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As the matriarch of her family, Linda Kerner has always taken on the tradition of hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

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Despite tradition, not everyone wants a big bird on the table accompanied by mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and deviled eggs. Some opt for an alternative holiday meal.

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When she woke up a week into January after a busy catering season and didn’t remember much about Christmas, Gina Calderwood knew something needed to change. The owner and chef at Gina’s Café and Catering in Cosby, Missouri, said she learned the hard way to protect her family time during the …

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The pandemic has caused many to seek new methods of stress relief, and Janaha Anderson is no exception — but she is unique in that her chosen outlet ended up changing her life.

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Remember how exciting it was as a child to watch the slushy machines swirl as you begged your parents to buy you your favorite flavor? That’s exactly how it feels walking into Max Joe’s Daiquiri Lounge for the first time.

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Almost every region has its own crafted version of the hot dog. With more than 50 well-known varieties, it’s obvious you really can put anything on this American classic.

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Camping season is here, which means s’mores and hot dogs and hamburgers galore. While these are definite fan favorites, don’t be afraid to try some new fun treats around the fire pit this summer.

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Hard seltzers are bubbling up everywhere. Most major breweries have launched their own versions of the carbonated alcohol and St. Joseph’s Angry Swede Brewery now has its own lime seltzer on tap.

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Memorial Day is the official start to grilling season. For a successful barbecue, Corrie Sponseller, a competitive barbecuer who grills year-round, recommends starting with good-quality meat.

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You’ve tried them all: lattes, Americanos, macchiatos and the ever-popular cold brew beverages. Depending on your mood, you love each drink equally, but you never really stopped to think about what sets them apart, because, let’s face it, you just love cold caffeine.

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Warmer weather brings about gardens and lighter appetites.

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Planning the perfect event is hard. There are countless details to consider all while trying to stay on budget and make sure everyone is happy. Now add a pandemic. On top of all the expected stress of planning your perfect day, you have the health of your loved ones riding on your shoulders.…

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It’s no secret that too much sugar can contribute to complications like cavities, tooth decay, Type 2 diabetes, and malnutrition. But most of us crave it, love it and feel like we can’t live without it.

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There’s a constant battle between good and bad within our bodies — the battle of bacteria. Many of these little microbes live in our digestive system, and a healthy amount of good bacteria is actually beneficial to our health.

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Believe it or not, cooking for a large crowd doesn’t have to be stressful. Most meals during the holidays tend to be big, which means preparing dishes in advance. Having the littlest details planned out can make for a smooth day in the kitchen.

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Pumpkins and Regina Overman have a long history together. Her family and friends honor her fall baking tradition by always saving them for her at this time of year.

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It’s been an unusual season for farmers’ markets this year. Several vendors have experienced multiple plantings due to flooding and loss of crops.

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Diet and exercise are integral parts of the formula for a healthy life. Though few people may look forward to giving up certain foods in favor of more nutritious diets, healthy, low-calorie foods don’t have to be boring and bland.

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A surf-side treat, California fish tacos feature battered and fried crispy white fish and sprightly pickled vegetables. When done right, they are light and fresh, with a lively mix of textures and flavors.

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The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, we used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the grill better than whole heads.

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As we learned with recipes for beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, cooking en cocotte — cooking a protein in a covered pot with little to no liquid —concentrates flavor.

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Vegetables on their own can be a great option for grilled kebabs, because they cook quickly and, when done right, offer a crisp, charred exterior and a juicy, tender interior.

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Sometimes simple is best, and for quick weeknight burgers or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, store-bought ground beef is certainly convenient. But with so many options available in supermarkets, we knew we would need to find the right cut of beef with the ideal amount of fat to produce tend…

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During the season for outdoor parties, reunions, picnics and delicious desserts, try bringing a new dish to the table with a recipe like this Apple-Cranberry Cobbler.

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Brownies are controversial territory to chart: Some like them cakey and light in flavor—more of a snack than a rich dessert; some like them moist and chewy; and others, the biggest chocoholics, like them to be purely decadent—almost as dense as fudge and deliciously dark.

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Busy families often find it hard to serve fresh and quickly prepared meals. But before pulling up to the nearest drive-through window, family chefs should know that many homecooked meals can be whipped up in a pinch.