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Easter without eggs would be like Halloween without candy, or summer without swimming. According to the American Egg Board, 62 percent of homes will purchase at least 2 dozen eggs to use this Easter h...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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Salutations, meant to welcome the reader, come in all kinds of dreary. “Dear” seems unduly cozy. It brings to mind the long-coupled couple. The Dear implicated in “Have you seen my...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Sunday brunch: Who could ask for more?
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First comes church, for those who go to church. Then comes brunch. Easter brunch has become almost as much a part of the Easter celebration as chocolate, eggs and bunnies. It is a way to continue that...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Giving veggies respect they deserve alongside that ham
If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so m...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Citrus pinenut broccoli slaw.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MCT</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Butter-spiced skillet peas.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MCT</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Ratatouille cakes.</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Take it slow and you’ll have dinner times 2
I’m practical and hungry, a duo that makes leftovers the best part of any holiday meal. That’s as true for the Easter ham as with any other platter of protein at a family gathering. But b...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Another meal is ready with split pea soup, whether or not there&rsquo;s a crowd at the table, making leftover ham the best part of Easter.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MCT&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Cooking the ham in a slow cooker frees up space in the oven.</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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Easter is prime time for ham and every year questions crop up about it. So here are some answers to the questions I frequently hear this time of year: Q: Should I buy a whole or a half ham? How much...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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Quiche, that culinary darling of the 1970s, suddenly seems to be appearing on menus everywhere. At Empire Coffee + Pastry in northeast Minneapolis, quiche—truly impressive quiche, it must be sa...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Monthly club or community activity announcements will appear the Wednesday before the next meeting. Announcements must be submitted to the Gazette by 5 p.m. Friday. Weekly club meetings and Self Help...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Dear Abby: I have been in a long-distance relationship with “Victor” for several years. Recently I began to suspect he was cheating. What raised my suspicion was that I suddenly couldn&rsq...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Dear Readers: If you plan on hiding eggs this Easter, here are some things to think about: • Do you want to use real eggs that you dye, or plastic ones? • If using plastic eggs, have each...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Marissa Jaret-Winokur (Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway version of “Hairspray”) was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a Pap smear identified rogue cells in her cervix. She had a hysterect...
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NEW YORK—MSNBC says its host Lawrence O’Donnell was injured with his brother Michael in a taxi accident Saturday while vacationing out of the country. The network didn’t specify wher...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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