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Find your thrill at the Grill on the Hill

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, spotlights The Grill on the Hill, Capitol Hill's living heartbeat and great place for a...

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Mission Accomplished OKC

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares news and notes from Oklahoma City's dining scene, including a surprise pop-up...

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Time to give up diet drinks?

Artificial sweeteners often are deemed unhealthy, but what do scientific studies say about it?

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Oklahoma Regional Food Bank helps furloughed federal workers

Oklahoma Regional Food Bank volunteers set up at state fairgrounds to distribute staples to federal workers missing paychecks...

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Q&A: Shrimp shells are key to a good fish stock stand-in

Each week, The Washington Post's food section staff fields questions about all things food at live.washingtonpost.com. Last...

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Cooking oil spray can do more than you think; here's how to get the most out of it

The top of my refrigerator is home to a hodgepodge of oils, vinegar and cooking equipment. The most-used items have made their...

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Sunflower oil doesn't have to be stuck in neutral

As a recipe writer, I've asked you countless times to reach for canola "or another neutral oil." But what if vegetable oil...

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Flavored butter is the restaurant-style hack that will instantly upgrade your home-cooked food

You don't need a culinary degree, or even advanced skills, to make and eat great food. That doesn't mean we shouldn't swipe...

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Embrace the salad daze

America's Test Kitchen has an eye on the Lunar New Year with this reworking of classic chicken salad.

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Do you hear what I hear? Yup — fajitas

In my Texas upbringing, fajitas were a restaurant thing, not a home-cooking thing. They came out sizzling on cast iron — strips...

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Let the good times roll

America's Test Kitchen gets you ready for Mardi Gras with this simplified recipe for classic chicken and sausage gumbo.

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Oklahoma WIC benefits to continue into March despite shutdown

Director of state Women, Infants and Children program tries to correct erroneous messages on social media. ,

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Melba's Swap Shop

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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6 foods you should never buy at Trader Joe's

"They do such a great job marketing and packaging and making everything look pretty so we spend a lot of extra money."

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How an OU and OSU alum made the Happy Meal happen

"Over the years, so many people have told me, 'Gee thanks for keeping my kids quiet in the back seat. I go to McDonald’s, get...

20-40-60 Etiquette: Save your reply for the invitation

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QUESTION: I received a save-the-date card for a wedding to be held out of state late this summer. Does this require a reply or is this a courtesy, telling me to, indeed, mark my calendar for the wedding? I probably won't attend the ceremony,...

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Your Sunday dinner plans have changed

In a surprise post, celebrity chef Danny Bowien announced his Mission Chinese will be offering vegan take-out on Sunday.

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Go Thai, win dinner

America's Test Kitchen has a simple, delicious recipe aimed at using seasonal eggplant.

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Percussive pizza

The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey shares the latest news from Oklahoma City's dining-scape, starting with an ambitious...

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A 20-minute salmon dinner for two that tastes as great as it looks on the plate

This shows just how simple a sauce can be — and beautiful, when paired with coral-colored salmon. The key to producing a green...

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Stay warm, eat local

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition shares recipes to stave off winter chill while supporting the local economy.

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Got shrimp? Get them to the Greek!

America's Test Kitchen shares an easy recipe for classic Greek shrimp saganaki.

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Homemade broth is the key ingredient your bowl of soup deserves

I make and eat a lot of soup in the winter. More often than I want to, I will bust open a carton of store-bought broth....

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Run a fowl in the rotisserie

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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Lettuce snack!

America's Test Kitchen demystifies making classic Vietnamese lettuce wraps.

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Midwest City the site for new kind of restaurant fusion

Longtime Deep Fork Group partner Dave Attalla is betting Midwest City is hungry to support local, independent restaurants and...

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Oklahoma joins states issuing February food benefits early

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will distribute February's food assistance benefits early due to the partial...

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Preview: Darci Lynne Farmer appearing tonight on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' and 'Winner Cake All'

Oklahoma City singer/ventriloquist and 2017 "America's Got Talent" winner Darci Lynne Farmer will compete on the new episode of...

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People are freaking out over Jalapeño Peanut M&M's — and yes, they're real

Three soon-to-be-released Peanut M&M's flavors have leaked in select markets and people are already losing their...

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OMCOD!!!

America's Test Kitchen guides you the January's cautious dietary waters with a recipe for classic baked cod.

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OKC metro teeming with new dining options in 2019

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares news about new places to dine in 2019, including Social Deck and Dining and...

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When money is tight, she turns to the cuisine of her Italian roots

Right about now, a lot of us are feeling anxious about money. I know I am. As a freelancer in the gig economy, I try to be...

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Learning without burning

Saturday International Cooking Class — Raindrop Turkish American Cultural Center, 2 to 5 p.m., $20. Jan. 26 International...

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Bulgur display of flavor

America's Test Kitchen has tips for creating and sustaining local favorite tabbouleh, a Middle-Eastern favorite brought to...

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It's in the bag

America's Test Kitchen helps you put that new sous vide circulator to work with this seamless recipe for poaches chicken breasts.

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Recipes to reboot your diet

The accompanying recipes, starting with this honey-glazed salmon, each are designed to address a specific habit that can help...

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Grubhub Hit With Huge Class-Action Suit by Philly Indian Chain Tiffin

You’re probably familiar with the Grubhub food delivery app. You pull it up, find the food you want, and Grubhub connects with...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

BEYOND THE BEYOND Interactive, immersive art exhibit “Beyond,” presented by Oklahoma artist collective Factory Obscura, will be...

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Carl's Jr launches vegan Beyond Meat burgers at over 1000 outlets

(Reuters) - Burger chain Carl’s Jr said on Wednesday it would start selling Beyond Meat burgers at over 1,000 outlets, the...

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Berry sound advice

The holiday are over, and America's Test Kitchen understands you might be looking for a lighter touch for dessert and delivers...

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Service is class-blind

The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, writes about the efforts of Oklahoma City chefs and restaurants to support charitable...

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Forward, munch!

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, looks ahead to what's in store in the Oklahoma City dining scene in 2019.

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Poachers welcome

America's Test Kitchen helps usher you into healthier dining choices in the new year with a simple chicken recipe offering big...

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From the mantel to the tabletop

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

The OK -- The Health Issue

HealthAug 5, 2018

I turned seven in 1968, the youngest of four, but old enough to remember the dinner table disagreements that sometimes grew heated. My dad, a combat veteran of World War II, at that point, still supported America's involvement in Vietnam. My...

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If you can't beet 'em, don't eat 'em

America's Test Kitchen understands a lighter diet often beckons with the turn of the calendar so with that in mind, check out...

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This light, bright spinach and basil soup makes it easy to be green

We are closing in on a year's worth of Dinner in Minutes recipes whose ingredients all come straight from the Dinner in Minutes...

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These easy chicken enchiladas deliver cheesy, saucy satisfaction

Enchiladas are one of the ultimate throw-together meals. Roll up meat or veggies in corn tortillas with some cheese, bathe the...

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There's a little science to predicting food trends — but there's a lot of guesswork, too

What will we eat in 2019? If our nation's prognosticators have their say, we'll be crunching on salads of celtuce, a...

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Learn to churn and not to burn

Upcoming cooking classes in Oklahoma City.

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Party prep confidential

Just in time for your New Year's Eve party plans, America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make irresistible spinach dip.

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'Twas a tasty 2018

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares the top stories of the year in Oklahoma City dining, which meant national...

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Strike gold with saffron

America's Test Kitchen shares secrets for making an indulgent risotto with lovely saffron for a burst of color.

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Put that new circulator to work!

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make classic porchetta using a sous vide circulator, which you might've just unwrapped...

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Let them eat cake!

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration from her weekly exchange with readers.

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Tighten your griddle!

America's Test Kitchen walks you through the basics of classic blueberry pancakes.

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'Cookiers' take holiday decorating to a whole new level

Many people enjoy baking holiday cookies, but cookie making and decorating have become a big business for companies and for...

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The worst Christmas candies of 2018, ranked

Christmas is the time for candy, and people have their favorites and not so favorites.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults...

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Food Network continues to mine the 405 for talent

The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey keeps up with the latest news from Oklahoma's burgeoning dining scene. This week, a big...

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Dear America: It's time we gave fruitcake another chance

Jokes about fruitcake have been circulating for about as long as people have been making fruitcake. Give or take, that's more...

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The one cooking technique that won't steer you wrong

In this era of programmable, appliance-specific cooking, it's easy to overlook one of the most reliable, widely used ways to...

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It's nutty how much chocolate ...

Oklahoman Food Editor Dave Cathey shares a recipe for harvest loaf, which combines nut bread principles with holiday cheer.

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Yule like it hot

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, has a merry Christmas wish he'd like to express in the form of a burrito recipe.

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Keep your oven busy for the holidays

America's Test Kitchen shares the basics for making top-notch Christmas cookies this year.

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The balance of flavor is just right in these healthful chocolate-orange crisps

Chocolate and orange often arrive together at a holiday party in the form of chocolate-dipped, candied orange peels. Although I...

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Magic from the pan

America's Test Kitchen shares the secrets to classic Shrimp Scampi.

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State briefs for Dec. 19

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the creation of the Wright Family Scholarship Fund.

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Naan starter for pizza

America's Test Kitchens shows you how to cut to the chase of fantastic pizza by using Indian naan.

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Interview and video: Former actress Suzy Amis Cameron touts her 'OMD' book and movement in OKC hometown visit

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, the former model and actress, whose film credits include the Oscar-winning blockbusters...

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It is showtime at ShowBiz Cinemas in Edmond

EDMOND — ShowBiz Cinemas is putting the final touches on its first Oklahoma location in preparation for Tuesday's opening. “We...

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Layers of flavor

Take your holidays to the next level with this elevated spin on classic gingerbread in a moist, spicy gingerbread layer cake.

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The easygoing, savory, make-ahead way to feed a crowd: Stratas

When someone offers to bring a casserole to a party, I'll admit to conjuring weary images of canned soup and mushy vegetables....

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#BakeNews: Enable your holiday baking binge

The Oklahoman's Food Editor, Dave Cathey, shares four recipes from the Made in Oklahoma Coalition ideal for holiday baking and...

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Bourbon sprawl

It was 11 a.m. in Louisville, and I was contemplating a silky, amber and Very Old liquid in my glass. Fortunately, I was primed...

Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

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Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on a contempt of court citation.

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On a chilly day, this chicken and chickpea stew will warm your insides

This nourishing, one-pot meal in a bowl is just the thing to fuel you during these cold days when your to-do list is longer...

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Allow this colorful roasted salmon recipe to introduce you to the tender side of fennel

This is one of those dishes that is simple to make yet nice enough to warrant a company's-coming meal — and it's healthful to...

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Celery salad with roasted mushrooms is a crunchy, hearty antidote to winter

Warm roasted mushrooms make this celery salad hearty and appealing on a cold day. Goat cheese, blue cheese or...

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Yule love this fudge

Aunt Bill's Brown Candy is a Christmas tradition in Oklahoma that dates back to 1928. Here's the original recipe as written by...

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A Christmas tradition

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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To grow sales, yogurt makers change their culture to expand beyond breakfast

Yogurt producers look for new ways to revamp their product amid diet concerns.

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Inspire completes acquisition of Sonic

Sonic is no longer locally owned. Atlanta-based Inspire Brands Inc. completed its $2.3 billion acquisition of Oklahoma...

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Harvard expert advises eating 6 fries per serving. Twitter says nope

Want fries with that? If reaction to a nutrition's expert suggestion on how many French fries to eat per serving is any clue,...

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Update: In-N-Out Burger sign in Tulsa appears to be another prank

A banner in an empty lot in midtown Tulsa proclaims the arrival of a highly anticipated restaurant chain. The vinyl sign, at...

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Decorate holiday cookies like a pro, no matter your skill set

Now is the time for icing and glitter, sprinkles and fairy dust. Even if your holiday cookie decorating game is not top-notch,...

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How to bake a better batch of cookies every time

Making holiday cookies can bring joy and happiness — unless it doesn't. If you bake only a few times a year or think you're...

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Kids go ape for it!

America's Test Kitchen helps you get ready for the holidays with this family-friendly recipe for classic monkey bread.

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Learn to churn and not to burn

Cooking classes scheduled around Oklahoma City and beyond.

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Admission is a story to share

The Oklahoman's resident Food Dude Dave Cathey introduces his new podcast, "Community Table." The podcast is rooted in food and...

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Fowl territory

America's Test Kitchen shares the secret for adding glaze to roasted chicken without sacrificing a crispy skin,

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The easy way to make the best latkes starts in the freezer aisle

Food writers bestow "hack" or "genius" upon techniques and recipes that are novel and simplified, but I offer another subgenre...

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Gone fishin'

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make perfect fried seafood.

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Bread worthy of a king (or three)

America's Test Kitchen teaches you the secret to making classic kugelhopf.

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Pot cluck!

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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Michigan lawmakers want to end gender classification of fast-food toys

Should restaurants still offer "boy toys" and "girl toys" when serving up chicken nuggets and fries?

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Living and dining

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares the latest news from Oklahoma City's dining scene including MMR Prime Steakhouse...

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Happy holidays

Elizabeth Karmel has ideas for the foodie on your gift list.

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Readout positive on new place to dine

The Kitchen at Commonplace opened this summer, and it's building more than a brisk business, it's got a community. The...

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Melba's Swap Shop

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

Business

Kitchen at Commonplace doesn't operate by the book

Something special is cooking at The Kitchen at Commonplace, 1325 N Walker Ave., but it isn't just food. What they do have to...

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Designers show how old fussy china can fit your casual lifestyle

WASHINGTON — The stacks of old family china sitting forlornly in sideboards, cabinets and boxes in many homes reflect the state...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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