Fran’s Favorites: XC Camp recipes

As we approach the end of August and the end of summer, we’ve been trying to fit in lots of activities both at home and at the residence before ...

August 20th, 2019 |  


A parfait summer day

A parfait summer day

Another busy afternoon is coming to a close, in an hour from now my family will be gathering to the dinner table expecting a hot meal.A big thanks to ...

August 20th, 2019 |  


Newspaper opens 35th recipe contest

Newspaper opens 35th recipe contest

SIDNEY — The Sidney Daily News has announced its annual cooking contest, which will be followed by the distribution of its 35th annual Harvest H...

August 14th, 2019 |  



Summer punch packs a refreshing taste for hot days

Summer punch packs a refreshing taste for hot days

We were all ready to go at seven o’clock, Friday morning when the taxi driver pulled in the driveway. At last, all the clothes were sewn and pre...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Staying strong for Dayton

Staying strong for Dayton

It has been a week filled with sadness in the Miami Valley and all of Ohio.Mike got the call in the early hours of Sunday morning, Aug. 4, that there ...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Cooking fun at the fair

Fran’s Favorites: Cooking fun at the fair

It’s fair time!We have been having a great time at the Ohio State Fair! Mike and I have enjoyed walking through the barns and talking with kids ...

August 6th, 2019 |  


Countdown to sister’s wedding day

Countdown to sister’s wedding day

Can it be true? My little sister is getting married the day after tomorrow. Twenty-one years ago, I stood by my mother’s bedside, in complete aw...

August 6th, 2019 |  


If you can’t stand the heat, try these no-bakes

If you can’t stand the heat, try these no-bakes

I think we’re inching closer towards adoption, yet at times it doesn’t feel like it. We just found out that some paperwork got pushed back...

July 30th, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Remembering man’s walk on the moon

Fran’s Favorites: Remembering man’s walk on the moon

I think everyone over 50 remembers where they were on July 20, 1969!Mike had just graduated from Miami University and we were living in an old farm ho...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


Iced coffee cools a hot summer

Iced coffee cools a hot summer

These summer days are just prime for salads, from lettuce, tomatoes, and onions to cukes or radishes, they all get chopped up and tossed into a salad....

July 23rd, 2019 |