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Devorah Kahan and Rachel Moskowitz have created a cookbook for those who enjoy great meals but don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen preparing them. One Pot, One Pan (2020, Israel Bookshop Publications) is filled with tried-and-true recipes that anyone can whip up easily. From busy mo…

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It was in the month of October, I believe, when a well known Indian (as in India) mystic decided he wanted to mimic Mahatma Ghandi in his concern for the poor. So, he began praying every day for the less fortunate, and stayed on his knees so long they became calloused over. He went on hunger…

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Did you know that people who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases? Grains provide many nutrients vital for health and it is recommended that at least half of all the grains eaten be whole grains.

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Cookbook author Shannon Stronger invites you into her homestead kitchen in Traditional Meals for the Frugal Family: Delicious, Nourishing Recipes for Less (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.).

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East Wood Church of Christ coat giveaway is this Saturday

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DEAR ABBY: My son-in-law “Kirk” has issues with closing doors, kitchen cabinets and refrigerator doors. Three times my daughter has had to throw out food because it spoiled. He doesn’t close cereal boxes, bags of candy or chips, either. 

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DEAR ABBY: The 22-year-old daughter of close friends of ours has been living in a van during the pandemic. Her parents, my husband and I heard her on her cellphone talking about a party where her friends were doing meth. No one reacted except me. I said, “That’s terrifying!” and she answered…

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DEAR ABBY: When I was 21, I got pregnant with “Earl,” a guy who had nothing to his name but a bicycle. It was three weeks after we met. Earl was 24. Two years later we split. I was working and he was a stay-at-home dad, and I couldn’t stand it. 

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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DEAR ABBY: I am thinking about asking my stepdaughter “Gwen” (37 years old with a husband and three kids) if she would like me to adopt her. I married her mother when Gwen was 2. We divorced when she was 8 or 9, so we were out of contact for about 25 years. Gwen really dislikes her father. H…

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DEAR ABBY: My husband’s nephew passed away last week. He was only 26, and it was a complete shock. No one realized he was using drugs. My husband is attending the funeral (a nine-hour drive) and will be gone for four days. We have two children, ages 7 and 9, and because of the pandemic, we’v…

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DEAR ABBY: I realize that social media is a big part of today’s world, and I have no problem with someone using it to stay in contact with family and friends. But at what point is it deemed an addiction? 

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What is your favorite color? Ninety percent of people say either red or blue, with a few greens sprinkled in with pinks and orange. Of course, green is the predominant color in the landscape about eight months of the year. My favorite color(s) change from time to time with whatever is the pr…

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DEAR ABBY: While researching my family, I discovered that my now-elderly mother was charged with the murder of a toddler 40 years ago, before I was born. She was never convicted and never mentioned it. However, after reading her testimony and things she’s said after the incident, I have no d…

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With unfussy ingredients and simple approaches, Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week (2020, Claire Tansey) is organized in a way that lets you tackle that pressing daily question in whatever way your day, your mood and your family demands.

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When the days begin to get that crisp feel, I start to think of some of my favorite foods. From soup to chili to apples and pork roast, I can’t believe what a change it makes to my favorite dishes. The flavor of spices and the pungent smells in the kitchen literally make my mouth water. 

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Little Bits of Real Food founder Kelsey Preciado makes cooking lasting low-carb and high-protein dishes the easiest it’s ever been with Unbelievabowl Paleo: 60 Wholesome One-Dish Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Dairy- and Gluten-Free (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.). She combines real foods …

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Charlotte Smythe’s cookbook, One-Pot Keto Cooking: 75 Delicious Low-Carb Meals for the Busy Cook (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.), shows how to cut back on the clutter with high-fat, low-carb meals that can be whipped up in just one pot or pan.