Washington's birthday, cherry pie, slow cooking

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 19, 2017

And lo ! the ice breaks as I look,

And living waters touch my feet.

Within the forest's leafless shade

I hear a spring-bird's hopeful lay.

–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Tart Cherry Pie

No-Lie Cherry Pie

We know it’s just a myth that George Washington confessed to chopping down a cherry tree. But the story inspired our delicious No-Lie Cherry Pie recipe!

Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

This small decoration features a bold image that looks like it was drawn with chalk for an uncommon look!
You Are What Your Bacteria Eat

Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Trillions of “good” bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—in our gut! And gut health matters; it’s intertwined with our immune system, which is linked with diabetes, weight loss, and allergies. Learn more about gut health and how to take steps to keep those microbes healthy and happy!
Wall Pail Set

Perfect for dried herbs!
Best Slow Cooker Food

How To Slow-Cook Fast
Juggling a lot right now? Getting tired of actively cooking over the stove and seeing dishes and pots stack up in the sink? Try cooking slow, not fast! That’s right. Return to the slow cooker. Throw a few ingredients in the pot, set it, and forget it! Here are our slow cooker recipes including a few 3-ingredient “dump and go” meals.
Wooden Box Sign

A thick frame allows this picture to stand on its own or hang from a wall.
First Day of Spring

When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start and end? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2020 and 2021—plus, learn the difference between an astronomical season and a meteorological season.
Mason Jars Dish Towel

 Features illustrations of 24 Mason jars!
When was Washington Born?

Presidents' Day 2020
Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 17, 2020! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? Learn the history of Presidents’ Day and why we celebrate!
Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.