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It seems that every time you are required to stay indoors like a snowstorm or a virus, we begin to think of all the things we need to have at home to make it. And many times that is food.

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We all know what salt is, but what do you know about salt? For starters, salt is a natural compound made up of two elements — sodium and chloride — and for centuries has been used to cure and preserve food. It is found both in mineral deposits and oceans all over the world.

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Busy mom and founder of wellness website drkarenslee.com, sometimes found it difficult to make time for healthy and well-rounded meals. Especially when she would realize she had forgotten to take meat out of the freezer earlier in the day.

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Oh, Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a valentine, it’s a wonderful day to spend time with those you love and appreciate, whether that’s a friend, family or even your pet. And what better way to show appreciation than with food?

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Jillian Harris, of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” fame, and her cousin, Tori Wesszer, a registered dietitian and creator of lifestyle blog Fraiche Nutrition, teamed up for their cookbook, Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations (2019, P…

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In the midst of special occasion gatherings and dinners, cooking balanced and healthy meals can seem challenging to those conscientious about their heart health.

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While heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, many of the risk factors associated with the condition can be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. By centering meals around better-for-you ingredients and recipes, you can show your heart …

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It is not too often that writer’s block sullies my efforts here. After all, there are some several thousand new varieties of plants coming (and going) all the time and I can, under duress of deadlines, make good use of some of them as I report on their success, or more often failure, in my o…

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In recent years, a growing understanding of cauliflower’s versatility and nutritional value — it’s a powerhouse of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants — has made it a produce all-star, showing up in everything from grocery-store pizza crusts to bakery-fresh muffins.

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After discovering the wonders of the slow cooker, food blogger Eleni Vonissakou of “The Foodie Corner,” went to work to recreate classic dishes of her Greek heritage. In The Greek Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Recipes from the Heart of the Mediterranean (2019, Page Street Publishing Co.), 75 …

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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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“Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen” winner and “Hell’s Kitchen” finalist Robyn Almodovar learned throughout her childhood and her training at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta that the best and most flavorful dishes take time. Taking more time, however, does not necessarily mean…

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Interweaving recipes and revered farmers’ delightful reminiscences, Coyotes in the Pasture and Wolves at the Door: Stories and Recipes from Our Farm to Your Table (2019, Word Association Publishers) by John and Sukey Jamison is both cookbook and charming memoir.

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When families eat together, meals are likely to be more nutritious and kids who eat regularly with their families are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods. Beyond health and nutrition, family meals provide a valuable opportunity for children and parents to reconnect. It has been shown tha…

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Dietary fiber is important to the human body. According to the Mayo Clinic, dietary fiber is found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Fiber helps with constipation issues, keeping a healthy weight, and decreases the chance of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. 

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Growing up in her grandmother’s kitchen, Nikkie Marie, creator of food blog Chasing the Seasons, was ingrained with a love of rural Italian cooking which translated to seasonal, locally-sourced produce and lots of pasta. With seemingly endless shapes, sizes and textures, pasta makes a great …

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When the holidays are gone and the good weather turns gray, the table meals may need a little lift. At my house that lift is adding a new soup recipe and often looking for a colorful meal. And that is when I like to add in a few winter vegetables.  

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For Tiffany Dahle, author of The Ultimate Kids’ Cookbook and creator of food blog Peanut Blossom, some of her most cherished memories have been time spent helping her mother make holiday treats as a child and baking with her daughters.

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Food bloggers, authors and Instant Pot all-stars Kristy Bernardo, Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, Amy Rains and Stefanie Bundalo teamed up to develop recipes for The Big Book of Instant Pot Recipes: 240 Must-Try Dishes for Your Multi-Function Cooker (2019, www.pagestreetpublishing.com), a go-to guid…

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Rheumatoid arthritis, GI anti-inflammatory, lowered blood pressure, heart health, diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s prevention all have one thing in common —  pomegranate. These are just a few health benefits from regularly consuming pomegranate juice. 

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Pecans add a hearty, robust flavor to pot pie. This recipe features pecan-flecked pie dough, savory bacon and bitter greens for a tasty take on a comfort food classic. And it’s a perfect solution for using up your leftover holiday turkey.

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Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians. The first pies were made by early Romans who may have learned about it through the Greeks. The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. The early pies were predominantly meat pies.

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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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2/3 cup Country Crock® Plant Butter with Avocado Oil Stick

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My earliest family memories are around the Thanksgiving table. Platters and bowls and plates piled high with everyone’s tried and true recipes. Prepared by grandmothers and cousins and aunts, everyone always knew what to bring, what the menu was. It was like clockwork. Turkey, ham, tradition…

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13 pieces Atkins Honey Almond Vanilla Crunch Bites

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