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Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

Cool idea: With no-cook desserts, forget about getting hot under the collar

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Summer sweets are full of cooling options: ice cream, popsicles, sno-cones. But some occasions call for a dessert to savor, not slurp.

FRONT BURNER: Cinnamon sirloin, vegetables sizzle

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Growing up, whenever my family went out to eat at a steakhouse (usually Bonanza or Western Sizzlin') I always ordered the steak tips with peppers and onions. When my plate arrived, I'd carefully scoop off the peppers and onions and place them on my mother's plate.

Idea Alley: Slake chocoholics with Ganache Pie

posted: 06/29/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

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

FRONT BURNER: Raspberry mixture makes sunny sauce

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

I was shopping for blackberries, but it was the stacks of Sunshine and regular red raspberries that caught my eye.

Reading Nook

posted: 06/22/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Big Flavors From a Small Kitchen by Chris Honor and Laura Washburn Hutton ($29.99, Mitchell Beazley) was released March 1, and despite the growing stacks of newer cookbooks on my desk and in my dining room, it is one I find myself reaching for again and again.

Idea Alley: Peach cobbler one of summer's treats

posted: 06/22/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

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

Wedge with an edge

posted: 06/15/2016 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

The classic wedge -- lettuce, diced tomato, bacon bits and blue cheese dressing -- is about as easy as a salad gets. Wash and cut a head of iceberg into quarters. Top each wedge with diced tomato, bacon, blue cheese crumbles and a drizzle of dressing.

Front Burner: Chill out with salad of cucumbers, mint

posted: 06/15/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

This cooling cucumber salad makes a tasty light lunch served with pita or flatbread, but it also pairs well with steak, or grilled chicken or pork.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 06/15/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The T-fal Ingenio Tripod Strainer is designed with a "kickstand" to prop the strainer in the sink for draining, while keeping the bottom elevated so the food doesn't come in contact with the sink.

Idea Alley: Chili spices, tamales debate still simmers

posted: 06/15/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

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

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