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Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Peggy Stonebraker Decorating Church for Easter in March 2009

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Peggy Stonebraker Decorating Church for Easter in March 2009

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Peggy Stonebraker are shown decorating All Saints Catholic Church in March 2009 in anticipation for Easter services.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: New year starts with old recipe for dumplings

FROM the FARM: New year starts with old recipe for dumplings

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am
Potempa talking mint Sunday on NBC

Potempa talking mint Sunday on NBC

Times columnist Philip Potempa will share candy cane peppermint origins and holiday food traditions on the 8 a.m. Sunday NBC 5 Chicago television newscast.

December 21, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Onions have proud place in history and in winning pie recipe

FROM the FARM: Onions have proud place in history and in winning pie recipe

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: After Saturday's pie winners, now chefs being judged

FROM the FARM: After Saturday's pie winners, now chefs being judged

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Time for pies and question about 'ground cherries'

FROM the FARM: Time for pies and question about 'ground cherries'

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Readers fond of Phil Smidt's recipes and memories

FROM the FARM: Readers fond of Phil Smidt's recipes and memories

Even though last month marked the fifth anniversary since our region's beloved Phil Smidt's restaurant closed, memories of the menu live on with Times readers.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am
Andy Williams with Times Columnist Philip Potempa and his Parents Chester and Peggy in 2005

Andy Williams with Times Columnist Philip Potempa and his Parents Chester and Peggy in 2005

Singer Andy Williams with Times Columnist Philip Potempa, right, and Phil's parents Chester and Peggy backstage following Williams' December 2005 Christmas concert.

September 27, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Time for 7th Annual Hammond Pie Contest

FROM the FARM: Time for 7th Annual Hammond Pie Contest

Reader Marty Wheeler, of Crown Point, called me last week for advice about an event her group is hosting later this fall.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Robertsdale reader likes easy 'table cucumber recipe'

FROM the FARM: Robertsdale reader likes easy 'table cucumber recipe'

Thank you to the many readers who participated in a parade of friendly canines for last Saturday's charity pet event in Robertsdale near Whiting and Hammond.

September 05, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Chip dip perfect for Labor Day barbecues

FROM the FARM: Chip dip perfect for Labor Day barbecues

Today's recipe comes from Heather Stolte, of Valparaiso, one of my students from my Purdue North Central public speaking class. Heather shared an easy and colorful recipe for her step-by-step demonstrative speech. It's ideal for end-of-the-summer Labor Day barbecues.

August 29, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Phyllis Diller's kitchen craft lives on with cookbook connections

FROM the FARM: Phyllis Diller's kitchen craft lives on with cookbook connections

Despite her larger-than-life funny persona on stage, comedienne Phyllis Diller was also so much more the moment she stepped out of the performance spotlight.

August 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

FROM the FARM: Reader's grandparents' oatmeal cookie a favorite recipe memory

FROM the FARM: Reader's grandparents' oatmeal cookie a favorite recipe memory

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am
"From the Farm" May 2010 Cooking Show at Star Plaza Theatre

"From the Farm" May 2010 Cooking Show at Star Plaza Theatre

The Star Plaza Theatre stage was transformed into the 'From the Farm' kitchen for a two-hour cooking show and recipe sampling in May 2010 to celebrate the release of the third cookbook 'Further From the Farm.'

May 02, 2012 12:00 am
'Further From the Farm'

'Further From the Farm'

'Further From the Farm' (2010, Pediment Press, $29.95)

May 02, 2012 12:00 am
Columnist Potempa sharing Traditions on Easter Sunday A.M. NBC TV News Broadcast

Columnist Potempa sharing Traditions on Easter Sunday A.M. NBC TV News Broadcast

Times columnist Philip Potempa will share Easter and Passover food traditions on the 6 a.m. "Sunrise" Easter Sunday NBC 5 Chicago television newscast.

April 07, 2012 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Valparaiso reader has better than 'fair' memories of Gov. Bowen

FROM THE FARM: Valparaiso reader has better than 'fair' memories of Gov. Bowen

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Halloween recipe offers simple trick for easy treat

FROM THE FARM: Halloween recipe offers simple trick for easy treat

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 26, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Entertainer Jim Nabors ailing, but in good spirits while recovering in Honolulu

OFFBEAT: Entertainer Jim Nabors ailing, but in good spirits while recovering in Honolulu

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 21, 2011 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Cedar Lake Cupcake Contest nets sweet reward with Oreo creation

FROM THE FARM: Cedar Lake Cupcake Contest nets sweet reward with Oreo creation

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 06, 2011 12:00 am
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