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    A vegetable mosaic for the holidays

    For every season, there is a reason — and a time to cook. And since ‘Tis The Season to share good food with family and friends, Christmas may be the time to make a spectacular vegetable side. Whether you’re bringing a dish to your mom’s, to your sister’s, to Aunt Mabel’s, or to your hipster friend’s house in Fishtown, or just cooking at home, everyone will be more than happy to pass the plate and enjoy this special vegetable medley.

    Baking for the bazaar

    The Northeast Times will be celebrating an anniversary soon, and will be giving away aprons. Email or mail one of your favorite recipes to me to receive an apron. Your recipe may be published in the anniversary issue.

    Longtime Times’ printer dies at 69

    Bob Nines, who spent many years working as a printer for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Northeast Times, died last week. He was 69.

    Getting ready to celebrate The Festival of Lights

    It was all so simple.

    Santa’s favorite cookies

    The Northeast Times is celebrating an anniversary soon, and will be giving away some aprons. Email or mail your favorite recipe to me to win an apron. Your recipe may be published in the anniversary issue.

    Sweets after supper

    I live in a house with guys who appreciate good, homemade pies, especially at Thanksgiving time. And I appreciate their appreciation. Instant gratification, for a cook, is an empty pie plate. It’s thankfulness come full circle.

    A savory celebration

    A new Wawa with gas pumps opened at Grant Avenue and Academy Road. To celebrate, a ribbon-cutting presentation was held with local council members. A hoagie-building contest was held between the Fire Department’s Ladder 31 and the Police Department’s 8th district. The police department won, making 53 hoagies in three minutes. 

    Food for football

    We remember our veterans this time of year, and a special date comes to mind. Nov. 11, of course – the day World War I, the Great War, ended. In remembrance of all of our veterans, I’m sending a shoutout and a big “Thank You,” and hope you had a Happy Veterans Day.

    Gluten-free Grains

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Some years ago, I attended a series of lectures at a local hospital with a family member who had recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The classes were taught by a nutritionist who gave advice and tips on eating the right foods to help keep blood-sugar levels from reaching extremes. It wasn’t, I found out, just about sugar.

    Masked man robs Dunkin Donuts in Mayfair

    It took less than one minute for a masked man to rob a Mayfair doughnut shop at gunpoint on Oct. 26.

    Count Dracula’s caramel apples

    What do ghosts, goblins, ghouls and things that go bump in the night eat? Well, after they take off their Halloween costumes, they might enjoy a caramel apple-on-a-stick. Of course, the appeal of an apple-on-a-stick is not limited to Freddie Krueger, Count Dracula or Batman. Princesses, dragons, dinosaurs or even Elsa, this year’s No. 1 Halloween costume, from the movie Frozen, may also enjoy one. 

    Magic pumpkin meatloaf

    Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. It’ll do magic believe it or not. Bippidy-boppity-boo. These words may not magically turn your pumpkin into a Rolls-Royce or produce the charming prince who is the man of your dreams, but they are a catchy tune that you can sing while you’re cooking up something special – like The Great Pumpkin Meatloaf.

    Grainy goodness

    Oatmeal has evolved. Oats aren’t just for horses. Oats are served everywhere today. History is repeating itself in a good way. Oats are a food whose time has come again. Oatmeal is what’s for breakfast.

    A dinner from Deutschland

    October gave a party,

    Pudding from the paddy

    Comfort food is a “love pat for your tummy.” It’s like a delightful, gastronomical hug. Your comfort food may invoke pleasant memories, favorite tastes, or just make you feel happy. Each person’s comfort food is unique to him (or her) self. However, some studies propose that positive emotions cause comfort food eating in men, while negative emotions cause it in women. Caution, ladies: Eat a little comfort food, and walk a little more.

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