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Sun, Mar 31, 2024

This springtime carrot cake has a difference

Chocolate glaze especially appropriate for a holiday dessert

Sun, Mar 24, 2024

This easy chicken dish puts zesty zing in spring

Baked lemon-Dijon chicken thighs with herbs

Sun, Mar 17, 2024

Crispy potatoes deserve Green Goddess dressing

Recipe: 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.

Sun, Feb 18, 2024

Lemon pudding cakes are light as clouds

Recipe: Bake them in ramekins for easy serving now or later

Sun, Feb 11, 2024

Crunchy, flavorful slaw combines two winter favorites

Recipe: Brussels sprouts-spinach slaw with dried cranberries

Sun, Feb 04, 2024

Slab apple tart a no-sugar treat

Recipe: Make bourbon apple butter for extra flavorful filling

Sun, Dec 24, 2023

This cheery frittata is just right for two

Merry Christmas frittata with spinach and red pepper

Sun, Dec 17, 2023

Turn butternuts and apples into an easy soup

Recipe: Roasting squash increases the depth of flavor

Sun, Dec 10, 2023

These latkes put a colorful twist on holiday favorite

Recipe: Sweet potato latkes, served with applesauce and sour cream

Sun, Dec 03, 2023

Lime and mint combine in an easy tea bread

Recipe: Zest and herb combination also works in muffins

Sun, Nov 26, 2023

This warm beverage smells as good as it tastes

Recipe: Mandarin mulled cider gets sweetness from fresh citrus

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Dig In: Garden Checklist for week of April 7

The warm wave coming this week will shift weeds into overdrive. Get to work!

* Weed, weed, weed! Whack them before they flower.

* Mulch around plants to conserve moisture and control weeds.

* Smell orange blossoms? Feed citrus trees with a low dose of balanced fertilizer (such as 10-10-10) during bloom to help set fruit. Keep an eye out for ants.

* Apply slow-release fertilizer to the lawn.

* Thoroughly clean debris from the bottom of outdoor ponds or fountains.

* Spring brings a flush of rapid growth, and that means your garden is really hungry. Feed shrubs and trees with a slow-release fertilizer. Or mulch with a 1-inch layer of compost.

* Azaleas and camellias looking a little yellow? If leaves are turning yellow between the veins, give them a boost with chelated iron.

* Trim dead flowers but not leaves from spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips. Those leaves gather energy to create next year's flowers. Also, give the bulbs a fertilizer boost after bloom.

* Pinch chrysanthemums back to 12 inches for fall flowers. Cut old stems to the ground.

* From seed, plant beans, beets, cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, melons, radishes and squash. Plant onion sets.

* In the flower garden, plant seeds for asters, cosmos, celosia, marigolds, salvia, sunflowers and zinnias. Transplant petunias, zinnias, geraniums and other summer bloomers.

* Plant perennials and dahlia tubers for summer bloom. April is about the last chance to plant summer bulbs, such as gladiolus and tuberous begonias.

* Transplant lettuce and cabbage seedlings.

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Taste Fall! E-cookbook

Muffins and pumpkin

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Taste Winter! E-cookbook

Lemon coconut pancakes

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