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04/22/2014, 4:24 pm YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily ...
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04/22/2014, 11:51 am Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never ...
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04/22/2014, 11:51 am Most of the ricotta in this country is probably baked into lasagna. And that's delicious. But ricotta aspires to ...
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04/22/2014, 11:51 am Frankly, it's hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, ...
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04/22/2014, 11:51 am Here was the problem: I needed dinner ready by 7:15 p.m. But I was going to be out of the ...
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04/22/2014, 11:51 am One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene — the patty melt. ...
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04/22/2014, 11:50 am Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering ...
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04/23/2014, 8:39 am FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with ...
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04/22/2014, 10:44 am Mr. Tidbit: Crowded Valley The debut of a couple of new Nature Valley products caused Mr. Tidbit to check in ...
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04/17/2014, 12:00 pm BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife ...
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04/15/2014, 11:35 am A classic matzo ball soup often has few ingredients beyond a delicious broth and a deliciously large and tender matzo ...
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04/15/2014, 11:34 am Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it's hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, ...
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04/15/2014, 11:34 am If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, ...
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04/15/2014, 11:34 am Maybe it's the bright color. Maybe it's the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to ...
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04/15/2014, 11:34 am A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could ...
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04/15/2014, 11:05 am Mr. Tidbit: A basket of Triscuits and Wheat Thins About a year ago, Nabisco introduced five flavors of Brown Rice ...
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04/15/2014, 9:29 am TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep ...
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04/11/2014, 1:56 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its ...
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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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