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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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The Sterling Lady Rangers volleyball team are now in fourth place in District 22-5A as the second half of the district schedule is set to begin after a 3-0 (26-24, 25-14, 25-17) win over Texas City Wednesday night.

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Even if they lost, the Sterling Lady Rangers played one of their better matches this season as they scrambled, battled and contested Friendswood every step of the way Tuesday night.

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District 12-5A II play begins 7:30 p.m. tonight as the Barbers Hill Eagles (1-2) travel to Turner Stadium in Humble for a date with Kingwood Park (1-2).

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The Sterling Rangers continue to plow through a demanding tennis schedule and did so emphatically Friday with an 18-1 win over MacArthur.

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The Lee College Lady Rebels volleyball team and Ashlynn Lewis, 1,  fell to 14-8 overall and 1-3 in Region XIV play Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-13) home defeat against Navarro College. Lee was led by Sina Toroslu’s five kills and Imari Wilson’s four kills. “The good thing abou…

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The newest Power 5 poll (for sports results through Thursday) sees very little change this week as most of the initial teams that made up the list took care of business over the previous seven days.

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The Baytown Christian Lady Bulldogs are now 6-1 after a dominant 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-22) sweep of host Galveston O’Connell Thursday night.

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Two years ago we began a ranking system that incorporated all sports going on at the present time and illustrated the top five teams competing in that moment.

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After recording a team-high 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in UCA’s 41-20 loss to FBS Arkansas State last Saturday, Central Arkansas junior defensive back DeAndre Lamont earned the Atlantic Sun’s first Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday.

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The Barbers Hill Eagles football team will head to Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Road in Houston, to take on Houston Heights 7 p.m. Friday in hopes of capturing their first win of the season.

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It took a narrow win in the first set by the Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots volleyball team to squash any potential momentum of hosts Robert E. Lee to earn their first win in district play.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team moved to 2-0 in District 22-5A play with an emphatic 19-0 win over rival host Robert E. Lee Tuesday.

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Well, it wasn’t pretty but the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots football team found a way to get the job done and move to 1-1 early this season.

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FREEPORT — The Sterling Rangers were so close to starting 2-0 this season but ultimately it came down to who scored the last point.

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For the third straight season, the Robert E. Lee Ganders have opened up a football campaign with two straight wins.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team opened up District 22-5A play with an emphatic 16-3 win at Galveston Ball on Tuesday.