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Susan Krumm

Stories by Susan

Bone up on turkey terms

Tips for thawing and defrosting the big bird and definitions of the labels on the package.

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Award-winning recipes from the Douglas County Fair

From whole wheat bread to apple carrot raisin muffins, we've got all of the recipes from this year's fair.

Cooking Q&A: Some additional tips for holiday meal preparation

Some questions and answers about Thanksgiving Day meal preparation.

All about the pumpkin: From canned pumpkin shortages to pureeing

Is there a canned pumpkin shortage again this year?

Myths about food and weight dispelled

There are many myths out there related to food intake and physical activity that make it difficult to know what to believe.

Make home cooking easy with a kitchen makeover

Does your kitchen need a makeover?

New dietary guidelines will promote better health

For those of you that don’t know about the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, let me summarize what they are.

Make dinner center of your Family Day

I’ve never done this before, but for a change, it’s my turn to ask you, the readers, the question: “What is your family doing for dinner on Sept. 27?”

Make the best of your own Family Day

In 2001, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse created Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children, as a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce substance abuse among children and teens.

Dinner with family needed for many reasons

Put a star on Sept. 27 on your calendar and make a date for dinner with your family.

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Fair favorites: The prize-winning recipes of 2010

The mouth-watering, award-winning foods displayed at the Douglas County Fair last week had wide appeal.

Way the cookie crumbles depends on the science

I want to enter some chocolate chip cookies in the open class division at the Douglas County Fair next week, but my cookies always spread out too much so they’re flat. What’s the problem?

Start 2010 on the right foot with some healthy new habits

Do you have any “words of wisdom” to kick 2010 off right?

Study shows holiday weight gain sticks around

Research indicates that Americans are gaining an average of .4 to 1.8 pounds each year during their adult lives. Some of those pounds may be added during the holiday season...

How do I squirrel away my chestnuts?

Fresh chestnuts contain 40-45 percent carbohydrate, 5 percent oil and 50 percent moisture. It is the high moisture that makes them so perishable. Spoilage is almost always due to mold. Here are some ways to prevent mold...