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January 27, 2014 5:37 pm
FROM the FARM: Blueberry farm wife has perfect pectin recipe

FROM the FARM: Blueberry farm wife has perfect pectin recipe

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: State Fair visit yields Archway cookie recipe encounter

FROM the FARM: State Fair visit yields Archway cookie recipe encounter

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Remembering benefits of wild blueberries

FROM the FARM: Remembering benefits of wild blueberries

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Wild Black Raspberries a sweet countryside luxury of summer

FROM the FARM: Wild Black Raspberries a sweet countryside luxury of summer

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Hungry rabbits the eating enemies of summer

FROM the FARM: Hungry rabbits the eating enemies of summer

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am
What has Northwest Indiana done to attract tourists?

What has Northwest Indiana done to attract tourists?

Josh Fedorchak, 10 of Valparaiso competes in the 8-12 year-old division durng Mommy's Little Piggy Eating Contest at the Indiana Welcome Center last December. Contestants ate as many mashed potatoes as possible while staying as clean as possible without their hands touching the food. The con…

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
Parents can establish good exercise habits with their kids

Parents can establish good exercise habits with their kids

It's more important now than ever to instill good exercise and nutrition habits into children at a young age, area health and fitness experts agree.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Smart Substitutions: Healthier ways to satisfy cravings

Smart Substitutions: Healthier ways to satisfy cravings

Here are some easy ways to make smart substitutions throughout the day that are also time-saving.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
Healthy eating for people on the go

Healthy eating for people on the go

Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. Local businesses make it easier to choose better eating habits, and interest in their life changing programs continues to grow.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Little piggies' polish off potatoes in 'Christmas Story' contest

'Little piggies' polish off potatoes in 'Christmas Story' contest

Josh Fedorchak, 10, of Valparaiso, competes Saturday in the 8-to-12 age group during the Mommy's Little Piggy eating contest at the Indiana Welcome Center. Based loosely on a scene from "A Christmas Story," contestants ate as many mashed potatoes as possible while staying as clean as possibl…

December 15, 2012 2:30 pm
'Little piggies' polish off potatoes in 'Christmas Story' contest

'Little piggies' polish off potatoes in 'Christmas Story' contest

Jace Janeczko, 7, of Lowell, raises his hand after finishing his plate of mashed potatoes during the eating contest Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

December 15, 2012 2:30 pm
The A to Z Family Guide to the Holidays

The A to Z Family Guide to the Holidays

Back by popular demand is "Mommy's Little Piggy" mashed potato eating contest at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond which is part of "A Christmas Story Comes Home" exhibit and fesivities. The contest this year will take place this Saturday with registration at 10 a.m.

December 03, 2012 4:30 pm
1206PIGGY

1206PIGGY

 "Mommy's Little Piggy" mashed potato eating contest at the Indiana Welcome Center in 2011.

November 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Cook Now, Eat Later, Skip the Stress

Cook Now, Eat Later, Skip the Stress

October 29, 2012 11:43 am
Pies, flowers take center stage

Pies, flowers take center stage

Thirteen-year-old Gabe Nieto, left, of Gary, and 8-year-old Charlie Wichmann, of Chicago, have at it Tuesday during the Pie Eating Contest at the Lake County Fair. Gabe came in first in his age group. Charlie had never had pie before this contest.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am
Pies, flowers take center stage

Pies, flowers take center stage

Nine-year-old Annika Baker, of Crown Point, pauses to lick her lips at the Pie Eating Contest  on Tuesday at the Lake County Fair.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am
Pies, flowers take center stage

Pies, flowers take center stage

Jeff Wichmann, of Chicago, gives his 8-year-old son Charlie some words of encouragement Tuesday before the Pie Eating Contest at the Lake County Fair. This was the first time Charlie had ever had pie.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am
Pies, flowers take center stage

Pies, flowers take center stage

Antonio McRae, of Lake Station, watches in amazement as his competitor Alan Anton, of Chicago, devours an apple pie Tuesday during the Pie Eating Contest at the Lake County Fair. Anton easily won the competition by finishing the pie in about 10 minutes.

August 07, 2012 10:02 pm

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