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Easy Banana Banoffee Pie (30-Minutes Dessert)

This banana banoffee Pie is so rich, creamy, and very delicious. If you are a fan of banana and banana desserts then this no-bake dessert is your …

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

If you like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate then this recipe is perfect for you! This chocolate peanut butter pie is so rich, creamy, …

Crunchy, Crispy Avocado Fries

Crunchy, Crispy Avocado Fries<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat broiler. Place a baking sheet in oven while broiler preheats.<p>Step 2<p>Combine flour, salt, and …

How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

We believe you can oven-fry. We believe you can touch the sky.<p>When I was 11 years old, I had the best baked chicken wings of my life. They were coated in spices (give me that onion powder), arranged on a cooling rack over a sheet tray, and blasted with heat for almost an hour until they were ultra …

Recipes

Quick and Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

The basic ingredients in homemade enchilada sauce recipe are tomatoes and lots of seasonings. This quick and easy Mexican recipe uses tomato paste to …

This Is the Most Popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on Pinterest

When you got home from school as a kid, right after you dropped your backpack at the door, what was the first thing you hoped to see on the kitchen …

Cool weather, fall foliage blend with NWI festival season

Jean-Ann Morton and her daughter Jaimie of Westville consider the fall their favorite time of year for strolling festivals in Northwest Indiana.<p>"When the weather is cooler, and with the changing of the seasons, it's an entirely different experience," said Jean-Ann, who rates her own community's …

Berengaria Development Acquires 277,000 SF Retail Center in Valparaiso, Indiana

Posted on August 31, 2017 by in Indiana, Midwest, Retail<p><i>Porter’s Vale Shopping Center is located along Highway 49.</i><p>VALPARAISO, IND. — Berengaria …

Top Locations for Date Night in Valpo

Whether you’re just starting out or have been married for ages, there’s still something magical about getting ready and heading out for a date night. …

Horizon League sues Valparaiso, Missouri Valley Conference for $500K exit fees

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Horizon League has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Valparaiso and the Missouri Valley Conference claiming that the school …

Local animal rescue shelters providing assistance for pets affected by Harvey

Heartbroken over the plight of animals in the Gulf Coast, multiple Northwest Indiana rescue shelters are preparing to send assistance in the coming days.<p>Both Open Arms Animal Rescue, 405 Elm St., in Valparaiso and Bella's House, 1147 N. Wood St., in Griffith expect to send volunteers with supplies …

I Tried 8 Miracle Flavor Hacks To Upgrade My Favorite Foods

Here are the ones you should definitely try at home.

The South's Most Beloved Appetizer Starts With a Sleeve of Saltines

So simple, yet oh so delicious.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>Sometimes an oven is like that mysterious black box on a magician’s …

Recipes

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Owners Get A Massive Discount On The Note 8

Samsung’s Note 7 incident cost the company a lot of money and some goodwill. But the financial burden isn’t over yet because the firm promised to give Note 7 owners a price reduction on the Note 8. And the good news is, Samsung is honouring that agreement with a massive $425 off the price of the …

Samsung Galaxy S8

This is What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like to a Weather Satellite

Yesterday, we shared what a total solar eclipse looks like to a weather balloon floating in near space. If you want to zoom out even <i>more</i>, check out …

I was an unwed teen and had to tell my pastor father. What happened next was an incredible shock

Pregnant and unwed teenager Maddi Runkles was the subject of countless news reports earlier this year after the administration at her private Christian high school refused to allow her to walk in its graduation ceremonies in order to “teach a lesson regarding her immorality.”<p>While I understand the …

Parenting

Truck & Tractor Pull returns to expo center in Valparaiso

Super Show Promotions' Truck & Tractor Pull comes to the Porter County Expo Center Grandstand in Valparaiso in Sept. 3, where audiences also can see Indiana Pulling League 9,500-pound Hot Farm tractors, stock four-wheel drive pickup trucks and 13,000-pound stock farm tractors.<p>National Tractor …

First Division Museum, reopening Saturday, tells the story of war with aplomb

If you were planning an attack on the First Division Museum, your most prudent approach would be from the rear. Out front, 11 tanks of many eras stand on a kind of guard duty. The museum calls it a “Tank Park,” which sounds friendly enough, but it looks pretty much impregnable.<p>The museum at …

The best places to go camping near Chicago - Curbed Chicago

As summer transitions into autumn, it’s time to put the swimming suit away and pull the light jackets and sweaters out. It’s also the time of the year when the weather is <i>just</i> perfect for camping. Fortunately for Chicagoans, there are numerous state parks and nature preserves within a two-hour drive …

How to Make Hummus That Tastes Better Than Store-Bought

These tasty hummus recipes feature good-for-you ingredients and tons of flavor.

Brauer Museum to debut Dunes paintings, other fall exhibits

VALPARAISO — Dunes painter Frank V. Dudley, Douglas Calisch's imaginative mixed-media works and prints of old masters like Rembrandt highlight the …

Valparaiso could see City Hall addition

VALPARAISO — Mayor Jon Costas is planning a big finish to his final term in office, including building an addition to City Hall.<p>"We feel we need to …

Brazil

And Yet President Trump, in His Classically Inartful Way, Was Absolutely Right

I just did something fascinating. I just watched the President’s entire 14-minute impromptu news conference at Trump Tower on Monday that sparked all …

Rights & Freedoms

DeHaven Named Assistant Police Chief, Swearing-In Ceremony Set for Monday

Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas has named Mike DeHaven as the city’s Assistant Police Chief, working in partnership with Jeff Balon who was named as …

Greek Fest returns to Valparaiso

Roasted lamb, pork shish kebab, Greek chicken, loukaniko (Greek sausage), pastitsio (Greek lasagna), grilled octopus, and pastries made by St. Katherine's Philoptochos Society are among the foods served at an annual Valparaiso Greek Fest.<p>St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church presents the 37th annual …

How to spot a fake viral video

“Lightning almost strikes girl in Sydney!!!” “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” “Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!“<p>Viral videos like these are the internet’s junk food, a guilty pleasure you should probably ignore, but reach for anyway. Just this once. More often than not, you’re left exclaiming, …

Viral

Valpo Star Michael Essany Finds Worldwide Audience with New Amazon Show

Michael Essany has been in the tv business since he was a pre-teen Hoosier dreaming of a bright future in show business and how to make those dreams …

Hoosier Bat Co. supplies sluggers with customized hits

David Cook calls aluminum bats "recycled pop cans."<p>Passing a bat between his hands as his palms ran against the wood, Cook stood in his Valparaiso shop in mid-July as he talked about the history of his business, Hoosier Bat Co., and what's kept him and his wife, Debbie Cook, making wooden bats for …

Calvary Link: What's Next

One of the things I love about my job is being able to have an impact on the next generation of leaders. Mentoring is one of the ways our church is …