While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He asked Tom, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?" The rest of the story is not pleasant. —Author unknown

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A wealth of Wealthy apples

Few people seem to know Wealthy apples these days, and although I look for them at farmer’s markets and in stores, I never spot them. But they are the secret to my mother’s outstanding pie.

Wealthys, like their newer and absolutely wonderful cousins, Honeycrisp apples, were developed in Minnesota. The Wealthy apple was selected about 1868 by horticulturist Peter Gideon, near Excelsior. “It was acclaimed as Grand Champion at a number of state fairs around the country and eventually became one of the five most-produced apples in all of America,” according to Minnesota Harvest.

This is the House that Pumpkins Built

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