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  • Church volunteers reflect on growth of annual cookie fundraiser Cookie2.mercury

    After 25 years, the St. Thomas More Ladies can churn out cookies like the Keebler elves. The St. Thomas More Catholic Church Cookie Carousel will celebrate its 25th anniversary Saturday, and the members of the church’s Ladies organization have their .

  • Hulon feels lucky to have made love of wine into career Neighbor.mercury

    Having worked in restaurants since he was 14 years old, Ian Hulon described his career as more of a love affair with the industry. Hulon started working at Harry’s Restaurant in downtown Manhattan in 2006 as a bartender and server. He .

  • Pro tips to make the most of the grilling season

    Winter is over. Summer solstice is less than a month away. It’s time to pull out the grill and start cooking. But before going whole hog, consider some of these pointers from local grill experts like Aaron Nickell, owner .

  • Recipes to spice up any Super Bowl party

    Football, commercials and food are as important to Super Bowl Sunday as crab cakes or rain are to New England and Seattle. The Patriots and Seahawks have football covered. And marketing people with budgets far too large will take care .

  • A few tips to simplify baking pies for holiday season

    Pie-making can seem intimidating even for seasoned bakers. Part of the reason is that we don’t do it very often. Most people only break out their rolling pins on major holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. The other part, I .

  • Stampede campers find creative ways to whip up some grub Moonshine.phatch

    Music is the main event at Country Stampede, but refreshments are what keeps the party going. That’s especially true in the festival campgrounds, where the smell of cooking meat permeates the air and red Solo cups are abundant. The .

  • Sickness leads to creation of gluten-free bakery

    “Happy mistakes.” That sounds like an oxymoron — a contradiction in terms. But “happy mistakes” is one way of describing the experience of a woman who was seeking a better diet for her daughter and ended up developing a new business. .

  • Engineer follows his tastebuds to restaurant business Wabash-3.phatch

    Dave Bollman has always enjoyed cooking and looked at it as no more than a hobby for much of his life. Recently, his hobby became a little more serious. Then again, when Bollman bought restaurant-grade cooking equipment for his home .

  • Make your autumn goodies sweeter with a few new twists Cheesecake.phatch

    Cooler temperatures and falling leaves bring in autumn — one of my favorite times of year. Most people adore the season due to the weather, but for me, fall signifies an important part of the year because I can start baking .

  • Misunderstood veggie can be delicious — if cooked correctly Sprouts.phatch

    I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a second: I love Brussels sprouts. I don’t understand why they get such a bad reputation. Well, actually, on second thought, I do get why people aren’t so fond .

  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop gives variety for not a lot of cash Photo.phatch

    When I first heard that the local icon — Hibachi Hut — was closing its doors and giving the keys to a chain restaurant, I was less than pleased. I really hate to see any local restaurant get replaced by a chain, .

  • Grilled peaches, plums, pair well with sweet sauces Food.phatch

    As nectarines, peaches and plums are still around—and relatively sweet—until the end of September, it’s time to get while the gettin’ is good, as they say. There are several ways to prepare these stone fruits and melons. .


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