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Onions are loved by so many that it is estimated that over 450 semi-truck loads of onions are consumed every day. That translates to roughly 20 pounds of fresh and storage type onions per year, per pe...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Who mans the grill at home? In many households across the U.S., it may very well be Mom. “Women cook, men grill”—a phrase coined in a Forbes article just five years ago—is one...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Michele Scott got her love of grilling from watching her father and is known by friends and family for making some of the most delicious, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2">The presentation of Michele Scott&rsquo;s finished baby back ribs is shown along with grilled vegetables and fresh tomatoes and mozzarella.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Michele Scott cuts up portions of baby back ribs. She learned to grill by watching her late father.</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
We all want to shop for the ripest fruit we can find. Or do we? In some cases, the ripest fruit is not the best buy. In fact, in some cases it should be avoided. To understand why, we first need to d...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Summer means grilling. Grilling means hot dogs and hamburgers. Hot dogs and hamburgers mean mustard and ketchup and maybe mayonnaise. You can always go to the store and buy the stuff that comes in a...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Homemade tomato ketchup.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Food-processor mayonnaise.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;German-style whole-grain mustard with horseradish.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
From cheese to ice cubes, almost any food can be smoked
There’s a primal wonder to smoked food—that such depth of flavor can come from so simple a technique. And then there’s the fun of the process itself, whether you’re working wit...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">One easy tool for cold smoking food is this one with flavored wood chips, by A-Maze-N Smokin&rsquo; Products.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Smoked cheese.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Grilled cheese sandwich made with smoked cheese and marinated tomatoes.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
KITCHEN FITNESS Stouffer’s has added a line of frozen dinners called Fit Kitchen: six choices including Cilantro Lime Chicken and Bourbon Steak. Each package prominently displays within a wide...
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Congee—it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Chefs are spooning up the comforting rice porridge all kinds of ways at brunch, lunch and dinner too. Take Minh Phan of Porridge and Puffs in L...
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Despite the fact that I’ve spent a lifetime collecting kitchen gadgets from around the world, I have to say it really doesn’t take too much equipment to start your cooking life. Especially...
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Dear Abby: I’m in my 40s, happily married to my wife, and we have teenage daughters. My parents divorced when I was young and both have been remarried for years. Over the past 10 years, Dad and...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
SELF HELP Grief Compassionate Friends meeta from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, Classroom 103. For more information, call Cindy Sanf...
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Dear Heloise: Would somebody let me know what to do with a new package of brown sugar? After opening, it turns to rock and is not usable at all. Please help me as to what to do to keep it usable. I re...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
What do “The Waltons,” “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Little House on the Prairie” have in common? They pulled on your heartstrings, even if they were kinda sappy. I...
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LOS ANGELES—Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday. No additional...
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Acupuncture The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at t...
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