So long, farewell …

So long, farewell …

Well, the time has come for me to say goodbye. Today is my last day at the York Dispatch and my last day as your illustrious food editor and blogger. I’ve accepted a new position in Maryland, so I am packing my bags and my AP Stylebook and heading southbound on I-83. When I came to York three years ago, I never expected to have a great foodie experience. What did Pennsylvania have to offer anyway? Well, I was quickly proved wrong. Not only...

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14th Annual Sweet Potato Festival

The 14th Annual Sweet Potato Festival be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at The Wellness Farm, 19310 Dutton Road, Stewartstown. Dig your own sweet potatoes or buy cured sweet potatoes out of the bins, with 20 different types of sweet potatoes available. The festival will feature a variety of sweet-potato foods, three bands, activities, contests, raffles, prizes and vendors. For more information and directions, visit www.wellnessfarm.com or...

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York Fair’s Culinary Corner Schedule

York Fair’s Culinary Corner Schedule

The York Fair kicks off tomorrow. For local cooks and foodies, the fair’s Culinary Corner will get things rolling Friday afternoon with the Rutter’s Old Fashioned Sticky Bun contest. Judging will begin at 4:15 p.m. The full schedule of this year’s food contests and judging times are below. Friday, Sept. 6 Rutter’s Old Fashioned Sticky Buns – 4:15 p.m. Everyday Cookies – 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 King Arthur...

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Recipe: Amish Friendship Bread

This is a great recipe because there is no need to knead. You just mix it up and bake! Amish Friendship Bread Batter: 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda Cinnamon/sugar mixture: 2/3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Directions: Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put half of batter into...

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Hicks: A new family tradition

Hicks: A new family tradition

This recipe qualifies as a more-recent family food tradition rather than a long-held family tradition. The truth is I don’t recall ever eating an Italian — meaning pasta — meal at my Grandma Brown’s house. And I know I ate at least 500 Sunday dinners there during my growing-up years. Not one, that I can recall, involved pasta covered with some sort of tomato sauce. And to be honest, since I don’t recall my mother making a lot of pasta,...

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