A great bran muffin recipe to get back on a healthy track

A great bran muffin recipe to get back on a healthy track

These bran muffins are dense. They are so good in that healthy sort of way. And after a holiday season with too much candy, we can all use some of these!

Classic Bran Muffins (from The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham)

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{name} Posted by LacCreta Holland on 12/26, 2014 at 10:32 AM

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Head to Boalsburg Farmers Market today for holiday recipe ingredients

Head to Boalsburg Farmers Market today for holiday recipe ingredients

For your holiday dinners, it’s always good to try to serve local food. While it’s cold and gloomy and eating local produce is a lot harder to do than when it’s sunny and summery, but the Boalsburg Farmers Market is open today from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and has some local produce options.

Melanie Rosenberger of the Boalsburg Farmers Market has shared with us two delicious side recipes to complement whatever holiday main dish you decide to make.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 12/23, 2014 at 09:05 AM

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Last minute local food gift ideas

Last minute local food gift ideas

Uh-oh…just realized you forgot to get someone a gift? Delayed your shopping to the last possible moment? Decided to get someone a gift as the last minute? Hard to go wrong with food, especially the local variety. There’s lots of great gift ideas out there in our local food world that are delicious. Plus, if you buy a local food gift, you are supporting the Central Pennsylvania economy. So, everyone wins.

Here’s some great ideas for local food gifts…

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 12/22, 2014 at 10:25 AM

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Tradition and Plum Bread

Tradition and Plum Bread

Phyllis Richman, the former food critic of The Washington Post, wrote a beautiful article published in the Post in November 1992, that I keep in my files and read at this time of the year. She focused on the rituals of her family:

“It’s about ritual. Once upon a time, rituals grew from childhood and developed naturally throughout a lifetime. These days there is seldom time for that. Repetition makes the various parts of the holiday familiar. That’s what creates the bonds: recognition, memory. The beauty of a family ritual is that even if you are not there, you can imagine what is going on. You can evoke the rhythm..the smells, the conversations. One ‘holiday’ is linked to another.”

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{name} Posted by LacCreta Holland on 12/18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

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