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Kelly Brant

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Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

Front Burner: Beef-quinoa tacos cut cost, keep taste

posted: 07/29/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Last week I wrote about how I was inspired to re-examine my grocery spending and look at ways to cut back. One pricey item my husband and I buy quite frequently is ground beef.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Purple Ball jars

posted: 07/29/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Whether you use Mason jars for home canning, storage, flower vases or as drinking glasses, these limited-release purple glass jars from Ball are sure to add some brightness to your kitchen or pantry. A word of caution: Not all foods look appetizing canned in purple glass.

Tomato mixes with peach to sweeten up barley salad

posted: 07/29/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

We've been counting the days until the overlap of tomato and peach season to make this grain-based salad.

New products offer options to taste-test

posted: 07/29/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

The following are my thoughts on some new (or new to me) products I've tried recently. These items were bought at Little Rock retailers unless otherwise noted.

Cherries are super solo or in dishes sweet or savory

posted: 07/22/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Whether sweet or sour, red, blushing yellow or deep, blackish purple, cherries are a sure sign summer is in full swing.

FRONT BURNER: Eating on $4 a day as hard as it sounds

posted: 07/22/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Inspired by a friend and a new cookbook, I decided to re-evaluate how Joe and I are spending our food dollars. And how we can save some.

Idea Alley: Dessert, side dish find sweet, savory

posted: 07/22/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Not all recipes that appear in Idea Alley have been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Salads set perfect summer table

posted: 07/15/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Salad isn't the sort of dish that requires an exact recipe, but some inspiration certainly doesn't hurt.

Front Burner: Owl's Brew mixers make cool cocktails

posted: 07/15/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Tea is not something I normally think of when I think of cocktail mixers. Fruit juice? Absolutely. Soda? Sure. Coffee? And Irish cream, yes please. But tea? I don't know. Or at least that was my reaction when I was offered a tea cocktail at a girl's night out last summer at The Green Corner Store in Little Rock.

Idea Alley: Peaches, pineapple make fruity sweets

posted: 07/15/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

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

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