• Mounds Cake

    My favorite candy bar is Mounds. When I learned of this cake, I had to make it. It’s wonderful. The trouble is that one piece is probably equal to three Mounds bars. This is NOT a…

  • Brown Bread Muffins

    Friend Susan was hungry for Boston Brown Bread, you know, the kind that came in a can. She didn’t find it at the IGA, so she looked up a recipe and made her own. She says the muffins…

  • Karen’s Corner

    Peach Cobbler Using Bisquick I have to admit that this recipe is easy, but I must also admit that mine didn’t look like the photograph on FaceBook. The original recipe calls for all…

  • Almond-Cappuccino Brownies

    I clipped this recipe from a magazine at least 10 years ago. I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate bars, and it turned out to be a very flavorful brownie, but I’m not overly fond of almond…

  • Karen's Corner

    Taco Soup Cousin Gwen’s family likes this recipe so much, that they never make regular chili any more. 1-1/2 lbs of lean ground beef 1 envelope of Taco seasoning 1 envelope of Ranch…

  • Karen’s Corner

    I’m always looking for recipes to use up uneaten bananas. This is a good one. 1-1/2 C. sugar 1 C sour cream 1/2 C butter, softened 2 eggs 1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed 2 t vanilla…

STATE NEWS

Illinois Republican slowly warms to Trump

Like some other high-profile Illinois Republicans, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is still not sold on Donald Trump. But he says he’s coming around. The GOP formally nominated Trump…

University presidents’ pay subject of new report

A new report takes a fresh look at how much university presidents are being paid. The report from the Chronicle of Higher Education shows pay for university presidents is up more than…

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