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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.

    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.

    Casino Trips: January 21, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips April 14. Tropicana. $76 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: May 5. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    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.

    Casino Trips: January 14, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips April 14. Tropicana. $76 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: May 5. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    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.

    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.

    Casino Trips: January 7, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips April 14. Tropicana. $76 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: May 5. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    Timeless appetizers

    Good Bye to the Old Year… Hello to the New… Make a toast to a Good Year…Grab an appetizer or two, or three….

    A casserole for Christmas

    The man in the red suit has been very busy. Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve seen him lifting small children onto his lap. His ear is filled daily with the secrets and innermost wishes of the best believers in town. Some of his followers smile as they approach him. Others cry. Either way, Santa sure has been doing a heck of a job, and he just might want to sleep in Christmas morning. 

    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.

    Getting ready to celebrate The Festival of Lights

    It was all so simple.

    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.

    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.

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