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Share the truth

Dec 09, 14 Share the truth

By Jessica Domel

The truth. We all claim to want it. We say we give it. We even profess our need for it. But in actuality, how many of us actively seek the truth?
People tell me all the time they want the truth when it comes to their food.

They want to know what’s going on with what they’re eating.

I get that.

I want to know what I’m putting into my body as well.

But I often find that many people aren’t looking for the truth. They’re looking for their own version of a truth or, rather, something that confirms what they already believe.

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Back to Basics: Shortbread Cutout Cookies

Dec 05, 14 Back to Basics: Shortbread Cutout Cookies

By Kelly Bogard

House cleaned from Thanksgiving feast…check. Christmas decorations up…check. Plate of warm cookies for those who helped…still working on it. There’s nothing better than walking into the kitchen to the smell of fresh-baked cookies. It’s one of the many things I look forward to this time of year.

Whether it is Cinnamon Jumbles or Rosemary Cookies, baking cookies smell pretty much the same to me–AMAZING!

For Back to Basics: Shortbread Cutout Cookies, you will need…Shortbread Cutout Cookies
2 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups butter, softened
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. almond extract
colored sugars

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Where’s ag in your home?

Dec 02, 14 Where’s ag in your home?

By Julie Tomascik

Paint brushes, laundry detergents and college textbooks are haphazardly flung about my garage. And house.

But my disorganized home is not the point.

Those items are part of agriculture.

No, they aren’t a cow, sow or plow. But they are byproducts from those animals and the crops grown by farmers and ranchers.

Because agriculture is so much more than our food and clothes.

It’s construction. Lumber, paints and brushes.

It’s printing. Paper, ink and textbooks.

Do you play sports? Own a baseball glove or bat? That’s agriculture!

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For those who aren’t here

Nov 25, 14 For those who aren’t here

By Jessica Domel

This time of year is meant for reflection. We think about our blessings, our friends, families and loved ones.

Our mouths water with thoughts of turkey, cornbread stuffing and who will devour the last piece of homemade pecan pie.

This year, I’m also thinking about the millions of men and women who won’t be able to sit down and argue over pie with loved ones–our military, nurses, doctors, firefighters, paramedics and others who are giving of their time to ensure we enjoy our holiday off.

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Cranberry Sauce

Nov 21, 14 Cranberry Sauce

By Kelly Bogard

Well, Thursday is the day. And I’m planning a big feast. For the last several years, D and I have hosted both of our families for Thanksgiving. That means in just six days, there could be more than 30 hungry people in our house.

And each one of them is full of opinions, especially when it comes to cranberry sauce.

Some prefer fresh. Some prefer canned.

It was always an afterthought for me. Something I would do at the last minute. But boy was I wrong.

We have to have both on the table or people will actually stay home.

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