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Lugene Hudson

Lugene Hudson
  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Yes, soup for you! Try some!

    The groundhog said six more weeks of winter, and nobody is going to argue with his assessment. The upside is — we’re closer to daffodils, the swallows returning to Capistrano and sooner rather than later, gardening. There’s already been a glimmer of spring’s promises this week.

    February 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Cherries can help make Presidents Day sweet as pie

    Monday is Presidents Day. Granted, most of us don’t celebrate like we do on the Fourth of July and Christmas.  Some get the day off, though, which is a mini-celebration in itself.

    February 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: It’s time for some Valentine’s Day sweetness

    After only a few seconds of thought, I’ve come to a conclusion. There’s isn’t anything in the food world much more wonderful than chocolate. My love affair with chocolate began at a very young age.

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Cook up some ‘little ears,’ ‘little worms’

    There are so many things to love about pasta.  It’s easy to cook and can be prepared in many versatile ways. Today, Culinary Conversation presents five wonderful selections.

    February 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Share your best slow cooker recipes

    Somewhere upstairs in a spare room among the books and boxes is a slow cooker. Obviously, I haven’t used it in a long time. Through the years, I have owned several of these time-saving devices. In the 1970s and 1980s, their popularity soared.

    January 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Shenango woman shares recipes

    None of us could have predicted that the first days of the new year would be raw. It was actually colder here than it was at the North Pole. When it’s time to hunker down and stay warm, it’s also time to bring out those recipes that are comforting.

    January 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Make it fast, easy and light

    If I’m on target, the word of the moment is light. It’s especially appropriate after the holiday season when overindulgence often occurs. Today, Culinary Conversation has just the antidote to start off the new year with some lighter selections.

    January 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • culinary_nuthorns.jpg Reader’s recipes help kick off new year

    2014 is starting out great. Not only did I receive an envelope stuffed with recipes, but I also got to talk to the reader who sent them. Antionette Fragola of Neshannock Township is a delight.

    January 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Christmas continued

    The holiday meals are finished for most of us and the fridge may overflow with leftovers. Before you consider tossing them into the trash can or doling them out to the family pet, remember there are other options.

    December 28, 2013 2 Photos

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Reader offers Christmas cookie recipes

    If there’s anything as good as a batch of Christmas cookies, it’s a batch of recipes for Christmas cookies. And Susan Cavallo obliged. A fat envelope arrived with nine recipes and I was thrilled.

    December 14, 2013 1 Photo

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