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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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Supper at the Calfeteria

March 15, 2018
Beef fajitas are a hit in cattle country.

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

Forbidden Fish

March 1, 2018
An exiled childhood meal is an adult favorite.

Super Skillet

February 1, 2018
For some, Super Bowl Sunday is about food, not football.

When Carrots Become Candy

January 4, 2018
Eat healthy(ish) with veggies roasted in brown sugar.

To Bake or Not To Bake

December 21, 2017
Even if holiday baking seems like a chore, Peppermint Sugar Cookies are a sweet reward.

Tis the Season: Peppermint Fudge

December 7, 2017
Can fudge be light and fresh? Yes — when it's flavored with the clean taste of peppermint.

Thankful for Squash

November 22, 2017
Family tradition puts butternut squash on the Thanksgiving table.

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

Can the Can

November 9, 2017
This homemade cranberry sauce is so good it might upstage the bird.

An Apple a Day

October 26, 2017
Do they still keep you healthy if you put them in cookies?

Goodbye, Garden

October 12, 2017
Turn summer’s final tomatoes into a light and delicious pasta sauce.

The Best of Two Seasons

September 28, 2017
Enjoy the culinary delights of summer and fall at the same time.

Food for Thought

August 31, 2017
A good book and a salad featuring Forestburg melon makes a late summer treat.

The Best of a Bad Growing Season

August 21, 2017
Through drought and hail, sweet corn prevailed.

Better Late Than Never

July 20, 2017
Hot Dog Day can be any day with Potato Radish Salad.

Cake in Moderation

July 6, 2017
You might need to take a few extra steps during the day, but don’t deny yourself Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Box Cake.

Summer Magic

June 22, 2017
Spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen with a simple summer slaw.

A Special Occasion Sandwich

June 8, 2017
Crab Cake BLTs fit the bill for Sunday brunch.

A Sweet Treat for Mom

May 11, 2017
Rhubarb apple crisp is a sweet, yet tart, finish to your Mother’s Day meal.

Going Green

April 27, 2017
Pair wasabi and fresh garden peas for a zippy summer dip.

Snow Day

April 13, 2017
Leek and spinach soup is the perfect remedy for a South Dakota spring blizzard.

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