Personalized fitness

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The Great {WINTER} Outdoors

Getting outside can feel like a lot of effort as the temps begin to drop, but there are so many great opportunities to explore our community all winter long.  In fact, winter can make the regular neighborhood route feel like a new place.  As the leaves have dropped, you might notice a few more views that trees were blocking in the summer.  If you feel a bit more adventurous, check out a favorite trail.  Fresh snow fall is perfect to use snowshoes.  Did you know snowshoes are available to rent at Hutchinson Parks and Rec for just $5 a set?  There are a variety of sizes for ages 4 and up.

Check out the Winter Activity Guide for more info on snowshoes, ice time, open gym time and other community happenings.

Speaking of community happenings, be sure to put Winterfest on your schedule for Saturday, Feb 3rd.  If you can believe it, we’ll have even more winter fun family activities to showcase in 2018 along with some old favorites like dogsled rides and outdoor games.


Baked Apples with Cinnamon-Oat Topping

Breakfast or dessert or a snack.  This recipe is perfect any time of the day. [Read more…]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Cranberries

If brussels sprouts aren’t your favorite, we encourage you to try this recipe.  The key to tame the bitterness is to roast until soft.  The addition of the apples and cranberries in this recipe also provide a bit of sweetness that helps kids feel adventurous to try them too.  Plus, brussels sprouts is just plain fun to say! [Read more…]

2018’s OBOC Book Choice

Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang.

Golden Apple Oatmeal

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Grill Cheese Croutons

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Apple Pie Fruit Leather

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Simple Salsa

Pico de gallo (pronounced PEEK-oh deh GEYE-oh), which in Spanish means “rooster’s beak,” is simply salsa prepared in the Mexican tradition. Typically made of raw, uncooked ingredients (tomatoes, onion and chiles), pico de gallo adds a layer of fresh flavor over grilled fish or chicken; with fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas; in Spanish fried rice and beans; and as a topping for corn chowder or Mexican style eggs (huevos rancheros). Freshly made — rather than store-bought — pico de gallo is also a simple, economical and beta-carotene-rich dip with jicama and zucchini slices, whole wheat crackers, or tortilla chips.

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Heart of Hutch

Heart of Hutch