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  • Bake this bread according to your schedule
    Make-ahead bread that waits for you to bake it
    Over the years of my writing this column, I have written a number of articles on bread baking, mostly since it's a hobby I enjoy. Many cooks in this new generation are discovering it for the first time and many veteran cooks are rediscovering...
  • Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere, Freddy Weller, Keith Allison, and Joe Correro, Jr. of the Raiders nonchalantly pose on an Army tank crushing a guitar (Hard 'n' Heavy with Marshmallow album cover, April 5, 1969
    Been too long on the road: Solo stats with songwriting gypsy Mark Lindsay
    Researching Mark Lindsay’s early 1970s solo career on Columbia Records uncovers a startling theme. Quality material was selected for the 12 singles released by the flamboyant lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, yet only two early...
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    Gems on the Square
    Crown Point is a really delicious city. It’s home to some fantastic eateries, many of which are within walking distance of each other. I took a walk around the square in the historic downtown of Crown Point to show you a few of the hidden...
  • The top 10 Easter recipes to hop on!
    The top 10 Easter recipes to hop on!
    Easter is just around the corner. When people think of Easter, they usually try to come up with some good Easter brunch menu ideas, or to think of ideas for the best ever Easter dinner recipes or about instructions for how to boil perfect eggs to...
  • No need to watch these yeast rolls
    No need to watch these yeast rolls
    Making homemade yeast rolls is fun and rewarding! After all the work you put in to them, the reward is enjoying them hot from the oven with butter! The only problem with yeast rolls is that you have to almost constantly set your schedule around...
  • Whole Wheat bread is a healthy alternative
    Healthy homebaked Honey Whole Wheat Bread
    Now-a-days people are looking for healthier versions of their favorite recipes, like using whole wheat in place of white flour. However, bread made of whole wheat is generally not well received especially if you are used to white bread. This...
  • Super Bowl Sunday means pizza!
    Super Bowl Sunday means pizza!
    It's the weekend that football fans wait for every year: the Super Bowl! This is that time of year that there's lots of good food and parties going on. One of the most popular foods that we see at Super Bowl parties is pizza. In fact, this...
  • "Bread and Butter Pudding", a long-ago dessert
    "Bread and Butter Pudding", a long-ago dessert
    If you have ever had the opportunity to talk to someone who lived through the Great Depression, you may have heard about the many ways people tried to eat well with so little available. I've found it interesting to listen to stories of how...
  • Bread with the jam in it
    Bread with the jam in it
    As long as I can remember, I've always enjoyed jam on a piece of toast or a biscuit for breakfast. This was something that I look back on in my early years with fond memories. It's memories of good food we had as children that we carry...
  • Two types of cooking give you a handle on understanding cuisine
    Two types of cooking give you a handle on understanding cuisine
    Yes, there are two basic types of cooking. Everyone does both all the time. The basic "cooking" is when you take some food and cook it. That sounds almost silly, but the idea is that you do not need to follow recipes every time you...
  • It isn't what you eat, it's what you eat
    It isn't what you eat, it's what you eat
    That is to say, there are dietary staples such as bread and meat. Despite the Paleo Diet folks, carbs are not a fate worse than death, and bread remains the "staff of life" although it goes down in the world periodically as diet gurus...
  • Garlic bread fresh from the oven
    Garlic bread, fresh and homemade
    With all the cold weather much of the nation has been endured in recent weeks, many people have been enjoying foods that are hot and satisfying. One of the most popular foods for cold weather is Italian food, such as spaghetti and lasagna. And...
  • Drug laced bread: People get very sick from bad bread, police investigate case
    Drug laced bread: Bakery as sickness source, dozens eat tainted holiday bread
    Some drug laced bread has sparked an emergency police investigation after making over 40 victims ill. Hallucinations and other serious side effects were cited from dozens of people who consumed the tainted holiday bread. The New York Daily...
  • Drug-laced bread: Drug-spun hallucinations from holiday 'Jesus' bread sicken 40
    Drug-laced bread: Drug-spun hallucinations from holiday 'Jesus' bread sicken 40
    A homemade bread sold at a local shop, eventually found to be laced with drugs, was the one peculiarity that investigators kept coming back to. In the end, nearly 40 California residents went on a drug-induced, hallucinogenic journey. For some,...
  • January,  National Soup Month – oh joy!
    January, National Soup Month – oh joy!
    Yes please; SOUP! How utterly grand, and how about some homemade BREAD to go with it? Soup! What a glorious combination!. Oh Frabjious Day! Kaloo-kalay! Is there anyone who doesn’t LOVE good home made soup? Particularly if it’s...
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