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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kenneth Lee Cressman and Jeanette Jean Donlon, 259 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ATHENS, OHIO (AP) – After a week of pain, sleepless nights and dread at the thought of the next feeding, new mother Paula Linscott was on the brink of giving up her attempts to nurse.

"It took like a month or two before it stopped hurting," said the Ph.D. candidate at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. "I thought it was just going to be fine, like it was this natural thing you do."

Thursday, February 24, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS These three witches aren't really from William Shakespeare's Macbeth. They're just members of the TIMES NEWS cookbook committee, (TIMES NEWS advertising sales representatives Linda Muffley and Darlene Hentosh, and lifestyle editor Karen Cimms), hoping to stir up even more interest in this year's contest. There is still time to enter your original recipe in the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest, but remember, the deadline is midnight, Saturday, March 12.

"Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

With apologies to Will Shakespeare, we aren't really looking for recipes for "eye of newt" or "toe of frog," but we are hoping that our readers are busy stirring up some wonderful recipes for the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest.

Recipes must be received at the TIMES NEWS by midnight, Saturday, March 12, so there is still plenty of time to dig out your cauldron and whip up a tasty soup or stew, or a recipe in any of our other categories, and compete for over $900 in prizes.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Katie Moran and Stephen Boccella

The engagement of Katie Moran to Stephen Boccella, both of Macungie, has been announced by her mother.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christine Moran, Lake Hauto, and the late Robert Moran. She is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Scranton where she earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science.

In 2010 she earned a master of science degree in exercise science and health promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania.

She is employed as a wellness coach with Wellness Coaches USA.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
AP Photo/Larry Crowe Slathered with a taste of Thailand this "Fried" Haddock Sandwich with Thai Red Curry Mayonnaise uses simple techniques and bold flavor in a quick to make meal.

For about a year now I've been trying to find a good way to infuse my basic baked "fried" haddock with the taste of Thai red curry paste.

And the solution has repeatedly escaped me. Until now.

My haddock couldn't be simpler.

I whisk eggs, mayo and mustard in one shallow bowl, and fill a second with panko breadcrumbs. I then dredge haddock fillets through the egg mixture, then through the panko, then bake them on a sheet in the oven.

That's it. And they're delicious.

But I'd wanted to add the gentle yet complex spicy heat of red curry paste.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This Jan. 16, 2011 photo shows creamy brown rice risotto in Concord, N.H. For extra flavor and color, you can add sauteed mushrooms and bell peppers, though you certainly could substitute with vegetables of your choice. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

I've always resisted making risotto part of my regular dinner rotation.

And it's not a time factor. Though risotto has a reputation for being laborious, the reality is that it can be mostly painless and totally weeknight friendly. My reluctance mostly stems from all that white rice and fat, the combination of which generally doom the dish to being a sometimes treat.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

A Lehighton Cadette Girl Scout is well on her way to earning a Silver Award.

Katelyn Hosler, granddaughter of Katherine and James Hosler of Franklin Township, recently presented her project, much needed wheelchair accessories, to the residents of ManorCare, an Allentown nursing home.

The Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn and represents a girl's growing ability to identify and respond to community needs, consider possible solutions and establish networks to make them happen.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Q. I was racing down the cellar stairs a few days ago when I slipped and fell on my tailbone. I've had pain ever since. What should I do about it?

The coccyx or tailbone is made up of three to five vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Most people have a coccyx of four of these spinal bones. The coccyx functions as an attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo. The coccyx's shape is like the beak of a cuckoo. The human coccyx is considered a vestige of what was once a tail.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1966 will hold a planning meeting for its 45-year reunion at 3:30 p.m., March 6 at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club, Sixth Street, Coaldale.

All interested class members are invited to attend.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The problem with problems is that they don't come one at a time. They generally appear in clusters. When one is taken care of, another pops up to take its place, and you wonder to yourself, "What did I do to deserve this?"

No, it isn't Karma you aren't being punished it's just life. Combine the economic woes that we can't seem to fix, issues that arise in any normal relationship, plus the unexpected upsets that besiege our day, and it's understandable that there will be times when your mood reaches a low point.