PAXTON — Bobby Davenport did it last year. So did Rebekah Morenz in 2012.
Beating the professionals in a barbecue cookoff as an amateur grilling enthusiast is not only possible, it has happened each of the first two years of the Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Cookoff.
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not." Proverbs 1:7-10
My dad is a farmer and my mom is a Master Gardener, and together they grow an amazing garden that's been more superlative than usual this summer.
I love social media for many reasons, but I find Facebook, in particular, is a wonderful place to share ideas about food and recipes.
Recently, Kathy Wallig of Urbana, one of my Facebook friends, posted about a genius strategy for corn on the cob.
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14,15
HOOPESTON — Stephen and Holly Eyrich are the only residents in Hoopeston with a steam engine parked in the driveway.