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Slow Cooker Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Mole

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When finally reluctantly relinquishing the lazy days of summer, it’s time to jump full-steam ahead into autumn’s lively colorfulness. Imagine living in a place where the changes in season were nothing more than dates on a calendar. I can’t. The first hint of brisk fall air turns thoughts to its seasonal bounty: apples,...

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Cream of Chunky Carrot Soup

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Is it even possible to put into words my undying devotion to soup? I truly do believe that soup is worthy for every single meal.  Yes, even breakfast.  Ever hear of egg-drop soup?  Yep, soup-worthy. Today, I was going to share with you a go-to recipe for quick, easy, and delicious cream of tomato soup.  Until something else...

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Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker

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Slow cookers can be used to prepare just about any meal imaginable. And it’s simple. Prep the ingredients, add them to a slow cooker and press start. But wait. There is a difference between a good slow-cooker meal and a great slow-cooker meal. Here are some tips to keep in mind when using a slow cooker. Don’t overfill the...

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Fall Time Pasta Soup
Oct 09, 14
 

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When fall hits, families look for warmth. We light the fire, turn on the heater, dig wool socks from the back of the closet, and crave hot foods. Pasta soup is a fall and winter comfort food in my household. In an effort to turn my children into soup-lovers, I started making it in the slow cooker and added ideas from this Lasagna...

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Tips for Choosing A Slow Cooker {Kitchen Tip}

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My first slow cooker was a Rival Crock-Pot, a name synonymous with slow cookers, and looked much like this one. Only mine was avocado green. If you’re in my age group, you’ll remember the days when we colored our world with harvest gold and avocado green and our slow cookers had crocks that could not be removed and, therefore,...

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Richard and Jennifer Broach family, Western District Farm Family of the Year

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The Richard and Jennifer Broach family of Vandervoot (Polk County) is the Western District Farm Family of the Year. They have six chicken houses, 85 head of cattle and hay on a total of 465 acres. The Broaches began farming 19 years ago and were only farming on 20 acres, which they used for hay fields. The Broach farm raises more...

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