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Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

Front Burner: Beans give fiber, texture to salmon

posted: 09/02/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

A few weeks ago I wrote about my strategy for continuing to enjoy beefy tacos while eating less meat. If you missed it, I replaced half a pound of ground beef with 1 cup of cooked quinoa in my favorite taco recipe, with delicious results.

Idea Alley: Salad and muffins satisfy sweet tooth

posted: 09/02/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

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

Corn, edamame, quinoa mix salad

posted: 09/02/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

This corn and edamame (fresh soy beans) salad is delicious at any temperature, making it an ideal dish for a Labor Day potluck.

Soup right off the vine

posted: 08/26/2015 2:53 a.m. Comment 1

Most of my favorite recipes for tomato soup call for canned tomatoes, which is a good thing in January when I'm in the mood for tomato soup and grilled cheese. But in the summertime when tomatoes are ripe for the picking, reaching for a can of tomatoes feels wrong.

Front Burner: Graham crackers truly take the cake

posted: 08/26/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

There are people who believe the world is made up of cake people and pie people. Some of these people firmly believe you can't be both.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 08/26/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Once upon a time, all of the pots, pans and skillets in my kitchen probably had matching -- or at least fitting -- lids. Today, many of those lids are broken or otherwise missing.

Idea Alley: Lemon Fluff recalls good ol' school days

posted: 08/26/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

"This recipe for Lemon Fluff sounds a lot like the wonderful dessert served at Oak Grove [in Carroll County] school in the '50s," Lanette Taylor writes.

The right stuff

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to showcasing the flavors of the season in an all-in-one dish, it's hard to beat stuffed vegetables. Filled with other vegetables, grains, cheese, meat or all of the above, stuffed vegetables can be hearty without being heavy.

Front Burner: Lonely crust inspiration for new pie

posted: 08/19/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

This is one of those off-the-cuff recipes inspired by a desire to use the lone leftover from a package of store-bought pie crusts. The crust was long past its "better by" date, but that doesn't mean it wasn't safe to eat. A visual inspection revealed no abnormalities, nor did a scent test.

Cooking for two: Goody-stuffed rolls make a fast-fix meal

posted: 08/19/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Summer rolls are easy to make at home -- once you get the hang of rolling the softened wrappers.

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