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posted: 10/12/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

If you’re the sort of person who gravitates toward diners, whose favorite restaurants serve breakfast all day, who makes breakfast for dinner at home and whose idea of a good time is making frosted flakes from scratch, then here’s a cookbook for you. Big Bad Breakfast (Ten Speed Press, $30) is the new book from John Currence, and it’s a big, bad book of a cookbook, as was clearly the author’s intent.

Cooking for two: Japanese pepper packs a peck of possibilities

posted: 10/12/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Go to many Japanese restaurants, and shishito peppers are as much a staple on the menu as bowls of edamame. Quickly sauteed until the vibrant green peppers soften and begin to blister, they're often served in a small bowl, seasoned with soy sauce and maybe a touch of vinegar, and garnished with a sprinkling of bonito flakes.

7day menu planner

posted: 10/12/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: A spiral-sliced ham is always welcome for family day. This Rice-Onion Tart (see recipe) is the perfect accompaniment. Round out your dinner with a romaine salad and whole-grain bread. Finish with Easy Cheesecake (see recipe) for your award-winning dessert.

Uncorked: Look to Argentina, Chile for fine wines

posted: 10/12/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Argentina and Chile are a couple of countries to keep an eye on for satisfying the world's thirst for value-priced wines. Both countries boast natural resources and near-perfect climatic conditions envied by growers around the world. In terms of production, Argentina is fifth and Chile is ninth.

Idea Alley: How to peel eggs, make sweet bars

posted: 10/12/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

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

Lost apple cake recipe found, made, savored

posted: 10/12/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

My grandmother, who lived with us when I was growing up, had a serious sweet tooth and would bake something almost every day.

Cooking with diabetes: Pasta with hazelnuts sweet, low-glucose dish

posted: 10/12/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Hazelnuts have been favored for centuries and that's not just because the nuts have a little sweetness when toasted/roasted -- and really, they should be sold that way. Or because they are close to almonds in healthful properties: low in saturated fats; a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin E. It's not because they were deemed "one of the five sacred nourishments God bestowed on human beings" in an ancient Chinese manuscript, according to Oregon's Hazelnut Industry Office.

Helpful Hints

posted: 10/12/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I ran across this neat hint in a magazine last fall. I was making a lot of zucchini bread using a fluted cake pan. It was hard to grease and flour. Simply combine equal parts oil, softened shortening and flour. Mix thoroughly. Brush this mixture generously on any baking dish. Any remaining mixture can be kept in a covered dish in the refrigerator. It doesn't solidify, and I love it! I think others will, too!

On Christianity

posted: 10/12/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My wife died last year and I'm so lonely I sometimes wish Jesus would just take me to heaven right now. We were each other's best friend and I guess we never went out of our way to make other close friends. I'm not sure why I'm writing, but thank you for listening.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 10/12/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You're dexterous and deft in all things over the next six weeks, and this will help you set yourself up for wins down the line. Go on and make the deal. There's nothing luckier than your signature on a document before the end of December. You'll also cash in mid-March.

Super Quiz: Pair It Up

posted: 10/12/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

1. Surf and ______

Food: Popcorn gets dressed for fall

posted: 10/11/2016 11:16 a.m. Discuss

We scoured the internet for the most tempting popcorn recipes for fall and found several winners.




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