• Unique holiday gift ideas for 2020

    Holiday Gift Ideas

    December 9, 2020

    The gift-giving season is here! And as much as we love to spread holiday cheer, sometimes finding the perfect present can feel more like searching for a needle in a haystack… ...until now! To help...

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  • Fun Halloween activities

    How to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    By Food Buzz on October 8, 2020

    The idea of spending Halloween at home doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, there are plenty of ways to make this the most spook-tacular holiday yet without leaving the house.  Candy Creations First...

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  • Best Thanksgiving recipes - holiday table

    Plan the Perfect Side Dishes for Your Holiday Table

    By Food Buzz on October 7, 2020

    Every year it seems like the holidays hit the stores earlier and earlier. Don’t get us wrong, we love Thanksgiving and Christmas, but seeing décor on the shelves in August seems a bit too soon, right...

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  • Fish made of bread dough

    A Farm to Fingers Food Challenge

    By Food Buzz on September 15, 2020

    How many parents have told their children “don’t play with your food” over the years? You may have caught yourself uttering those very words as your kiddos listlessly pushed food around a plate or...

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    Iconic Midwest Foods

    June 2, 2020

    America’s heartland is known for many things: farms, mesmerizing sunsets, tornadoes, a pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps work ethic, waving fields of grain, starry skies — we could go on forever,...

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  • Why farmers burn fields

    Five Reasons Ranchers Burn Their Pastures

    By Debbie Lyons-Blythe on April 17, 2020

    Did you know less than four percent of the original tallgrass prairie remains in America? Most of that is in the Flint Hills of Kansas. The prairie is composed of native grasses — not planted by any...

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  • How to grow your own tomatoes

    Five Tips for Growing Tomatoes at Home

    April 8, 2020

    Growing tomatoes is often the motivation for starting a vegetable garden, and every tomato lover dreams of growing the best tomato: juicy, sweet, aromatic and, of course, blemish free. Perfection....

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  • Indoor spider plant

    The Best Plants to Grow Indoors

    By Food Buzz on March 2, 2020

    During the cold, drizzly months, it’s hard not to long for warmer days. And even after winter is technically over, the Kansas weather can remain dreary and chilled for months to come. To add a...

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  • Craft activities for kids

    Six Ways to Keep the Kids Active Indoors

    December 19, 2019

    When nasty weather hits, being indoors for long stretches can make everyone in the house a little stir crazy. To keep the kids — and yourself — sane during rain or cold or whatever else life throws...

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  • New Year 2020 for Farming and Gardening

    Ten Resolutions to Connect with a Farmer in 2020

    December 16, 2019

    This year, when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, resolve to connect with a farmer in 2020. (OK, first kiss someone you love, and THEN plan to connect with a farmer!) Learning more about...

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