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Ingredients

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1-1/2 teaspoons thyme
1-1/2 cups frozen or fresh corn kernels
1-1/2 cups peeled bite-size sweet potato pieces
1-1/2 cups bite-size pieces red bell pepper
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
8 ounces lean ham, cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, diced
2 cups (16 ounces) plain yogurt
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and thyme; saute 1 minute until fragrant. Add corn, sweet potatoes, bell peppers and broth. Partially cover and simmer 10 minutes until vegetables are tender. Add ham and onions. Remove from heat.

In a bowl, whisk a little yogurt with the cornstarch until blended. Whisk in remaining yogurt. Stirring slowly, add this to vegetable mixture. When blended, place over low heat and stir until slightly thickened. Serves 4 to 6.

Jenna Campbell
Cave City, Ariz.



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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