| Jan 2, 2013
As with many kids of the '70s, one of my dinner favorites was sloppy Joes. I liked them better than burgers. I remember the first time dad made them, flavored with those little packets of dried spices, onions and such. Dad, who worked days, had dinner...
| Jan 3, 2013
During the month of December, the food fest that is Christmas dinner becomes an obsession. It's all consuming to plan, shop for and cook a feast of the fishes -- be it seven, nine, or 13 dishes -- or whatever your particular tradition may be.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Sure, the slow cooker's great for stews and soups, but it also happens to make a mean lasagna! In this ingenious slow-cooker recipe, all you have to do is chop your veggies, then layer the ingredients (raw) into the crockpot.
Serve with garlic bread...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:24 PM
First impression: The first thing I realized about Empire Pizza Cafe is that the woman behind the cash register was friendly and courteous and found a way to share a laugh. She knew the menu as if she owned the place. As it turns out, Robin Levy-...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Black Bean Hummus
2 cans garbanzo beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
Extra virgin olive oil, first cold pressed
salt and pepper
*can add a bit of chopped red pepper for color and texture
Mince garlic in food processor...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Fiore's IV Italian Restaurant
17 Whiting St., Plainville
860-747-1700 and http://www.fioresplainville.com
Fiore's IV calls itself "a taste of Italy in downtown Plainville," and that's right on the money. A Groupon deal made us want to visit, and...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Here are a few hints about a food that could stretch your budget. Do you know what it is?
· This protein food contains natural chemicals that are good for your eyes because of their lutein content. This natural colorant may reduce...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:30 PM
With the crush of the holiday season, I can't seem to find enough hours to get through each day. Between shopping, parties and work projects, life on Monday through Saturday is hurried and I'm sprinting just to keep up. But then, just in the nick of time,...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Looking for a cool way to beat the heat? And you want flavor and color too? Oh, and you want it in under an hour. I have one word: gazpacho. This refreshing summer soup is typically made from a puree of garden-fresh tomatoes and vegetables, dried bread, a...
| May 14, 2013
Q: I have a recipe for pickles that calls for 1 cup coarse salt for 6-8 quart jars of pickles. If I reduce the salt to 1/2 cup, will it affect how the pickles turn out? What if I reduce it to 1/4 cup of salt? There are enough other flavors in the recipe...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
When I think about throwing a dinner party, especially a big one like this polenta supper I'm sharing with you this week, my thoughts immediately go to: What can I make ahead? Last week, I had an easy answer: a shredded, succulent mess of beef braised...