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Comedienne Joan Rivers Greets Fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers Greets Fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers greets fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago, originally from East Chicago, at a book signing reception July 22 at The Standard Club in Chicago.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Peggy Potempa (standing), Mother of Times Columnist Phil Potempa, is Shown with her Cousins Elsie Fae (left) and Dixie Ann

Peggy Potempa (standing), Mother of Times Columnist Phil Potempa, is Shown with her Cousins Elsie Fae (left) and Dixie Ann

Peggy Potempa (standing), mother of Times Columnist Phil Potempa, is shown last Wednesday at the Green Family Reunion with her cousins Elsie Fae (left) and Dixie Ann (right).

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Peggy Potempa and Farm Collie Laddy with Family's 1969 Oldsmobile 85 Cutlass

Peggy Potempa and Farm Collie Laddy with Family's 1969 Oldsmobile 85 Cutlass

Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, is shown at the family farm in August 2000 with her collie Laddy and her mother's 1969 Oldsmobile 85 Cutlass.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Fresh-Picked Strawberries from Potempa Farm

Fresh-Picked Strawberries from Potempa Farm

Fresh-picked strawberries from Chester Potempa's farm patch are rinsed, cleaned and then ready to be made into pies, toppings and preserves by Peggy Potempa.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Peggy's "No Peek  Stew"

Peggy's "No Peek Stew"

Peggy's "No Peek Stew" includes a tomato base with natural acidity to assure the cubed beef slow cooks to an extra-tender perfection, while complementing a medley of vegetables and blended seasonings.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
Cher (left) Sports Full Native American Regalia, Including an Elaborate Feathered Headdress, for her Musical Number "Half-Breed" during her "Dressed to Kill" Tour

Cher (left) Sports Full Native American Regalia, Including an Elaborate Feathered Headdress, for her Musical Number "Half-Breed" during her "Dressed to Kill" Tour

Cher (left) sports full Native American regalia, including an elaborate feathered headdress, for her musical number "Half-Breed" during her "Dressed to Kill" Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
Cher and Trojan Horse Musical Number in "Dressed to Kill Tour" 2014 in Rosemont's Allstate Arena

Cher and Trojan Horse Musical Number in "Dressed to Kill Tour" 2014 in Rosemont's Allstate Arena

Cher, left, entertains audience members during her Trojan Horse musical number for the "Dressed to Kill Tour" at Rosemont's Allstate Arena Saturday, June 7, 2014.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
Singer Cher, left, Transforms with a Blonde Wig to Perform Her Hit Song "Believe" During her Dressed to Kill Tour While at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illl June 7, 2014

Singer Cher, left, Transforms with a Blonde Wig to Perform Her Hit Song "Believe" During her Dressed to Kill Tour While at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illl June 7, 2014

Singer Cher, left, transforms with a blonde wig to perform her hit song "Believe" during her Dressed to Kill Tour while at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illl., June 7, 2014.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
Atlantic City's Famed Boardwalk

Atlantic City's Famed Boardwalk

Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk along the seaside in New Jersey has attracted tourists as a favorite dining and entertainment destination for more than a century.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Chef Richard Younger of Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino

Chef Richard Younger of Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino

Chef Richard Younger of Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino explains to his dining guests-transformed-into culinary students, how to make an elegant, yet easy, recipe for Grilled Caesar Salad.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa's Recipe for Quiche Lorraine with Asparagus and Bacon

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's Recipe for Quiche Lorraine with Asparagus and Bacon

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's recipe for Quiche Lorraine includes asparagus, bacon, onion and Gruyère cheese, with all these delicious ingredients baked around beaten eggs, nestled in a flaky, delicate pie crust.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Zoe the Doll Dressed in Newspaper Plastic Sleeve Gown

Zoe the Doll Dressed in Newspaper Plastic Sleeve Gown

Zoe is a doll created by Lacie Rose Mason, 6, of Highland, who custom-designed a dress for her doll crafted from colorful newspaper plastic sleeves and now on display at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, with Comedienne Phyllis Diller in October 1994 in Indianapolis

Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, with Comedienne Phyllis Diller in October 1994 in Indianapolis

Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, is shown backstage swapping recipes with comedienne Phyllis Diller in October 1994 at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Country Singer Vince Gill with Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Country Singer Vince Gill with Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Country Singer Vince Gill chats backstage with Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, Thursday, following his concert at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
Food Writer Nina Rizzo of The Asbury Park Press of New Jersey

Food Writer Nina Rizzo of The Asbury Park Press of New Jersey

Food Writer Nina Rizzo (left), of The Asbury Park Press, the daily newspaper in Monmouth and Ocean counties of New Jersey, leads a group of visiting journalist in recipe prep at Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino along the Boardwalk of Atlantic City.

May 08, 2014 3:48 pm
Miss America 1971 Phyllis George's Gown and Crown Displayed in Atlantic City

Miss America 1971 Phyllis George's Gown and Crown Displayed in Atlantic City

Miss America 1971 Phyllis George's gown and crown displayed in Atlantic City.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Tourists from Poland Snap Photos with the new Bronze Miss America Statue on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Tourists from Poland Snap Photos with the new Bronze Miss America Statue on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Tourists from Poland snap photos, on Friday, May 2, with the new Miss America bronze statue on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

May 03, 2014 12:00 am
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in July 2000

Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in July 2000

Described as "a seaside resort," Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, photographed in July 2000 by Times Columnist Philip Potempa, is one of the landmark properties of New Jersey's famed Boardwalk.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
Bronze Statue of Toronto Founding Father and Wealthy Merchant Alexander Wood

Bronze Statue of Toronto Founding Father and Wealthy Merchant Alexander Wood

A bronze statue of one of Toronto's founding fathers, Alexander Wood, who was a wealthy merchant, was erected in May 2005 in the Village neighborhood at the corner of Church and Wellesley, not far from the fashionable and affluent Yorkville neighborhood in Toronto.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso University Senior Becky Kriha and Etiquette Dinner Table Setting

Valparaiso University Senior Becky Kriha and Etiquette Dinner Table Setting

Valparaiso University Senior Becky Kriha, 21, of Neenah, Wis., shared the importance of dining etiquette, including helping navigate a complicated dinner table setting, for a class project presentation.

March 29, 2014 11:58 pm
Redhead Victoria Flanders, 20, of Valparaiso and Purdue University North Central Student

Redhead Victoria Flanders, 20, of Valparaiso and Purdue University North Central Student

Victoria Flanders, 20, of Valparaiso and a Purdue University North Central student has made it her mission to defend those with red hair and separate follicle fact from fiction.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso University Senior Adeline Davis and Homemade Pouch Sandwich Tribute to Hot Pockets Commerial Brand

Valparaiso University Senior Adeline Davis and Homemade Pouch Sandwich Tribute to Hot Pockets Commerial Brand

Valparaiso University Senior Adeline Davis created a homemade pouch sandwich Tribute to the Hot Pockets frozen line commercial brand.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
Family Owners Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond

Family Owners Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond

Family owners, husband and wife team Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond continue the Lenten menu traditions started by Tony's parents more than 65 years ago.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chuck and Irene Basso in the Kitchen of their Hessville Home with a Wild Mushroom Find in October 1997

Chuck and Irene Basso in the Kitchen of their Hessville Home with a Wild Mushroom Find in October 1997

Chuck and Irene Basso, in the kitchen of their Hessville home, showcase two prized wild mushroom finds in October 1997. The couple featured the mushrooms on their menu at their Hammond restaurant.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond, is a towering brick building Hessville neighborhood dining landmark with a 55-year history. It is now operated by son Anthony "Tony" Basso, his wife, Geri, and son, Tony Jr. following the family traditions of Chuck…

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel Sign

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel Sign

The bright sign marquee for Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel is a familiar and friendly welcome along Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Winning Artworks

Winning Artworks

Valparaiso High School Art Student Graduates Megan Rudovich, left, and Macaira O'Connell flank their teacher, Marilyn Hanson, in the sitting room of the Valparaiso Woman's Club surrounded by their winning artwork.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Ann N. Davis (seated and leaning on her hand) Surrounded by her Theatre at the Center Staff

Ann N. Davis (seated and leaning on her hand) Surrounded by her Theatre at the Center Staff

Ann N. Davis, production manager and technical director for Theatre at the Center in Munster, is shown seated (far left) surrounded by her staff and colleagues on the set of venue's 2013 hit comedy production "Fox on the Fairway."

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso University Student Yixian Liu, Who Hails from Zhengzhou, China, Demonstrating How to Make Chinese Tea Eggs

Valparaiso University Student Yixian Liu, Who Hails from Zhengzhou, China, Demonstrating How to Make Chinese Tea Eggs

Valparaiso University Student Yixian Liu, who hails from Zhengzhou, China, demonstrates how to make Chinese Tea Eggs, a centuries-old favorite menu recipe of her country.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
Salmon Pate

Salmon Pate

Salmon Pate is a delicious and decadent creamy and flavorful spread for crackers and cucumber slices. Serve with champagne for an elegant, romantic treat.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating Distributor Amy Moore of Merrillville

Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating Distributor Amy Moore of Merrillville

Customer Kathy Spotten (right) confers with Amy Moore, Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating distributor for both Merriville and Valparaiso locations, about featured menu items served on the provided meal plan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Brave Thrill-Seeker Ready for the 9th Annual Chicago Lakeview Polar Bear Club Plunge in 2010

Brave Thrill-Seeker Ready for the 9th Annual Chicago Lakeview Polar Bear Club Plunge in 2010

A brave chilly thrill-seeker gets ready for the 9th annual Chicago Lakeview Polar Bear Club Plunge in 2010 at Oak Street Beach in Chicago, in the shadow of the famed John Hancock Building.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
Deep Fried 18-Pound Butterball Turkey Using a Butterball Electric Deep Fryer

Deep Fried 18-Pound Butterball Turkey Using a Butterball Electric Deep Fryer

A crisp skin locking in juicy flavor was the delicious result for the deep fried 18-Pound Butterball brand turkey cooked using a Butterball Electric Deep Fryer at the Potempa Farm for Thanksgiving 2013.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lakeshore Drive Apartment in December 2002

Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lakeshore Drive Apartment in December 2002

Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lake Shore Drive Apartment in December 2002, with a portrait of Kup's late daughter Karyn hanging in the bedroom.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Cake

Harvest Pumpkin Cake

Jean-Ann Morton's Harvest Pumpkin Cake is a moist, rich and delicious creation that won first place last month at the 2013 Pumpkin Patch Festival in Westville, Ind.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Chester Potempa's Custom Crafted Bluebird House and Peggy Potempa's Gift Basket of Homemade Jams and Preserves

Chester Potempa's Custom Crafted Bluebird House and Peggy Potempa's Gift Basket of Homemade Jams and Preserves

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's father, Chester Potempa, created a custom crafted bluebird house, with Phil's mother Peggy Potempa assembling a "From the Farm" gift Basket of her homemade jams and preserves for Lakeshore Public Media's 2013 Annual Holiday Auction.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. with Golden Doughboy Award

46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. with Golden Doughboy Award

Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill., a finalist at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas, holds her Golden Doughboy Award Monday night following her $5,000 Crisco award win.

November 12, 2013 1:00 pm
46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith with 'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi

46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith with 'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi

Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. with Bravo's "Top Chef" Host Padma Lakshmi Monday in the ballroom of the Aria Hotel and Casino at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Kathy Ferder and Kellie White of Missouri with the Pillsbury Doughboy Monday at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas

Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Kathy Ferder and Kellie White of Missouri with the Pillsbury Doughboy Monday at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas

Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalists Kathy Ferder, left, displaying her completed recipe for Kickin' Spinach Cheese Bites, and Kellie White, both of Missouri pose with the Pillsbury Doughboy Monday in the ballroom of the Aria Hotel and Casino at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Finalist Kellie White of Valley Park, Missouri Chats with 'Top Chef' TV Host Padma Lakshmi Monday at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas

Finalist Kellie White of Valley Park, Missouri Chats with 'Top Chef' TV Host Padma Lakshmi Monday at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas

Finalist Kellie White of Valley Park, Missouri chats with "Top Chef" TV Host Padma Lakshmi Monday at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in the ballroom of the Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue Calumet Senior Summer Warner of Dyer with her Caramel Apple Cookie Cups Winning Recipe

Purdue Calumet Senior Summer Warner of Dyer with her Caramel Apple Cookie Cups Winning Recipe

Purdue Calumet Senior Summer Warner, 21, of Dyer with her Caramel Apple Cookie Cups winning recipe for the campus' sixth annual intramural baking competition.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. in Orlando with Pillsbury Doughboy

45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. in Orlando with Pillsbury Doughboy

Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. is shown at her kitchen station at the 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Orlando, Fla. with the Pillsbury Doughboy.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
Finalist Julie Beckwith with Martha Stewart at the 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Orlando, Fla.

Finalist Julie Beckwith with Martha Stewart at the 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Orlando, Fla.

Finalist Julie Beckwith, left, of Crete, looks on, while completing her recipe, as Martha Stewart surveys kitchen work stations in the ballroom of the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. at the 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in March 2012.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
Witch's "No--Lady" Fingers Almond Cookies

Witch's "No--Lady" Fingers Almond Cookies

With red food coloring painted almonds for nails and knife created lines and texture for green dough detail, Witch's "No-Lady" Fingers are a sweet treat that will leave guests pointing for more.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am
Former Times Food Editor Heather Cygan, Dressed as a Giant Banana, Displays the 'Appealing' Goodness of Her Fruity Spooky Green Punch

Former Times Food Editor Heather Cygan, Dressed as a Giant Banana, Displays the 'Appealing' Goodness of Her Fruity Spooky Green Punch

Former Times Food Editor Heather Cygan, dressed as a giant banana, displays the 'appealing' goodness of her fruity Spooky Green Halloween Punch recipe.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am
Wagons of Honey Bee Hives in the 110-Acre Cucumber Field of Wappel Farms in San Pierre, Ind. in 2013

Wagons of Honey Bee Hives in the 110-Acre Cucumber Field of Wappel Farms in San Pierre, Ind. in 2013

Wagons of swarming honey bee hives supply hard-working buzzing pollinators to tend to the delicate blossoms in the 110-acre cucumber field at Wappel Farms along Highway 10 in San Pierre, Ind. in Summer 2013.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Abolitionist Costume Winner for the 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! at the Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Contest

Abolitionist Costume Winner for the 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! at the Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Contest

Abolitionist Costume Winner for the 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! for "most original" category at the Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Contest.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Bozo the Clown Costume Contestant Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Bozo the Clown Costume Contestant Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Bozo the Clown costume contestant featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween costume on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Little Lion Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Little Lion Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Little Lion Costume featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Fortune Teller Booth Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Fortune Teller Booth Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Fortune Teller Booth Costume featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
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