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Summer fritters: Don't miss out on fresh corn, one of summer's best gifts

Posted 7/8/2020 in Food

It's no exaggeration to say some of the best corn I've ever had came from a farmers market -- the Hitching Lot in Columbus, to be exact. The sight of the butter-yellow cobs on a market vendor's stand always reminds me of that.

Spicy summer snacking

Posted 7/8/2020 in Food

Despite the hustle and bustle of summer, you don't have to sacrifice time spent enjoying meals and snacks with loved ones.

A small savory plate for summer

Posted 7/8/2020 in Food

Provide a tasty snack to tide appetites with this Caprese Avocado Toast.

Make a flavorful brunch favorite

Posted 7/8/2020 in Food

Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this Farmer's Casserole. It packs a hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a hint of spice from jalapenos.

Flavor fusion

Posted 7/8/2020 in Food

A distinctive and unexpected ingredient like rice vinegar is an easy way to bring faraway flavors to your favorite summer dishes.

'Margaret's mayo': Dot Reichle shares her mama's homemade mayo, in time for a Fourth feast

Posted 7/1/2020 in Food

Dot Reichle is a woman of many talents, perhaps none so well-known as her tasty touch with food. With family Fourth of July spreads just ahead, she shares one of the secrets to her success -- her mama's homemade mayonnaise recipe. It was one of Margaret Evans' culinary signatures, often given to friends as gifts.

Butter Together: If you can't take the heat, get out of the ... nevermind. There's nowhere to go.

Posted 7/1/2020 in Food

This week, I've cut my husband's hair -- thank goodness it's curly and doesn't show my many mistakes. I've replaced the hose on the vacuum -- after seven years of patching it with duct tape, it was bittersweet to discover I could replace the dang thing myself for $15 and about five minutes.

Pop a shareable snack

Posted 7/1/2020 in Food

A whole-grain food, popcorn has energy-producing carbohydrates and fiber, which can help keep you satisfied longer when looking for an at-home snack to share with loved ones.

Add seafood to summer meals

Posted 7/1/2020 in Food

Grilled meals provide a summer escape for many families by offering opportunities to spend moments together while enjoying flavorful dishes.

They're heeere: Tomatoes -- a summer super favorite

Posted 6/24/2020 in Food

Is the tomato sandwich a Southern invention? We can't say for sure, but we do know lots of folks around here seem to consider it the essence of summertime.

Cookout cravings

Posted 6/24/2020 in Food

The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.

How to clean up your summer grilling game

Posted 6/24/2020 in Food

There's something about summertime that ushers in an easygoing spirit.

A delightful family dessert

Posted 6/17/2020 in Food

Make family meals part of your home by digging into kid-friendly desserts like these Cheesecake Cupcakes with Oat and Walnut Crust, and join the Family Meals Movement, which encourages Americans to pledge to share one more family breakfast, lunch or dinner at home per week.

Evening eating: A late-night meal that can aid weight loss

Posted 6/17/2020 in Food

Earlier this month, The Dispatch shared recipes from "Always Eat After 7 PM," by Joel Marion, CISSN, NSCA-CPT and five-time best-selling e-book author.

A menu fit for family mornings

Posted 6/17/2020 in Food

Many celebrations call for fabulous food, specifically dishes fit for brunch, even if your "crowd" is simply your nearest loved ones gathered at the family table.

Tasty dishes from the garden

Posted 6/17/2020 in Food

A modest but steady stream of cars pulled up as the Hitching Lot Farmers Market opened at 4 p.m. Monday in Columbus. Monday is often a light day for the market, but those with produce to sell were kept fairly busy with customers who lined up, socially distanced, for early picks of the fresh corn, squash, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and blackberries available.

Lingering effect

Posted 6/10/2020 in Food

A few days ago I made the dreaded periodic trip to the grocery. After scoping out the parking lot to gauge how crowded the place was, I took my chances.

Butter Together: Squash in the morning, squash at noon ... let's eat squash with a big brown spoon

Posted 6/10/2020 in Food

Quarantine has caused us to do all kinds of things we've never done before...or at least, never done regularly.

Flavor up and support your immune system with grapes

Posted 6/10/2020 in Food

Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days.

A protein-packed salad for summer

Posted 6/10/2020 in Food

A salad can fill an empty stomach for nearly any purpose, from an al fresco snack to a family appetizer.

 

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