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Summer Strawberry Salad with Chicken

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara During the summer months when temperatures can get pretty hot and sticky, most of us have no desire to put on the stove or oven and cook a hot meal. Cooking meals that are quick, cool, and of course healthy seems like the obvious way to beat the summer…

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Garlic Rosemary Chicken Burgers

*By: Linz Bordner* fPhotffo:fLindsey Bordner I love food, but I especially love food during the summer months. Fresh fruits and vegetables, aromatic herbs, refreshing cocktails, and of course, the usual suspects: cheeseburgers and hot dogs. As much as I love these popular summer entrees, I tend to get sick of them quickly. Aside from that,…

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We All Scream For Homemade Ice Cream!

*By Megan Deppen* It's the unofficial start of summer, which means warmer, longer days are upon us and when it gets hot out, I can't wait to cool down with everyone's favorite summertime treat...ice cream! A few years ago, a friend gifted me an ice cream maker for Christmas, and ever since then I've been…

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Éclair Torte for Your Memorial Day Gathering

Photo: Linz Bordner Photo: Linz Bordner *By: Linz Bordner* If there is a dessert I love making as equally as I love eating, it’s an éclair torte. Just think of a traditional French eclair that you would get at your local bakery, but super-sized! It's three layers of light and fluffy decadence. The first layer…

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Healthy and Delicious Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

*By: Megan Deppen* One of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes on the weekend is Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Not only are these pancakes delicious, they are healthy too. Believe me, you won't be able to eat just one! Check out the video and recipe below.  Enjoy! Recipe courtesy of Modern Honey.  https://youtu.be/yRHBiwwnoIM Video By: Bill Deppen Ingredients…

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Culinary Crash Course Series: Knife Basics

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you ever feel intimidated in the kitchen when it comes to using certain knives? In the final installment of our Culinary Crash Course Series, I will be discussing knife basics, which will cover must-have knives you should have in your kitchen and how to properly cut an onion, red bell pepper,…

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Delicious Cinco De Mayo Instant Pot Carnitas!

*By: Megan Deppen* In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I'm sharing this delicious Instant Pot crispy carnitas recipe. My husband found this recipe about a year ago and it's one of our favorite go-to Taco Tuesday meals. Top off your meal with a refreshing margarita or a Corona and you'll have the perfect Cinco De…

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Culinary Crash Course Series – Pantry, Refrigerator, and Freezer Essentials

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Jason Leung What foods we stock in our kitchen may be a matter of palate and repertoire and essentially, not at all created equal among households. As we know, life can get hectic and maybe you didn’t have time to make a grocery store run after work or didn’t meal plan…

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This Could Be the Best Fried Chicken Sandwich Ever!

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Ryan Bordner A fried chicken sandwich isn’t something I would instinctively choose on a menu. I tend to lean toward more healthier options, but sometimes you just have to dive in at the deep end. And let’s face it, a fried chicken sandwich just screams comfort food and a day’s worth…

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Culinary Crash Course Series – Comparing Cookware Materials

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Cooker King There are many different cookware materials out to consider when buying pots and pans. So where do you start? The 4 main things to consider when buying pots and pans are heat performance, durability, maintenance, and price. Also, depending on what you will be cooking, some cookware materials fare…