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Cream cheese adds goodness to 8 recipes for dessert, pasta, spicy corn casserole, spreads

posted: 08/16/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Mmmmm. Cream cheese. (Just imagine Homer Simpson's eyes rolling back in his head while rhapsodizing about doughnuts.)

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: Frittering away season's fresh kernels

posted: 08/16/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

These fritters make an excellent appetizer, lunch or light dinner.

Reading Nook

posted: 08/16/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Tokyo is one of the world's greatest food cities, a massive and glorious place to eat that spans the culinary spectrum, from Michelin-starred restaurants to izakayas and ramen alleys. But much of that food can also be made at home, and it's probably a lot more accessible than you might think. Which is reason to pick up a copy of Tokyo Cult Recipes by Maori Murota, a writer and chef who was born and reared in Tokyo, and whose project is to bring the dishes of her childhood to a larger audience.

Cooking for two: Sausage, pasta dish hits plates in a jiffy

posted: 08/16/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

The savoriness of Italian sausage is complemented by the sweetness of slightly cooked Sun Gold cherry tomatoes in this almost effortless pasta dish.

Even culinary challenged can make this fruit dessert

posted: 08/16/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Here's a ridiculously simple summer dessert -- the happy marriage of blueberry pie and French toast with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. It's perfect not only for blueberry lovers, but also for those home cooks who consider themselves dessert-impaired.

7day menu planner

posted: 08/16/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: Grilled Steak and Watermelon Salad (see recipe) is perfect for family day. Pair it with baked potato wedges coated with olive oil spray and sprinkled with chile powder and crusty bread. Top vanilla ice cream with toasted coconut for dessert.

Uncorked: Inquiring readers ask good questions

posted: 08/16/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

One of my favorite things about writing this column is answering your questions. And based on reader feedback, it's one of your favorites, too. This week I'll address decanting boxed wine, the difference between sulfates and sulfites and the term "Cape red."

Idea Alley: A summer dessert, cookies, savory pie

posted: 08/16/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Recipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

COOKING WITH DIABETES: DIY tzatziki sauce great on fried fish

posted: 08/16/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Any flaky white fish would be perfect in this recipe. You just want a mild, moist fish, which then will be encased in a crunchy coating, and a base for the flavorful, creamy and crunchy sauce. Serve this up with some steamed or sauteed green beans to round out the plate.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/16/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: You had a recipe for fast coleslaw that was easy to make and had a nice taste. Having just graduated from college and moved into my first apartment, I have to prepare my own meals, and I'd love to have that recipe.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/16/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You'll change simple and small behaviors and get incommensurately favorable results. It turns out that your healthy choices don't affect only you. As you do the things that help you command good energy, you'll improve your career, family and social ties in the process.

On Christianity

posted: 08/16/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: A few months ago we made the mistake of welcoming some people who came to our door to talk about their religion. Now they won't leave us alone. My nephew says they are a cult, but how can we get rid of them?

Super Quiz: "Ear"

posted: 08/16/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

1. The bottom part of your ear

Food: Cooking with cream cheese

posted: 08/15/2017 11:16 a.m. Discuss

Cream cheese may be one of the best accidents to come out of an American kitchen. In 1872, American dairyman William Lawrence of Chester, N.Y., was trying reproduce a French cheese called Neufchatel and well, the rest is history.

West Little Rock coffee shop to reopen this week

posted: 08/14/2017 1:11 p.m. Discuss

A coffee shop in the Promenade at Chenal in west Little Rock will reopen Tuesday after announcing last month it would close for three weeks to "restructure."

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