Cookout condiments that create sparks

  Holidays are all about tradition, so there’s little surprise that July Fourth remains the most popular day of the year for grilling. Close to 70 percent of us will be cooking our beloved beef, chicken and fish over gas, charcoal or an open fire on Independence Day, cementing the cookout’s reputation as America’s favorite — and perhaps…

Basil is the king of herbs

Basil and tomatoes are among those flavors that always go well together, like strawberries and cream, like chocolate and banana, like cinnamon and toast. A bit of basil always brightens tomato, whether it is sprinkled with vinaigrette over sliced tomato and mozzarella cheese or added in the last minute of cooking to

Try fruit, vegetable, green, grain and pasta recipes

Summer salads have everything going for them. They are fresh, packed with flavor and have contrasting textures. Bursting with colors, they are quick to toss together, easily portable and a great team player at any summer cookout, party or reunion. So savor summer with salads made with vegetables, greens, pasta, grains and fruits.

1970s series on TV shined light on real Italian food

Franco and Margaret Romagnoli brought real Italian cooking to a national audience in the mid-1970s with their public television series “The Romagnolis’ Table.” The show sparked a number of cookbooks and three restaurants.

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Cookout condiments that create sparks

Holidays are all about tradition, so there’s little surprise that July Fourth remains the most popular day of the year for grilling.…

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Basil is the king of herbs

Basil and tomatoes are among those flavors that always go well together, like strawberries and cream, like chocolate and banana, like cinnamon…

30 June 2015 [08:55 PM]
Should you adhere to ‘sell-by’ dates on food?

How often has this happened to you? You’re digging through the refrigerator looking for something to eat when suddenly you notice the “sell-by” date on the package. It’s several days past, so you toss the food out. Americans throw away…

23 June 2015 [08:12 PM]
More women are taking over the grill at home

Who mans the grill at home? In many households across the U.S., it may very well be Mom. “Women cook, men grill” — a phrase coined in a Forbes article just five years ago — is one gender stereotype that…

16 June 2015 [11:19 PM]
The time is now for the berry best

Now is the best time of the year. It’s strawberry time. So juicy. So sweet. So delicious. So soft-tender on your tongue. No sensation in the world can compare to eating a plump, sun-warmed strawberry straight off the vine. It…

09 June 2015 [08:53 PM]
Brussels sprouts lighten up for spring in slaw recipe

If it’s winter, oven-roasted, even slightly charred Brussels sprouts are my jam. But as we transition to warmer weather, my thoughts turn to spring and summer slaws. Although slaw is most typically made from cabbage, just about any sturdy vegetable…

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Kids invited to whip up some fun

Simon Kidgits Club welcomes young foodies and their families to the Lil’ Chefs event at Broadway Square Mall on Saturday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m. The annual event, sponsored by Chick-fil-A, FRESH by Brookshires, Sonic Drive-in and Great…

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Time to resurrect chocolate mousse

The rage over 1950s and 1960s style is still going strong. Midcentury architecture is back. Midcentury furniture is back. Midcentury…

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American food: A list of the best

To be honest, when I first saw a copy of Mimi Sheraton’s new book, “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die,” my initial thought was that the illustrious former restaurant critic for the New York Times really wanted to call…

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