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Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

Use foods and berries to color Easter eggs

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Yes, I know it takes time and I know everyone is busy with a myriad activities, but sometimes it’s just as much fun to slow down and do something together for no reason at all. That’s sort of the case with coloring Easter eggs. But don’t bother buying a coloring kit -- instead use what you have, or better yet, what you find in the kitchen or out in the yard.

“March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb” -- I’ve been hearing this a lot lately. It may be wishful thinking, but doggone it, it’s about time we get some mild weather.

This popular idiom had me thinking about all the expressions we use that involve cooking. I’m sure you’ll recognize these:

It was one of those summer evenings years ago when the sun seems to stay up forever. One of those days when teenagers are out looking for something fun to do outside.

I was driving on a quiet country road after picking up a friend. Where we were going now is lost to memory, but this much is not. As I drove, I saw a small dog in the road ahead. It was in my lane, only a couple of feet from the ditch.

For the majority of Congressman Paul Ryan's town hall meeting in Milton, there wasn't a whole lot anyone -- Democrat or Republican -- could argue with.

And that's been a successful strategy when he's back home.

Gone are the partisan punch lines that get the faithful riled up when he's out East speaking at political events or as a guest on TV news shows.

Instead, he presents a more measured tone, one that his Democratic rivals have been unable to exploit in his previous eight elections.

The listening session at the Gathering Place March 21, 2014 was the last in a series of nine town halls the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee held throughout his district this week, including his hometown of Janesville and the Republican stronghold of Elkhorn.

There are three things you need to make a quick dinner on a weeknight: First, a well-stocked freezer, second, a well-stocked pantry, and third, enough self-control to get past all those fast-food places on the way home from work.

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