Trader Joe’s and Other Grocers Will Pay Employees to Get Vaccinated

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Employees will get two paid hours per dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Aldi and Trader Joe’s are among a growing number of large chains offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Aldi announced on Tuesday that it will cover vaccine costs and provide its hourly employees with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive, for a total of four hours of pay. The retailer “is ensuring that all hourly workers who wish to receive the vaccine are able to do so without concern about losing pay or taking time away from work,” per a press release.

Trader Joe’s, Dollar General, and Instacart announced their incentives for workers last week. Trader Joe’s said it will give employees two hours of pay for each dose they receive — for a total of four hours for the complete two doses … Read more

The BEST Air Fryer “Roasted” Potatoes

Perfectly seasoned, crispy and tender, these are  Air Fryer Potatoes  are that Best Ever! You will want them every night for dinner!

This air fryer potato recipe is an ideal side dish! Serve them with my favorite meals like these Swedish Meatballs, Salmon, or my popular Prime Rib!

Perfectly roasted seasoned air fryer potatoes.

Air Fryer Potatoes

I’ll be honest, some days I’m lucky to get dinner on the table, let alone a side dish. But these air fryer potatoes are so amazing, easy and fast, it’s changed everything.  So many times I’m working on the main dish and I forget all about the sides, and then there’s no time. Well, not anymore. These roasted potatoes are so quick and easy there’s no excuse. They taste so incredible you’ll want to make them. And don’t be surprised if these air fryer potatoes are the first thing to disappear before anything else.

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Even a small farm needs a strong food safety plan and legal protection for it


She can grow some mean salad greens. “So healthy for you and your family,” she’ll cheerfully tell the customer who makes regular stops at her booth at the local farmers market.

At another booth, a farmer has some farm-made cheese on display. “Comes from cows that are raised out on grass,” he says to a group of customers wandering through the farmers market and stopping at his booth.

At a restaurant on Main Street, a farmer proudly holds up his strawberries for the chef, who buys his berries on a regular basis. “Real beauties,” he says. “They’re large and red-ripe. Your diners will love them. Sweet and juicy and no pesticides.”

These farmers have several things in common. They would be identified as small-scale farmers and therefore exempt from many provisions, such as mandatory inspections, in the Food Safety Modernization Act. They primarily sell direct to their customers.

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15 Exciting Ways to Eat in Sun Valley Right Now

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From prelift power breakfasts to apres-ski steaks in an Old West saloon, here’s where to eat when you’re not on the slopes

Sun Valley, Idaho, has been a favorite adventure getaway and celebrity respite for almost a century. In 1936, Union Pacific railway magnate William Averell Harriman installed the world’s first ski lift, cementing Sun Valley as a premier ski resort, though the entire Wood River Valley is equally popular during the summer months (and pretty much all year except for a few slack weeks when trails are too muddy for hiking). Over the years, the area has attracted everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Oprah Winfrey to Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as crowds of less recognizable guests, who find sustenance and recuperate from outdoor activities at restaurants in the neighboring cities of Ketchum and Hailey. A hungry adventurer can choose from fine dining, charming … Read more

Juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops are the best pork chops ever! With a golden seasoned crust and fork tender juicy insides, it is makes these the perfect pork chops.

Pork Chops are simple to make like these Smothered Pork Chops, Easy Crockpot and Cast Iron Skillet pork chop recipes. Add them to these impeccable Air Fryer Pork Chops and you will always have pork chops that impress!

Juicy and flavorful Air Fryer Pork Chops.

Bone in Air Fryer Pork Chops

My whole family loved these air fryer pork chops! Cooking them in the air fryer saves time and creates a juicy pork chop that is irroestiable. You just can’t replicate the taste and texture in your oven that you can get with the air fryer. Perfectly seasoned golden crusted outside and tender, juicy, and full of flavor inside. These air fryer pork chops are perfect for an incredible weekend or weekday meal!

Pair these pork chops with … Read more