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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...

 

Last-minute treats great for holiday gifts

Can you believe it's Christmas? In some ways, 2020 has seemed like a very long year. In other ways, it seems to have flown by! If you are in need of some last-minute treats either for gifts or for...

 

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...

 

The veggies that keep on giving

It's that time of year where you attend to your garden, harvest a couple zucchini and decide some of the others need more time to grow. So, you leave them on the plant. You come back to the garden...

 
 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...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    June 17, 2021

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....

 
 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...

 

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