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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
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Updated at 11:49 AM

Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in the 1930s, probably had no idea what a tremendous impact her cookies would have on American cuisine. It has been more than 75 years since Wakefield baked that first batch of chocolate chip cookies, and this favorite has never lost its popularity among cookie lovers.

Updated at 11:28 AM

So there’s something you should know up front, before we really get rolling … there’s very little that I want that I don’t already have. And that’s the honest truth.

Updated at 10:31 AM

Today, I’m writing about my Mother so you will think about yours. Harry Caray, the old baseball announcer for the Cardinals and Cubs used to say when someone took a big swing at the ball and missed, “Well, he didn’t get cheated on that one.” Mother...

Updated at 10:17 AM

The impact of technology on children is a source of much controversy these days, often the explanation for aspects of children’s behavior that people are concerned about.

Updated at 10:15 AM

Let me make one quick point about the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: If you are into performance vehicles, this is one car you want in your garage.

Updated at 10:03 AM

There’s no more permanent or certain characteristic of a vigorous mind than an unquenchable curiosity.

Updated at 9:57 AM

I just love this time of year when schoolchildren, working away at home, fashion maps, and hand puppets, and dioramas, then bring them in for all to see.These events have many names, from ‘You Make It Day’ to ‘Night of a Thousand Projects.’

Updated at 9:50 AM

Stagger out of Schiphol after a long flight from the U.S. and you’ll find the usual (for Europe) lineup of Mercedes-Benz taxis along the sidewalk. But scattered in among them now are sedans that at first I didn’t recognize. Handsome cars, some deep...

Updated May 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Give mom the gift of new culinary adventures via dog-ear-worthy, soon-to-be-classic cookbooks.

Updated May 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Shopping for a lover of the great outdoors? You've come to the right place.

Updated May 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Fifteen Mother's Day gift ideas—all perfectly charming, all made in America.

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