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How to Make the Ultimate Fourth of July Popsicle

What better way to beat the heat this July than with patriotic popsicles? If you want to really knock the socks off your neighbors though, you can’t settle for store bought. But of course, that’s why you’re here. Don’t let the title mislead you – today I’m bringing you not one, but twelve popsicle recipes. …

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How to Grow Shishito Peppers Venn Crawford

This year, Dwight and Carolyn have embarked on a new adventure – vegetable gardening. Far from any farmland, the dynamic duo has set up shop on their two balconies, where they’re growing shishito peppers and tomatoes. What are Shishito Peppers? Shishito peppers are a mild Asian variety of pepper. When sautéed, they make for a …

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe Venn Crawford

I made these crispy slow cooker carnitas recently, and they are incredible! Carnitas weren’t something I’ve made before, but I’m proud of how they turned out! The biggest challenge of the carnitas was maneuvering the hefty pork shoulder. I trimmed quite a lot of fat off of it, which I saved to render later. After …

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Apple Brie Crepes Recipe Venn Crawford

Snow is everywhere in Greensboro right now! What better way to enjoy the cold than with some warm apple brie crepes? These crepes feature tender apple slices caramelized in butter and topped with melted brie. Making apple brie crepes starts with the prep. First, I make my batter. Then I get the apples ready, as …

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Gingerbread Houses: A Holiday Tradition Venn Crawford

I have three grandchildren, all ages four and under. I want them to always look forward to the holidays as a magical time of year, and I want to make wonderful memories with them that we’ll cherish forever. The holiday traditions they grow up with are a large part of that! For kids especially, candy …

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Thanksgiving Soup Venn Crawford

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! One story I have been thinking about regarding giving is the story of Stone Soup. The story is an ancient narrative, and the details vary depending on which country’s version you hear. In some, the main character is a gypsy, in others, a soldier. But no matter where your version of the …

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