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National Potato Chip Day

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Yes, today is indeed a wonderful day! Who doesn’t love potato chips?  They are the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches, essential for getting tasty dips into your mouth, and come in almost every flavor you can imagine.  Dill pickle?  Sure!  BBQ?  You bet!  Cheese?  All different kinds!  Chicken and biscuits?  Weirdly enough, yes! It really is true that “no one can… Read more »

Be Careful What You Wish For

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For years I’ve heard people say “We never get good old-fashioned blizzards anymore.  When I was a kid we’d be stranded for days!  I’d sure like to see one of those snowstorms again.” Well, if you happen to live in northern Iowa or southern Minnesota and have uttered this phrase in the past 20 years, congratulations.  You got your wish…. Read more »

National Love your Pet Day

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This is yet another very self-explanatory holiday. It could be argued that EVERY day is Love your Pet day in most homes with pets.  But go ahead and take a minute today to give yours some extra love, whether your pet has fur, feathers, scales, or anything else.  They will appreciate it AND many studies suggest that spending time with… Read more »

Cordial Company

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Company Christmas parties.  Love them or hate them, unless you are self-employed you probably have one coming up on your calendar. There are a few schools of thought on these events.  Some folks say they are essentially mandatory if you want to advance at your company.  Some folks avoid them like the plague because they DO want to advance and… Read more »

Christmas is for Who?

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We are into the swing of Christmas preparations – how are you coming on yours?  I admit I still have a LOT to do – especially since my husband and I are hosting a family Christmas in our home.   It’s the topic of conversation everywhere from the office to the grocery store.  I even mentioned it in last week’s blog!… Read more »

Throw Out your Leftovers Day

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It’s time.  The turkey in the back of the fridge needs to hit the garbage can.  It’s throw out your leftovers day. We all are guilty of making more food than our family will eat in one sitting.  This isn’t always a bad thing.  Some foods- like soups and stews – are actually better the day after they are made…. Read more »

World Farm Animals Day

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Today is World Farm Animals Day. This day was created in memory of Ghandi, who preached that all animals should be treated humanely, even those destined for the dinner plate. Having grown up on a farm myself I couldn’t agree with him more. Well cared for animals will produce more milk, will grow faster, and will be overall more profitable… Read more »