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Food: Rooting for root vegetables

posted: 11/29/2016 11:11 a.m. Discuss

Root vegetables are the underdogs of the culinary world, the downtrodden and forgotten in a world of shining stars. They will never be fashionable, never hip. They will not achieve the fleeting popularity of quinoa, farro, pork bellies or even kale.

Thankful for craft beers: Local brewers create suds that go well with fowl, ham, desserts, even Chinese food

posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The turkey is roasted. The ham sliced. Casseroles -- from green bean to sweet potato -- are on the table. And yes, there are dressing, rolls, cakes, pies and all the usual sights, aromas and flavors of Thanksgiving dinner.

Putting the pizazz in turkey leftovers

posted: 11/23/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Thanksgiving is a day for celebrating, where we enjoy the company of friends, share delicious food, and reflect on our country's history and traditions. Throughout this celebration, though, there is one lingering thought in the back of our minds that cannot be ignored: Tomorrow there will be leftovers.

Cooking for two: Wine, mushroom combo dresses steak

posted: 11/23/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Turn your dining room into a steakhouse in three easy steps:

Molasses cookies are stars among fancy-faced cousins

posted: 11/23/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers.

Uncorked: Feast wine advice: Under $20, no fuss

posted: 11/23/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Each year I write about the many wine matches that pair with the indulgent Thanksgiving feast. Over the past few weeks I have been asking friends and readers if turkey would grace their tables or if another meat would star. Of the more than 30 or so people asked, I had only one respond with a different entree. Statistically, that may be about correct considering estimates are that more than 46 million turkeys will be cooked for the celebratory occasion.

Cooking with diabetes: Homemade sauce tops yummy tacos

posted: 11/23/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Our favorite thing about Robyn Webb's The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection: Nine Essential Recipes You Need to Create 90 Amazing Complete Meals is that each entree recipe is accompanied by one to three dish suggestions to create a whole meal.

Sweet-potato spoonbread: It's old-school but still cool

posted: 11/23/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Spoonbread is a wonderfully old-fashioned dish that should not be relegated to the tables of old-fashioned cooks.

Idea Alley: Two pies, souffle fulfill Kat queries

posted: 11/23/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

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

Homemade stock makes gravy special

posted: 11/23/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Just because Thanksgiving mostly is about tradition doesn't mean that we aren't open to going off-script when it comes to side dishes and exactly how to cook the big bird.

On Christianity

posted: 11/23/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: If you asked me if I believed in God, I'd probably say yes. But to be truthful, I just never think about Him. It's true for most of my friends also. We're all preoccupied with living, and God just doesn't enter into things. What would you say to someone like me?

Helpful Hints

posted: 11/23/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Thursday is Thanksgiving, and a lot of turkeys will be prepared, cooked and eaten. Here are some hints for the big meal.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 11/23/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your appreciation for what you already have leads to augmented fortunes this solar return. You treat others with such tenderness through 2017 that relationships will develop an unparalleled depth of feeling. There's a professional advancement in February. A financial upswing begins in May.

Super Quiz: People

posted: 11/23/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

1. He was born at Braunau am Inn in Austria in 1889.

: 7day menu planner

posted: 11/23/2016 midnight Discuss

SUNDAY: Make family day special with Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts (see recipe) on the menu. Serve with couscous and tiny green peas. Add any frozen whole-grain rolls. For dessert, make blueberry parfaits. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon crushed lemon cookies in each of 8 parfait glasses. For each serving, spoon 11/2 tablespoons (from a 21-ounce can) blueberry pie filling over cookies. Top with 2 tablespoons whipped topping; repeat layers. Top with crushed cookies.






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