Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cooking

Tofu gets a bad rap sometimes. Hereís how to make it great.

Tofu gets a bad rap sometimes. Hereís how to make it great.

Tofu has long since ceased to be a special ingredient, especially now that meatless eating has become mainstream. But it still confounds some of us. Perhaps because itís so versatile ó you can do so much with it, you may not know where to start. Plus...
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Stuffed Peppers are easily adaptable, for carnivores and vegans alike

Stuffed Peppers are easily adaptable, for carnivores and vegans alike

Cooking for friends or family members who do not share your tastes, or have special dietary restrictions, is one of my greatest challenges in the kitchen. My brother and his girlfriend are vegans (and I, pretty avowedly, am not). My husbandís still o...
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This chicken recipe is so good it could bring back the balsamic craze

This chicken recipe is so good it could bring back the balsamic craze

I share with you a go-to recipe thatís so simple and versatile that it actually dropped out of my weeknight rotation, because (a) itís "just chicken," and (b) there are so many other chicken dishes to try. I came up with it back when balsamic vinegar...
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Taste test: Coffee-flavored ice cream

Taste test: Coffee-flavored ice cream

Always looking for creative summer desserts, I once tuned in to see a television chef put together an impromptu dinner party with foods she had in her pantry. Dessert, too, was easily arranged from her freezer. She took a few different flavors of gel...
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Summer stone fruit season is the perfect time to make this Cherry Almond Cobbler

Summer stone fruit season is the perfect time to make this Cherry Almond Cobbler

You know the saying: When life hands you a bag of cherries, make cobbler. Itís the season for these stone fruit beauties, and while they work in a ton of recipes both savory and sweet, I wanted to take things in a more dessert-y direction this week....
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This grilled steak salad is made for summer

This grilled steak salad is made for summer

A grilled steak salad, with charred onions and plenty of greens, is made for summer nights. Itís the kind of recipe you can vary endlessly, always falling back on the time-honored combination of juicy beef and leafy greens, with a piquant citrusy dre...
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Taste test: Sourdough bread

Taste test: Sourdough bread

If I was stranded on a desert island and offered only one food item, I would likely pick sourdough bread. I love a hot, crusty slice slathered in salty butter. Admittedly, itís a diet breaker, so I choose my bread carefully. I prefer freshly baked lo...
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Tampa Bay is a perfect place to make your own food tour. Here are our suggestions.

Tampa Bay is a perfect place to make your own food tour. Here are our suggestions.

There are many good reasons to eat at four or five places in one night. A near overwhelming number of new restaurants in the Tampa Bay area can provoke anxiety in a certain kind of diner, the one who wants to try everything but doesn’t have th...
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Food tours offer an informative, and delicious, look at different areas of Tampa Bay

Food tours offer an informative, and delicious, look at different areas of Tampa Bay

There is a running list on my phone of restaurants to try. A romantic evening at St. Petersburg’s Reading Room. The Safety Harbor double date night, so we can finally take our friends to Pizzeria Gregario. Splurging on the chef’s tasting ...
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This simple shrimp dish lets summer vegetables shine

This simple shrimp dish lets summer vegetables shine

o the Washington PostThis meal of crisp vegetables and plump shrimp is light, fresh, flavorful and fast. It is just the thing to whip up when you need to reset from a weekend of typical summer party fare, heavy on the grilled meats and mayonnaise-y s...
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