Traditional Sausage, Sage and Bread Stuffing

Ingredients: 1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped celery4 tablespoons butter½ pound lean pork sausage or Italian sausage, hot or sweet½ to 1 tsp salt, according to taste 4 to 5 cups densely textured,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie

Ingredients: 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate2 tablespoons melted butter3 eggs½ cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla¾ cup dark Karo syrup¾ cup chopped pecans1 unbaked pie shellMethod: Preheat oven to 375 F....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Geek out with new gadgets

Cooking with iPads and other tablet computers is on the rise. But what if a slip of the saute pan leaves that $500 gadget Wi-Fried?Enter the growing market of wraps, stands and shields designed to...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Grasshopper pie as holiday cookie

Grasshopper pie – a cookie crumb pie crust filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream and topped with fudge – is a diner classic. To transform this into a cookie, we flavored a chewy chocolate...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Books for the family foodie

Everybody knows at least one – a pretentious foodie who insists on froo-froo ingredients, laborious techniques and over-the-top dishes.Well, this year they’re out of luck. Because 2011 was a year...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Wine gifting tips for novices

Trendy, tasty and one-size-fits-all, wine is a versatile holiday gift, whether you’re on your way to a house-warming or looking for something for the in-laws. But navigating the world of wine can...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Casting call for chefs

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

WASHINGTON – Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do? In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Cooks in cahoots

Six chefs, six courses, nearly a dozen wines and a sell-out crowd added up to a successful Collaborative Chefs Showcase to benefit Sexual Assault Services Organization Thursday night at the Strater...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Poached turkey is quicker, healthier

To say that I love Thanksgiving dinner is similar to saying that expensive Champagne is something to satisfy your thirst.I don’t just love it, but live for it. And much of that is thanks to my...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel Seed and Chive Biscuits

Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: Makes 18 biscuitsIngredients: 2 tablespoons fennel seeds4 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel: A savory choice that is surprisingly sweet

Licorice as a Thanksgiving flavor? Kind of, and it’s surprisingly good.It’s easier – and more delicious – than you might think. That’s because fennel, as both a seed and a vegetable, can lend a...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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