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Kelly Brant

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Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

Going with the grain: From salad to dessert, grains can add flavor, texture and fiber

posted: 05/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

This is the second in a two-part series about cooking with whole grains.

FRONT BURNER: Berries rest easy atop fresh cast-iron skillet shortcake

posted: 05/04/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Mom -- if you're reading this -- happy (early) Mother's Day. Here's a preview of the shortcake we'll eat this year.

Idea Alley: Brown sugar glaze equals tasty fin-ish

posted: 05/04/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

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

Layers of goodness: Whole grains pack big nutrition into a tiny package

posted: 04/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

This story is part one of a two-part series about cooking with whole grains. Next week will feature recipes that star or incorporate whole grains.

FRONT BURNER: Is this still edible? App helps decide

posted: 04/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

I've written before about my ongoing quest to avoid wasting food -- planning meals that use the same or similar ingredients in an effort to use up every last bit, and finding ways to transform leftovers into new dishes. Estimates vary, but according to statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture between 30 percent and 40 percent of the food grown or harvested in the United States is thrown out. Some of that happens at the farm and quite a bit happens at the grocery store, but consumers are responsible too. On average, we throw out as much as a quarter of the food we buy.

Cooking for two: Egg dish's flavor tops not-so-pretty look

posted: 04/27/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

This is one of those dishes that definitely tastes better than it looks.

Idea Alley: Bread, honey, bird have Kats cooking

posted: 04/27/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

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

Front Burner: Pepper plus lemon dress up roast pork

posted: 04/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The problem I have with most lemon-pepper seasoning blends is that they are mostly salt and preservatives.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 04/20/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Who knew you could save leftover Champagne? Until recently we only drank sparkling wine at my house on occasions when we knew we'd drink the whole bottle. Otherwise, options were limited as what to do with the leftovers: freeze it or dump it. But thanks to new innovations, saving it is now an option, too.

Idea Alley: Macaroon pie fans add more options

posted: 04/20/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

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

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