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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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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.

Distractions

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.

Be Nice

December 11, 2014
And a delectable Grand Marnier truffle could be your reward.

Warm apple cranberry pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect cap to your Thanksgiving meal.

Counting Your Blessings

November 27, 2014
Be thankful for friends, family and bountiful tables.

Berries, orange juice, wine, sugar and cinnamon make a delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Can the Can

November 13, 2014
This homemade cranberry sauce is so good it might upstage the bird.

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup is a perfect fall comfort food.

Pumpkin Pleasures

October 30, 2014
The fruits of fall make delicious pie, muffins, bread and even soup.

Pomegranate seeds provide antioxidants and a sweet counterbalance to a bowl of salty popcorn.

Add Pop to Your Corn

October 16, 2014
Sweet pomegranate seeds add a healthy boost of flavor to this popular salty snack.

The Colome Pancake Party

October 2, 2014
How flapjacks united a team and created a lifelong memory.

Pho, a rich Vietnamese soup, isn t on the menu at The Homesteader restaurant in Gregory, but locals know it s available for lunch.

What’s Pho Lunch?

September 4, 2014
A rich Vietnamese soup if you’re exploring Gregory County.

Dream of that new front porch over a breakfast of scrambled eggs with pesto and white beans.

Dreaming Over Eggs

August 21, 2014
This fluffy but hearty breakfast fuels all the day’s aspirations.

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