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TAG: recipes

Sweet Treat Recipes You Can Make with Chocolate & Cherries

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

Here’s the science behind chocolate-covered cherries: the center liquifies inside the chocolate coating. This can make for a fun discussion, especially if you have young helpers in the kitchen. Kids may not believe you at first, but you can drop some culinary science. […]

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Good Food for Autumn: Wonderful Cookbooks with Comforting Recipes

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 13, 2021 at 6:00 am

Halloween, autumn themed soup with slices of bread Delicious, wonderful, comforting food. This time of year is perfect for enjoying all the warm tasty foods that we couldn’t make (out of season ingredients) or didn’t want to make (too hot for baking!) during the previously sweltering months. […]

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Page Turner Animal Adventures Brings Kids Exciting Exploration & Daily Activities

Posted in News on June 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

PAGE TURNER ANIMAL ADVENTURES Boost summer learning with loads of fun virtual field trips, stories, activities, games, and special guests with Page Turner Animal Adventures! This exclusive content is available to kids and families signed up for online summer reading on Beanstack. You’ll get eight weeks of virtual adventures with the intrepid Stor […]

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Yummy Reads and Recipes for National Doughnut Day

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ALISON JOHNSON From black licorice doughnuts to the Cronut (doughnut made from croissant batter), everyone can find a favorite. Even savory doughnuts exist for those who don’t have a sweet tooth. Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day, the first Friday in June! You could celebrate by eating a doughnut, reading about doughnuts, and by doing […]

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Trick-or-treat alternatives for an enjoyable celebration

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson I really love Halloween. Thinking up the perfect costume is fun, and then there is the excuse to indulge in sweets! You may be wondering, as am I, how we can still have a fun Halloween celebration with the restrictions we face right now. Many of us may err on the side […]

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Books & cocktail mixes: Find your perfect pairing

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Recently, The New York Times published an article declaring the return of cocktail hour. I, for one, am celebrating. Mixed drinks can be enjoyed with or without a buzz. Those who choose to not imbibe alcohol can still find plenty to get shaken and stirred about. I’ve noted books that include non-alcoholic […]

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Flavors of fall: Food and book pairings for kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Fall is my favorite season. I enjoy sunny weather that is cool enough to welcome jeans and sweaters. I enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves. I relish the cooler nights that encourage snuggles and books on the couch, and I love all the fun flavors that make their way into my […]

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The Sandwich

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Earlier this month as my family prepared for a day-long excursion into Glacier National Park from our campsite, we discussed easy travel options for lunch. We had pasta salad and salami and cream cheese rolls, along with other not-so-typical camping fare. Ultimately most of us opted for a good old fashioned sandwich—simple, […]

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Perfect pairings: Recipes to devour while binge watching

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 10, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz I’m a summer person. Long summer days swimming around the lake and baking dry on the shore, hiking through the woods, picking berries, tending to my ever expanding garden—it doesn’t get much better. After a long, sun-drenched day, I want to grill up something yummy and then collapse on the couch for […]

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Create a Freezer Meal Plan: Save money & indulge in flavor

Posted in News on January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

In this class led by Meegan Ware, learn the easy way to plan for a week, two weeks, or up to a month in advance for meals. You’ll get yummy recipes for great freezer meals and healthy shortcuts you can always have on hand. Following a plan like this can save you money because you’re […]

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