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Ashley Fields

What’s in a name? Misnomer treats still taste sweet

They’re not balls and they’re not cakes. They’re actually cookies. Exquisite, melt in your mouth little cookies. And they are so very easy to make.

This cookie originated in Mexico. Known as biscochitos in Mexico, the ingredients are ground nuts, flour, butter, and sugar. Once baked, the cookies are either rolled in balls or formed into a crescent shape and then rolled in powdered sugar.

The ingredients are almost identical to Russian Tea Cakes. This cookie recipe didn’t start appearing in US cookbooks until the mid 1950s.


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Squash is yet another gift of summer

By Joan Martin

Summer squash are staples in Kentucky gardens and at local farmers markets. Their versatility makes them easy to prepare for tasty summer meals and side dishes. Two of the more popular varieties include yellow squash and zucchini.

Squash are fleshy vegetables protected by a hard rind. They belong to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers. The skin and rind of summer squash are rich in the nutrient beta-carotene, but the fleshy portion of this vegetable is not. To gain the full nutritional benefits of this vegetable, the skins or rinds must be eaten.


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Do you have your water bag up yet?

By Cheryl Steenerson

Happy July.If there was ever a contest for most bountiful month, this one is it. Even better, today is the first of two full moons this month. Today is the Full Buck Moon, so named because this is the time of year that bucks grow new antlers. However, it is also known as the Full Thunder Moon, because of the frequency of thunderstorms during the month.


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Jacqueline Zeller

Retirement for some old friends at ACE

I would like to congratulate Jerry Shaw and Ann Asbury on their retirement from the Anderson County Adult Learning Center. I have enjoyed working with them for many years and I consider them both dear friends.


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Chrisman will live on as The Trooper

By Ricki Barker

If you travel down Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort you will soon find yourself face-to-face with the new Kentucky State Police Academy, and while this impressive former prison is a sight to behold; if you take a quick walk of the grounds and steer your steps to the center of the compound, you will find The Trooper.

He stands 10-feet-tall and his bronze uniform gleams in the sunlight. He rests upon a small platform that reads ‘For all that serve and those who gave all.’


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Chrisman’s legacy won’t be forgotten

By John Herndon

Fluttering hearts and tight throats were common Monday when Lawrenceburg and the entire state of Kentucky paid homage to Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman. He had died in the line of duty six days before.


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Ciara Hyatt

Beat the heat with icy treats

Growing up in the south Texas heat, my sisters and brothers and I were always either in the lake, the pool or the sprinkler.

If for some reason we ever took a break from the water, we were running around barefoot with the other neighborhood kids, laughing and playing and secretly hoping to hear the music of the ice cream truck so we could enjoy a cool treat.


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Jane Sinnett

Plants, flowers hidden dangers to pets

Buds burst forth, plants bloom in rainbows of color, the air is cool and refreshing. But don’t be fooled. There are hidden dangers in our yards and gardens, not only for our sensitivities, but for Kitty and Fido.

Pet owners know that dogs and cats can often find the strangest things to chew on. Whether it be plastic, wool or plants in the house or the garden, it can be at odds with your pet’s health. Here’s a list of some of the most common plants to be concerned with.


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New care standards for diabetes

By Joan Martin

Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans. It is a condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy.

Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, which our bodies use for energy.

The pancreas makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of the body. When you have diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or the cells can’t effectively use the insulin that is made. When there is insufficient insulin, blood glucose levels become high.


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Garlic, onions make potent bug repellant

By Cheryl Steenerson

It’s officially summer. I don’t even need a calendar because I can spot that blue chicory and those orange lilies along the sides of the road, my personal harbingers. Evening skies glow with lightening bugs flashing gold like dust motes in the sunshine. Just driving to work, through the winding green canopy, is a treasure for the eyes. Man, I love this season.


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