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Unless you are like me and grill year-round, the warmer weather signals the start of the grilling season. This spring, especially, as millions of us are told to stay home, a trip outside to the backyard or patio is a welcome change. If you have a new grill or have taken one out of winter hibernation, you’ll need to clean and season it before you cook.

Horizon Health at Paris, Illinois and Mary Liz Wright from the University of Illinois Extension will host a free, diabetes-friendly cooking program at 5:30 p.m. March 23 in the Edgar County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Washington St.

The Maple Center is pleased to present The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention & Survival Class, beginning on April 16. Based on the award-winning Food for Life program, these classes will bring valuable and lifesaving nutrition information to the Wa

The Maple Center for Integrative Health will offer a Spring Fling cooking class with a plant-based twist on March 15. The Cook and Eat workshop is scheduled 2 to 5 p.m. in the Indiana State University Food Lab.

Learn various bread-baking basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining sourdough bread starters on March 28, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods during the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Baking Sourdough Breads workshop.The workshop will take pl

Lincoln Trail College and the University of Illinois Extension will continue their Nutrition Series at LTC with a free program on super foods on March 11.The program will give people a chance to learn more about a vegetarian diet and also give people

We have a big Fourth of July celebration at West Union, Ill. A lot of families come home for reunions and it's a great time — like Christmas in July.

For years, I made tomato soup cake. No one ever knew my mystery ingredient. And then I found this recipe for Tomato Soup Brownies that calls for a small can of soup. They are so moist.

We love Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall, Ill. I'm on the guild. A couple times a month, Burnsides has a hands-on cooking day. They make anything from cookies to this recipe for muffins.

I didn't have time to wait three hours for this recipe to bake. I layered it in a large slow cooker, set it on low, and cooked it for 5 to 6 hours. It was great.

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