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French Onion Soup & Galette & Turtles

My Joy in the Journey of cooking began at a young age. I was less than 10 years old when a friend gave me a cookbook; I loved it! In 1983, I published my first recipe—in the Paullina Centennial Cookbook. Before I could drive, I would walk to the farmers market in my small town to buy tomatoes and other fresh produce. In my first year of marriage, out of necessity, I made mayonnaise from scratch. The year we lived in Seattle, I made my first homemade syrup, since giant blackberry bushes greeted me just outside our apartment. I laugh …

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Taking 5ive with Katie Kuenkel

Many readers may recognize Katie Kuenkel from her work on the Moms Everyday show. As the host of the program, Katie connects with amazing women throughout the Chippewa Valley. However, Katie her own unique story and is well grounded in the five Fs . . . Click the magazine below to read what Katie has to say about faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance on PAGE 10:

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Rays of Grace XXVI: Running is My “Thing”

Sports are popular in our house. My brothers never stop playing or watching or talking about sports. My mom is a great runner. My dad runs almost every day. Running has become my “thing,” too. As a sophomore, I made the cross country second team All-Conference. Everyone was proud of me, but I wanted more. So last summer, I attended running camp, worked with a personal coach, and put in extra miles. My goal was first team All-Conference and state qualification. When this season began, I was in the best shape of my life. Then something didn’t feel right. I …

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DEC/JAN 2016 Editor’s Note by Jen Theisen

This time of year beckons reflection. As I survey my path’s direction, I am grateful. Ladies, indulge me in this open thank you letter: I offer heartfelt thanks our community of readers. Thank you for your support through the years. For each of you who have taken the time to share how the stories of 5ive have touched your lives, I thank you. Your encouragement keeps our mission on track. Please keep it up! Thank you to my 5ive team! I count myself blessed to work with this small crew who makes possible putting out this amazing piece of love. …

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Women Rock!

Almost everyone knows a woman that has faced breast cancer. From close relatives to long-lost friends, disease has touched countless people. Sadly, many more are diagnosed daily. In the Chippewa Valley, Women Rock is an annual event offering a forum for addressing breast cancer through donations, shopping, camaraderie, and—most importantly—education. Charter Media (now Spectrum Reach) and Mayo Clinic Health System partnered together in 2003 to create Women Rock in Eau Claire. Click the magazine below to read the rest of Heather Rothbauer Wanish’s article detailing the Women Rock event PAGE 32:

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Thumbs Up for Eau Claire’s Show of Hands

Hands Across Eau Claire—one of the first public art installations in the most recent trend of such installations in Eau Claire—has come to its conclusion after 10 years and more than 100 hands. The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire (CMEC) started the Hands Across Eau Claire project as a way to create awareness about the museum. The hand, which is the symbol of the museum, helped explain what the museum was going to offer to the community. “It is a hands on museum, not a museum of historical preservation,” says Suzie Slota, the Executive Director of CMEC from 2005 to …

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Enchiladas de Pollo Verde & Homemade Dog Treats

Autumn is a time for harvest, for football watching, and for us Wisconsinites to start thinking about nesting for the months to come. Save time by making these enchiladas in advance. I recommend doubling the batch and freezing one pan for later. Doggies love make-ahead treats, too. Our two labs, Marley and Nova, love these dog biscuits. Make them for your dogs or give them as gifts. I hope you (and your canine friends) enjoy. Bon Appetit, Lanette Click the magazine below for Lanette Hesse’s recipes along with Mega Co-op’s Tips & Tricks on PAGE 40:

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Joe: XXV

My older brother, Joe, is grown and has kinda left the house. (You never know when he might show up, raid the fridge, and nap on the couch.) Joe lives and works in another city. Time to stop and appreciate how Joe has helped me grow … Click the magazine below for the rest of Grace Theisen’s column on PAGE 43:

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OCT/NOV Editor’s Note by Jen Theisen

A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. Maya Angelou Ladies, here we go. Ready or not, October is here, and November is right around the corner. I am so excited to share our Healing and Harmony issue with our readers. Creating this magazine has given me the gift of getting to know the women of the Chippewa Valley. I am inspired by their character and in awe of these courageous women who are willing to share …

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Grilled Paella & Scandinavian Almond Cake with Berries

I hope you are enjoying the best time of the year in Wisconsin. I was filled with emotion when I learned the theme for this issue is Sisterhood Community. September is my older sister’s birth month. What a blessing it was to have her in my life—I find it unfathomable to think it has been 10 years since she passed away. I have many memories of us in the kitchen together, and one of my prized possessions is one of her handwritten recipes. Making paella has been on my bucket list since visiting Spain this year. May each of these …

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