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Give empanadas a hand

posted: 04/25/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Let us now salute a few pinnacles of human achievement -- the great pyramids of Egypt, the internal combustible engine, space travel, the Skip Intro feature on Netflix programs.

Front Burner: Bread you can sink your teeth into

posted: 04/25/2018 1:51 a.m. Discuss

If I had to pick just one food I miss the most about Germany, it is the bread. Well actually it's fresh quark (a type of fresh cheese similar to yogurt), but bread is a close second.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 04/25/2018 1:50 a.m. Discuss

A kitchen scale is an invaluable tool -- especially for bakers and those working from recipes written with metric measurements. But a kitchen scale that also counts calories and other nutrients is ingenious.

Cooking for two: Tasty chicken soup starts with green puree

posted: 04/25/2018 1:49 a.m. Discuss

This not the same old chicken soup! I love its deep-green color, with shred of poached chicken showing through.

Herb-flecked butter makes radically delicious radishes

posted: 04/25/2018 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Never hurry and never worry. Sensible advice from Charlotte, the renowned spider, weaver and heroine. But it's a tall order -- never?

7-day menu planner

posted: 04/25/2018 1:47 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: The family will give their approval for Baked Walnut-Coated Chicken.

Cooking with diabetes: Caesar salad skips lettuce, substitutes Brussels sprouts

posted: 04/25/2018 1:46 a.m. Discuss

If you love Brussels sprouts like I do, you will love this salad. If you aren't sure, but you are a fan of Caesar salad, then you will hopefully love it too!

Idea Alley: Kat offers tips for Cuban sandwich

posted: 04/25/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

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

Give this cake a shot: It calls for Fireball twist

posted: 04/25/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

I couldn't help but be intrigued and entertained when I came across a cake recipe with an unusual ingredient: cinnamon-flavored Fireball Whisky. It uses instant vanilla pudding mix, too -- so retro, but that's the point. Cookbook author Addie Gundry says that baking with alcohol was also en vogue in the 1950s and '60s. She tweaked the idea of a rum cake by adding whiskey instead, and cinnamon-flavored for an additional twist. I got a strong whiff of booze from the finished cake in my early tests but thought the cinnamon flavor could use more oomph, so I added ground cinnamon.

Helpful Hints

posted: 04/25/2018 1:40 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: In recipes that call for heavy cream, can I use Greek yogurt instead?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 04/25/2018 1:39 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. An exciting and productive four weeks will kick off this solar return. Relationships will become the star focus in June: some turning softer and more pleasant; others becoming very efficient business arrangements.

Super Quiz: Nursery rhyme females

posted: 04/25/2018 1:39 a.m. Discuss

1. She went up the hill with Jack.

DEAR ABBY: Husband invites wife to join him watching internet porn

posted: 04/25/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband is retired. Except for golf a few times a week, he's home all the time. He has taken to looking at porn a lot when he is home, including pictures and reading racy stories.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Wondrous White River refuge center of attention

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

ST. CHARLES -- Before Arkansas began calling itself the Natural State, it was the Land of Opportunity -- and before that, the Wonder State. But only history buffs are likely to know one of the earliest nicknames: When Arkansas joined the union in 1836, this was known as the Bear State.

Art: Three sculptors in competition for new creation to be placed in Little Rock

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Stephen Shachtman has come back for more.

What's in a Dame: JENNIFER CHRISTMAN: Gird your loins for MTV's overboard 'Ex on the Beach'

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sex on the beach is an intoxicating cocktail of vodka, peach schnapps and orange and cranberry juices.

The TV Column: Genius casting: Antonio Banderas does Picasso

posted: 04/24/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

What comes to mind when you think of the National Geographic Channel? Nature specials? Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about space? Maybe Running Wild With Bear Grylls?

Wake up, smell the wine: Gallo's red coffee-infused

posted: 04/24/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

MODESTO, Calif. -- Like lots of people, I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning and I'll sometimes settle down with a nice glass of wine at night.

Parenting: Don't let schools 'diagnose' your child's ADHD

posted: 04/24/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Q Our son, age 8, did fine in school in first grade, but has struggled in second. We've taken your advice and not helped much with his homework other than occasional and brief "consultations." He's making average grades but his second-grade teacher -- she's fairly young, by the way -- tells us that he is actually slightly behind in both reading and math. We met recently with the school counselor, school psychologist, and his teacher, all of whom recommended that he be tested for ADHD (they told us that he's easily distracted) and a learning disability. We really don't want to go down that road, but they're making it seem like that's the only responsible thing for us to do. What are your thoughts on this?

Listen Up: AR's McBryde is a Girl Going somewhere big

posted: 04/24/2018 1:43 a.m. Discuss

A Ashley McBryde

Faux real? Fake flowers are on the rise again

posted: 04/24/2018 1:43 a.m. Discuss

When then-first lady Michelle Obama wanted hibiscus garlands for a Korean state dinner, the fresh blossoms proved too fragile to string together. So artist Livia Cetti was tapped to create gorgeous garlands of paper blooms to adorn the White House. No longer the pariahs of decor, fake flowers are showing up at some of the best addresses.

Super Quiz: Women writers

posted: 04/24/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

1. She asked, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

Helpful Hints

posted: 04/24/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: The social security number (SSN) has been around since 1936, but what do you know about it?

Tell Me About It: Daughter took on your dog, so take on expense of training

posted: 04/24/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: About a year and a half ago my husband and I purchased a dog. She was way too busy for us, so my daughter took her. We helped pay to have the dog spayed, as she was ours to start with.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 04/24/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. It's been a while since you saw truly serene circumstances, but this year brings several moments of profound peace and beauty. You'll appreciate them, too, because of all the bustle and hard work represented in other moments.

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