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 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...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    July 15, 2021

It's BLT season and I couldn't be happier

It's BLT season and I couldn't be happier By Terri Hahn Friday, June 18, was marked on my calendar for weeks. I was literally counting down the days. The anticipation grew. So what important event was...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    July 8, 2021

'Wrap up' a quick summer meal

Who doesn’t like a sandwich? That perfect, easy to eat, quick meal on the go. Just slap some meat, a slice of cheese or two, a bit of lettuce and tomato, and your condiment of choice between a...

 

Think beyond burgers for Father's Day cookout

TERRI HAHN Something I've never been able to figure out: On Mother's Day, moms get breakfast in bed. On Father's Day, dads are expected to head to the grill to cook for themselves. Not sure why.... Full story

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    June 10, 2021

Sheet pan meals a simple solution for summer meals

As much as I love fresh fruit, salads and sandwiches, I can't eat them for every meal when the weather is warm. Sometimes I want something cooked, but I really don't want to take much time to make...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    May 27, 2021

Plan the perfect picnic for Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many of us will observe the holiday with cookouts, road trips and other activities that involve food. And I think this year we will...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    May 6, 2021

The age of asparagus

It took me a long time to decide I liked asparagus. Of course, it wasn't as common in the grocery stores when I was growing up in western Nebraska as it is now, but it did grow wild along the North...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    April 22, 2021

There's something special about spring salads

Terri Hahn It's no secret I love salads. All kinds of salads. Main dish salads. Potato salad. Pasta salad. Fruit salad. Side salads. Just about any kind of salad. OK, not kale salad. Tried it, just...

 

Perennials live to grow another year

Madelyn Meier Nebraska News Service With the 20 below-freezing temperatures that swept Nebraska this winter, most gardeners had a concern: if previously planted perennials would grow this year. For plant lovers and gardeners alike, the snow layers...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    March 11, 2021

It's St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate with traditional foods, green treats

March 17 is just a week away so it's time to get ready for St. Patrick's Day. But first a bit of history (thanks history.com): St. Patrick's Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    March 4, 2021

Fish fry Fridays

Like most people, I'm guessing, I know that Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. (For the record, I'm Methodist.) And like most people, I'm also guessing, I never really stopped to think...

 

Take chocolate to new heights for Valentine's Day

When you think of Valentine's Day treats, chocolate is usually at the top of the list. But this year, skip the fancy box from the store and make your own chocolate treats. From breakfast to dessert, c...

 

Let them eat cake

I have no idea who invented chocolate cake, but I'm sure glad they did! Cake itself makes life better, but whoever decided to make it with chocolate deserves some kind of honor. In poking around...

 

Rise and Shine

I know all too well how easy it is to either: 1) skip breakfast, or 2) grab something on the run that isn't exactly the most nutritious food in the world. When I do make time for breakfast, I have a...

 

Holiday pies

I have a confession to make: I’ve never really learned how to make pie crust. In fact, most of the pies I’ve served in my life have a connection to Pillsbury, Mrs. Smith or the bakery department f...

 

Thanksgiving is over. Now what?

All that planning. All those lists. All that grocery shopping. All that prep. All that cooking. And now Thanksgiving dinner is done and you're looking at all those leftovers. Well, you are if you're...

 

Thanksgiving memories: Some good, others ... not so much

Growing up, Thanksgiving was pretty laid back in my house. As I've mentioned before, I grew up in Oshkosh, but both of my parents were born and raised near Valentine and that's where most of their fam...

 

Winter squash a versatile veggie

TERRI HAHN When I was a kid, the only squash I knew about was acorn. That little green thing that showed up every fall and mom baked with butter and brown sugar. It was pretty good and I still bake...

 

Scary good treats

Halloween cookies With fall comes cooler weather and with cooler weather comes the season to bake. And what could be better than counting down the days to Halloween this weekend with holiday-themed...

 

Onion harvest and storage tips

Kelly Feehan - Extension Educator The vegetable garden season is winding down with final harvests and preparing vegetables for storage. Green tomatoes will ripen off the vine, but the fruit must have reached the mature green stage. To determine if...

 

October the time to celebrate popcorn

I remember a story my mom used to tell about her coworker, Opal, and Opal's two little boys. One night, Opal asked the boys what they wanted for supper. One of the boys, about 4 or 5 years old,...

 

Add zip and zest to any meal

National Hispanic Heritage Month, with roots going back to 1968, is a period, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans...

 

Traditional fare popular for Labor Day gatherings

It’s been a weird summer, hasn’t it? Traditional Memorial Day programs were few and far between. Father’s Day was observed with proper “social distancing.” Fourth of July celebrations were...

 

Preserving tomatoes

A couple of weeks ago, a lifelong friend and I took a road trip through Western and North Central Nebraska. We checked out Chimney Rock, the Scotts Bluff National Monument, Toadstool Geologic Park...

 

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