backyard barbecues. Missouri Life Magazine has loads of ideas of places to go and people to see this summer. It’s a great resource to help your planning, even impromptu trips. And watermelon is just about

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Ingredients 1 gallon zippered plastic bag, per person 1 sandwich size zippered plastic bag, per person 1/2 cup half and half, per person 1 Tbsp sugar, per person 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, per person or 1/4 tsp of Bickford Flavor 1/3 cup rock salt or kosher salt, per

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Summer = Watermelon

Nothing says “Summer” like watermelon. It goes great on a summer picnic, a brunch table, or a simple wedge added to any meal. Our slicer and melon baller combo is a must for any kitchen. You will enjoy their sturdy construction for years to come and they

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NEWSLETTER 7/2/19 … Fourth of July Food Fun !

  *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Tasty Recipes & New Items Perfect For The Big Summer Party! Whether you’re hosting the big 4th of July BBQ or bringing a potluck dish to a friend’s party, here are a few fabulous and tasty recipes that everyone will love and some new

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Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe

Have you ever gone on a Food Tour? It’s where a tour guide takes you on a walking or driving tour of various restaurants or points of interests for a region or culture. I went on a food tour in Little Havana, Miami and I am over

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Cast Iron Heaven

I’ve wanted to visit the Lodge Cast Iron Factory for years. We were going through Georgia last month and I found out there was a Cornbread Festival that weekend….in the same town as Lodge! And it so happens that Lodge only opens for tours that ONE weekend

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NEWSLETTER 5/7/19: Make Mom’s Day Delicious !

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Show Mom Some Love ! May is the month to show Mom how much you love her, and there is no better way to do that than with some of our delicious ideas! All this month we are featuring tasty, healthy and easy

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Recipe: Loaded Sweet Potatoes from Missouri Life Magazine

  This fantastic recipe from Missouri Life Magazine is great for a “Meatless Monday” (or add your own protein of choice). We all think of loaded potatoes with regular russets, but how about the sweet potatoes? They are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes are an

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Step Outside of Your Culinary Comfort Zone

My husband was away in work meeting so it seemed a good time to go exploring around Charlotte. My meandering brought me to the Living Kitchen…my first “raw” restaurant! The decor was fresh and filled with light. Table for “one”, please! Some health changes have me rethinking

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Put Some South in Your Mouth

I love traveling and trying new foods. Seeing the local culture and people. There is a restaurant in Asheville, NC called Biscuit Heads and we recently stopped in for breakfast. You know you’re likely in for something good when there are line stations that wrap around the

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NEWSLETTER 4/16/19: Last Minute Easter Treats!

<!doctype html> Last minute Easter ideas & treats for your holiday weekend indulgence! The Perfect Easter Ham! Easter Ham traditions have been around since the days of President Thomas Jefferson, when Virginia cured hams were stuck with whole cloves, smothered in sugar and baked. Many of our

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Pizza on a Stick

8 ounces sausage links, cooked (can be turkey, pork, even veggie) 2 cups whole fresh mushrooms 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 30 slices turkey pepperoni (2 ounces) (can be pork/beef) 1 tube (13.8

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One Pot New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder I love this recipe for Clam Chowder. I love that it’s all made in one pot. I love that it doesn’t take long to make. I love that it’s rich and delicious. And I especially love that its flexible and versatile. I’ve tried

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Cow or No Cow? Which is the best milk for YOU?

Why do we drink milk? Primarily for calcium and protein, as an ingredient for cooking/baking, and as an accompanying “wet” ingredient for cereal. But I believe most of all, it’s “what we have grown up with”. My categories for consideration (your considerations may be different- especially if

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Super Bowl Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are the #! Superbowl food! I love a flavorful, crunchy wing- and I love that you get the fried texture and tasted, but without frying. Make sure and follow our tips to ensure the best wings possible. Remember to “Make Life Delicious” with fresh spices with the most

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Stuffing or Dressing?

            It’s called “stuffing” if it goes IN the turkey, and “dressing” if it is cooked outside the bird in a pan. There are as many recipes for stuffing/dressing as people. Your favorite recipe may include chestnuts, apricots, cornbread, bagels, even White

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Olympic Watching and Pretzels

The closing ceremonies are Sunday night. There have been ups and downs these past two weeks. Dreams dashed and dreams realized. The closing ceremonies bring closure to the struggle, tears, and again show that we are all one. One group, all pursuing our personal dreams. I plan on

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