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Phil Potempa From the Farm

FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

In the 12 years I've written this recipe column and three cookbooks, I don't believe I've ever featured any true Lebanese recipe specialties.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing…

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Eloise Marie Valadez

Giuseppe's wins praise for authentic Italian recipes

Giuseppe's wins praise for authentic Italian recipes

Joe Belmonte and his family have the recipe for superb Italian fare and they're serving it at Giuseppe's Restaurant in Schererville.

August 14, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Readers share shopping and savings tips

My readers have been busy sending in their favorite tips for shopping, couponing, saving money and more. Here’s a roundup of some of the best …

July 06, 2014 1:00 am

At Home with Marni Jameson

Looks that move forward while looking back

Looks that move forward while looking back

After living in three historic homes in a row, which ranged in age from 80 to 130 years old, I moved last month into a home so new I had to pe…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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At Home: How to have a garden party minus the whining

At Home: How to have a garden party minus the whining

Rather than revealing the newly remodeled space to a homeowner, who had been blissfully unaware, the reveal was to me, the default designer wh…

July 27, 2014 4:37 pm

Slice of Life with Vanessa Renderman

REGION RANTS: Paradise found

When I typed "West Beach Recreation Area" into the iPhone map app on Tuesday, I was surprised to see the estimated travel time was 32 minutes.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Around and around we go

Most of last week, I started my commute with swear words.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Jill Cataldo

Getting the skinny on double coupons

Coupon doubling, the practice of a store scanning coupons at twice the value, is a popular promotion in some areas. While scanning a 50-cent c…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Super couponing: reader tips for big savings

My readers have been sharing some of their favorite money-saving tips recently, and it’s always fun to see how folks are spending and saving!

July 30, 2014 5:30 pm

Lovina Eicher

Wedding invitations and soft pretzels abound

Canning season is in full swing. This past week we canned hot peppers (Serrano), dill pickles and salsa. I have a lot more tomatoes that need …

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Lovina's Amish Kitchen: A wedding with sweet nothings

August is well underway, and 2014 is more than half gone. Time just goes faster and faster. It is just amazing how the years go one after anot…

August 13, 2014 1:00 am
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