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Sour Dough for Beginners

    Bread baking seems to be a lost art.  Bread machines have replaced the action of kneading.  Grocery stores are selling artesian style breads.  I am sure there are other reasons--but one thing is for sure--nothing beats the smell of fresh baking bread!  Any bread for that matter!  Once I mastered the art of bread making, I wanted to try different varieties and baking styles.  Sour dough was one I have always been curious about.This 

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You definitely know it is spring because of the crisp, round spears of asparagus that are in the produce aisles. When selecting or harvesting asparagus the tips should be pointed and tightly closed. To ensure cooking times for all spears are similar, select asparagus with the same thickness. Asparagus, counted in the vegetable group for MyPlate, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that may reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers. Eye health

8 Key Steps to Putting the 2015 Dietary Guidelines in Action

This article was written by Amanda Miller, a Nebraska Extension Volunteer and Registered Dietitian The 2015 Dietary Guidelines are out and with them comes new recommendations.  As you might have guessed, Americans continue to fall short of the recommended intake for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and oils while over-consuming added sugar, saturated and trans fats, and sodium. The goal of this article is to give you a brief overview of the updated guidelines and most importantly, provide simple tips to help