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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 Baytown Christian Academy baseball team captured a Division V TAPPS area round title with an 8-7 win over Marble Falls Christian. The Bulldogs secured the win at Sterling High School and advance to the regionals against a still-to-be-determined opponent on Saturday. In back rom left are …

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A year removed from having the entire second half of their season wiped out, prep baseball teams have gotten back to normal as best as possible with the playoffs set to begin this weekend.

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The Ross S. Sterling High School Rangers baseball team announced the college destinations of five players from this year’s squad. From left are Dalton Mullins (Angelina Junior College), Ryan Flores (San Jacinto North Junior College), Jayden Wright (Frontier Community College), Logan Tadlock …

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The Goose Creek CISD athletic department has been busy of late having recently announced the official hiring of three coaches, one at each high school.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team wrapped up its season Thursday, but not before finishing with one of the better postseason results in program history.

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Strong Barbers Hill, Crosby teams begin playoff journeys

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Even almost two months after the basketball season ended, Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball coach Jamaal Haymon continues to score big.

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Despite breaking out to a three-run lead after their third at bat, the Sterling Rangers fell in the season finale, 10-4 to visiting Manvel Tuesday night.

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The Barbers Hill girls track team did what he expected to do and that was to send multiple athletes to the Class 5A state meet.

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Blake Bezdek is the first Anahuac Panther to qualify for the state track meet since 2010. Bezdek, a senior, threw the shot put 48-11.75 at the 3A Region 3 meet in Waco to finish second and advance to the state meet on May 6 at the University of Texas.

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Sterling head football coach Robert Toomer, right, and the Rangers kicked off the first day of 18 spring football days Wednesday. The Rangers and most of the area programs will be full on into their spring programs by next week as they all have 30 days to get the allowed 18 sessions in befor…

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Lee College men’s basketball coach Roy Champagne has officially ended his over-quarter century of involvement with the Rebels program.

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The Sterling Rangers baseball hopes are now on a thin thread after dropping a 5-1 decision against unbeaten Friendswood Tuesday.

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A return normal is something everyone has been seeking for the past year-and-change and just maybe the one thing that could really mark that possibility is in on the doorstep:

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The Sterling Rangers playoff hopes took a hit Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at La Porte.

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A lot is written about bass fishing. You’ve even seen some here. If you turn on a “fishing” show on TV, that’s what you usually get.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team finished second in both the boys and girls District 22-5A meet in Galveston Thursday and four players are on to the Region 3 meet in Willis April 28-29.

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The Anahuac Panthers boys track team has made it two-for-two in postseason competition and is now heading to the Class 3A Region 3 meet with a full head of steam.

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Most state, Class 5A softball teams are heading into the final three to four games of the current campaign with many holding hope of a postseason run.

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With just a shade under three weeks left to go, baseball and softball teams are hoping to either make the expected playoff pushes or try to continue to learn in the name of program progress.

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I have been pretty up front for my disappointment in most modern American sports – especially failing basketball – and to some degree football.