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 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    May 12, 2022

Picked for a sweet treat

Many years ago (the exact number will remain a mystery), the very first food section I put together for the daily newspaper I was working for was all about strawberries. It was just about this time of...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    April 21, 2022

Dessrt bars to the rescue!

Need something quick to make and easy to transport to a family gathering, picnic or potluck? Dessert bars are the answer. They can be made ahead of time. They require no utensils to eat. Unlike...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    April 14, 2022

Color cake - not eggs - for a festive Easter treat

Do you like the idea of decorating eggs for Easter more than the idea of actually eating them? What if you could do the decorating on something a little sweeter? I’ve got the answer to both questions: Easter Egg Cake Bites. That’s right — cake...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    March 17, 2022

Celebrate St. Patrick with Irish-inspired snacks, main dishes

Thursday is St. Patrick's Day and - if you're like me - it snuck up on you this year. Maybe it was that hour of sleep we lost last weekend when we went to Daylight Saving Time. Who knows? But, while...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    March 10, 2022

Celebrating peanut butter all year round

A few weeks ago, I read somewhere that March is National Peanut Butter Month. "Aha!" I thought. "Perfect topic for a column sometime soon." But when I began doing research, I discovered that whoever...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    March 3, 2022

March is perfect for slow cooking

My first Crockpot - a three-quart avocado green model with a non-removable crock - came to me in the early 1980s when a friend who had recently gotten married regifted one of her five new Crockpots...

 

Football fanatic or valentine's aficionado?

Some weeks ideas for this column come easy. Others, not so much. Sometimes they just come together. Other times, I sit in front of my computer, deadline on the horizon, and have no idea what I'm...

 

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

I don't remember the first time I had Mexican food. I don't remember the first time I ate in an "authentic" Italian restaurant. I do remember the first time I had Chinese. Growing up in a small town i...

 

Resolving to eat healthy for 2022

If I had been locked in a cave over the past few days with only Words With Friends on my phone to keep me occupied, I still would have known it was the New Year's holiday weekend. Even without my...

 

Dips: a favorite party food

There is a reason dips are a favorite when it comes to party food. More than one reason, actually. And with New Year's gatherings and bowl games on the calendar, this is the time to add a couple of...

 

Got chocolate? We've got Christmas cookies!

Last year I wrote a Christmas cookie article featuring some of my favorite holiday cookies I've made over the years. If you tried any of the recipes I hope you enjoyed them. This year I'm sharing...

 

Holiday season? There's an 'app' for that

I don't know about you, but I missed holiday parties last year. And even though it's still smart to be careful, getting together with family and friends is something we all treasure. Holiday...

 

Look Beyond Pumpkin Pie For Holiday Desserts

It's no secret I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie. Especially pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. I know for some folks confessing I don't like pumpkin pie is practically criminal, but it is what it...

 

Countdown to Thanksgiving

Turkey basics If this is your first time preparing a turkey, here are a few pointers to keep in mind. These safety tips and recommendations come from the United States Department of Agriculture. Befor...

 

These 'soupy taters' are from Sparks, not the South

One of my family's favorite "comfort food" recipes most likely won't be in any of your cookbooks. For what it's worth, it isn't in any of mine either. It's a dish affectionately called "soupy taters,"...

 

Get creative with Halloween party drinks

If you're planning a Halloween party - whether for kids or adults - don't forget about beverages when choosing your menu. While it's easy to stock with fridge with orange Kool-Aid for the kids or...

 

When it comes to fall fruit, pears often take a back seat to apples

Pairing pears - Pears are good in salads, where they partner well with greens, especially the bitter ones, and be sure toss in a few nuts and goat cheese for creaminess. Try slices of pear with...

 

Cooked ground beef cuts prep time

Someone in a food group on Facebook recently asked fellow members what was the strangest thing in their freezers. My answer: 40 pounds of hamburger. Yep, I have four 10-pound tubes of ground beef in my freezer, just waiting for a time when I have a...

 

Stone fruit season comin to a close

As summer draws to a close (where did it go?), so does the peak season for stone fruit. Stone fruits are a classification of fruits also know as drupes: They have a thin skin and a "stone" in the center, which contains the seed. They're in season...

 

From tailgates to touchdown: Football season is finally here!

Not only will it be nice to see actual fans in Memorial Stadium this fall and not cardboard cutouts, it will be nice to see parking lots full of fans devouring their favorite foods before the game....

 

Zucchini: The garden gift that keeps on giving

Anyone who has grown zucchini in Nebraska knows that a little planting goes a long way. Zucchini jokes abound and there is even a National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day (more...

 

Think beyond chips, cookies when planning after-school snacks

I don't know about you, but every year when back-to-school time rolls around, I look back and wonder just what happened to summer. It seems like Memorial Day was last week and the Fourth of July was y...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    August 5, 2021

Classic fair food comes on a stick

It's not hard to see why food on a stick is so popular at fairs around the country, including county fairs that are in full swing in the area and our very own Nebraska State Fair which opens later...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    July 29, 2021

Any way you top it:

Taste of Home; www.tasteofhome.com Cinnamon Chocolate Sundaes: Kids will enjoy this tempting ice cream topping because it hardens on the ice cream as it stands. Store-bought sauces just can't compare...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    July 22, 2021

Salute The Kernel

Salute the kernel This is a perfect time to enjoy delicious Nebraska-grown sweet corn. It’s not only tasty, but nutritious. Did you know that corn is a great source of fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin A? Not only that, an ear of corn only...

 

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