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Roasted pumpkin seeds

As you carve that pumpkin to place on your front porch this month, remember, you can have your pumpkin and eat it too. The seeds that is. The most difficult part of this easy snack is sticking your hand inside the pumpkin and pulling out the seeds.

Once you've achieved this, it's all down hill. Rinse the seeds to get rid of all the inside goop. Turn your oven to 325. Oil a cookie tray. Spread the seeds out on the tray. Salt the seeds. Place tray in oven in center rack.


Game review: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

By Andr'e Swartley

Issue #1
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 3
Rating: M for Mature


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Joanne Niswander returns!

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Note: We are happy to once again read a column by Joanne Niswander. She says that she'll write as the spirit moves her.


A and M's Anti-stress Cookies

A and M's Anti-stress Cookies

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 c. olive or canola oil
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (about 1 lemon)


Dave Risser Salad Dressing

Note: Dave Risser operated a restaurant in Pandora several decades ago. This is rumored to be the house dressing.

6 oz. sugar

6 oz. vinegar

2 teaspoons garlic salt

*(or 1/8 teaspoon Original Ranch Salad Dressing)

Mix ingredients and bring to a boil, disolving to clear. Then add 6 oz. vegetable oil.

Other options:

Add 4 teaspoons salt

Add 2 teaspoons garlic salt

Add other herbs of your choice