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Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 11/18/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

I love kitchen tools that do double duty. Especially this time of year, when I never seem to have enough measuring cups and serving spoons.

Cooking for two: Soup rejuvenates leftover french fries

posted: 11/18/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

We've all been there: Almost empty jars of jam and homemade fruit butters lurk in the back of the refrigerator, because "I was saving the last bit for you." The roasted vegetables from last Sunday's farmers market haul no longer excite. The rotisserie chicken you grabbed from the grocery store looks as if a horde of angry vultures descended on it.

Roasting helps mellow out Brussels sprouts' bitterness

posted: 11/18/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Roasting caramelizes the natural sugars and mellows the bitter flavor of Brussels sprouts, making them slightly nutty and sweet.

7day menu planner

posted: 11/18/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: The wonderful aromas of Apple and Spice Pork Loin Roast (see recipe) will draw the family to the table in no time. A perfect side dish is Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Uncorked: Crowd pleasers work for Thanksgiving feast

posted: 11/18/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

It's that time of year when questions from my friends and readers shift from general queries regarding storing, buying and serving tips to requests for specific wines to buy. With Thanksgiving just a week away and Christmas around the corner, most people are looking for direction on the best wines for the occasion.

Idea Alley: Recipe's in the bag with Mexican spices

posted: 11/18/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

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

Cooking with diabetes: Light pumpkin pie made without crust

posted: 11/18/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving tradition. But traditional pumpkin pie can really pack a wallop when it comes to sugar and fat.

Helpful Hints

posted: 11/18/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Back in the '60s, my 4-H leader had an easy way to measure shortening and remove it from the cup. She had us use a glass measuring cup (4-cup size), fill it with 2 cups of cold water and add shortening until the water reached 3 cups. Pour off the water and you have 1 cup of shortening left. It slides out easily and never fails.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 11/18/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. There will be some emotional fireworks over the next three weeks when something you have wanted for a long time finally comes to fruition. You'll like how this shakes out! December will shift your career focus. You'll make money in a new way through 2016.

On Christianity

posted: 11/18/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I know you often tell people in your column that God can help them with their problems, but how does He do it? Does He suddenly step in and solve everything if we ask Him to? It sure hasn't happened with me.

Super Quiz: Literary Terms: A

posted: 11/18/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

1. A story that you tell people about something interesting or funny that has happened to you

Turkey prices up 15-20% over 2014

posted: 11/18/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Those wild turkeys meandering through yards this fall may have reason to take cover.




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