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  • Meatloaf from an advice columnist
    Meatloaf from an advice columnist
    For many years, people across the country would read in their local newspapers the advice given to those who wrote to her with their problems. Her name was Eppie Lederer or as she was better known, Ann Landers. This incredible woman wrote an...
  • Tomato soup you make yourself
    Tomato soup you make yourself
    In the summer, soup is a food that would be the last thing we'd eat! Of course, with the hot summer temperatures, homemade soup wouldn't have the same appeal as it would in the cooler months. If you've been lucky enough to have access...
  • Potatoes that are beyond ordinary
    Potatoes that are beyond ordinary
    Many people enjoy grilled meats, whether it's chicken, beef or pork. With many grilling out during these days of summer, the baked potato has been a long-standing accompaniment to those grilled meats we enjoy. Topped with butter and sour cream...
  • Onion
    Onion soup
    As the evenings start to get cooler, thoughts of warming comfort food come to mind. One that seems to be a favourite is onion soup. This recipe is simple to make plus it also freezes well. Local markets will have lots of fresh onions, in many...
  • Pork chops to serve two or a bunch
    Pork chops to serve two or a bunch
    Pork chops are always popular, especially this time of year when you have the grill lit! Pork is now much leaner and is much better for us than it once was in the past. This has enabled pork to be more flavorful and more enjoyable. Some years ago,...
  • Sriracha Lime Chicken
    Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken
    Sriracha seems to be everywhere these days--even Gold Star and White Castle are getting in on the action. So with that going on, why not bring a little sriracha to your kitchen at home?Previously, this Examiner used sriracha in a little ramen pad...
  • Bacon squash onion
    A three ingredient recipe and one of them is BACON
    I've been blessed to have amazing cooks in my life but the one whose cooking I appreciate the most is my mother. Call it comfort food, call it home cooking, call it the family meal - whatever it is, it has my heart. There are special things...
  • Pizza made the French way
    Pizza made the French way
    In the past, I've written articles about that favorite Italian dish, pizza. There's many of us who enjoy this classic favorite and with all the restaurants that prepare it, the popularity of it never fades! Though I rarely eat them, the...
  • Meatloaf that's the world's greatest
    Meatloaf that's the world's greatest
    Most everyone has their opinions of the American standard, the meatloaf. Some love it, some can't stand it! Many men prefer the meatloaf their mother made over the one their wives make and to some, there's no such thing as a bad meatloaf....
  • Green peppers prepared the Italian way
    Green peppers prepared the Italian way
    When it comes to green bell peppers, this is one vegetable that is used mostly as an ingredient in another dish. About the only exception is stuffed peppers, an old favorite that takes ground beef and usually rice that's combined with other...
  • Hot steak sandwiches to warm you up
    Hot steak sandwiches to warm you up
    Hopefully, you're in a place that's nice and warm today! With these frigid record temperatures we're having today, we need to do all we can to stay warm. Many schools and even businesses have had to adjust their schedules to...
  • Soup for when you come out of the cold
    Soup for when you come out of the cold
    If you've been keeping up with the weather reports, we're about to get a serious blast of winter! You may have already been hearing about record temperatures in the northern part of the country, so please take care to stay warm and eat...
  • Good luck in the new year with this salad
    Good luck in the new year with this salad
    Happy 2014 to all the Examiner readers! I wish good health, good luck and good fortune to all of you and hope that this year will be your best year ever! Hopefully, you're looking forward to the new year and that you've got some plans made...
  • The onion was held in high regard by ancient Egyptians during the time of the Pharaohs.
    The Onion's Role in Ancient Egypt
    INTRODUCTIONHistorians purport that during the hunter-gatherer days of prehistory, edible root vegetables, such as onions and turnips, were gathered as food because they were protected by the soil even during the lean months. These root vegetables...
  • A hot macaroni dish for a cold day
    A hot macaroni dish for a cold day
    As I write this column, the Carolinas have set record low temperatures for this time of year! We've already had a light dusting of snow, though winter isn't officially here for another five weeks yet. When the temperature's low and the...