Tips for Gardening with Dogs

Tips for Gardening with Dogs

We Love'em Our Fine Furry Friends Ways to Include Them Sometimes gardening with our pets can be, well, troublesome.  Here’s some thoughts and ideas to help include them into your routine so that everyone enjoys the gardens you work so hard at. Play with Your Dog Dogs need physical and mental stimulation each day. So carve out time to give your dog a long walk or playtime each day. Active breeds like this Border collie can cause...

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Best-Ever Cucumber Dill Salad

Best-Ever Cucumber Dill Salad

Putting those cukes in your garden to good use! This recipe is a fun twist on a classic. Cool and delicious, it’s perfect for these hot Summer days in Kansas. Ingredients 1/2 cucumber, very thinly sliced salt and ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup sour cream, or to taste 1/4 cup vinegar, or more to taste 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 lime, juiced 2 teaspoons white sugar 1 teaspoon dill 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2...

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Tortilla Casserole

Tortilla Casserole

Tasty Recipe Starring Garden-Fresh Tomatoes This tortilla casserole is perfect for casual entertaining. Round out the meal with a crisp salad of wild greens, sliced tomatoes, or fresh avocados. Ingredients 1 lb. boneless sirloin steak 6 tbsp. lime juice ½ tsp. ancho chile pepper powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 large red onion 2 ear fresh corn 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 can black beans 1 can kidney beans 2 jalapeño peppers 1 tsp. chopped chipotle pepper ¼ c....

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Best Ever Onion Rings

Best Ever Onion Rings

THESE ARE TASTY! Served as a side dish or as an appetizer, these will be a hit! Personally I love dipping mine in ranch dressing, but the possibilities are many! Ingredients Best Ever Onion Rings  3 large onions (about 9 to 11 ounces each), peeled and trimmed 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup nonalcoholic or regular beer Vegetable oil  Directions Cut onions crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; pull...

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Succulents in the Summer

Succulents in the Summer

IN THE GARDEN Succulents are a popular trend in Kansas gardens Shallow containers planted with succulents have become popular accessories for heat drenched decks and patios. At center stage are echeverias, thick-leaved, tender plants that embody texture and horticulture architecture.   When combined with other succulents, such as the needle like or rounded leaves of sedum, the plants look like gems in a pot.   That’s the idea...

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Mantle Magic

Mantle Magic

Decorating Ideas From Our Gift Gallery HOME & GARDEN TIPS and TRICKS Mantle magic, make it amazing in just three easy steps. Anchor:  Be brave, you can do it! Bigger is better, this is your statement piece! Perhaps a mirror or an amazing painting or how about a HUGE clock? Weight:  OK, you went big with you anchor. Good job! Now balance it with … weight. Tall florals or tall candles are always a good choice. The opposing heights...

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