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A patchwork of love and kindness

April 3, 2013 On Palm Sunday at First Lutheran Church in Rugby, the 220 quilts which the quilters had made since September were draped, swathed and arranged on all of the pews in the sanctuary, entrance, choir... more »»

Making sure the music lasts a lifetime

March 20, 2013 When Christine Halvorson retired from teaching elementary music, she wanted a part-time job. more »»

Local pastime and favorite food benefits overall health

March 13, 2013 Did you ever think that fishing could be healthy for you, both nutritionally and physically? Ice fishing is not only a favorite winter pastime, but also a potential source of your next healthy... more »»

Cabbage just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

March 6, 2013 “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings. more »»

A box of 64 wonderful, colorful ways to inspire

February 20, 2013 They arrived in the hands of millions of children in what might be considered a version of the “Weight Watchers” recipe file — a taller, thinner box with a flip-back lid which looked smashing and... more »»

Quotes for modeling on the runway of life

January 23, 2013 The 2013 presidential inauguration in now history, and President Obama is our 45th Commander in Chief. more »»

Celebrating the 12 Days with a winter village

January 9, 2013 Did you enjoy all 12 Days of Christmas? Day 8 in our home brought fresh cookies and fudge for the sporadic nibble. Lighting up the Christmas tree each day still gives a twinkle in our hearts. more »»

To dad for all the Christmas memories

December 19, 2012 Some experiences in life diminish with repetition. Many things that were thrilling the first time become almost tiresome at the conclusion. more »»

How to handle eggs with care

December 19, 2012 As a child I loved to eat raw chocolate chip cookie dough. That was a long time ago, and back then it was probably a relatively safe thing to do, but things have changed. more »»

Popcorn balls are a tasty holiday delight for all

December 5, 2012 Nestled deep behind the doors of Mother’s fruitwood kitchen cupboards resided two, red plastic sherbet looking vessels. more »»

Dinner delights

October 23, 2012 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons granulated maple sugar 20-ounce ball prepared pizza dough, room temperature 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled 8-ounce... more »»

The legend lives in Gladys’ promising lemon tree

October 10, 2012 I first saw her sitting in the corner of Jan’s parents’ comfortable living room with a crochet hook in her hand crafting squares of the crocheted Irish rose pattern. more »»

Fondest memories of school picture day

September 26, 2012 While attending photography school in Massachusetts, my instructors often stressed that as photographers, we would be in a position to preserve a tradition or a piece of knowledge. more »»

Is your food safe to eat?

August 29, 2012 Of the consumer calls I receive, the hardest to answer are those regarding how long food can be kept before it is not safe to use. more »»

Each summer with heritage hollyhocks

August 22, 2012 For as long as I can remember, they have been the irresistible bridesmaids of summer. Often they are gathered in circles or are nodding at attention in gardens, wayside ditches and along brick wall. more »»

Exciting changes in school snacks

August 15, 2012 This time of year we see and hear a lot about back-to-school shopping. Parents busily acquire the list of school supplies and prepare for another busy year. more »»

Dressing our summer greens and others

August 8, 2012 The days of summer are delightful! Days of golden light, especially in the evening around 8 p.m. as the day begins to cool. more »»

Fresh from the market

August 1, 2012 Great taste often comes down to contrast. It’s why we pair tender and crunchy textures, sweet and sour flavors, and hot and cold temperatures (think hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream. more »»

Tasty champs!

July 25, 2012 Sandwiches were sensational at the annual Fleischmann’s baking contest, held this past Friday at the North Dakota State Fair. more »»

Badminton and the possibilities

July 25, 2012 In our home, we are looking forward to the Summer Olympics which will be held in London, July 27-Aug. 12. more »»



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