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Dorothy Dean presents: I want candy – candied bacon

Held annually on Aug. 20, National Bacon Lovers Day is best spent indulging in this crispy, salty and downright irresistible magnificent meat that makes everything better, from Brussels sprouts and doughnuts to omelets and soup.

Rural population losses add to farm and ranch labor shortage

OMAHA, Neb. — Rural America lost more population in the latest census, highlighting an already severe worker shortage in the nation's farming and ranching regions and drawing calls from those industries for immigration reform to help ease the problem.

More US cities requiring proof of vaccination to go places

Hold on to that vaccination card. A rapidly growing number of places across the U.S. are requiring people to show proof they have been inoculated against COVID-19 to teach school, work at a hospital, see a concert or eat inside a restaurant.

Water Cooler: Passata is the key to easy, homemade tomato sauce

If you’ve ever aspired to make homemade tomato sauce, you’ve likely hesitated because of the assumption that it will take a whole day of laboring over a simmering pot to complete. Tomato passata is the Italian secret that will defy your expectations.

France’s virus pass now required in restaurants, trains

PARIS — France took a big step Monday into a post-pandemic future by requiring people to show a QR code proving they have a special virus pass before they can enjoy restaurants and cafes or travel by plane, train or bus across the country.

Water Cooler: Where coffee orginates

Whether it be a no-frills cup of drip or something more gourmet, Americans love their coffee. For something that seems so quintessentially American, most of us don’t know all that much about it. Learn a bit more about this delicious, humble bean.

Corn salad with avocado and jalapeno brings the zing for summer cookouts

This salad, inspired by the recent arrival of summer corn, is a party of vibrant colors and flavors all mingling happily in one exuberant bowl. I had bought a half-dozen ears one morning, shucking and boiling them all that evening, even though I needed only two for dinner.

U.S. employers ratchet up the pressure on the unvaccinated

Among employers getting tougher are the federal government, the state governments of California and New York, tech giants Google and Facebook, the Walt Disney Co. and the NFL. Some hospitals, universities, restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues have also started requiring vaccines.