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Honor veterans with a special meal

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Savor the flavor of Moroccan Chicken

Last week’s WikiLeaks report that the Clinton Foundation received $12 million from King Mohammed VI of Morocco for hosting the Clinton Global Initiative International meeting, held in a five-star Marrakesh hotel, brought to my mind a really wonderful recipe — Moroccan Chicken. I received this recipe via a food chain letter many years ago. This is certainly a five-star recipe. Although it may not be worth $12 million, it sure was worth the 29 cents of postage that it cost to send.


Op-ed: Clinton has the presidential poise Trump lacks

Recently, at lunch with my 5-year-old granddaughter Aubrey, Aubrey declared, “I’m with her” – pointing to her Hillary pin. And when asked why, first she said because she and Hillary share a birthday, Oct. 26. And about Trump, she mimics, “Blah, blah-blah, blah-blah.”


Letters to the Editor: November 2, 2016

Protect our police officers


Celebrating holidays doesn’t have to be fattening

Everyone agrees that the holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, which usually means enjoying traditional home-cooked meals and delicious sweet treats.


Spooky snacks

Eat, drink, be scary, and have fun — it’s Halloween — time for witches, bats, spiders, politicians and especially vampires. It’s also time for some biting humor in this food column.


Op-ed: Like everyone, Catholics facing tough choice on Election Day

Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver. They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social justice issues. They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party. And they hoped my brother bishops and I would resist identifying the Church with single-issue and partisan (read: abortion) politics.


Letters to the Editor: October 26, 2016

Progressive ideas are bad


Letters to the Editor: October 19, 2016

Time to bring back the draft


Apple of my eye

You are the apple of my pie (or cake), if you are a Granny Smith or Rome apple — two fine varieties of baking apples. But a Honeycrisp, Jonathan or Braeburn produce great-tasting results, too. Bake with a mix of sweet and tart apples for a distinctive taste. With over 7,500 known apple varieties worldwide, comparing apples to apples, the best apples are the ones that you like best to eat. For apples served in a salad, with wine and cheese, dipped in peanut butter, honey or eaten out of hand, try the Fuji, Gala, McIntosh, Golden Delicious or Braeburn varieties. Apples are high in fiber, low in calories and full of phytonutrient antioxidants.