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While I am writing this my three youngest children are watching Ichabod Crane on the TV. In our home, it’s not officially fall until we’ve watched Disney’s version of Sleepy Hallow, hearing Bing Crosby tell us the story of the “itinerant school master.”

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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Nov. 5 was the official day designated worldwide as “Learn to Brew Day.” A dozen Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild members, new and old, experienced and inexperienced, got together outside Old 99 Brewing to simultaneously brew eight batches of beer and field questions from folks who stopped by to …

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This time of year always makes me want to gather my family around a table and just be together over a hot meal, but it seems our household can’t schedule weeknight meals easily. With school, dance classes, work schedules, and meetings, trying to slip in much more than a quick, “Here, eat thi…

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So, when my girl comes home from school one day asking to concoct the recipe they had handed out during their Bible lesson that morning, this mama is all in. I absolutely love when we can drive home lessons we are trying to instill with hands-on fun. There is so much to draw from creation to…

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There is simply no time like fall and winter for soups. This should be a real comfort to us all since soup is typically a healthier option for meals.

  • MANDY HATFIELD For The News-Review
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No matter what age your child is, there are many fun projects and chores they can help you with in the kitchen. This is a great time to share together and teacher your children skills they will be able to use forever. Also, having your kids help you in the kitchen can help encourage a picky …

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The first time I tried this dish, I was with my husband at a local Mexican restaurant. This was my version of thinking outside of the box. I usually order the mundane burrito or taco plate, but that day, I was feeling frisky.

  • CRAIG REED The News-Review
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HENDERSON, Nev. – Sheri Price and Mandy Holborow describe the growth of their company – Umpqua Oats – as “sometimes overwhelming.”

  • Jayne Gautreau
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Recently one of my boys was joking with me that there is Taco Tuesday, but what is Monday? “Is it Macaroni Monday?” he asked. We giggled about it, but I thought that was a great idea and decided it would be a lot of fun to come up with a menu for the week that started with the same letter as…

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With most things in life, I’ve had to practice and practice — and while I am still not close to being perfect, I’ve definitely made progress.

  • Jennifer D. Coalwell Notes From a Local Kitchen
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Why is it that food eaten outdoors tastes so much better? What is it about fresh air that makes a meal so memorable? Just taking my bowl of granola out to the patio makes a routine breakfast feel more festive.

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My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We’ve always had a plan to do something extra special, and so we gifted each other with a trip to bella Italia (beautiful Italy.)

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I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with ground beef. It is simple, easy to use and can be made up a million different ways yet I find myself repeating meatballs, meat sauce for spaghetti and burgers.

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Tupperware was invented a full 20 years before I was born. The magical containers with burping lids and ever changing colors led the way to the future of cooking. It was somewhere in there that society was introduced to the concept of leftovers with the ability to store the uneaten portions …

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Summer campouts require a box of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, right? Even if you’re not able to make it to the campground, a fire pit at home can help you assemble your perfect s’more.