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Taste of tradition

posted: 06/18/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Taquerias sell much more than tacos. Many make tortas, a sandwich on crusty white bread. Others sling a slate of burritos, sopes and other south-of-the-border specialties. But "taqueria" does translate to "taco shop," and tacos are delicious. So why not focus on them?

Guys without grills

posted: 06/17/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Hey, guys, this one's for you. You know who you are. You know what you like. And when you're in the kitchen, you don't dabble or mess around -- you cook.

Front Burner: Joe's barbecue elixir sweet, smoky, spicy

posted: 06/17/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

It isn't very often that my husband announces he has a new recipe he wants to try. With the exception of a handful of dishes -- meatloaf, biscuits and gravy, spicy beef and potato wraps, chocolate chip cookies and burgers -- he leaves the cooking to me, preferring to be the official taster.


posted: 06/17/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Mystery writers like to eat. So do their characters.

Cooking for two: Lebanese fish dish uses tahini, cayenne

posted: 06/17/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

According to author Maureen Abood, a recipe that marries tahini, cayenne and fish appears in most Lebanese cookbooks. But it's a relatively new flavor combination to me -- and one I'll be repeating often.

Store-bought ravioli stars in easy Cheater's Lasagna

posted: 06/17/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Many folks want recipes that don't require a laundry list of ingredients and are quick to pull together. Lasagna is typically not one of those dishes. But today's recipe for Cheater's Lasagna is.

7day menu planner

posted: 06/17/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: Show Dad how much you love him on his special day with this updated, healthier version of Dad's "Fried" Chicken (see recipe). Serve with fresh corn, deli coleslaw and crusty Italian bread.

Uncorked: Art of Wine features pleasing list of choices

posted: 06/17/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

The Art of Wine is one of my favorite wine functions. The annual three-day event benefits the Walton Arts Center's educational programs and offers wine enthusiasts the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines. Each year it continues to impress. This year's event, held June 11-13, went beyond my expectations.

Create entire meal from antipasto plate

posted: 06/17/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Every meal at my grandparents' starts the same way. A giant platter of rolled-up Italian deli meats, cheese, olives and bread lands on the table and we dig in while we wait for the main course.

World's Fair Cake a rainbow of tastes

posted: 06/17/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

More than almost any heirloom from Tom Sietsema's Worthington, Minn., family home, the Washington Post food critic most treasures his mom's recipe for World's Fair Cake. No other dessert could compete with Dorothy Sietsema's colorful high-rise constructed with four rounds of buttermilk chocolate cake sandwiched with four flavors of fresh whipped cream.

Idea Alley: Spicy, cheesy entree uses rice as its base

posted: 06/17/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

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

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/17/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I remember reading that it is easier to separate eggs when they are cold. Is this true?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/17/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. There's wonderful kismet for this year's relationships. That said, nothing good comes of two people acting on impulse. Someone (you) will have to be the voice of reason. Is it possible to have a disciplined heart? Try and you'll be richly rewarded. It goes like this: money in July, adventure in August, personal success (after hard work) in November. Love signs are Taurus and Cancer.

On Christianity

posted: 06/17/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My business is probably going to collapse because I unwisely took in a partner who ended up cheating me. He doesn't deny it, but he says that since I'm a Christian I should forgive him instead of taking him to court. Is he right?

Super Quiz: Nursery Rhymes

posted: 06/17/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

1. Georgie Porgie, puddin' and pie ...

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