Fran Hill has been blogging about food at On My Plate since October of 2006. She, her husband and two dogs reside near Colome.
April 17, 2014
Swap your baked Easter ham for a rich ham and asparagus lasagna.
April 3, 2014
It’s time for the fresh, vibrant flavors of spring.
March 17, 2014
Our food columnist searches for ways to spice up this traditional Irish dish.
February 6, 2014
Shelved mac and cheese pales in comparison to this homemade version.
January 23, 2014
South Dakotans longing for garden tomatoes can persevere with vibrant beets.
January 9, 2014
Fran Hill's shrimp scampi with chicken sausage and spinach recipe will satisfy at least one hungry reader.
December 12, 2013
A couple of kitchen tools make it easy to prepare pecan-crusted chicken and au gratin potato stacks.
November 27, 2013
This recipe for poblano, ham and turkey quesadillas inspires extra gratitude for Thanksgiving and its leftovers.
November 14, 2013
Make Thanksgiving a real feast day by starting out with creamy autumn yogurt parfaits.
October 30, 2013
An easy, playful sandwich fuels little ghouls and goblins for a night of Halloween fun.
October 17, 2013
Spiced pumpkin cake drizzled with warm caramel sauce makes the perfect fall comfort food.
October 3, 2013
Explore the healthy end of the food trend spectrum with quinoa, an ancient grain-like seed.
September 19, 2013
A hearty poblano and corn crab chowder uses fresh garden ingredients to ease the transition from summer to fall.
August 22, 2013
Summer squash haters don't need to know what's inside these delicious meatballs.
August 8, 2013
Meat substitutes don't satisfy the way this beef-free, garden fresh summer treat does.
July 25, 2013
Check picnicking off your summer to-do list with Fran Hill's flavorful pressed sandwich.
July 10, 2013
How do you pick a good watermelon?
June 26, 2013
Playing with fire is fun when you’re toasting up savory mozzarella s’mores.
June 13, 2013
Remember a few common-sense tips to keep your summer cookouts safe.
May 29, 2013
For country or small town dwellers, a well-stocked kitchen is a must.