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Start October With Chocolate

Double Chocolate Tuxedo Cookies Say hello to the perfect double chocolate cookie! These are crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside… simply irresistible. You can use any combination of chocolate chips that totals 12 oz. (one standard bag), but I love this...

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What Are You Grateful For?

Briania Nicole Davis, MSMFT, and the owner of Open Arms Wellness, a private mental health practice that focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders, says gratitude is essential to our lives because “it helps focus the mind on the things we do have...

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The Big Table

After the inauguration in 2017, Cathy Berkey was troubled over how polarized our society had become. The divisiveness in our country had become palpable, creating a crevasse so wide we couldn’t see our family, friends, and community members on the other side. We had...

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Strong & Bold — Derby Drinks and Food

THE DRINK: Raspberry Bourbon Lemonade. Photo by Melissa Donald. THE DRINK: Raspberry Bourbon Lemonade • 8 fresh raspberries or substitute frozen • 1/2 c lemonade • 1 1/2 oz bourbon • seltzer water Mint Julep Tours: Derby Week Tours and More Elevate your Derby...

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Fruity & Sweet — Derby Drinks and Food

Strawberry Pineapple Mojito. Photo by Melissa Donald. THE DRINK: Strawberry Pineapple Mojito • 4 limes, cut into wedges • 8 strawberries • 1 bunch mint, tough stems removed • 4 tablespoons sugar • 6 ounces pineapple juice • 6 ounces light rum* • 2 cups club soda...

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Salty & Sour — Derby Drinks and Food

Midori Sour. Photo by Melissa Donald.THE DRINK: Midori Sour • 2 oz Midori • 4 oz sweet and sour mix • 2 oz Sprite • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice • Garnish: Orange, lemon, lime, maraschino cherriesKey Lime Cheesecake. Photo by Erika Doll.This key lime cheesecake is thick,...

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Spicy & Zesty — Derby Drinks and Food

THE DRINK: Life Changing Spicy Michelada. Photo by Melissa Donald. THE DRINK: Life Changing Spicy Michelada • 1 bottle Mexican beer such as Corona or any light beer • 1 lime, cut into fat wedges • 1 container or can Picante Clamato or V8 Clamato, your favorite Bloody...

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Classic & Simple — Derby Drinks and Food

THE DRINK: Vesper THE DRINK: Vesper • 1 oz vodka • 1 oz gin • 1/2 oz lillet • Shake or stir • Garnish with olive and pickled onion Recipe by Colleen McCarthy THE DRINK: White RussianWant more of a dessert drink? The White Russian solves that problem — or for the...

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A Perfect Bread Pudding Formula

Pecan Caramel Bread Pudding.I enjoy baking, but I don’t make a very good baker because I don’t like to follow directions to the letter. So, when I developed this recipe years ago, I did so with the intention of allowing for plenty of creativity. The result was a...

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When the Travel Stops — How to Start Again

The week of March 9, 2020, was “pure chaos,” according to Kris Billiter, owner of Magical Memories Tours & Travel. “Part of what I do is student group travel. I had eight schools scheduled to travel between February and June. One of them actually traveled,” he...

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