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Julie Wells

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THE RECIPE BOX: Frozen banana bites a playful dessert

The Recipe Box: Frozen banana bites

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JULIE WELLS: God is our protector, even when we don't realize it

A religion column by Julie Wells

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus' love makes Valentine's Day every day

Religion column by Julie Wells

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THE RECIPE BOX: Oven-baked flat iron steak a juicy dinner choice

Flat iron steak can be pan seared and the cooked in the oven.

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The Recipe Box

The Recipe Box: Stuffed bell peppers

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Follow Jesus’ example: love one another

Julie Wells column

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THE RECIPE BOX: Homemade mayonnaise a healthy alternative to store-bought

The Recipe Box — homemade mayonnaise

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Residents prepare for the typical collard green and black-eyed peas meal for New Year's Day.

Vera Freeman purchased collard greens for New Year’s Day at Ramsey Produce in Covington.

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JULIE WELLS: Old friend leaves legacy of kindness

Julie Wells column

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Serve eggs in a bacon basket for Christmas breakfast

THE RECIPE BOX: Serve eggs in a bacon basket for Christmas breakfast

The Reecipe Box: Eggs in a bacon basket

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JULIE WELLS: Christmas urges us to ponder the miracle of Christ’s birth

Julie Wells, Wells column, religion column

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THE RECIPE BOX: ROLO pretzel delights fun to make, delicious to eat

These bite sized sweet and salty treats are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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The Recipe Box: Roasted vegetables a healthy side dish

Roasted vegetables are an easy and healthy side dish.

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JULIE WELLS: Be filled with prayer and gratitude this holiday season

The Bible states, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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THE RECIPE BOX: Fried green beans a healthy choice for Thanksgiving

Replace the usual green bean casserole with fried green beans this year at Thanksgiving.

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JULIE WELLS: Trust and obey in the Lord

Julie Wells: Trust and obey in the Lord

Julie Wells column

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Include sweet potato minis on your Thanksgiving menu

The mini pies are a breeze to make for Thanksgiving.

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Autumn brilliance

Trees show their fall colors in East Metro Atlanta.

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Hasselback potatoes worth the baking time

The Recipe Box: Hasselback potato

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Make creepy Oreo spider cookies for Halloween

Creepy oreo spider cookies

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Salem UMC hosts its annual pumpkin patch

Salem UMC’s pumpkin patch is now open through Oct. 31

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Autumn amusement

Fall festivites were enjoyed by all at the 75th celebration of Southern Belle Farms in McDonough this weekend.

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The Citizen announces the winners of the cutest football fan photo contest

These are the winners of the Citizen’s cutest football photo contest

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The semi-annual Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale begins Saturday

The semi-annual Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale begins Saturday

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Bread of Life cooking classes offered at Allen UMC

Bread of Life cooking classes offered at Allen UMC

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The Recipe Box: Breakfast in a muffin

The Recipe Box — Breakfast in a muffin

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THE RECIPE BOX: Beary breakfast a playful, nutritious start to the day

The Recipe Box - A beary breakfast

Oak Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

Oak Hill Elementary School

Cousins Middle School Honor Roll

Cousins Middle School

Community Calendar for July 16, 2013

Community Calendar

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THE RECIPE BOX: Sweeten a picnic with grape salad

Did you know that grapes are made up of about 80 percent water?

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THE RECIPE BOX: Spinach lasagna rolls worth the prep time

Spinach lasagna rolls well worth the prep time. Popeye might have been a fan of eating spinach, but I'm not.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Zesty Italian dressing makes cucumber salad a refreshing dish

Italian dressing makes cucumber salad a refreshing dish. I'm a Southern girl and what Southern gal doesn't love a good piece of fried chicken or some hot homemade biscuits?

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THE RECIPE BOX: Banana smoothie a healthy alternative to ice cream

Two things have been rising lately -- the daily pollen count and the outdoor temperatures. When the warmer weather arrives, there is nothing like having a cool drink for the hot and humid Georgia days.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Sweet potato muffins melt in your mouth

"Delicious," by Mark Ballard, is a collection of recipes from Mark's family and friends, and even some famous people he knows. The cook book contains items such as Nancy Grace's taco soup and Barbara Dooley's koosa, or stuffed squash.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Resurrection rolls perfect to make with children at Easter

If you have read any of my food columns, then you know I love a good story to go along with a good recipe. Well I've hit the jackpot with this week's recipe -- Resurrection rolls, or some may know this recipe as empty tombs.

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The Recipe Box: For a low calorie dessert, try banana ice cream

My husband, Kevin, stumbled upon a website that has recipes with just two ingredients for each recipe.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Breakfast oatmeal cookies a quick, healthy way to start the day

It is said that oatmeal is really good for you.

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RECIPE BOX: Penne pasta recipe mixes Alfredo, red sauce

Everyone needs several pasta recipes for their recipe box, so here is one more.

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THE RECIPE BOX: This quick, tasty fruit dip recipe is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday

A couple of readers have emailed me and said they tried the meatloaf recipe we ran a couple of weeks ago and they liked it.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Meatloaf can be made to suit your taste

As a child, my grandmother had to force me to eat meatloaf.

THE RECIPE BOX: Don't be shy with the mayonnaise in this onion dip recipe

This week's recipe box is dedicated to a person who has devoted many years to Rockdale County -- Rockdale County Sheriff Jeff Wigington.. The recipe is called onion dip, and a little birdie told me that anytime the local sheriff's association meets or anytime any of the ladies in the

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THE RECIPE BOX: Serve hearty chicken while you're preparing Thanksgiving dishes

I did it, I finally did it. I finally got brave enough to throw a bunch of ingredients into the Crock-Pot to see what happens.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Make these s'mores without the campfire

You might not want to whip up a batch of these s'mores bars this week because of Halloween and all of the candy around the house. But do yourself a favor, and make this s'mores bars recipe during the holidays, which are just around the corner.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Hold the beans in fire and ice chili

My husband Kevin and I were discussing what we needed to bring to the church chili cook-off. We were signed up to bring side items, but much to my surprise, Kevin wanted to make a chili to enter into the cook-off.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Buffalo chicken dip is a great dish to kick off the football season

We had our own little football kickoff party here at the Citizen office last Friday.