| Apr 1, 2009
| 3:50 PM
Active work time: 35 minutes
Total preparation time: 2 hours
1 1/2 cups whole almonds
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or nondairy margarine, melted
2 cups pitted dates, thinly sliced
2 cups dried apricots, quartered
1 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups...
| Mar 20, 2002
Preparing breakfast is a real challenge for the home cook during Passover, since the use of flour is forbidden during this eight-day period. But I love breakfast, and over the years I have created many Passover dishes that my family enjoys at the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
The rumble of bikers — and the party that comes with it — soon will make its way into town. This year's Thunder in the Valley events kick off Thursday and the live music, food, drinks and leather-friendly shindigs continue in and around...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:22 PM
“Fruitcakes” at the Pennsylvania Playhouse is like a live version of “The Andy Griffith Show,” with a small town celebrating the Christmas season. It takes place in the present, but time does not seem to move in this rural setting,...
| Dec 19, 2012
Marie Racine of Huntley, Ill., was looking for a recipe she had lost for making fruitcake that contained dried apricots and Brazil nuts.
I did not receive any reader responses to her query, so I decided to do a little research. The recipe world is loaded...
| Dec 19, 2012
Fruity, nutty, festive. This delicious, yet simple, apple fruitcake makes a wonderful lunch or dinner dessert. I often serve the firm cake as a sweet addition to a savory brunch.
Choose the apples depending upon your taste buds. Granny Smiths offer a...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Mark Oxner, a GOP candidate for the 9th Congressional District, has produced a new Spanish-language ad that links Alan Grayson to the founder of Planned Parenthood to eugenics — the discredited 20th century science of breeding (or sterilizing)...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:23 AM
“Fruitcakes,” Pennsylvania Playhouse’s upcoming holiday production is a moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation, set in a small town full of quirky and lovable characters. Director Robert Callan Adams hopes the...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Oct 16, 2012
Q: When I got married, for our first Christmas, I decided to bake a fruitcake for the first time. The thinking was that if it was made from scratch it would be much better than those horrors sold in the stores. The Betty Crocker yellow fruitcake recipe...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Karen Taylor’s front porch at 317 N. Main St. was filled with baby clothes and other porch-sale stuff Saturday morning.
She thought business would be brisk with the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival and all of the excitement surrounding the 150th...