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Cherry Tartlets and Cherry Pioneer Pie

Antique shopping this week I stumbled upon a vintage Popeil’s Pie Maker and Sandwich Grill. Two small metal rounds close like a clamshell and are attached to a metal rod with wooden handles. Place two pieces of pie or bread dough with filling into the rounds and you have a vintage version of today’s Hot Pocket.

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Door County, Wis.,

The little girl behind me giggles, a deep throaty tee-hee-hee. The woman next to me catches my eye, and we start laughing too. “Heather, sshh,” says the girl’s mother.

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All Aboard!

Americana on wheels to some; to others, it’s the anti-airline. Whatever the draw, traveling by train is catching on—again.

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The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep

What does this lack of sleep mean for our health?

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Additional Health Tests to Demand from Your Doctor

Most Americans should request additional tests, beyond standard blood work, at their next physical. Here are five supplementary health tests to ask for at your next doctor’s visit.

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Fridays With Wallace

His sidekick’s not exactly Ladmo, and the Arizona Duuude is no Captain Super. But lunches with Bill “Wallace” Thompson may be the funniest, and the sweetest, weekly get-together in Arizona.

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City Slickers in the Wyoming Wilds

The sign says we’re entering paradise. I’m skeptical. The six of us—my husband, myself, our son, daughter-in-law and their two children—are about to spend a week at a top-rated guest ranch.

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The Tale of Two Rice Dishes; Summer and Winter Risotto

This month I’m sharing two beautiful rice dishes for two different seasons, both from the heart of the Venato region of Italy.

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Oral Device Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition where a persons breathing is closed off for a period of time during sleep. Sometimes this can occur as much as 100 times in a night.

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Rigorous Study Says Gastric Bypass Surgery Safe and Effective to Control, Even Reverse, Diabetes

New research finds bariatric surgery not only helps people lose weight, but is also a more effective way to reduce or even reverse diabetes, compared to medication and lifestyle changes.

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What Would the Founders Say?

In a special corner of heaven, the architects of the United States of America gathered on Independence Day for their annual evaluation of the nation they formed.

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The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: My husband of 50 years and I have been vacationing together for that many years. It has been 50 years of pain.

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The Over-55 Graduation Exercises

Question: I’m retiring soon—Yay! How do I replace my paycheck?

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Summertime Coffee Cakes

Children are finding their way into the kitchen like never before, creating a first of its kind kids’ cooking craze. Summer is a fantastic time to head into the kitchen with them to bake up something simple and delicious!

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Tips for making moving day easier

Planning out a big move across town requires a bit of organization. Enlisting the help of friends and family, packing all of the belongings carefully into containers and once moved, finding homes for everything—the to-do list can go on and on.

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The Widow's Corner: Ten Things

These are 10 things only you know now. One: He joked that he would die young. You imagined 90 to 100. But “young” ended up meaning 25.

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50 and Fabulous

If real life was like a Dove commercial, every person would be considered physically beautiful, regardless of age, skin tone and size. But in reality, the media is sending the 50-and-older crowd plenty of messages about conventional beauty—and the answer isn’t frown lines and stretch marks, despite what marketing tools the Dove folks use.

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Journeys: Marge Charlton

True-life tales from some of Arizona’s most fascinating residents.

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Crafting the Roads and History of New Hampshire

Rhonda Besaw carefully places three small pouches on her dining room table.

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Lancer’s Spinach Salad

Because June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, let’s grab a green and make magic out of it! Fresh spinach is so plentiful right now and, because spinach salad continues to be an all-time favorite, I want to share a recipe that was a signature dish many years ago at our family restaurant, “D’Atri’s” at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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