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During a trip to the Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon, I spent time learning about the ranch’s growing goat operation. These “American Range Goats” are a breed developed at the ranch and aren’t just any average herd — they have become the main focus of the ranch.

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Making jam brings back fond memories. Not only is there nothing like a dollop of this homemade treat on biscuits, waffles, or slathered between peanut butter and bread — the nostalgia that comes with it is even sweeter for me.

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Mid Town Grill (Oregon Clam Chowder Company): Chowder, chicken fried steak, burgers, fish. Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM. Closed Sunday and Monday. 260 Mountain View Ave., Myrtle Creek.

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I know it is pretty bold to declare something “the best,” but my kids said it, so I am going with it. They also claim my microwave skills on frozen nuggets to be “the best.” Their standards might be a little low, but my husband’s are not — especially when it comes to cookies.

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My husband loves Havarti and pears, so the second I saw this recipe combining both delicious flavors, I was excited. With Easter coming up, this is a great dish to make or bring along to your brunch. The combination of cheese and fruit is divine. There is an elegance to this dish, but it is …

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My friend Jayne Gautreau told me she had fond memories of eating Eve’s Pudding, a traditional British apple dessert, as a young girl growing up in Northern Ireland. The dish, also called “Mother’s Eve Pudding,” uses a light apple mixture for the base and is topped with a sponge cake.

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Growing up in the Midwest, a hearty meal was pretty common for dinner. Meat, potatoes and corn regularly made their way to the dinner table.

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I figured I would have to share something sweet and pink. There are a lot of things that can fit into that category, but this cheesecake tops my list. I am partial to cheesecake as it is my favorite dessert and enjoy all different types. However, this one is so u…

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Over the past year or so, the Instant Pot pressure cooker craze has swept through the United States like freight train. It’s hard to keep up with all of the new and exciting things you can do with this electric pressure cooker. From hardboiled eggs, to cakes, to cooking meat from a frozen st…

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Protein isn’t as easy as one would think to get into my daughter and husband’s daily packed lunches. My husband needs high-calorie and high-protein meals to maintain his energy throughout the day, and my daughter isn’t much of a meat eater so my options are fewer. Also, she is a very slow ea…

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I first tasted quinoa salad at a local market. I thought it was delicious until I read the ingredients, which included preservatives and other additives.