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By GARY HENRY ghenry@prairiepress.net Here is something everyone can support. Monday is National Blueberry Pancake Day. It is unknown who was originally behind this idea or how Jan. 28 came … more
Kitchen technology innovation was the focus of a “What’s New In The Kitchen” program Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Paris Public Library. Led by University of Illinois extension nutrition and … more
According to tradition, New Year’s Day supper will bring you fortune in the year to come. At the Roberts home on Elm Street in Paris, New Year’s Day dinner was probably the most unpopular of … more
Nothing signals the start to the winter holiday season quite like a platter full of freshly baked cookies, from sugar-dusted crescents to chocolate-dipped macaroons and sprinkle-topped wafers. … more
Thank you Albrecht von Gaudecker for inspiring me to make German Christmas cookies this year. Von Gaudecker, a world-renowned organist, is performing 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church … more
Thursday is Thanksgiving. It never ceases to amaze me of the traditions associated with the holiday — and how different they are in other areas of our country. I think it must be a Midwestern … more
“Murder at the Juice Joint,” to benefit the Paul Warner Animal Rescue, was a resounding success, according to Bobby Sinclair and Zack Janis, who are the founders of Paris Charity Events. Paul … more
It is time to turn on your oven. That is what my son Matt said when he called from Denver. He said he turned on his oven and made chocolate chip cookies. Cooler weather puts everyone in a baking … more
It’s Honeybee Festival weekend and why wouldn’t we be talking about cooking with honey? According to the National Honey Board, the story of honey is older than history itself. An … more
My Portland vacation really starts with the people I meet, then the places I go and then, of course, the food. I sat next to a lady on the plane named Sherry Boram, a fabric artist. Delightful, … more
I don’t know about you, but is there anything better than strolling the Downtown Paris Farmers Market on a Saturday morning?This time of year those of us who don’t have a garden find our … more
A year ago Tom and I went on our first Hot Rod Power Tour and loved it despite the very hot temperatures. When we returned Tom said, “Next year we are going to have a car with more room, it … more
Area churches are busy planning Vacation Bible School for the youth of Paris and youngsters of the surrounding communities.Lake Ridge Christian church hosts VBS this week. The program begins Sunday, … more
Let’s get a disclaimer out of the way. I’m not a cook. The height of my culinary skill is pretty much a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Readers must keep that caveat in mind as … more
Someone once said vacations should be looked at as hills and canyons. Expect and accept there will be highs and lows, no matter where you travel.  I must say the recent vacation Tom and I took … more
Paris High School has course opportunities for more progressive and adventurous students to take closer control of their educational possibilities.While the school was under construction, local … more
As the temperatures (finally) begin to feel like spring, I’ve been thinking about spring-cleaning. Does anybody do that anymore?In the Roberts household, I don’t recall Mom announcing, … more
I can’t imagine how you mothers do it.Pick the kids up after school, get them to the ball game or track meet or practice and then home again for a late dinner — unless there’s … more
I was able to spend Easter dinner on Saturday with most of my family, hosted by my sister and brother-in-law Cheryl and Dale Curl.Cheryl is a wonderful cook and baker and probably should be writing a … more
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