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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s that time of year again. Whether or not there’s a specific diet in your immediate future, if you’re like me, you’re ready for some lighter fare after holiday indulgences. There’s...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 “Ushers hurriedly passed tiny baskets of yellow grapes. A loud solemn gong began booming. Each head bent, gobbling their grapes. All around me I heard sputtering and choking. [Edmundo] was fra...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 “God invented Christmas as a trial for women,” a friend said to me many years ago. I laughed – it was funny – but I also felt a little sad that she was so cynical. But every year since t...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Making a turkey motorcycle

 “The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey hash! Turkey à la king! Or gallons of turkey...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

Two techniques for better birds

 Since I first wrote about them in 2009, I’ve had several requests for two techniques I use when preparing roast turkey and dressing: brining and an unusual method of cutting up the turkey prio...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 I am not a lover of hot weather. Others may mourn the passing of summer, but I’m always happy to welcome autumn’s crisp cool temperatures. There’s one exception, though: the frigid morning...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
Trick-or-treating is different when you’re a country kid. But when I was very young, I wasn’t aware of any difference. After supper, I’d put on my costume...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
Two weeks ago, I wrote about banh mi, the wonderful sandwich that resulted from France’s colonization of Southeast Asia, and the outstanding banh mi served at Springfield’s new Jujobee Café.But t...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 It’s taking America by storm. The banh mi, essentially a Vietnamese submarine, inspires articles like “Are banh mi becoming America’s favorite sandwich?” in major food publications. The ...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am
This time of year it can be hot or cold – or anywhere in between. It’s amazing to look at our yard and think of our daughter Ashley’s wedding there last year. Everything was green an...

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