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Labor Day History

Labor Day History

Labor Day History New York, New Jersey and Colorado were among the first states to approve state legal holidays. In response to support for a national holiday, Sen. James Henderson Kyle of South Dakota introduced a bill to make Labor Day a legal holiday on the first Monday of September each year. It was approved […]

Watermelon

Watermelon

Watermelon Watermelon is the ultimate summer snack. As a kid growing up in Nebraska, my favorite way to eat watermelon was outside, with the juice running down my face and arms. Here is how I’m eating watermelon this summer. Treat It Like A Steak Cut watermelon into 2 inch slabs and drizzle with olive oil. […]

Nebraska Corn

Nebraska Corn

Nebraska Corn Growing up in Nebraska corn was a nightly summer menu item. The corn plant is Native American in origin and Nebraska is corn country. Driving through the state, one will see endless fields of sweet corn, feed corn, and pop corn. Small plot gardeners know that corn takes up a lot of space […]

Runzas Rising On The Back Porch

Runzas Rising On The Back Porch

Every once in awhile I get a request to make Runzas,a Nebraska favorite. I grew up eating Runzas and have made them for many many years. I had a recent request for them so I took three days out to make them. Yes, they are that labor extensive! Here they are filled and rising on […]

10 Steps For Staying Happy Through The Holiday Season

10 Steps For Staying Happy Through The Holiday Season

10 Steps For Staying Happy Through The Holiday Season Thanksgiving is almost here which marks the beginning of the holiday season. With so many holiday pressures often times we forget what truly is important.  We are busy shopping, cooking and wondering how to deal with some unsettled family business.  Over the weekend I came down […]