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Rice salads a great pasta alternative

Rice salads a great pasta alternative

Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice. (Bill Hogan/Chicago tribune/MCT)

July 08, 2014 1:05 pm
Recipe

Recipe

Good chocolate sauce calls for more than just heating up chocolate and is a recipe that appeals to the novice chef. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

May 19, 2014 2:54 pm
Skillet chicken recipe

Skillet chicken recipe

Skillet chicken with onions, peas, mushrooms makes a good spring or summer dish.

May 05, 2014 9:25 am
Online cooking groups

Online cooking groups

Kung pao chicken

April 29, 2014 12:09 pm
All-American cookbook from 1901 still resonates today

All-American cookbook from 1901 still resonates today

This recipe was adapted from the 1903 edition .

April 08, 2014 12:05 pm
Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake

Celebrate spring with strawberry shortcake. The arrival of fresh, ripe berries in your food store should provide inspiration.

April 01, 2014 12:08 pm
Salad Recipe

Salad Recipe

When you’re hungry, “nothing” in the kitchen can become something. Grapefruit, red bell pepper and grains combine in a delicious salad. 

April 01, 2014 12:06 pm
Fish for Lent

Fish for Lent

Spicy fish cakes with zesty citrus sauce make for a light Lenten meal.

March 25, 2014 1:03 pm
goulash

goulash

Chicken goulash with potatoes is served with egg noodles.

February 04, 2014 3:35 pm
Pear and Blue Cheese sandwich

Pear and Blue Cheese sandwich

Pear and blue cheese sandwich with crisp radicchio slaw.

November 04, 2013 9:57 pm
MARGARITAS

MARGARITAS

Competitors are urged to use their imaginations when it comes to margaritas. A touch of champagne, anyone?

October 21, 2013 12:33 pm
MARGARITAS

MARGARITAS

MARGARITASA blender? No way. Margarita aficionados shun the blender. “Blending is a way to mask the flavor,” says John Kulikowski, director of wine and spirits at the Hacienda Del Sol’s Grill.

October 21, 2013 11:45 am
Overcoming fear of making pastry dough

Overcoming fear of making pastry dough

The flakey crust of this apple tart begins with frozen butter in a chilled bowl of a food processor with a chilled metal blade.

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Overcoming fear of making pastry dough

Overcoming fear of making pastry dough

Making a good pie dough can test the best of cooks. Keep a few simple tips in mind, such as keeping everything chilled and rotating the dough every couple of rolls to keep it circular.

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Change it up with Super Bowl snacks

Change it up with Super Bowl snacks

A bowl of roasted pecans with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt is definitely more interesting than a can of roasted nuts.

January 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Cornish hens make an impressive dish for entertaining

Cornish hens make an impressive dish for entertaining

Cornish hens are an impressive entertaining dish. Guests will feel rather spoiled when you serve them.

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Master the mixing of a perfect margarita

Master the mixing of a perfect margarita

Chef Rick Bayless' book offers insight into the margarita.

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Black bean soup with sausage makes quick meal

Black bean soup with sausage makes quick meal

Black bean and sausage soup with tortillas is a quick weeknight meal.

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Cooking, choices help reduce arsenic in rice

Cooking, choices help reduce arsenic in rice

Studies show worrisome levels of arsenic in many rices and rice products.

October 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Bounty of choices

Bounty of choices

Moroccan stuffed squash, a vegetable-only dish, takes advantage of fall's bounty.

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Mix sardines with pasta for a classic Sicilian dish

Mix sardines with pasta for a classic Sicilian dish

Pairing sardines with raisins and fennel creates a tasty sweet-and-sour combination.

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Do's and don'ts of balsamic vinegar

Do's and don'ts of balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar may be overused in America's kitchens.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Give pie a try

Give pie a try

Nostalgia and our national sweet tooth are nudging some bakers into the kitchen to give old-fashioned pies a try.

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Add heirloom, colorful and tiny tomatoes to cooking repertoire

Add heirloom, colorful and tiny tomatoes to cooking repertoire

Slow roast heirloom tomatoes before using them to make richly flavored soup.

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Raise a glass to M.F.K. Fisher, who wrote intimately about food

Raise a glass to M.F.K. Fisher, who wrote intimately about food

M.F.K. Fisher's eggs with anchovies. "Recipes in my book will be there like birds in a tree - if there is a comfortable branch."

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Ripeness is personal

Ripeness is personal

Ranier cherries

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Piece of cake on a smaller scale

Piece of cake on a smaller scale

A coffee cup is the perfect vessel for a treat such as coffee cake.

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Learn to 'play' with your food to boost flavor of routine dishes

Learn to 'play' with your food to boost flavor of routine dishes

It's easy to amp up flavor: Enrich a dish by adding sweet touches or brighten it with acid ingredients or salt.

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For winter roasting, only homemade marshmallows will do

For winter roasting, only homemade marshmallows will do

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Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with these easy, timesaving tips

Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with these easy, timesaving tips

Save prep time by selecting almost-ripe pears today. On Thursday, arrange them on a platter with cheese and nuts.

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Punch up flavors using marinades, infusions

Punch up flavors using marinades, infusions

Strawberries macerated with balsamic vinegar makes a perfect topping for pound cake.

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Why those cookies come out flat

Why those cookies come out flat

Mushrooms absorb too much water if you wash them. This bit of kitchen "wisdom" is a myth, as Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein report in their book.

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Skip wacky stuff, dyes, additives with DIY snacks

Skip wacky stuff, dyes, additives with DIY snacks

Homemade toaster pastries use fresh fruit rather than sugary preserves and no food chemicals.

August 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Don't settle for bringing home the bacon - make it yourself

Don't settle for bringing home the bacon - make it yourself

Slice a cured pork belly into strips. The result will be better than anything you can buy, says author Michael Ruhlman.

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Raising kitchen math above '1 potato, 2 potato …'

Raising kitchen math above '1 potato, 2 potato …'

You can use a few tortillas to teach fractions, honest. Plus, they're tasty chips after a little olive oil and skillet time.

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Mocktails' Colors, flavors spin heads

Mocktails' Colors, flavors spin heads

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Mocktails' Colors, flavors spin heads

Mocktails' Colors, flavors spin heads

A drink can be spirited without including spirits. Fruit- and vegetable-based drinks are catching on.

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Stuff it

Stuff it

Expect grins and giggles of surprise when family, friends and guests bite into a juicy, stuffed burger.

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Stuff it

Stuff it

Think inside the burger and stuff it with items such as cheese, herbs and onions.

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Solo meals beyond big bowl of cereal

Solo meals beyond big bowl of cereal

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New lower-cal flat breads gaining a slice of market

New lower-cal flat breads gaining a slice of market

Flat breads - sometimes called slims or thins - have fewer calories and less sodium than some regular bread.

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Thinking outside the jar

Thinking outside the jar

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Kid-pleasing snacks can have little sugar, prep

Kid-pleasing snacks can have little sugar, prep

Easy-to-make, chewy granola bars may be the perfect after-school or play-date snack.

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Are you awash in Easter eggs?

Are you awash in Easter eggs?

Salmon-stuffed eggs are one way to put leftover Easter eggs to fine-dining use.

April 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
William will have his cakes and eat them, too

William will have his cakes and eat them, too

Prince William specially requested the dark-chocolate biscuit cake, a tea-time favorite of the queen.

April 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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