Market on the Move is stomping out food waste

Get ready for a new way to get your fruits and veggies — MOM. Actually, that’s the acronym for Market on the Move, but moms always wanted to get more fruits and veggies into their kids anyway.

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Spicy foods equal health, long life

My 13-month-old daughter looked at us happily as she munched on sushi, until the wasabi hit.

Chef’s challenge at the Payson Farmers Market

The new Payson High School culinary arts instructor has wasted no time getting his advanced students out into the public and on the job.

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Harvest your garden’s bounty now, enjoy later

Rim Country gardens are going great guns these days, so most gardeners are harvesting hand over fist.

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Sweet tips for sweet treats

Since school started this week, you might need to get the oven going to make a few “Welcome home. How was your day?” (even if you’re not there to share because of work) snacks for your young academics.

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Food lovers’ travel adventures

Most of us fully enjoy the eating experience. Personally, I like Italian, Thai, Chinese and southern cooking.

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Grill up flavor

Every big, juicy steak deserves to be seasoned with an equally big, bold flavor.

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An American classic

Potato salad is the perfect dish for a picnic or potluck

No picnic or potluck is complete without potato salad. Whether it’s served warm, cold, creamy, cheesy or with a splash of vinegar, the dish is a true American cookout classic.

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Dress up dessert

Classic sweet treats like pound cake are delicious on their own – and with a few simple ingredients, they can be dressed up to make any day more special. These recipes highlight the classic, homemade taste of Sara Lee Pound Cake.

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Start the day right with protein at breakfast

Starting the day right with a good breakfast helps set the tone for your day. In fact, studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better scores on math, reading and standardized tests; are better able to pay attention; and have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness, compared to breakfast skippers.

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Easy brunch makes spring mornings special

As we celebrate the arrival of spring, Rim Country mornings can still be a little chilly. Why not make the most of the earlier sunrises by preparing a nice brunch to enjoy before getting out and about over the weekend.

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Food, wine, and books = bliss

Library patrons and food lovers rejoice! It’s time for 2013’s Taste of Rim Country. Participating in the feast and festivities are: Cake Love by Monica; Creekside Steakhouse; Gerardo’s Firewood Café; The Journigan House; Mazatzal Bakers (casino); Miss Fitz 260 Café; Payson High School Culinary Club; Randall House; and Zane Grey Restaurant.

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Food, wine, books = bliss

Taste of Rim Country food sampling party has helped library for a decade

Library patrons and food lovers rejoice — It’s time for 2013’s Taste of Rim Country food sampling gala to raise money for the Payson Public Library.

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Culinary program inspires students

Fund-raiser builds student skills while ensuring the program survives

“It totally changed my outlook,” exclaimed Elizabeth Krigbaum about the culinary arts program offered at Payson High School as she dished out food for this week at the program’s big fund-raiser — a tribute to the tastes of historic Route 66.

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Keep a well-stocked ‘cantry’

For those who enjoy preparing home-cooked, nutrient-rich meals, but are often pressed for time, canned foods are essential cooking tools.