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Flash in the Pan: Squash spaghetti

This grumpy farmer who lives in the foothills south of town brings the most amazing produce to market. I call him Mr. Sunshine. His blustery attitude practically dares market-goers to buy his vegetables each Saturday. But his regular customers chuckle at the vibes and focus on the produce, which is usually much more inviting than his attitude and so cheap that the other farmers grumble. Everyone, customers and grumblers alike, marvels at his productivity, and wonders how it is that he can coax such a gorgeous bounty from the Earth, all by himself.

Good Truckin’ Diner and Detroit Frankie’s make a wonderful combo

Detroit Frankie’s Pizza and Deli, which has served wood-fired pizza fare in various locations for several years, and Good Truckin’ Diner, which started tickling palates literally as a truck and then as a diner in REO Town, are partners in yum.

Flash in the Pan: Johnny Appletree

Autumn is the time for winding down and relaxing, so they say. It’s when we harvest the bounty of summer that was planted in spring and sip our pumpkin spice lattes. This approach is not wrong, but it’s only part of the story. Because when the frost is on the pumpkin, wise gardeners get planting.

Flash in the Pan: The way of the BLT

A properly put together BLT is the Bruce Lee of sandwiches. It’s lean and light and full of fight.

Flash in the Pan: Tomato gravy train

What better way to say goodbye to summer than with a tomato? They haven’t disappeared yet where I live, and unless they get bonked by an early frost, the red orbs of August should persist into October. And I will be clinging to those sweet and savory fruits like summer itself.

Leo's Outpost Pennsylvania Avenue location closes permanently

A popular Lansing restaurant is shutting down one of its locations. Leo’s Outpost, known across town for its pub fare and cozy hunting den atmosphere, is permanently closing its spot at 600 S.  Pennsylvania Ave. The location had been serving customers since 2002.

She Ate/He Ate: The crab crawl

“Don’t be scared. Jump in.”
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Better-for-You Family Breakfasts

Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.

A Fresh Twist on Fajitas to Support Family Nutrition

Gather fresh onions and bell peppers to mix with earthy, wholesome mushrooms as the heart of this plant-forward dish.

The Busy Family’s Holiday Hacks: Stress-Busting Tips to Help You Get Through the Season

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A Protein Twist for Tasty Family Meals

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Why eggs are an important first food for children

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