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by Zachariah Zendejas



Welcome to KRL’s Chef’s Kitchen, a series of articles that takes us into the kitchens of local chefs where they share not only a personal recipe but a story behind it. This week we are again in the kitchen of Martin Barcellos, chef and owner with his wife Dawn, of Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley. You’ll find a discount coupon for Valentino’s at the end of this article.

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by Diana Bulls



One of my favorite memories of my grandmother is that of her bottomless cookie jar. Grandma’s cookie jar was always full of snicker doodles, chocolate chip, peanut butter, or my favorite, Oatmeal Crunchies. The old black, crockery jar was shaped like a bean pot and had painted red cherries arching across its front. It sat on the counter just inside the kitchen door, which made it handy for marauding grandchildren. My brother, Bill, was caught red-handed one day and dropped the cookie jar lid on the floor, where it broke in half.

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Bored in the Kitchen? Try Spreadable Cheese

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun
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by Phyllis Johnson



Have the winter blues? Don’t know what to cook anymore? Here’s an idea for you. Pick up some spreadable cheese and some of that crumbled cheese the next time you’re out shopping. There are many flavors to choose from. You can try garlic and herbs, spinach artichoke, tomato and basil, vegetable, onion and parmesan spreads. Here are a few ideas for using it.

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Man On A Ledge: Movie Review

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



An escaped convict, who is a former cop in jail for stealing a famous diamond, ends up out on a ledge at a hotel. A police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) works to try and talk him down, unaware at first who he is as he registered at the hotel under an alias. The psychologist has her own story as well–she’s been in a downward spiral after failing to keep a cop from jumping off a bridge and she’s surprised when the man on a ledge asks for her by name. At the same time that he is on the ledge, across the street a major diamond heist is in progress.

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Underworld Awakening: Movie Review

IN THE January 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMovies
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by Jesus Ibarra




Kate Beckinsale returns as vampire heroine Selene, in the fourth installment of the Underworld series. After the events of movie two (three was a prequel) humans have become aware of both the vampires and lycans (werewolves) and have begun and all out war to eradicate the species. The movie picks up when Selene and Michael the vampire/lycan hybrid try to escape and are discovered and blown up. While Selene is captured and held captive for twelve years, Michael’s fate is left unknown.

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Christmas Cookies

IN THE December 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


Cookies are great to bake any time of the year, but my fondest memories of cookies are those my mother made for Christmas. The smell of butter and sugar, cinnamon, and ginger snaps will be forever embedded in my memory of the Holidays. Mom would begin to bake her cookies a couple of weeks before anyone else in the neighborhood even thought about getting started with making the holiday treats.

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by Nancy Holley



Kick off the holiday season with the antics of three actors portraying 30 men, women, and animals in 90 minutes! The action is packed with fun that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. The Visalia Players presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!) as the perfect opener to a season filled with joy and spirit.

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Immortals: Movie Review

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andContributors,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham




I have always loved Greek Mythology so ever since I first saw the preview for Immortals I was determined to go and so was my 16-year-old son. So this weekend we headed to the movie theater to join the crowd of people doing the same.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have been in love with The Three Musketeers ever since I was a little girl. Handsome men dressed in capes and feathered hats fighting with swords for honor and justice—it was like a precursor to the super hero but far more romantic. What’s not to love?

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I Don’t Know How She Does It: Movie Review

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you’ve read enough of my reviews, you may have noticed I don’t tend to see many comedies, but when I saw the trailer for I Don’t Know How She Does It, I was intrigued. It didn’t look like a typical comedy so I decided to try it and I am glad that I did.

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Corn

IN THE September 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


When my sisters and I were nine and ten years old it became our job in late summer to follow mom into the steamy pathways between the rows of corn. My sisters and I each dragged a huge metal bucket, kicking up dust, while we filled those heavy containers with the ears of corn mom said were ‘ready’.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Welcome to KRL’s Chef’s Kitchen, a series of articles that takes us into the kitchens of local chefs where they share not only a personal recipe but a story behind it. This week we are again in the kitchen of Martin Barcellos, chef and owner with his wife Dawn, of Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley. You’ll find a discount coupon for Valentino’s at the end of this article.

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The Tomato

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


The tomato offers year round enjoyment. In the summer, the tomato helps to cool the weary chef on hot sweltering days when it is freshly sliced and put into a crisp salad or lightly sautéed with garlic and mushrooms and folded into prepared pasta.

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by Jim Bulls



KRL’s local Reedley Historian Jim Bulls shares the history behind one of Reedley’s most popular downtown restaurants, Main Street Cafe. Check out the coupon for Main Street Cafe at the end of this article.

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