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Sweet swap: Host an old-fashioned cookie exchange

By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

THE YANKEE CHEF: Crispy or fluffy, gingersnaps are sure to please

There are two different types of people. Those who love crispy, delicate gingersnaps, and those who love pillow soft, fluffy gingersnaps. Here are directions for both! If you want darker cookies, use light or dark brown sugar in place of granulated in...

By Jim Bailey|

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  • Lifestyle

    Upcoming fall and Halloween events have a healthy twist

    From fruit picking to costumed fitness dance classes, the community can celebrate the season while staying fit at the same time. Area events include fall festivals as well as Halloween activities that keep it happy and healthy.

    By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com @MichileaP on Twitter|

  • Food

    Talking trash ... fish: Area chefs champion former cast-offs

    Dogfish, drum, sea robin — embrace the idea that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and sample some so-called “trash fish.”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Warm up with a rustic lentil stew

    If you have never pureed cooked carrots as a thickening and flavor agent to a stew, you are in for a treat. With the addition of some slight sweetness in the way of dried fruit, this hearty stew is a great entree by itself ... with the addition of some crusty bread that is.

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  • Food

    NUTRITION: Dealing with stress, and the appetite that comes with it

    With the relaxation of summer days now a hazy memory and school and work schedules in full swing, you might notice your stress levels are up.

    By LeeAnn Weintraub Special to Digital First Media|

  • Halloween

    MAP: Halloween events, attractions across the Philadelphia region

    Halloween is just around the corner, and there are plenty of spooky — and some not-so-scary — events across the Philadelphia region to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.

    Digital First Media Staff|

  • Food

    Outdoor ovens are hot — it’s time to make some backyard pizza

    Neighbors often see smoke rising from behind Steve and Carol Kirton’s Chester Springs home. But don’t worry. It signals good times with family and friends enjoying their backyard pizza oven.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: What is it about pumpkins?

    As I was eyeing a heap of pumpkins at a garden center the other day, a thought came to me that pumpkins are the puppies of the plant world. Think about it: there’s something about pumpkins that makes us happy when we look at them; and if we get up close to these squash it’s hard to not want to take one home with us.

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  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Make this salad for a tasty serving of Brussels sprouts

    Here’s a great way to introduce children to Brussels sprouts. All you need to do is boil the Brussels sprouts in plenty of water until soft, but not mushy. Immediately drain and set aside. See Note 1.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Food

    ‘More-with-Less’: Iconic cookbook celebrates 40th anniversary

    Cara Longacre Hurst remembers testing many, many recipes. She was just a kid when her mom wrote the “More-with-Less” cookbook, celebrating “simple, joyful eating.”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    YANKEE CHEF: A sweet treat to enjoy on a fall evening

    Here is a dense, creamy and luscious pie that is my version of a baked Indian pudding, but much tastier. As you can see, it has some milk foam, but don’t be alarmed. I will show you how to make 1 minute foam just like the celebrity chefs make on television, but without special equipment.

    By Jim Bailey|

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