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FROM the FARM: Easter salute to the rutabaga and Uncle Hank memories

FROM the FARM: Easter salute to the rutabaga and Uncle Hank memories

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Peerless Potato Chips

Peerless Potato Chips

A look inside the Peerless Potato Chips factory in Gary, Indiana. President John Hogg talks about his family's business and how the chips are made.

March 16, 2014 4:17 pm
A mandoline helps pair potatoes with baked haddock

A mandoline helps pair potatoes with baked haddock

This past summer I fell in love with a kitchen gadget that has been relatively slow to catch on in the U.S. - the mandoline.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
A little addition makes big difference in potatoes

A little addition makes big difference in potatoes

Like onions, leeks develop a rich, savory flavor when cooked slowly. And when cooked this way, they make an excellent addition to a creamy mound of mashed potatoes.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
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
Growing potatoes is in the bag

Growing potatoes is in the bag

Grow bags and potatoes make the perfect pairing. The containers take up little room, can be placed where they get good sun and eliminate much of the labor required for growing potatoes.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
Luv Spud

Luv Spud

Lisa Jenns of Hebron discovered a heart-shaped potato among her Idaho Russets bin and has listed it on eBay for sale just in time for Valentine's Day 2011.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
Do the mashed potato

Do the mashed potato

Ian Petrella, left, who played Randy in the movie "A Christmas Story," judges the 8- to 12-year-old round of the Mommy's Little Piggy mashed potato-eating contest Sunday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

December 06, 2010 12:00 am
Do the mashed potato

Do the mashed potato

Nathan Culic, 7, of Crown Point, raises his hand after winning the 4- to 7-year-old round of the Mommy's Little Piggy mashed potato-eating contest Sunday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

December 06, 2010 12:00 am
Do the mashed potato

Do the mashed potato

Rob Gruener, of New Buffalo, Mich., goes face first into a plate of mashed potatoes during the adult round of the Mommy's Little Piggy contest Sunday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

December 06, 2010 12:00 am
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