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Fran Hill

Food Columnist

Fran Hill has been blogging about food at On My Plate since October of 2006. She, her husband and two dogs reside near Colome.

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The Best of Autumn’s Harvest

November 12, 2015
How does butternut squash compare to other seasonal bounties?

Steak Night Light

October 29, 2015
A twist on Colome’s small town tradition.

Food Without the Fuss

October 15, 2015
You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to eat well.

Ham and pears are delicious on their own, but together they make a unique fall sandwich.

A Unique Pearing

October 1, 2015
Inspired by the belief that anything can become a sandwich.

Sweet Corn for Winter

September 17, 2015
Summer’s bounty can last all year.

Apple Pie Granitas provide the flavors of fall in a cool summer treat.

Apple Pie on Ice

September 3, 2015
Beat the dog days of summer with a fall-inspired treat.

While missing some elements of a classic Eggs Benedict, masa cakes and fresh garden salsa make this version light and flavorful.

Bed or Breakfast?

August 20, 2015
You’ll ignore the snooze button with this new take on Eggs Benedict.

Locally grown sweet corn is a late summer treat.

Neighborhood Shopping

August 6, 2015
Forget the store. The best sweet corn comes from the back of a pickup.

Brown Rice Garden Salad is the perfect late summer dish, accentuated by recently ripened garden tomatoes.

The Patient Gardener

July 23, 2015
When it comes to garden tomatoes, waiting is the hardest part.

Crepes may not technically be South Dakotan, but over time they can become part of our culinary heritage.

Confessions of a First Generation South Dakotan

July 9, 2015
Our heritage shows up on our plates.

You Can Go Home Again

June 25, 2015
We’re simply the caretakers of houses … and recipes.

Keep It Simple

June 11, 2015
Modest fare makes for pleasant patio parties.

Just Grill It

May 28, 2015
Summer is the season for cooking outdoors.

Pasques are pretty, but chives add more to these scrambled eggs.

To Pick a Pasque

April 16, 2015
Instead of the state flower, Fran Hill is growing chives. They go better with eggs, anyway.

Roasted cod with panko breading is an elevated version of the fish sticks that Fran Hill longed for as a child.

Forbidden Fish

April 2, 2015
An exiled childhood meal is an adult favorite.


March 19, 2015
Sometimes they're exactly what you need. Here's a chocolate chip and peanut butter banana bread recipe to accompany you on them.

Happy and Hearty

February 19, 2015
Beef Stroganoff is bliss on a cold winter day.

Sweet scallops over linguini could win your Valentine s heart.

Love Language

February 5, 2015
This year, try sweet-talking your Valentine with food.

Curried chicken noodle soup is a warm and comforting treat when you re under the weather.

Calling in Sick

January 22, 2015
Curried chicken noodle soup does a body good.

Warm Inside and Out

December 24, 2014
Enjoy Christmas with a crackling fire, twinkling lights and a mug of hot buttered rum.

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