| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Start the Independence Day celebrations early - or extend them through the weekend - with these special restaurant deals.
Plan B Burger Bar, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield, hosts a "backyard barbecue" with a view of the Springfield fireworks...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 6:06 PM
The Corner Pug in West Hartford teams with Back East Brewery of Bloomfield for a special beer dinner, Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Asian-style Boston bibb lettuce cup with chicken (Back East Ale)
Baby arugula with pecorino romano,...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:47 AM
By Linda Giuca
Willie Nelson’s song “On the Road Again,” could double as the theme for summer vacationers taking to the road for some R&R. Whether that road trip is a quick daycation or the beginning of a lengthier break...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially with these dining and beverage specials. Here's a sampling of what local restaurants are offering for the holiday.
A St. Patrick's Day prix-fixe at Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Grants Restaurant in West Hartford hosts a special five-course beer dinner Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.
Beet cured salmon with baby beets, creme fraiche, cara cara oranges and rye toast croutons (with Peroni Nastro Azzuro)
Sheep's milk ricotta and...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:10 AM
For the Sun WineFest's 10th year, famed cookbook author and James Beard award winner Dorie Greenspan pulled together a cookie recipe representing three facets of her life: a vanilla French sablé base with cherries, cranberries and raisins cooked in mulled...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Many years ago, we bought a Japp's potato chip can at a flea market. Does it have any value?
A: Indeed it does. As far as I know, the cans have not been reproduced.
Readers may not know that Japp's was the precursor of Jay's potato chips. In the late...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Total time: 40 minutes
1 cup grated baking potato, drained and firmly packed (about 1 potato)
1 cup peeled and grated sweet potato, firmly packed (about 1 sweet potato)
1 cup peeled and grated parsnip, firmly packed (about 1 parsnip)
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
This cold cucumber-dill soup has a surprisingly seductive taste. The secret is that both the broth and the yogurt garnish are loaded with fresh (never dried) dill and chives. Serve as a starter or a light lunch entree. The recipe calls for "handfuls" of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Forty years ago, I moved from Europe to the United States. I was so excited to be here. I loved everything I'd heard and seen about America, and really did think of it as the land of opportunity. Today, I'm happy to be a citizen.
But, I must admit, it...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12
4 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes
Sea salt to taste
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, cut up
Freshly ground white pepper to taste
1. Peel the...