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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...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    July 30, 2020

Build-your-own sandwiches offer options to satisfy the palate

Sandwiches have come a long way since the bologna-on-white-bread standard fare I used to take to Girl Scout day camp or Vacation Bible School. This past weekend I had two yummy sandwiches from a...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    July 16, 2020

Main-dish salads just right for warmer weather

I love salads. My weekly grocery list always includes "salad mix, lettuce, fruits and veggies." It's a permanent line on the note app I have on my phone where I keep a running list. It doesn't matter...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    June 25, 2020

Add a pop of flavor to a picnic with these potato salad recipes

My mom made the best potato salad ever. Now I know there are many of you reading this who are thinking, "Nope, I/my mom/grandma/Aunt Jane/whomever make the best salad. No question." And that's OK....

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    June 18, 2020

Get ready to barbecue for Father's Day

When you hear the word "barbecue," what's the first thing you think of? Throwing a couple of steaks or burgers on the grill and inviting the family over for a Father's Day cook-out (keeping socially...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    June 11, 2020

Recipes for a hot day

Growing up, homemade ice cream was a special summer treat I always looked forward to. It was special because the only kind of ice cream freezer we had then was the kind you turned with a crank. And...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    June 4, 2020

Summer: the official start to grilling season

Although more and more of us tend to grill all year 'round, May and June have long been tagged as the start of the official grilling season. And with social distancing still the norm, many folks will...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    May 7, 2020

Mother's Day may look different this year

By Terri Hahn With social distancing still the norm and the common sense move of "shelter in place," a big family gathering to celebrate Mom, Grandma and other important women in our lives probably...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    April 30, 2020

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and has become a time to celebrate Mexican culture. While Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of...

 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    April 23, 2020

Celebrating an American classic

The grilled cheese sandwich. Pretty simple. Pretty straightforward. Take a couple of slices of buttered bread and a slice or two of your favorite cheese and heat it up on a griddle. What could be...


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