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    Buying your first chefs knife

    By Chef Alli on September 20, 2016

    My chefs knife is a tool I use daily. It's the one I reach for every single time. Here are my three tips you should use when purchashing your own.  1) Shop in a kitchen store that allows you to be...

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    Caramel Apple Boats

    By Mandy Beyeler on September 20, 2016

    This simplified Do-It-Yourself version of caramel apples is perfect for kiddos. These caramel apple boats  are a fun treat to eat and to make. It's simple enough that kids can help assemble the...

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    A Family Legacy

    By Scott Stebner on September 2, 2016

    The farm currently operated by David and Dana Pieper in Rooks County has been in business since the early 1880s.  It originated as a 150-acre timber claim, seeking to plant trees for the Union...

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  • Changing Seasons

    A Season of Change

    By Jenny Burgess on September 1, 2016

    It’s hard to believe summer has ended. My oldest child is back to school, my youngest wants to grow up like her brother so she can go to school too. She’ll be turning three soon. It can’t be! Fall...

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