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  • 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. .

  • Fruits, herbs make great hot-weather cocktail partners Dsc 0328.phatch

    The bounty of a friend’s garden and the lingering summer heat inspired me last week to experiment with a variety of cocktails featuring herbs and fruit. On a recent trip to London, I was introduced to Pimm’s Cup, .

  • New coffee joint a hit with caffeine lovers Coffee.phatch

    I’m always on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, so when I heard that Manhattan had a new coffee shop, Arrow Coffee Company, 1800 Claflin Road, I was beyond ecstatic. One more place to fill my caffeine addiction? .

  • Basil pesto a great way to deliver flavor

    My Sundays are usually reserved for long stretches of time on the couch, but every once in a while I do something productive. This past Sunday, I ventured home to spend time with my mom and make a couple of .

  • Summer veggie is great addition to pasta salad, salsa Tomatoes.phatch

    Summer is the season for one of my favorite culinary items: tomatoes. Now I know that you can buy tomatoes at any point of the year, but nothing beats the flavor of a homegrown, in-season tomato, fresh off the vine. .

  • Impressive cakes, treats take top honors at 2013 fair Winners

    For those who bake, there is nothing more interesting than seeing what other bakers create. Last year, I had the opportunity to report on the cake decorating open class competition at the Riley County Fair. I was so impressed with .

  • All-American apple pie is star of fair contest

    There is no such thing as a bad apple pie. Those were the sentiments expressed Sunday by the three judges for the apple pie contest at the Riley County Fair. This was the first year for the pie contest. Riley .

  • Traditional burgers, fries get a makeover for holiday Fourthfood2.phatch

    The Fourth of July was always filled with fireworks and food in my home. It just wasn’t Independence Day without the standard burgers, hot dogs and my cousin throwing fireworks at me. It was not the most sophisticated event. .





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