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Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

February 18, 2014


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By daily fitness tip The best way to improve your diet is by consuming whole foods. When this isn’t possible, do your best to avoid the following 5 food additives. Refined Sugar – This includes not only white sugar but also sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. Added sugars contain no nutritional value whatsoever...

Easy Microwave Apple Crisp

Easy Microwave Apple Crisp

Angela Richart

February 13, 2014


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Love apple crisp, but never have a lot of time to make it? Try this simple recipe in the microwave and enjoy your favorite treat in 25 minutes or less! Ingredients  4       medium tart cooking apples, peeled, sliced (4 cups) 2/3cup packed brown sugar2/3cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats...

No Bake Cheesecake

Angela Richart

January 20, 2014


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This is my personal favorite dessert, this is a very easy to make cheesecake and does not require baking. For the crust you'll need: about 6 graham crackers 1/2 stick of butter 1/4 cup sugar For the filling you'll need: 1 package cream cheese 1 can sweetened condensed milk (see bottom for substit...

Potato Casserole

Angela Richart

December 5, 2013


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Ingredients: 3 cups frozen hashbrowns or freshly shredded potatoes 1 lb hamburger 2 T chives 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp pepper 1 cup shredded cheese (of your choice) 1/2 cup green pepper 2 T finely chopped onion Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Fill 9X13 pan with...

Sakura Sushi Success

Angela Richart

November 26, 2013


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If you’re in mood for some seafood and a classy atmosphere I would suggest Sakura, the sushi and steakhouse that has recently opened in our town, Norfolk, Nebraska. I am new to sushi and not typically a seafood fan, but I was pleasantly surprised with how delicious the food was. The higher ...

Slow Cooker Stuffing

Slow Cooker Stuffing

Angela Richart

November 19, 2013


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With Thanksgiving on the way, this is a great recipe for stuffing that's made right in your crock pot. Ingredients 1 T. margarine or butter 7 c. stale bread cubes 1 c. onion, chopped 1 c. celery, chopped 3 c. apple, chopped 1/4 c. fresh parsley, minced 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. paprika...

Chili Nachos

Chili Nachos

Angela Richart

November 19, 2013


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This is an awesome dip recipe to use with tortilla and corn chips. One thing to note is that this uses quite a bit of cheese, you can cut back to half the amount and still have a tasty snack. Other thing to mention is instead of using the expensive velveeta cheese you can substitute American cheese as...

Fried Breakfast Hash

October 27, 2013


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This is something I came up with over the summer when my parents sent me home with a bunch of home grown veggies. This is simple to make and not too costly to buy at a local grocery store. Ingredients 2 potatoes 1/2 of a large green pepper 1 hunk of summer sausage 1 egg 1 slice of cheese Salt and pepper (to tast...

Single Serving Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

Single Serving Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

Angela Richart

October 27, 2013


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This treat is great for those single college kids, who dont have time to prepare a whole batch of cookies. 1 tbsp butter melted 1 tbsp white sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar 3 drops of vanilla pinch of salt 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup flour 2 tbsp chocolate chips MICROWAVE 40-60 SEC IN A CUP...

White Chocolate Party Mix

Elizabeth Cornett, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2013


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Looking for a sweet, easy snack to take to a tailgate party? Well here is the snack for you! 5 cups Corn Chex 5 Cups Honey Nut Cheerios 1-10oz bag of mini pretzels 2-10 oz package salted or dry roasted peanuts 2-12 oz package vanilla chips 1-16 oz bag of plain M&M's 3 Tablespoons oil Com...

Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail Meatballs

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 23, 2013


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Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1 eggs 2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup bread crumbs 3 tablespoons minced onion 1 (8 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce 3/4 cup chili sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Directions Preheat oven to 350 degr...

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

Elizabeth Cornett, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2013


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1 package (16 oz) bacon 1 package (16 oz) little smokies brown sugar (your choose on how much to use) toothpicks Cut the bacon strips into thirds, then wrap the bacon piece around each little smoky and secure it with a toothpick. Place in a 9 by 13 pan or cookie sheet in a single layer and...

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