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Kitchen comfort: Heron Lake woman discovers affinity for baking

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HERON LAKE -- For Joleen Plotz Koopman, baking isn't just an enjoyable pastime or a means of keeping her family and friends in delectable treats.


It's therapy.

"It helps keep the stress away," she said. "I'm in my own world then. My world is baking and cooking."

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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