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08/19/2014, 12:19 pm It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam. ...
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08/19/2014, 12:19 pm Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on ...
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08/19/2014, 12:18 pm It's the bane of the home mixologist — complicated cocktail recipes that call for multiple (and often pricey) esoteric liquors ...
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08/19/2014, 12:18 pm For most of us, piping hot, slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt really is the best way to enjoy ...
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08/19/2014, 12:18 pm Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden. ...
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08/19/2014, 12:17 pm Even the leftovers are fantastic Submitted by Becky Holling: "My favorite go-to place to eat is Duey's in Port Bryon. ...
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08/18/2014, 12:18 pm NEW YORK (AP) At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity ...
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08/13/2014, 4:33 pm A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the ...
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08/12/2014, 12:50 pm Blueberries are terrific in many baked goods such as today's recipe for Blueberry Lemon Bundt cake. But don't let ...
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08/12/2014, 12:50 pm At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that ...
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08/12/2014, 12:49 pm When it comes to summer entertaining, it's not hard to impress. But it's easy to get yourself in over your ...
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08/12/2014, 12:49 pm When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn't stop at the belly. In addition to a ...
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08/12/2014, 12:49 pm Homemade bread really is the difference between a good sandwich and a great one. This is especially important when contemplating ...
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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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