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Fran Hill

Food Columnist

Fran Hill has been blogging about food at On My Plate since October of 2006. She, her husband and two dogs reside near Colome.

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Fresh, juicy cherries add a pop of tartness to creamy frozen yogurt. Photo by Fran Hill.

Summer Swirl

August 2, 2018
Fresh cherries blend with yogurt for a cool hot-weather treat.

In the Moment

July 5, 2018
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble reminds our food writer to hang on to summer.

Anticipating a Garden Bounty

May 24, 2018
Bell peppers are still a few months away, but a chef can dream.

Citrus Success

May 10, 2018
Whether you grow your own lemons or not, Mom will appreciate Lemon Crème Brûlée this Mother’s Day.

Easy as Tamale Pie

April 26, 2018
Here’s a Midwest twist on an authentic Mexican dish.

Pizza lovers will inhale this concoction of artichoke, spinach, tomato, salami and cheese. Photo by Fran Hill.

Adventures in Pizza Topping

March 29, 2018
From sauerkraut to brussels sprouts, almost anything goes on top of pizza crust.

Supper at the Calfeteria

March 15, 2018
Beef fajitas are a hit in cattle country.

Roasted cod with panko breading is an elevated version of the fish sticks that Fran Hill longed for as a child.

Forbidden Fish

March 1, 2018
An exiled childhood meal is an adult favorite.

Super Skillet

February 1, 2018
For some, Super Bowl Sunday is about food, not football.

When Carrots Become Candy

January 4, 2018
Eat healthy(ish) with veggies roasted in brown sugar.

To Bake or Not To Bake

December 21, 2017
Even if holiday baking seems like a chore, Peppermint Sugar Cookies are a sweet reward.

Tis the Season: Peppermint Fudge

December 7, 2017
Can fudge be light and fresh? Yes — when it's flavored with the clean taste of peppermint.

Thankful for Squash

November 22, 2017
Family tradition puts butternut squash on the Thanksgiving table.

Berries, orange juice, wine, sugar and cinnamon make a delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Can the Can

November 9, 2017
This homemade cranberry sauce is so good it might upstage the bird.

An Apple a Day

October 26, 2017
Do they still keep you healthy if you put them in cookies?

Goodbye, Garden

October 12, 2017
Turn summer’s final tomatoes into a light and delicious pasta sauce.

The Best of Two Seasons

September 28, 2017
Enjoy the culinary delights of summer and fall at the same time.

Food for Thought

August 31, 2017
A good book and a salad featuring Forestburg melon makes a late summer treat.

The Best of a Bad Growing Season

August 21, 2017
Through drought and hail, sweet corn prevailed.

Better Late Than Never

July 20, 2017
Hot Dog Day can be any day with Potato Radish Salad.

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