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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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Going Green

April 22, 2021
Thoughts turn to gardens on this Earth Day, and a dish in which spinach is the star.

Pudding Pi

March 11, 2021
When food and math intersect on March 14, celebrate with a slice of butterscotch pie.

Brunch on the Farm

February 11, 2021
After morning chores are done, warm up with muffins straight from the oven.

Balancing Act

December 17, 2020
Healthy greens complement a winter diet that includes copious amounts of Christmas cookies.

A Thanksgiving Table Set for Two

November 19, 2020
The holidays will look different this year, but you can still take comfort in dessert.

Start the Day with Comfort

October 22, 2020
Baked Oatmeal with Berries proves comfort food can be a morning thing.

All the Right Notes

October 8, 2020
At the end of an exhausting day, nothing is easier than a sheet pan dinner.

Rounding Out the Meal

August 27, 2020
Garlic and Basil Focaccia perfectly complements a garden vegetable dinner.

Salad Bar Confessions

August 13, 2020
Dressed Cherry Tomatoes isn’t your ordinary drenched-in-mayo salad.

Flavors of Summer

July 30, 2020
Use what your garden provides.

Sweet Anticipation

July 16, 2020
Watermelons from Forestburg are nearly ripe, and our food columnist can’t wait to add the juicy red cubes to a fresh green salad.

New Times, New Potato Salad

July 2, 2020
Try a tarty twist on this summer side dish staple.

The Strong and Silent Vegetable

May 28, 2020
Fewer trips to the grocery store have made shelf-stable cabbage a star.

Something Good to Eat

May 12, 2020
Amidst pandemic guidelines and recommendations, our food writer provides one simple, comforting service.

A Baker or Not?

April 11, 2020
Self-isolation has led our chef to self-discovery.

Time for Comfort Food

March 26, 2020
Uncertain times call for meals that are certain to please.

To Each His Own Mac and Cheese

February 27, 2020
From breadcrumbs to dry cheese, everyone puts their own spin on this classic dish.

Puppy Love

February 13, 2020
Share the Valentine’s cheer with your four-legged friends.

A Salad with Heft

January 30, 2020
Roasted Broccoli and Lentil Salad fortifies and pleases the palate.

A Delicious Start to 2020

January 2, 2020
Leftover bubbly is a sparking addition to Champagne Chicken.

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