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Food: Idea Alley

posted: 09/27/2016 11:36 a.m. Discuss

An Idea Alley reader’s request for an old dish his mother used to make led Kelly Brant down a strange path filled with unusual recipes for gravies, butters and jellies featuring such varied ingredients as molasses, hard-cooked eggs, milk and flour.

Recipes that sizzle: Arkansas firefighters know what it takes to heat up station appetites

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The second-floor kitchen and dining area at the North Little Rock Fire Department's Central Station smells like home at suppertime.

Front Burner: Cheese rinds give broth umami taste

posted: 09/21/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Frugal cooks are probably familiar with the practice of tossing the hard rind of cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano into a pot of soup to add flavor. But there's a way to coax even more flavor from those rinds.


posted: 09/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

It may look like a travel mug for coffee, but it’s really the Rabbit All-In-One Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker. The 24-ounce capacity shaker’s screw-on lid features a builtin strainer, meaning there are fewer parts to lose or struggle with getting to fit properly.

Cooking for two: Chipotle sauce turns chicken cluck-worthy

posted: 09/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The smoky, sweet flavor of chipotle peppers, a dried and smoked ripe jalapeno pepper, is used as a rub for this pan-roasted chicken. The rub is made with chipotle powder. It can be found in the spice section of the market.

Marinade makes beef tasty and tender filling for tacos

posted: 09/21/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

You'll need to plan ahead for these Mexican-inspired tacos as they need at least 2 hours marinating time.

7day menu planner

posted: 09/21/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: Take it easy and serve a smoked turkey breast for family day. Oven Roasted Red Potatoes With Pesto and Tomatoes (see recipe) will be one of your favorites to go alongside it. Steamed fresh zucchini and whole-grain rolls are add-ons. For dessert, buy a peach pie.

Uncorked: Merlot doesn't get respect it deserves

posted: 09/21/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

I have wanted to get the discussion started about an often ridiculed grape variety, the merlot. Just a decade ago this grape was in demand around the world. We loved it; it paired with so many foods and it was the red wine as chardonnay was the white over the decade.

Idea Alley: Fried pie is filled with juicy raisins

posted: 09/21/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

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

Cooking with diabetes: Pita chips put pep in bowl of greens

posted: 09/21/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

This big, beautiful bowl of goodness is a mash-up of two traditional Mediterranean salads. It gets its primary flavors from a Greek salad, with feta, green onion, dried oregano and plenty of cucumber and tomato in a lemon-olive oil dressing. And it owes its hearty crunch to a Middle Eastern fattoush, a salad that originated as a way to use up day-old pita and involves tossing shards of the toasted flatbread with dressed crisp greens, vegetables and herbs.

Helpful Hints

posted: 09/21/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I'm wondering if large eggs sold today are not what we considered "large" in the past. How do we follow recipes that call for large eggs? Has the sizing changed?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 09/21/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your joy will rebound on you -- a theme of the year. Next month will bring a deal to teach you to value your talents. In 2017 you'll take care of others and be paid in an unexpected and abundant manner. Special circumstances will favor you, allowing you to travel to a place you've long been curious about.

On Christianity

posted: 09/21/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Does God want everyone to be rich? I heard someone on TV claim that this is what the Bible teaches, but I wonder if it's true. We struggle every month just to pay our bills, and yet my husband and I have always tried to put God first.

Super Quiz: Geography: National Regions

posted: 09/21/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

1. Tuscany

Food: Firehouse meals

posted: 09/20/2016 11:04 a.m. Discuss

The second-floor kitchen and dining area at the North Little Rock Fire Department’s Central Station smells like home at suppertime.




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