Food

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5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit!

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It’s the middle of November and with Thanksgiving so late this year, many are starting their Christmas celebrations early. With harvest barely behind us and Halloween a recent memory, how do you get into the holiday spirit? I have a few tips that I have been using to kick start the holiday spirit at the […]

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Take in Fun Fall Festivals!

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Here in Central Illinois fun fall festivals abound. I am sure the same is true where you are. Check your local newspaper or Facebook to see what is happening in your neck of the woods! What can you find? Cemetery Walks I attended the fascinating “Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery.” Actors at Oak Ridge Cemetery […]

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Top 10 Restaurants-Springfield IL & More

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For a couple of years now my family, the women that is, have been having a girls night out. Once a month or every six weeks, we gather together and eat out at local restaurants. This was my sister Debbie’s idea. It is a way for us all to connect. There are seven of us, […]

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Kellys Island

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Is there anywhere as lovely as the Lake Erie Islands? Perhaps, but beautiful Kelleys Island is a place to fall in love with. And I surely loved my hosted trip, to this “Ocean in the Midwest”! Thank you Jill Bauer and Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Traveling with Sara Broers of¬†Travel With Sara¬†we stayed […]

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Healthy Harvest Meals by Charlyn Fargo

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Charlyn Fargo Ware, is a Registered Dietitian at HyVee grocery store in Springfield, Illinois. Although Mother Nature has been playing tricks on us fall harvest will be coming soon. Charlyn offered tips on healthy meals for farming during the busy harvest season. Charlyn knows the farm “I grew up on a farm near Rochester, Illinois,”Charlyn […]

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