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Come back, Diane
I miss Diane Hoglin's food column which appeared in the Thursday Entertainment section of the Brainerd Dispatch. It was always the first part of the paper I read. Diane has the most delicious recipes. Often after I made Diane's scrumptious recipes, I would share them with my family...
November 18, 2014 - 4:04pm
October 14, 2014
Going to miss Diane Hoglin
I am going to miss Diane Hoglin's recipe column. It was the first thing I looked for in the Thursday Dispatch. I have many great recipes from her collection - her recipes were always easy to make and family friendly. Thank you, Diane, and thank you Dispatch. Mary Koep Brainerd ...
October 14, 2014 - 10:34pm
October 1, 2014
Diane's Delights sizzles for last time
Diane Hoglin, who has written a weekly food column "Diane's Delights" for the Brainerd Dispatch since 1987, is saying good-bye to all her fans. Hoglin's...
October 1, 2014 - 5:03pm
Diane's final farewell
After 30 plus years of writing this article, I have decided it is time to retire. I am so looking forward to sharing more moments with my grandkids and Gary and continue to work at my part-time job at Costco. I would like to thank the Brainerd Dispatch for the opportunity over the...
October 1, 2014 - 3:19pm
Diane's Delights final farewell
fter 30 plus years of writing this article, I have decided it is time to retire. I am so looking forward to sharing more moments with my grandkids and Gary and continue to work at my part-time job at Costco.
October 1, 2014 - 2:22pm
September 24, 2014
Apple Harvest Peaking Season
It's apple picking time and I am excited to share a few more apple recipes using fresh apples from the apple tree. While in Fargo the last few days visiting with family, my sister LaDonna made the best apple dumplings served warm from the oven topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream....
September 24, 2014 - 5:53pm
September 10, 2014
Dinner time equals family time
Fall is here, school has started and the days are full with people concentrating on their own lives - going to school, work and sports practices, and all of us touching base at the end of the day for dinner. That's why dinner time with my family is a very special time of the day....
September 10, 2014 - 1:57pm
September 3, 2014
Canned fruit juice yummy for marinade
When I make salads with canned fruit, instead of throwing the juice away, I pour it into a container and put in the freezer and use it to make marinade for chicken breasts. I add a little oil, soy sauce and garlic to the juice and let the chicken marinade overnight. The next day,...
September 3, 2014 - 5:45pm
August 20, 2014
Steak Lo Mein made easy
If you appreciate easy meals, yet like to try recipes that are a little different from the usual, then you will want to try Wok Steak Lo Mein. It reminds me of chow mein but is different in that you toss the cooked vegetables with cooked spaghetti.
August 20, 2014 - 1:11pm
August 13, 2014
Side dish offers a burst of flavors
This week I am so excited to share an absolutely delicious burst of flavors recipe I enjoyed at a cookout last weekend. My friend Becky said she was raised on this dish and was served frequently at her house while growing up. She served it as a side dish but is certainly hardy enough...
August 13, 2014 - 1:34pm
August 6, 2014
It's strawberry season
I love strawberry season. It reminds me of when I was a young girl and staying at Grandma's and Grandpa's farm and going out to the strawberry patch and eating freshly picked juicy strawberries. To enjoy strawberries all year round, hull and quarter the berries and gently toss with...
August 6, 2014 - 7:07pm
July 31, 2014
Fair corn dogs you can make at home
If you have some kid in you, chances are you look forward to the county fair as much as I do. The familiar smells of roasted ears of corn, cotton candy, caramel apples and corn dogs still mesmerize me just like when I was a young child. This week I would like to share a favorite version...
July 31, 2014 - 9:07am
July 23, 2014
10-minute Quesadillas, a yummy dish
One night when it was hot and I didn't feel like cooking, I bought a roasted rotisserie chicken for dinner. The next day I had just enough chicken leftover to make 10-minute Quesadillas. They were so yummy and only took minutes to prepare. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken. 10-minute...
July 23, 2014 - 8:18pm
July 21, 2014
Taco Bake with noodles for the noodle and taco lovers
One of my favorite foods is pasta and Gary is a big fan of tacos, so when I make Taco Bake using a box of macaroni and cheese dinner, we both enjoy it. The ground beef is browned and seasoned with a packet of taco spice and the macaroni is combined with the cheese sauce and sour cream....
July 21, 2014 - 4:12pm
July 10, 2014
Side dishes to perk up summer grilling
Over the holiday weekend we spend most of our time outdoors, enjoying many different flavors. From chicken to smoked ribs on the Fourth of July to Sunday we fired up the grill once again and enjoyed mouth watering rib eye steaks, salad and a wonderful recipe for cheesy potatoes that...
July 10, 2014 - 3:46pm