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Kelly Brant

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Food Editor

Food Editor

Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

Less messing, more blessing: Preparing Thanksgiving dinner in only two pans saves time, space

posted: 11/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

One the hardest parts about preparing a Thanksgiving meal, especially for those who can't do much cooking beforehand, is getting everything ready on time, while each dish is still at its peak.

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: When it comes to spirits, water matters

posted: 11/15/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Food editor Kelly Brant tends to thinks of herself as a beer and spirits enthusiast. As in, she is enthusiastic about drinking beer, rum, tequila, whiskey and sometimes gin among other spirits and liqueurs.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 11/15/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Pampered Chef's Mini Fluted Cake Pan is ideal for individual cakes and other molded desserts.

Idea Alley: Cake, onion dish seasonal surprises

posted: 11/15/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

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

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: Savor soothing, decadent potato soup

posted: 11/08/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

It's quick. It's satisfying. And so versatile. And unlike most childhood salves, it is just as soothing today as it was then.

Arkansas woman wins $25,000 for sandwich recipe

updated: 11/08/2017 11:14 a.m. Discuss

Her recipe competed among more than 5,000 entries to take the top prize.

Idea Alley: Spry shortening recipe nets Pennywise Steak

posted: 11/08/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

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

FRONT BURNER: 2 cheese dips twice the enjoyment

posted: 11/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

If you love cheese dip, you'll want this book. If you don't love cheese dip, this book might give you a change of heart.

The super tuber: 4 recipes to showcase sweet potato's rich flavor, nutrition and versatility

posted: 11/01/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Sweet potatoes. They're supporting players on Thanksgiving dinner tables across America. But beyond sweet potato fries and the holiday spread of pies and casseroles, these super tubers tend to get ignored and overlooked. At least by many American cooks.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 11/01/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

If you've noticed you have to consistently reduce or increase the baking or roasting time on recipes, it's probably time to check your oven's temperature. A difference of 5 or 10 degrees isn't likely to wreak havoc on your cakes or roasts, but 25 degrees or more could lead to recipe disaster. With a hook for hanging (ideal if you don't want to sacrifice rack space) and a base for standing, Taylor's Oven Thermometer makes verifying an oven's temperature easy. An oven thermometer can also help you identify hot spots in the oven. The large, color-coded dial is easier to read than other models we've used. But our favorite feature is definitely the hook. The thermometer reads temperature from 100 degrees to 600 degrees.

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