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Experiment creates unique meal

January 20, 2016
Experiment creates unique meal

Can’t decide if you want Mexican or Italian for dinner tonight? Why not both! Laura Yoder experimented in her kitchen and came up with this fun Mexican Manicotti My Way. It has all the taco flavors and ingredients you love (ground beef, cheese, beans, olives), stuffed inside manicotti shells. It’s delicious, easy and fun!

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Family favorite recipe evokes sweet memories

October 7, 2015
Family favorite recipe evokes sweet memories

Crispy and sweet with wonderful flavor, Lindsey Cook’s Nana’s Jam-Jams would be great for a bake sale or to share with friends at tea. Plus, there’s nothing better than an old family recipe. The generations of love make these cookies even sweeter. Hide a few like Nana suggests… they’re going to go quickly!

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Celebrate last days of summer with juicy bacon cheeseburgers

September 2, 2015
Celebrate last days of summer with juicy bacon cheeseburgers

Freda Gable incorporates the flavor of bacon right into her thick, juicy Bacon Cheeseburgers and they’ll be perfect for your Labor Day cookout. I bet guests will be lining up for seconds! Adding beef broth to the burgers makes each one turn out perfectly moist and savory. Try adding more kinds of cheeses too… That’s always a good idea, right?

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Nothing ‘bundt’ love for this chocolate coconut cake

August 26, 2015
Nothing ‘bundt’ love for this chocolate coconut cake

If you like coconut, then you’re going to love Sue Lally’s Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake. Easy, moist and decadent, it’s a wonderful blend of fabulous flavors.

This tastes just like a famous candy bar … only in cake form!

See step-by-step photos of Sue’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/bundtcake

You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win!

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Basic ingredients shine in this old-fashioned banana cake

August 22, 2015
Basic ingredients shine in this old-fashioned banana cake

It’s hard to imagine not falling passionately in love with Audra LeNormand’s moist, delicious Banana Cake! All of the flavors blend perfectly… with just the right punch of banana. Depending on how large your bananas are, you may need to adjust the quantity. But to me, the more bananas the better!

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Traditional summer slaw gets a recipe redo

June 24, 2015
Traditional summer slaw gets a recipe redo

The addition of veggies and pasta make Shelene Wilhelm’s Pasta Slaw not only a bit healthier, but more filling too.

Tangy and sweet, you’ll be looking for other ways to incorporate the delicious dressing. Serve this slaw at your next cookout and watch it disappear!

See step-by-step photos of Shelene’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/pastaslaw

You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win!

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Save the best for last: Easter Rice Pie

April 1, 2015
Save the best for last: Easter Rice Pie

Your Easter table will get a bit sweeter when you serve Jessica Squeglia’s Easter Rice Pie. Like many traditional Italian desserts, it’s light and not too sweet. Nervous about the rice? Believe me, no one will ever know there’s rice in it unless you tell them. A dollop of sweetened whipped cream tops this dessert perfectly!

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Hoppin’ down the bunny trail

April 1, 2015
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail

Kiddos swarmed City Park Saturday for the Community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the city of Granbury. Above, children ages 4-6 are off and running when the egg hunt begins at the ball field. 18-month-old Parker Halsey is pretty in pink while picking up some Easter eggs. With help from civic groups and other volunteers, thousands of candy-filled eggs were “hidden” at the park.

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Irish eyes will smile for fried cabbage, corned beef

March 18, 2015
Irish eyes will smile for fried cabbage, corned beef

Janette Suber’s fried cabbage and corned beef is the perfect meal for St. Patrick’s Day—or any day really!

It’s a very hearty stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. The key to this recipe is slowly simmering the cabbage. If you have leftovers, not to worry. This is delicious the next day too!

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What’s new at your library?

March 18, 2015

“Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn’t rip off.”

–Barbara Kingsolver, American author

“Alice’s Adventures

in Wonderland”

By Lewis Carroll; read

Fantasy, All Ages

A little girl, Alice, is wondering what to do one day. After all, her sister and the boring book she’s reading are just no fun at all.

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