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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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Preserving spicy, smoky salsa helps carry summer s flavors into fall and winter. Photo by Fran Hill.

Holding on to Summer

September 20, 2012
At season's end, preserve the heat of summer in a jar.

The Andouille sausage for these sausage and shrimp skewers can be hard to find on the prairie, but local meat lockers may have a good substitute. Photo by Fran Hill.

Sharing "Difficult" Recipes

September 6, 2012
Sometimes a recipe is too good not to share — even if the ingredients aren't small town grocery store staples.

Zucchini Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies make a lightly spiced, cream-filled treat for young scholars. Photo by Fran Hill.

After School Treat

August 23, 2012
A zucchini-based sandwich cookie is a good snack for budding scholars.

Creamy, garlicky zucchini alfredo will change your mind about the garden s most feared vegetable. Photo by Fran Hill.

Fear No More

August 9, 2012
Don't let National Zucchini Day strike terror in your heart.

Without cucumbers, there can be no crisp, delicious refrigerator pickles. Photo by Fran Hill.

In a Pickle

July 25, 2012
This record-breakingly hot summer is leaving one South Dakota foodie cucumberless.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake is a vintage church cookbook treasure. Photo by Fran Hill.

Antique Versus Vintage

July 11, 2012
Strawberry rhubarb upside-down cake is a easy-to-make treat with vintage style.

A fresh, crisp salad is a new way to enjoy sweet corn. Photo by Fran Hill.

Knee-High by the Fourth of July

June 28, 2012
Enjoy summer's sweet corn bounty with a fresh corn and radish salad.

Sinfully creamy strawberry mousse. Photo by Fran Hill.

The War for the Strawberries

June 14, 2012
When squirrels attack the berry patch, fight back.

A slightly thickened soup with shredded chicken and spicy flavor. Photo by Fran Hill.

Smells Like Feet But Good to Eat

May 30, 2012
Curry can be a acquired taste/aroma, but this warming, delicious soup recipe might convert you.

Mini zucchini frittatas are a nice, healthy surprise breakfast for anyone s mom. Photo by Fran Hill.

Frittatas for Mama

May 9, 2012
Need a breakfast in bed idea for Mom this Sunday? Look no further.

A chunk of poached salmon generously slathered with homemade tartar sauce is only slightly more difficult to prepare than boiled water. Photo by Fran Hill.

In Hot Water

April 25, 2012
Get yourself out of hot water by slipping a packet of salmon in.

This sandwich goes in your mouth, not under your feet. Photo by Fran Hill.

I Stepped on a Sandwich

April 11, 2012
Please don't trample Fran's favorite meaty, cheesy panini.

Asparagus Carbonara is a creamy showcase for fresh spring asparagus. Photo by Fran Hill.

Strike It Rich

March 28, 2012
A bountiful asparagus bed provided the inspiration for this richly filling pasta dish.

Lucky Irish Soda Bread is an easy, if untraditional, addition to one s Saint Patrick s Day feast.

Luck of the Irish

March 14, 2012
A sweet, biscuity soda bread makes a great addition to a Saint Patrick's Day feast.

How Do You Get Dressed?

March 1, 2012
A new recipe breaks all the salad dressing rules.

Soup For The Soul

February 15, 2012
It may feel like spring, but the calendar says it's thick, hearty soup season.

Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like this delicious pepperoni appetizer. Photo by Fran Hill. Click to enlarge image.

If Football Is Your Thing

February 1, 2012
A recipe for an easy, cheesy appetizer perfect for Super Bowl viewing.

On The Side

January 17, 2012
A quick, easy side dish that magically matches up with almost any meal.

Lean and Mean

January 5, 2012
Dieting? Don't get cranky — whip up a lower-calorie meatloaf that doesn't skimp on flavor.

Christmas Morning Dreams

December 22, 2011
Tall, fluffy, slightly-spiced pancakes warm the soul on Christmas morning or cold winter nights.

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