Episode 68 ALDI 101

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Episode 67: All Things Breakfast Sandwiches

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Simple Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This week is Valentine’s Day. Most of us like to celebrate in some way. Perhaps you are planning a romantic dinner with your special someone, or maybe you are like me and want to plan a celebration that includes your kids. We always celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. When I was a kid my […]

Episode 66 Let’s Talk About Beef Soup

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Instant Pot Lemony Chicken

I like to keep cooked chicken in my freezer. It is handy to add to soups or quesadillas. Usually I roast whole chickens and make bone broth, but lately I have been turning to my Instant Pot. I usually have chicken taco meat in the freezer, but that does not go well in chicken noodle […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

Chocolaty, creamy, brownie batter that you can dip with graham crackers or fruit. Oh my goodness this recipe is so yummy! As a recipe developer sometimes I get ideas in my head of foods I want to try. Most of the time I can make the recipe work, but sometimes it does not come together […]

Episode 65 Super Bowl Snacks

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Ultimate Chicken Nachos

Years ago my sister came up with a method of making nachos that could “count as dinner.” These nachos are loaded with cheese, chicken, and lots of toppings. They are perfect for sharing with a crowd on game day, or just making a Tuesday night a little extra special. These ultimate chicken nachos can come […]

Episode 64: Introducing Manic Mom Meals

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Chicken Tortilla Soup (Dairy Free)

Tortilla soup is a classic and, in my opinion, is all about the toppings. The soup itself is simple and comes together in less than 30 minutes making it a “Manic Mom Meal.” Basic ingredients come together quickly for a healthy and hearty soup. But the best part is the toppings. The most important topping is […]

Episode 63 Freezer Cooking with Rachel Tiemeyer of Thriving Home

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Egg Roll In a Bowl

A dear friend sends me newspaper clippings of articles she knows will interest me. In one of her mailings was a recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl. I let the idea of this twirl in my head for a few months and completely forgot about it until my daughters starting asking me to make […]

Episode 62 Essential Kitchen Equipment, Paring Down in the New Year

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Asian Carrot Soup (Vegan)

Years ago my sister sent me her favorite soup recipe. It was carrot soup that was super creamy and a little bit spicy. Over the years, I have made this soup just for myself. I would make a big batch and eat it for my lunches all week. Recently, my oldest daughter has been wanting […]

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

My kids are always coming home from school and asking “what’s for snack?” Most days, I tell them to grab a piece of fruit or look at the leftovers in the refrigerator. On occasion I will make something just for a snack.  I don’t like to feed my kids lots of sweets right after school. […]

Episode 61 (Replay) Cook Once, Eat Twice (No Casseroles)

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Cranberry Cocktail

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and the perfect day for a cocktail. I have been making this cranberry cocktail for years. I like it because I can make half the batch spiked and and half the batch virgin. The cranberry juice makes it look so festive, but it is not too sweet. You start by […]

Episode 60 (Replay) Kate Schulz and Betsy Wallace – The Dinner Sisters

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Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

It is Christmas week and the kids are home from school. Most of us have special foods for Christmas morning, but we have to feed our family all week. This Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal is great for quiet mornings when you can sleep in and stay in your pajamas a little later than usual. It […]

Episode 59 Are Holiday Food Traditions Important?

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Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie boards are having a moment. They are all the rage, and there is a good reason. First, they are delicious and second, they are super easy to make. Charcuterie boards are basically platters of meat, cheese, and condiments. They can be simple or very elaborate. I love to make them for holiday parties because […]

Episode 58 Candy Making

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Episode 57 Stress-Free Holiday Cookie Baking

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Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Christmas morning we like to wake up and open presents. Before the kids go downstairs to see their gifts, I turn on the oven and place a pan of monkey bread in the oven. The house starts to smell like cinnamon bread and it is the perfect start to a day of family fun. This […]

Puppy Chow

When my kids were little I would occasionally make this special treat. Recently, my 16 year old son has been making it for a late night snack. I wouldn’t call it health food, but it is a fun treat that hits all the best parts of a great snack. It is salty, sweet, and crunchy. […]

Episode 56 You Can Be Intentional This Holiday Season

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Easy Turkey Pot Pie

This recipe is so easy I almost called it “Cheater Pot Pie.” It is a great way to use up leftover turkey. You can make your own gravy or use leftover gravy from Thanksgiving dinner. I use frozen puff pastry. You can find it in the freezer section by the frozen pie crusts. Pepperidge Farm […]

Episode 55 – Thanksgiving is 1 Meal – Feed Your Family All Thanksgiving Week

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_55_Thanksgiving_is_1_meal_-.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The food world is full of buzz about all the amazing foods you can make for your Thanksgiving dinner. You may even see a few recipes for using Thanksgiving leftovers. But Thanksgiving is just one meal. You still have to […]

Frozen Veggies You Want To Eat

Frozen veggies are a lifesaver for quick family dinners. You can buy them ahead and keep them in the freezer. They cook quickly and make easy side dishes. But they can be bland and boring. My favorite way to cook frozen veggies is to “steam fry” them. It is a technique I learned years ago […]

Episode 54 Replay “A” Always Have a Backup

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Homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers

My favorite snack is cheese crackers. I love them. Once or twice a year I get to get away by myself to rest and catch up on work for a day. My friends will ask what kind of wine I’m taking and I quickly respond that I don’t need any wine, just a box of […]

Episode 53 Let’s Talk About Turkey

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French Dip Sandwiches

When the weather gets colder, I cover our grill and break out my dutch oven. This recipe only requires a few minutes of hands-on cooking. The oven does the rest. With only a few simple ingredients, these sandwiches are so easy and super satisfying. A French Dip Sandwich is simply a roast beef sandwich with […]

Asian Dressing and Maridane

I love homemade salad dressings and when they can pull double duty as a marinade then that is a total win! This dressing was first published in my cookbook. It is super easy to make and uses mostly pantry ingredients. Sesame oil is an ingredient I keep on hand, but may not be a pantry […]

Episode 52 Introducing the Feed Your Family Tonight Holiday Planning Guide 2019

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Episode 51 Halloween Traditions Create Calm in the Crazy

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Classic Chili

Chili is one of those controversial dishes. Everyone has a recipe, and they are all a little different. Some are really meaty; some are really saucy; and some are really sweet. I would describe mine ans not sweet and a little bit tangy. Beans are part of the chili controversy; there are strong preference son […]

Icing for Pumpkin Cookies

My mother has been making iced pumpkin cookies since before I was born. Years ago she saw an article in a magazine showing how to cut a circle out of cookie dough, turn it into a pumpkin shape, ice it, and decorate it with tiny pieces of black licorice. In the early years she would […]

Episode 50 Roast Chicken – A Great Dinner for Busy Weeknights

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Pumpkin Souffles

Have you ever made a souffle? They sound so intimidating and many find them scary, but they are not complicated. They look fancy and are oh so good! This recipe is not difficult. The hardest part is separating the eggs and tempering the yolks. Both of these steps are not hard and I’ll walk you […]

Episode 49 October is for Pumpkin

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Garlic Bubble Bread

This bubble bread is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It is warm and fluffy. It is crispy and buttery and the perfect bread to serve with a light soup or salad. I like to make it when I am taking food to friends. It is super easy to make and I include […]

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are a staple in our home. I like to keep them in the freezer for easy breakfasts on busy mornings. My banana breakfast cookies are a huge hit, but when fall hits, my mind goes to all things pumpkin. The bonus of this recipe is that you get a little veggies in the […]

Episode 48 Eat, Laugh, Talk! The Family Dinner Playbook with Bri DeRosa of the The Family Dinner Project

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Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. I have made it with cinnamon and apples and blueberries with lemon zest. But fall is upon us and that means all things pumpkin. This pumpkin spice baked oatmeal tastes like pumpkin pie, but is a hearty breakfast perfect for chilly mornings. Pumpkin […]

Episode 47 – How to Be Kind to a Friend with Food Allergies

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Cinnamon Baked Apples

I am craving the tastes of fall. Even though it still feels like summer in Kansas, my mind is on fall foods. I’m craving soups with fresh bread and roasted root vegetables. When the honey crisp apples are on the front display in the grocery store, I begin to think of all things apple and […]

Episode 46- What Do You Need to have a Well-Stocked Pantry?

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Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I love meringue! There is something about the sweet sugar paired with the airy texture of the egg whites that I find irresistible. Turn it into a cookie that is crisp on the outside and a little chewy inside and it is like the best part of a toasted marshmallow. A sweet explosion of texture! […]

Episode 45 – Beyond Freezer Meals- What Do You Keep in Your Freezer for Dinner Success?

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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

This summer I discovered a super easy way to make the most amazing chicken tacos! It starts with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. You may be tempted to use chicken breasts and I would caution you to avoid the temptation. I have made this recipe with chicken breasts and they were dry and chalky. Chicken thighs […]

Episode 44: When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Out Your Freezer?

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Microwave Mexican Rice (With Instant Pot Option)

Do you ever need a quick side dish to go with dinner? This simple rice takes less than 20 minutes and tastes great. You can make it in the microwave, or the Instant Pot for a quick addition to weeknight dinner. Note- It takes about the same total time to make the rice in both […]

Cherry Almond Chocolate Cake

This cake has been a family favorite since before I was born. Many years ago when my grandfather passed away, friends brought over food to my grandparent’s home. It was a blessing as the extended family gathered for days before and after the funeral. A kind friend brought over a cherry chocolate sheet cake. My […]

Episode 43 Cook Once, Eat Twice (No Casseroles)

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How to Make Your Own Vanilla

Do you like vanilla? It is a flavor that can be amazing on its own and at the same time enhance the flavors of many other ingredients. Have you ever forgot to put the vanilla in a recipe? One small teaspoon will make just about any baked good taste better. It is kind of like […]

Episode 42 My Meal Planning Journey and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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Cream Puff Coffee Cake

  Growing up, our family hairdresser worked out of her home. At Christmastime she would bake special treats for her clients. Our favorite treat was something she called Swedish coffee cake. This recipe is adapted from her recipe, but somewhere along the line I started calling it Cream Puff Coffee Cake.  It really isn’t a […]

Episode 41 Breakfast Tips for Busy Mornings

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Episode 40 Avoiding the Drive Thru When Life Gets Crazy

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Tips for Packing Kid’s Lunches

This week on KAKE I am doing the first of a two part series on packing lunches. This week I am focusing on kids and next week I am focusing on adults. Kids lunches do not need to be fancy or complicated. There are kids that are perfectly happy eating the same thing every day […]

Creamy Lemony Hummus

Everyone seems to have a hummus recipe. Some are made from canned beans and some from dried beans. People have different ideas of hummus perfection. My idea of hummus perfection is a super smooth and creamy hummus that has lots of lemon. This hummus is my ideal! When making hummus, small changes in technique can […]

Episode 39 Lunchbox Tips for Back to School

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

When my kids were little I was in desperate need for some adult interaction. I ended up joining a group of stay-at-home moms who got together once a month to eat and socialize. We all took turns hosting and cooking a modest dinner. My favorite part was always dessert My friend, Jennifer, served chocolate oatmeal […]

Episode 38 Popsicles

Popsicles are a fun summer treat and they are easy to make at home.

Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

1 3/4 Cups Milk

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)

1/4 Cup Butter, melted

3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats (oatmeal)

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the chopped apples in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high for 3 minutes. The apples will soften and cook slightly.

In a medium bowl, mix milk, eggs, brown sugar and melted butter. Add in the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Stir in the warm apples.

Generously coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray. (I prefer a glass baking dish, but metal works too.) Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. The oatmeal should be a little jiggly in the middle (like custard.) Remove from oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. It will continue to cook and thicken as it rests. Serve warm.

Episode 37 Surviving a Kitchen Renovation

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Creamy Raspberry Popsicles

If you prefer to make these dairy free and vegan, just substituent coconut yogurt for the dairy yogurt. I have done this many times and it makes a nice creamy popsicle.

Episode 36 I Don’t Know What to Make for Dinner

I often look at what other people are making for inspiration. This week I used my friend Heather’s idea and made chicken tacos. I made a large batch so I have meat for easy meals later. I used my taco mix and chicken thighs with salt in my pressure cooker for 22 minutes. It was so good and my kids raved (a rare occurrence in my home.)

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Jalapeno, Mint and Basil

My husband’s family has a huge celebration on the 3rd of July every year. My husband’s brother, Mark and his wife, Tara host the celebration. It is full of amazing food and fireworks. Mark always smokes and grills all kinds of amazing meats and Tara makes beautiful desserts that taste as wonderful as they look. […]

Episode 35 “Fry Day”

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_35_Fry_Day.output.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS During the summer our family has a tradition called “Fry Day.” We make fried foods several times during the summer. It is a type of project meal that is as much about the preparation as it is about eating. Oil- […]

Pina Colada Popsicles

(2 ingredient, vegan, paleo, no sugar added) I love popsicles in the summer, but they have to be simple to make. Summer is a slower time in our home and these easy popsicles are a perfect healthy treat on a hot afternoon. There are only 2 ingredients, canned pineapple and coconut milk. I prefer the […]

Slow Cooker Baked Beans for a Crowd

It is almost the 4th of July and in our family that means large gatherings with lots of food and fireworks. These easy baked beans are the perfect side dish to hamburgers and hot dogs, smoked brisket, or pulled pork. They take a little advanced planning, but are worth the small extra effort. It makes […]

Episode 34: Taking Dinner to a Friend

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Breakfast Cookies

When my kids were little I was always looking for quick and easy breakfasts that I could make ahead and have in the freezer ready when life got hectic. In reality, life was always hectic and this recipe was handy to have in my go-to recipes. These cookies have a cakey texture that is part […]

Episode 33 When the Wheels Fall Off

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Chocolate Walnut Banana Ice Cream (No Sugar Added, Vegan, Paleo)

I love banana ice cream! The real stuff made with cream and sugar. If I am in an ice cream shop, the first flavor I look for is banana. If they have whoppers as a topping or mix in there are no more decisions to consider. I will always order banana with whoppers. There is […]

Episode 32 Summer Salad Dressings

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Sourdough French Toast with Strawberry Syrup

I love french toast! Growing up our family would go out to breakfast after church on Sundays and my favorite thing to get at the local diner was the Bonjour Breakfast. It was french toast with bacon and it was achingly sweet when drenched in pancake syrup, but it was my favorite. This french toast […]

Episode 31 Vacation Food Planning Part 2

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Spinach Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

I have been volunteering for a local organization that helps at-risk teens learn life skills. They live in mini apartments and have $80.00 every two weeks for all their food, cleaning and personal purchases. Going shopping only once every two weeks can be a huge challenge. They have to be very careful to spend their […]

Make Ahead Hamburger Patties

When the crisp days of spring start to morph into the hot days of summer and the school year is ending, I get the urge to break out the grill. One of our favorite grilled meals is hamburgers. I make enough hamburger patties to last us most of the summer. It is so nice to […]

Episode 30 Vacation Food Planning Part 1

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Creamy Orange Popsicles

Years ago I made homemade yogurt almost every week. My kids would eat it, but then they became tired of it. Does this ever happen to you? My kids will eat foods every day for six months and then suddenly say they won’t eat it. I had lots of yogurt and had to find a […]

Episode 29 How to Make Flavor Infused Water

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_29_How_to_Make_Flavor_Infused_Water.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Flavored water is super easy to make and a fun drink for the summer. Using filtered water make a big difference. I have a Reverse Osmosis system, but a Brita Pitcher works great. What container do you want to use […]

Easy Flavored Waters

When summer hits, I know I am supposed to drink more water, but it can get boring and tasteless. But years ago I discovered the trick of flavoring waters. The first one I made out of desperation. I was pregnant with twins and had nausea. A friend suggested I try ginger tea. When I was […]

Episode 28: Summer Food Game Plan

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Nutty Energy Bars

These bars are super simple to make and make a great snack when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without filling your body with junk food. I adapted this recipe years ago from a Larabar knockoff recipe. I found the original recipe had way too many dates and not enough almonds. Add a little […]

Episode 27: Tips for Selecting a Good Skillet

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_27_Tips_for_Selecting_a_Good_Skillet.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Have you ever wondered what is the best skillet to buy? What makes a good skillet? In this episode, Marie goes over the basics of buying a good skillet. What is the difference between a skillet and a sauté pan? […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Some are cakey. Some are gooey. Some are thin and crispy. Some are “perfect.” But what is a perfect chocolate chip cookie? Everyone has an opinion. My opinion is that none of them are bad. I want a chocolate chip cookie that is easy and doesn’t require a […]

Tequila Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

Summer is approaching and this chicken is a favorite in my house. I make it on the grill, I bake it, I even saute it in a pinch. It is light and refreshing, the perfect main dish to pull you out of winter and into the brighter and lighter foods of summer. This recipe was […]

Episode 26: Kate Schulz and Betsy Wallace, The Dinner Sisters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_26_Dinner_Sisters.output.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This interview with The Dinner Sisters, Kate Schulz and Betsy Wallace, is full of fun and laughter. Kate and Betsy host a podcast where they test three recipes from around the web every week and talk about how the recipes […]

Chocolate Almond Granola

I have a sweet tooth and I am always looking for ways to curb it with food that is (mostly) good for me. This Chocolate Almond Granola is perfect for breakfast or snacking. I like it with plain yogurt or served like cold cereal with milk. It is made from simple ingredients that you likely […]

Episode 25: Cooking School Grilled Chicken Breasts (You Actually Want to Eat)

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Easy Ham Bierocks

(Hint-they use refrigerated biscuits.) Years ago my dear friend, Jill, bought several hams after Easter. Her eyes were bigger than her freezer and she brought me a gallon size bag of cubed ham. What on earth do you do with a gallon of ham cubes? Somehow I got the crazy idea to turn them into […]

Episode 24: Clean out Your Freezer and Pantry

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Cheater Foolproof Lemon Curd

The first time I ever had lemon curd was in college. I purchased a jar at T.J. Maxx in the home goods section. I had never tried it and something about the jar of creamy lemon curd drew me in. I have been a fan ever since. Lemon curd is a spread made from lemon […]

Episode 23: 10 Tips for Large Family Gatherings

http://traffic.libsyn.com/feedyourfamilytonight/Episode_23_pPlanning_for_Large_Famil.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Large family gatherings can be lots of fun, but they can also be a lot of work. Here are 10 tips to help you plan and enjoy large family gatherings. 1-Think about the time of day and menu. -Do you […]

Lemon Scones (With Dairy Free Option)

I love scones. They can be sweet or savory, are easy to make and go perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. These lemon scones are drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze. They only require a few ingredients and can be made in under 25 minutes. That makes them perfect for a weekday treat […]

Ginger Pear Chicken

Years ago I was hosting a dinner party and wanted a new recipe. My sister suggested a recipe for Pear Ginger Chicken she had learned from her roommate. As the kind of girl who uses recipes only for suggestions, I quickly took that recipe as inspiration and changed it to make a new dish I […]

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