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Amanda Stone: Sunflower more than a pretty face
Sunflowers have so much to give. They stand tall with their pretty yellow faces pointed toward the sun when all the other plants are drooping and hiding. They can't get enough of that hot ball of fire in the sky.
Cheryle Finley: Keeping kitchen clean is part of cooking
I've always said that I like to cook, but I love to eat. Cleaning comes in at a distant third place behind those two, but it's a necessary evil, especially after cooking a big meal.
Marinades give Labor Day cooking a flavor boost
Marinades are one of the simplest ways to add fast and easy flavor to your meals. Combine a few ingredients in a zip-close plastic bag, add your meat, seafood or veggies, then walk away for a while.
Cheryle Finley: Some kitchen calamities easy to solve
Is everything that's made in your kitchen perfect? I know sometimes I hit the mark, and sometimes I miss the whole target. Unfortunately, I don't always know what went wrong. Information from kitchendaily.com may help all of us.
Amanda Stone: Healthy breakfast starts days on the right feet
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We've heard about the magnitude of this meal for decades, so surely the statement holds water.
Cheryle Finley: Cooking single? Treat yourself to real meals
The cute two-bedroom, one-bath cottage came complete with furniture for $18,000. I loved that little house, but what I didn't love was trying to cook for one person.
Amanda Stone: School lunches pack punch
School lunches have gotten a bad rap in the past few years. When the rumors started flying about french fries and ketchup passing as a vegetable, parents were up in arms, and justifiably so.
Better by the dozen: Bulk cooking saves time, money
Angela Martino-Lewis does not claim to be a good cook. "When I told my uncle, Jim Martino, who owns the Mall Deli, that I was going to be featured on a food page, he died laughing," she said.
Amanda Stone: Bounty of the season cuts down trips to store
This is the time of year I wait for. Our gardens are producing everything at the same time. I love being able to make meal after meal without having to visit the grocery store.
Cheryle Finley: A solution for every problem ... almost
I recently saw an ad for a book that promises savings just by using the ideas in its pages. I really couldn't pass up the offer, and now, $10 later, I'm the owner of "Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems."
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