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Velveeta Chesy Skillets being recalled

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 20, 2014

 

Here's the latest recall off of the AP wire

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Martin Luther King Day greetings

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 20, 2014

Wishing all a good Martin Luther King Day.

Let's all take a moment to reflect on the values Dr. King fought for:

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Two scoops of Black and Tan

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 17, 2014

Yuengling is out with some new flavors, just don't look for them in the beer aisle.

Yuengling's Ice Cream has begun  making ice cream again The first batches of Yuengling's ice cream are coming off the production line and will soon hit gocery store freezer cases.

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Chili Challenge winners

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 10, 2014

Every year the city of Akron's firefighters challenge other city departments and local companies to a chili-making challenge to help raise money for the Burn Unit at Akron Children's Hospital.

I've been invited several times to be a judge, including this year. There were five entries. None of them were bad, but some were more tasty than others.

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Winter farmers market on Saturday

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 9, 2014

This week especially, we can all use a little hint of spring.

Nothing reminds us of spring more than a farmers market.

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Future of the Diamond Grille

By Lisa Abraham Published: December 26, 2013

The Diamond Grille is Akron's oldest restaurant, owned by brothers Ted and Nick Thomas.

Recently, a reader sent me an email telling me that he heard on the radio that the Diamond Grille was closing or is up for sale and wanting to know "Could this possibly be true?"

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Warning: Use those gift cards

By Lisa Abraham Published: December 20, 2013

This is my annual warning to use up those restaurant gift cards.

Lots of folks will be giving and receiving restaurant gift cards for Christmas.

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Sriracha sauce may be hard to get

By Lisa Abraham Published: December 12, 2013

Hold on to your hot sauce.

A California Sriacha sauce maker is under new state regulations, and its sauce may not be shipping for another month.

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Thanksgiving dinner is a little cheaper this year

By Lisa Abraham Published: November 15, 2013

That turkey and stuffing will cost a little less this year.

The American Farm Bureau is out with its annual report on the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner to feed 10 and the price — $49.04 — is a 44-cent drop from last year.
That makes Thanksgiving 2013 cheaper than Thanksgiving 2012 and 2011, when the meal was $49.48 and $49.20, respectively.

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