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Tasty Temptations “Best Cooks of Bluff Country”


Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

On October 27, 2015, the Best Cook of Bluff Country will share their recipes for a chance of winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in nine different categories for a grand total payout of $630. This event, including all prizes, is sponsored by Harmony Foods, Preston Foods, and Rushford Foods.

This year’s contest will be conducted at Harmony Foods from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and contest entries are due by no later than October 23, 2015.

Once all winners are awarded their prizes, the Fillmore County Journal will print 14,000 copies of a cookbook including all recipe contributors. This special cookbook titled Tasty Temptations, will be inserted in the Monday, November 23, 2015 -- just in time for Thanksgiving.

This 6th annual cookbook is part of collection that highlights all of the great recipes shared in households all throughout the region.

Even if you can’t make it to the cooking contest on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, you can still submit a recipe to be included in the Tasty Temptations cookbook. But, the deadline is fast approaching.

Save money by saving water: attend a class on building a rain barrel

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

By Stephanie Davidson One of the best ways you can save money by saving water is to build your own rain barrel! By using old barrels and new hardware, you can transform something old into a functional rain barrel that captures and stores rooftop ru ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator Hazardous Household Waste Day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, from noon until 5 p.m. If you miss this one, the next one is scheduled to be held in May of 2016. If, after October 6, you find you must dispose of ..... 
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Weed and pest profiles: waterhemp

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Over the last couple weeks, I have received multiple extension pieces on weed control, specifically looking at waterhemp. Waterhemp is a very common annual weed that became prominent in the Midwest during the 1980s and the 1990s. The introduction of ..... 
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Inexpensive ways to boost a home’s curb appeal

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Curb appeal can go a long way toward making a home more attractive to its inhabitants, as well as prospective buyers, once the house is put on the market. Improving curb appeal is a goal for many homeowners, and while many projects aimed at making h ..... 
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Creative ways to recycle leaves

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Leaves cascading down from trees indicate the arrival of autumn. However, colorful and awe-inspiring autumn leaves can be a hazard if left to lie on the ground too long. Fallen leaves form a dense insulator to protect trees’ roots and prevent co ..... 
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Did you know?

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Fences can provide privacy and transform backyards into calming places to relax and unwind. But fences also may lead to disputes with neighbors if installation is not carried out with etiquette. Always place the fence within your property lines, whi ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 9.21.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Today’s article is the autumn edition of your invitation to participate in Hazardous Household Waste collection day. The fall HHW in Fillmore County is scheduled for the first Tuesday in October, that being the 6th this year. The hours for the co ..... 
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Secrets to keeping an organized shed

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Despite other intentions, homeowners often turn their garages into storage centers for random, little-used items, leaving little to no room for the tools and even vehicles that actually belong in a garage. Such homeowners may turn to sheds to store ..... 
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