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College football: Will all conferences bail after Big Ten, Pac-12 shutdowns?

By Paul MyerbergUSA TODAYIf not unexpected, given the state of sports against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the announcements Tuesday from the Big Ten and Pac-12 represent one of the most stunning moments in the history of college athletics.The decisions not to play football in the fall could cause a domino effect across the remaining Power 5 conferences, leading to the postponement of the entire Bowl Subdivision season with the hope of picking back up in the spring.By making the first move, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have forced the rest of the Power 5 to quickly address two questions that will decide the overall fate of the coming season:Is it possible to justify competition when other Power 5 leagues have decided to table play at least through the winter?And can three or even two leagues compete as standalone bodies without all the accompanying pieces to a normal season — up to and including the College Football Playoff?Even if they're willing to overlook the optics of moving ahead while other conferences press pause, those members of the Power 5 that continue with an altered season would do so in the face of the same medical concerns that drove Tuesday's decisions.The Big Ten chose in early July to eliminate non-conference games as a way to provide scheduling flexibility and slightly minimize risks associated with COVID-19.

From exhilaration to fatigue, home cooks assess new normal

By KATIE WORKMANAssociated PressIt's been months since the coronavirus pandemic limited restaurant options and caused many people — even the most kitchen-phobic among us — to try to cook more.How are people faring?Some are experiencing cooking fatigue.

Spicy salad features jerk seasoning

By Linda GassenheimerTribune News Service (TNS)Jerk seasoning, a Jamaican specialty, helps create a spicy, one-dish salad that's perfect for hot summer evenings.

Melba's Swap Shop

SUMMER, TIME FOR FRESH VEGETABLESDEAR MELBA: It's summertime and time for gathering fresh vegetables and preparing them.

Take a break for cake

By Dave Cathey Food editor dcathey@oklahoman.comWhen it comes to passing time during a pandemic, baking takes the cake.The undivided attention it requires might be hard to come by in the social-media-torn world community we live in today, but we could all use a refresher course on how to pay attention.While my wife Lori was on furlough she found peace of mind that paid sweet dividends in a classic Texas Sheet Cake.Whether you call it that, brownie cake or Gertrude Armstrong cake, you’ll no doubt have come under its spell at a school bake sale, church potluck, or children’s birthday party along the way.Sheet cake is one of those timeless recipes obviously born of human industry, and its mysterious matriculation into the collective subconscious offers a needed reminder of how powerful a thing that is.If you’re looking for a thorough history of whence the venerable, pecan-dappled baked good came to be, you won’t find it.

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