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Linda A. Thompson-Ditch
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When Foodie Meet Finicky…and Love Happens Anyway
For the past six years, I’ve shared many tales about The Picky Eater. Some were cute and funny. Others were sad and poignant. All of them were tied in some way to food…my love of just about anything edible and his dislike of all but just a few dishes. Someh...

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Extreme Chocolate Bundt Cake
Okay, I’ll be brave and admit it: I hate Valentine’s Day. All my life it has been the most disappointing holiday of the year. In school, I got lots of Valentine’s in my carefully decorated shoebox, but never one from that special boy who held my heart at th...

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies
When asked to name the heroes in my life, Katharine Hepburn is on my list. My admiration of her talent started when I was a teenager and dreamed of being an actress. I loved her work, especially in two of my favorite movies, " On Golden Pond " and " Desk Se...

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Sometimes you just need chocolate. I’m in the midst of a January let-down. Like many people, I feel this way after the excitement and joy of the holidays. I wait all year for September to arrive, and my heart dances a little jig when the weather turns crisp...

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Hot Pizza Dip
I love gathering people together to enjoy food and conversation. The NFL playoffs and college basketball season are two terrific excuses to invite people over, but honestly, I’ll use any reason to get friends and family together for munchies and fun. Hot Pi...

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Slow Cooker Meatballs for #National Spaghetti Day
You know I’m a fan of making your own pasta sauce. For years, I've preached  encouraged home cooks to step away from the jar. I even posted  this terrific recipe from Marcella Hazen that I use all the time. However, life has a funny way of making us change ...

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Rosemary Garlic Beer Bread
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away.
I think part of my disconnect with the season is the unusually warm weather we’ve
had so far this fall. Temperatures in the 80s make it hard to enjoy autumn when
what I really want to do is wear sw...

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Mystery Cuisine Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins
I’m never happier than when I find a new mystery series to read, especially if recipes are included. Krista Davis’s Domestic Diva series is one of my favorites, and I’ve shared a couple of recipes in the past from her books. So it made sense to try her Paws...

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Winsor Farms Cornbread from Kansas #FarmFoodTour
Recently, I packed my bags and joined a group of bloggers, dietitians, and farmers on a #farmfoodtour sponsored by the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Soybean Commission. We spent three days traveling across Kansas to see where a big chunk of the world’s ...

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Apricot Pecan Oatmeal Bars
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much of a morning person. Once I’m up, I enjoy watching the sky lighten as I sip my coffee and work my way through the newspaper. I also feel more productive if I wake up early. It’s just the getting up part that is diffic...
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