Monday, June 18, 2018

Cooking

Making granola at home is easy and scrumptious with this Maple Cashew Granola

Making granola at home is easy and scrumptious with this Maple Cashew Granola

If Iím being honest, most of what I do in the kitchen is recreate really delicious things Iíve eaten somewhere else. No, it never tastes the same, but itís a useful way to get cooking inspiration, and also to not spend $10 on something it takes $2 to...
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Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘The Best Cook in the World’ a loving food memoir about his mother

Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘The Best Cook in the World’ a loving food memoir about his mother

When Rick Bragg told his mother that his new book about her would be titled The Best Cook in the World, Margaret Bragg protested: "I wasn’t even the best cook that lived on our road." Bragg writes, "I told her we couldn’t call it The Thi...
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Recipe for Slow Cooked Pork Roast

Recipe for Slow Cooked Pork Roast

Slowly cooking a big hunk of tough, inexpensive meat isnít just the best way to cook this cut of meat. Itís really the only way. Most tough cuts of meat come from the hardest working parts of the animal, and therefore have a lot of collagen. This col...
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Taste test: New frozen chocolate treats

Taste test: New frozen chocolate treats

With longer summer nights on the horizon, our judges are always looking for a new cool treat to beat the heat. This week they sampled four new chocolate offerings found in local grocery store freezers. A couple were pool party worthy and others were ...
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At Southeastern Guide Dogs, homemade dog food is on the menu

At Southeastern Guide Dogs, homemade dog food is on the menu

PALMETTO As senior veterinarian at Southeastern Guide Dogs, Dr. Kevin Conrad spends weekdays caring for as many as 100 dogs in training and another 100 or so puppies born on campus. On weekends, he’s cooking up dog food for his own pets and t...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hereís a fool-proof mint julep recipe for watching the Kentucky Derby

Hereís a fool-proof mint julep recipe for watching the Kentucky Derby

What has been called the most exciting two minutes in sports saunters up Saturday when the 144th Kentucky Derby takes off, and for this event you will need a mint julep.Whatís not to like? With barbecue on the menu and a very cold minty drink in hand...
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Use your leftover risotto to make this Baked Arancini With Peppery Tomato Sauce

Use your leftover risotto to make this Baked Arancini With Peppery Tomato Sauce

When was the last time you enjoyed leftovers?For me, it was when I turned a Pyrex full of three-day-old risotto into this recipe below. Aside from chili or other stew-like dishes, it is a sad fact of home cooking that most dinners donít taste as good...
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Follow a few recipes, tips for good health for your pet

Follow a few recipes, tips for good health for your pet

We adopted two of the seven puppies my family raised for Southeastern Guide Dogs. When yellow Labs Blue and Hillary put on weight, I began looking into home-cooked foods. Dr. Kevin Conrad, senior veterinarian at Southeastern, prescribed several optio...
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Pasta meets potatoes in Italian pasta e patate

Pasta meets potatoes in Italian pasta e patate

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as ...
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How to make perfect rice every time

How to make perfect rice every time

A hot, tenderly cooked heap of rice is comfort food, just the way it is. There are so many ways to define a perfect batch, and as many ways to achieve it, whether you look to musical rice cookers, pressure cookers, bamboo steamers or tightly compress...
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