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Sun, Jul 07, 2024

Fresh summer veggies, marinated and grilled

New! Pick your garden favorites for a quick side dish

Sun, Jun 30, 2024

Pop apricots on the grill for this flavorful summer salad

New! Grilled apricot and feta salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Sun, Jun 09, 2024

Grilled corn the base for a delicious salad

New! Late-spring combination works for summer cookouts, too

Sun, Jun 02, 2024

Bayou country, spring vegetables inspire shrimp pot pie

New! Shrimp pot pie with fresh peas, carrots and spring onions

Sun, May 26, 2024

Double up on cherries in these tender muffins

New! Ricotta the secret ingredient to these baked treats

Sun, May 19, 2024

Savory cherry sauce perfect for grilling season

New! Savory cherry sauce with sweet onions goes great with pork, chicken

Sun, May 12, 2024

Chilled asparagus soup an elegantly cool dish

New! Spring asparagus blends well with green garlic

Sun, May 05, 2024

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Time to dig into this fruity salsa

NEW! Fresh strawberry-orange salsa with green onions

Sun, Apr 28, 2024

Rhub-berry cake does a flip for spring

NEW Upside-down cake features stripes of rhubarb, dots of blueberries

Sun, Apr 21, 2024

These scones won’t curb your enthusiasm

NEW Strawberries and cream scones with orange zest

Sun, Apr 14, 2024

Bright fruit compote perfect for spring

NEW Strawberries shine, raspberries add color to versatile sauce

Sun, Apr 07, 2024

Easy casserole makes most of leftover ham, early spring produce

NEW Ham and baby potato casserole with glazed carrots

Sun, Mar 31, 2024

This springtime carrot cake has a difference

NEW Chocolate glaze especially appropriate for a holiday dessert

Sun, Mar 24, 2024

This easy chicken dish puts zesty zing in spring

NEW Baked lemon-Dijon chicken thighs with herbs

Sun, Mar 17, 2024

Crispy potatoes deserve Green Goddess dressing

NEW Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this delicious side dish

Sun, Mar 10, 2024

Old-fashioned chili – warm taste of summer on a chilly night

Recipe: Mom’s chili and beans with grated cheese and onions

Sun, Mar 03, 2024

Whole-orange loaf cake brightens a grey morning

Recipe: Poppy seeds add texture to vegan snack cake

Sun, Feb 25, 2024

Versatile asparagus casserole perfect for any meatless meal

Recipe: Easy asparagus-mushroom bake with eggs and cheese.

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Garden Checklist for week of July 7

Take care of garden chores early in the morning, concentrating on watering. We’re still in survival mode until this heat wave breaks.

* Keep your vegetable garden watered, mulched and weeded. Water before 8 a.m. to conserve moisture.

* Prevent sunburn; provide temporary shade for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, squash and other crops with “sensitive” skin.

* Hold off on feeding plants until temperatures cool back down to “normal” range. That means daytime highs in the low to mid 90s.

* Don’t let tomatoes wilt or dry out completely. Give tomatoes a deep watering two to three times a week. Harvest vegetables promptly to encourage plants to produce more.

* Squash especially tends to grow rapidly in hot weather. Keep an eye on zucchini.

* Some weeds thrive in hot weather. Whack them before they go to seed.

* Pinch back chrysanthemums for bushy plants and more flowers in September.

* Harvest tomatoes, squash, peppers and eggplant. Prompt picking will help keep plants producing.

* Remove spent flowers from roses, daylilies and other bloomers as they finish flowering.

* Pinch off blooms from basil so the plant will grow more leaves.

* Cut back lavender after flowering to promote a second bloom.

* One good thing about hot days: Most lawns stop growing when temperatures top 95 degrees. Keep mower blades set on high.

* Once the weather cools down a little, it’s not too late to add a splash of color. Plant petunias, snapdragons, zinnias and marigolds.

* After the heat wave, plant corn, pumpkins, radishes, winter squash and sunflowers. Make sure the seeds stay hydrated.

Taste Fall! E-cookbook

Muffins and pumpkin

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Taste Winter! E-cookbook

Lemon coconut pancakes

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