Category Archives: Kitchen

‘Farm to table’ by Julie Van Manen

When you read this article, Christmas 2023 will be history.  Some of you may still have celebrations planned and/or looking forward to ringing in 2024. By now, most of us will have eaten our fair share of sweets. So, this month I am sharing a couple of recipes that  do not involve sweets. Also, in...
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‘Have a seat at my table’ By Cathryn Dunsbergen

The hustle in December is real. Between hurrying to events, making sure I get the perfect gift before it sells out, and the every day items on my checklist...it all makes this time of year daunting. I don’t mean to be a pessimist, but those are some honest thoughts! I will say though, one mundane...
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Bring on all things Christmas

By Megan Pothoven The Pothoven house is ready for Christmas. It is a yearly argument whether the tree gets put up before Thanksgiving. Adam is adamant that it shouldn’t be up until December, but I won this year. The older two kids were having difficulties keeping their hands off the ornaments, which found themselves all around...
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‘A Slice of Home’ By Simone Bates

Christmas is coming

Someone help me out - this can’t possibly be true. This is the first newspaper for December, but there are only 18 more days until Christmas?! Am I the only one who already feels like they’re behind? Christmas has a way of lulling you into a false sense of calm -...
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Giving thanks amidst the chaos

Adam and I have three kids, ages three and under! Wow! Sweet Archer is such a good baby, and his two older siblings do a phenomenal job entertaining him. I’ve learned a lot in these past three weeks...one of the most useful? That peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches are acceptable meal options. See #1 on my list! By Megan Pothoven Time...
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‘Farm to table’ by Julie Van Manen

  As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we are especially thankful for the beautiful fall weather we have experienced! As soon as the combine was parked, the baler began turning out cornstalk bales, the natural fertilizer from the pig barns was injected into the soil in preparation for next year’s crops, and Emily and Braden began...
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‘Have a seat at my table’ by Cathryn Dunsbergen

I don’t know what it is about the leaves turning from a crisp green to a burnt orange, but I always get sentimental and find myself reflecting on the past year. This feeling heightened when Penelope and Baylor brought home their daycare pictures. For Penelope, this is her fourth picture, so of course I had...
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