| Mar 6, 2013
Lately, many restaurants have taken the french fry to new level of tastiness by substituting sweet potatoes for the usual russet baking potatoes. I have enjoyed them immensely, but I also feel a bit guilty knowing how much oil is used to fry them....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very hot oven -- perfect for a quick healthy chicken dinner. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese.
Roast Chicken and Sweet...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:20 AM
With country music blaring, honky-tonk decor, and a menu stacked with smokehouse favorites, Cowboys & Rednecks (also known as CNR) is hardly shy about its theme. We half expected the hostess to greet us with a "Yeehaw!"
CNR's owner, Federal Hill...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Barbecue potato chips. Three words Mary Treaster loves. She was willing to cheat on her chips with "TopChips.” The product claims to make crispy chips out of fruits and veggies in your microwave. No oil is needed.
"If I were going to pick...
| Jan 23, 2013
We like anything and everything tucked inside a short crust — that flaky, tender unleavened dough used to envelop sweet fruits, spicy meat and creamy fillings. The obsession likely began with the pastry classes mom took at the gas company. She'd...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:19 AM
There couldn't be an easier way to make an elegant sweet potato side dish. Canned sweet potatoes are a huge time-saver, and when they're mixed and baked with a few ingredients and topped with pecans, it makes this Sweet Potato Casserole hard to resist....
| Jan 19, 2013
When you talk to Texas expatriates about the food they miss most from home, after a few grumbly sentences about Los Angeles chili, and barbecue, and coffee-shop chicken-fried steak, it comes down to the queso every time. I am not one of those writers...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:35 PM
I am a changed man. A more open-minded man. Fifteen months ago, I had a conversion experience.
Just before the big Halloween snow in 2011, my wife, Yolanda, told me she was going to eat a gluten-free, grain-free diet for 30 days. When I heard these...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:24 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- Two big companies are voluntarily recalling dog treats amid an investigation by New York state agricultural officials. They say the treats may be contaminated with antibiotics not approved in the United States.
Nestle Purina is...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Soul Food Junkies
Mon. Jan. 14, 10 p.m., on PBS's Independent Lens, check local listings
America's food system is racist. That's one of the claims advanced in Soul Food Junkies, a brisk, provocative and wide-ranging documentary about African-...