Diane DeHamer

Office Assistant/Feature Writer

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Cooking with Diane: Frosted Fruit Salad

Here is another creamy, cool, dessert for summertime get -togethers. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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People and Places: A few thoughts from residents on Independence Day

“America is best described in one word: Freedom!” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

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Cooking with Diane: Fresh garden veggie pizza

With all my fresh veggies and herbs growing in my garden, I really wanted to use them and this pizza recipe was just the way to do it.

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Cooking with Diane: Strawberry Breakfast Rolls

These delicious strawberry rolls are dangerous (for weight watchers) and very hard to stop eating.

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Cooking with Diane: 'Creamed Peas & Baby Potatoes'

We picked our first batch of peas from our garden this week, so I decided to make a dish my mother used to make when I was growing up.

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Cooking with Diane: Garden Veggie Pasta Salad

When the hot summer days hit, I try to make nice cool dishes for our meals.

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Cooking with Diane: French Vanilla Cream Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I love any recipe with Mascarpone cheese in it, and this frosting is so delicious, just slightly sweet and very creamy. My family loved it!

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People and Places: Memory Park expansion

The subject of expanding Memory Park in Chino Valley has been being talked about for many months.

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Cooking with Diane: Ham, Potato and Pea Casserole

We really liked this dish, and using the French fries instead of sliced potatoes gave it a new twist.

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Cooking with Diane: ‘Lemon Honey Fruit Salad’

We always have a variety of fresh fruit as they come into season so this refreshing colorful fruit salad is a perfect dish for those summer cookouts.

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