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Puttin’ on the Ritz

The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.

Letters to the Editor: January 21, 2015

How to switch schools

A perfect time for a health makeover

It’s a new year, which means it’s the perfect time for a health makeover. First stop: your recipe box. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to choose either healthy or delicious; with a few simple swaps, you are able to have a nutritious meal on the table the entire family will enjoy. Below are suggestions for healthy recipe substitutions, ingredients to limit and cooking techniques to more frequently use. Now it’s time to grab your favorite family recipe, tie those apron strings and get cooking.

Food for football

Believe it or not….Chip Kelly is not the favorite chip of the NFL. Instead, try Tostitos. Super Bowl Sunday is coming up. It’s time to search our kitchen playbook to plan the menu.

Op-ed: Ring in 2015 with new health insurance

As we begin the new year, our minds turn to resolutions for the year ahead. And so often, those resolutions include taking steps for better health, like improving your diet, exercising more and ending bad habits.

Strawberry Sponge Cake

Last Sunday night, the doors to Highclere Castle swung open once again. We were welcomed to a new season of Downton Abbey. It was just brilliant to again be in the home of Lord and Lady Grantham.

Letters to the Editor: January 14, 2015

Put cameras on police

Letters to the Editor: January 7, 2015

Who mourns police?

Good drinks for bad movies

Sharknado? Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? — I questioned aloud and with conviction. “You’ve got to be kidding!” These were a couple of Saturday night “specials” that the movie watchers at my house recently picked from the long, unfortunate list of a “Le Bad Cinema” section of a Rotten Tomatoes-type website.

Op-Ed: Republican Party takes control of Congress

November’s election was an overwhelming rejection of the status quo in Washington. The results yielded a nine-seat gain for Republicans in the Senate – the biggest swing in 34 years – and the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928.