May Day, second string holiday deserves better

May Day, second string holiday deserves better

This Sunday will be May Day and not much is going to happen.May Day, or May 1, is just about the only one of the old pagan holidays that wasn’t ...

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  


It’s not a dumpling, it’s a matzo ball

It’s not a dumpling, it’s a matzo ball

Passover comes late this year. Usually, Passover and Easter fall close together. The timing of the Christian holiday is, in fact, based on the Jewish ...

April 20th, 2016 updated: April 20th, 2016. |  


Try some street food at home

Try some street food at home

Street food is a beautiful thing. Walking up to a food cart on the street and grabbing a quick lunch can be a gamble but more often than not, it’...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Let the internet do your grocery shopping

Let the internet do your grocery shopping

Getting a meal on the table every night can be a chore. For a lot of folks, it’s not so much the cooking, it’s all the stuff that comes be...

April 6th, 2016 updated: April 6th, 2016. |  


Tweak pasta with unusual ingredients

Tweak pasta with unusual ingredients

According to the International Pasta Organization, the average American consumes 19.4 pounds of pasta every year. The versatility of pasta is a good r...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Wow Easter guests with bold entrée choice

Wow Easter guests with bold entrée choice

In most of the world, lamb is to Easter what turkey is to Thanksgiving. But locally, it just never caught on. It is rare in these parts to see an East...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


Daily bread starts early at Heartland Homestead

Daily bread starts early at Heartland Homestead

Marilyn Geiger takes her work with Extension and Community Association (ECA) seriously. So seriously that she got up at 6:30 a.m. to prep a bread demo...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Bake a cake, wash one bowl

Bake a cake, wash one bowl

The conventional wisdom is that cake mix was invented after World War II by big corporate mills as a way to use up an excess of flour stockpiled durin...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Add frittatas to your egg repertoire

Add frittatas to your egg repertoire

A frittata is like the illicit love child of an omelet and a quiche; clearly descended from both but not traditionally welcomed with open arms into th...

March 2nd, 2016 |  


Think of your slow cooker as a tiny oven

Think of your slow cooker as a tiny oven

As everyone knows, slow cookers or crock pots are great for soups, stews, pasta sauce or anything else that needs a good long simmer. Since they cook ...

February 24th, 2016 |