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Warm weather is a prime time to throw on an apron, grab a spatula and fire up the grill. And no dish better represents the season than the burger. 

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Summer is filled with family picnics and barbecues, but you need to make sure that those burgers and pasta salads aren’t served with a side of bacteria. 

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You probably don’t know it, but you may have the secret ingredients for an exceptional Easter dinner in your pantry right now. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to sprinkle creativity into special meals by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected w…

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Turn a boring weeknight meal into an Italian feast your whole family will truly appreciate. 

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Enjoy an inspired Easter feast with ham plus seasonal favorites that will impress your guests. The savory flavors of Roasted Ham Saltimbocca showcase ham’s versatility in this succulent centerpiece dish.

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When March Madness tips off, I know it's time for some fun foods that will be slam-dunk favorites at game-watching parties.

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For a great game-day party, give rivaling fans one thing they can agree on - the food. Ditch traditional finger foods for a hearty, winter classic with a spicy Southwestern twist. 

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Dancing leprechauns, pots of gold, corned beef and cabbage, green beer, parades, and the wearing of the green are all synonymous with St. Patrick's Day. But perhaps the most iconic symbol of all is the shamrock, the ubiquitous three-leafed plant that makes an appearance in a myriad of ways -…

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As we wrap up the first month of 2011, we find ourselves face to face with the month of love. February is most famous for Valentine’s Day, but is also National Heart Health Awareness Month. The American Heart Association has chosen February as the month to spread the facts about heart health…

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I love that we have a day designed to celebrate love! And I enjoy finding creative ways to show the people in my life how much I care about them. This year, I'm sharing some ideas from the kitchen and from the heart so that you can put some extra L-O-V-E into your Valentine’s Day.

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While it might be cold and blustery outside, there are a number of edible plants you can grow indoors. Some of my favorites are herbs. Growing herbs indoors successfully is all about selecting the right varieties and having the right conditions to grow them. 

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What better way to serve a hungry gang than with two crowd-pleasers: meatballs and BBQ? Anyone hosting a big game gathering needs to have recipes on-hand that are hearty and tasty, while still being easy to prepare.  

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When your friends and family gather around the big screen for the big game, only BIG FLAVOR will do! Earn MVP status with quick and easy Johnsonville recipes featuring sausages that are big on flavor when served by themselves, or when they're included in these traditional sports-fan favorites. 

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Classic commercials, historic plays and close company are all quintessential elements to the perfect game-day get-together. The biggest obstacle for many Super Bowl shindigs is how to best tackle the menu. Ideal dishes need to be finger-friendly, universally appealing and well suited to feed…

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January is coming to an end. Has your new year’s resolution made it this far? If discouragement is knocking at your door, you are not getting the results you want quickly enough, or if your goal seems too overwhelming…breathe. Whether your resolution is to spend more time doing family activi…

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It’s true – the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? Whether baking treats, making dinner or spending time with family and friends, the kitchen is my favorite place to be. Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test K…

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Tea has been enjoyed as a beverage for thousands of years. But more recently, tea has worked its way into the kitchen as a favorite ingredient of chefs, bakers and even mixologists. Sweet and grassy, light and fruity, smoky and complex - teas have a wide variety of flavor notes that compleme…

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The kids at the beach ... the grandkids at Christmas ... the sunset shots of your last vacation ... you’ve got plenty of great photos that you’d love to share. Why not show them off in some creative displays that you made yourself?

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If you have a cell phone, laptop or cordless power tool, chances are, your products are being powered by a lithium-ion battery power. With the growing demand for more efficient technologies, convenience and cost effectiveness, consumers should know some background behind what is powering the…

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Two years ago, Japanese supermarkets couldn't keep bananas on the shelves after a man revealed the secret of his weight-loss success on a leading social network. Now a healthier version of his diet is catching on in America, thanks to the fruit and nutrition experts at Dole.

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With Americans collectively eating 100 acres of pizza every day, it's no wonder Congress designated an entire month "Pizza Month" back in 1987. The $30 billion industry has come a long way since then, evolving into an edible platform for introducing exotic flavors like newcomer Indian fusion…

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Welcome to 2011! Exciting isn’t it? Right now the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind and we can look forward to a great year.  All over the place you see people geared up for the New Year. Gyms are offering unheard of rates, trainers are coming out of the woodworks to socializ…

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As the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we're reminded that the time has come to set or "re-set" our goals. Popular New Year's resolutions - to lose weight and/or stay fit - resurface with a bang year after year. 

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No, I'm not trying to pry into your personal life! The status I wonder about is your relationship with food. For some, this relationship is more sensitive than any other. Just like children learn a large part of their social and moral skills and values from their parents, studies show that c…

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Headline your holiday with the quintessential flavor of the season - peppermint. These extra special sweets offer a bountiful buffet of peppermint possibilities. Choose one or more for cookie exchanges, caroling nibbles, gifts for teachers and Santa.

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Christmas time brings with it many festivities and lots of tradition. Traditions such as Santa’s cookies, hot chocolate by the fireplace, to hay rides, nativity scenes, and mistletoe constantly beg for our attention and energy. Here are some sure fire ways to keep you energy levels up while …

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DAYTON – After a two-hour weather delay that started at halftime and Barbers Hill leading by a couple of touchdowns, the Eagles came out of the delay and scored four touchdowns in a little more than a quarter to put away the Dayton Broncos 42-6 on Friday afternoon at Houston Methodist Field …

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Nicole Price of Robert E. Lee softball signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her career at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Price, who’s parents are Margarita and Dylan Price, has been playing softball since she was six-years-old. “I feel extremely blessed to have finally been…

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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Michael Williams has resigned his post as the head volleyball coach at Goose Creek Memorial High School, Goose Creek CISD officials confirmed Tuesday.

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The Barbers Hill Eagles are back in the District 12-5A II title hunt and 7:30 p.m. Friday it could be something to be definitely considered after Nederland comes to Mont Belvieu.

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 The Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team secured its place in the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Tuesday with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-20) win over Texas City in Baytown.

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For two years in a row, the Anahuac Panthers wrapped up a season with a 5-5 record, are heading to the Class 3A I playoffs and once again will face off against Crocket in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.

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 Edwin Egans enters his 21st year coaching at Crosby and this year his boys basketball team could be one of the better ones he’s put out on the hardwood.

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All it took was a little bit of room and Mason Duke saw the opportunity the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots had waited for almost all of Friday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial is on the doorstep to qualify for the Class 5A Region 3 bi-district playoffs.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team saw its historic season come to an end Friday when it was defeated 10-1 by hosts A&M Consolidated in College Station during the Class 5A Region 3 semifinals. Sterling, the region’s No. 4 team, fell to the top-ranked squad but not before the mixed doubles …

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The Goose Creek CISD girls basketball programs are looking to new eyes and vision behind the minds of three young coaches.

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Sam Houston State University will be the scene Monday when the Class 5A Region 3 cross country championships take place with plenty of high hopes on the line.

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Barbers Hill sophomore girls basketball guard Dalanna Carter has transferred from the school. Barbers Hill head girls coach Bryan Harris confirmed Thursday Carter, the reigning District 21-5A Most Valuable Player, had left school Monday.

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When it looked like the Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team was down and out and rivals Sterling were inching closer to a tie in the season series and a bi-district playoff spot, things changed in a hurry.

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The second chapter of the battle of Baytown football is ready to kick off 7 p.m. Friday at Stallworth Stadium with the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots ready to even their ledger while the Sterling Rangers hope to make a fine introduction.

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A win in Kirbyville was enough to clinch Anahuac’s second straight Class 3A-I playoff spot in the same number of years under head coach Greg Neece.

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A young Barbers Hill tennis team was able to find its way past Galveston Ball in the bi-district round, 11-8, early in the week to catapult itself into the area round at home Thursday against Lamar Fulshear. 

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The Sterling Rangers may not have secured one man for the head basketball coaching position but they may have ultimately found the best man for the position.