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Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch 'silenced doubters' in MW championship 7:32

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Kuna dog trainer Seth Simpson roughhouses with his coyote, Kate, at home

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  • Wanna make an old-fashioned fruitcake? It's easy. Really!

    Shelia Lincoln bakes. The first thing she makes for the holidays is fruitcake, because it needs to soak in brandy for three weeks. That's the most difficult part of the process — and surely you can handle that. So make some with her — and have plenty to give away, too. Instructions and ingredients are in this video, but find the entire printed recipe at IdahoStatesman.com/heart.

Heart of Treasure Valley

For this East End baker, giving sweet surprises to neighbors is all about the joy

Sheila Lincoln bakes. And then she gives it all away to friends and family and neighbors. She gives with joy and sometimes feels a bit guilty because of all the joy she gets back.

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections Nov. 21-27

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of food service establishments in Ada County. Items listed correspond to risk factors that are most often associated with foodborne illness. Additional items are evaluated during inspection. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/eh-food-inspections.php. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Bouquet dianthus reigns supreme for show and cut-flowers

This fall has been amazing for those of us who have been growing the Bouquet series of dianthus. The flower power of this dianthus is unmatched in the gardening world. I admit there was a little anxiety with the recent winter storm called Benji. Now Bouquet Purple was a Minnesota Select Perennial Plant of the Year, so we know it has excellent cold-hardiness.

Home & Garden

How to avoid buyer's remorse

You've dreamed about that new home and finally signed on the dotted line. But then the uncertainties creep in. Was it the right choice? Did I pay too much? Can I really make the payments?

Pets

Meridian Pet of the Week: Sven

Sven, 1, is a goofball who likes to play tug-of-leash and jump and act like a 6-month old puppy, even though he’s definitely outgrown that stage and size. He might do well with someone who is patient and willing to give him some training.

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Jason Wanlass, with Champion Fitness Training, demonstrates a quick total body strength & conditioning circuit to get you the most bang for your buck, getting you in and out of the gym quick. Stay active during the holidays.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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