Sara Stirs: Sample these savory Thanksgiving dinner alternatives for smaller gatherings
This French Onion Chicken is even more delicious served over garlic mashed potatoes, making it the perfect Thanksgiving dinner alternative for smaller gatherings. / Photo courtesy Sara Jeran

Sara Stirs: Sample these savory Thanksgiving dinner alternatives for smaller gatherings

BUCKHANNON – It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is merely days away. At times it has felt as if 2020 has been at a complete…

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Sara Stirs: Whip up these tastier-than-takeout dishes in your home kitchen
Orange Ginger Honey Teriyaki Chicken made fresh in your home kitchen will cure your craving for takeout in no time. / Photo by Sara Jeran

Sara Stirs: Whip up these tastier-than-takeout dishes in your home kitchen

Dining out has certainly changed during the pandemic. At first, it seemed difficult to find a restaurant up and running, then slowly things began reopening.…

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Sara J Stirs: Gifting homemade foods — including do-it-yourself meal kits — make great pandemic pick-me-ups
Dress up a fresh summer salad with homemade Thyme Honey Mustard. Or if assembling a meal kit for a friend, include the homemade dressing, some strips of grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs, fresh greens and crisp bacon. / Photo courtesy Sara Jeran

Sara J Stirs: Gifting homemade foods — including do-it-yourself meal kits — make great pandemic pick-me-ups

The practice of gifting food is a tradition far older than you or I. It is a universal gesture used as a form of condolence,…

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Sara Stirs: Shredded pork with pineapple relish featuring local meat? Yes, please!
Shredded Hawaiian Pork with Pineapple Mint Relish shines with local meat from Harris Livestock in Volga, W.Va.

Sara Stirs: Shredded pork with pineapple relish featuring local meat? Yes, please!

When the summer days are as hot as they have been lately, my appetite lessens, and I find myself desiring quick and limited labor meals.…

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