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Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

Savory jellies may take some getting used to, but we relish them

posted: 03/25/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Embracing unusual flavored jellies such as basil, beer or roasted garlic involves a bit of taste-bud reset. These are not dessertlike spreads meant for slathering on hot biscuits or mixing with peanut butter for classic sandwiches.

Front Burner: 2 peppers pep up Mac and Cheese

posted: 03/25/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

In one of those instances of serendipitous timing, while I was typing out the recipe for this column, I received a call for entries from the organizers of Mac 'N' Cheez Mania, a festival devoted to macaroni and cheese taking place at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on April 11.

Cooking for two: Ginger gives fresh asparagus flavor boost

posted: 03/25/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Bundles of pencil-thin asparagus are appearing in produce sections, signaling that spring has officially sprung.

Cooking with diabetes: Seasoned carrots, beans stand in for french fries

posted: 03/25/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

We won't lie and say these vegetable fries taste just as good as french fries, but they are good. And if you're craving something salty, crunchy and fried they hit the spot.

Idea Alley: Two cheesecakes: 1 is baked, 1 is not

posted: 03/25/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

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

Earthlike essence varies by variety

posted: 03/18/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Many people find beets unappealing because of their distinctly earthy flavor.

FRONT BURNER: Oats, whole wheat blend for light loaf

posted: 03/18/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

This bread is soft, yet chewy, with a nice nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Using a combination of steel-cut and rolled oats gives the bread a richer texture than rolled oats alone. Using one-third white whole wheat flour ups the nutritional value while keeping the crumb light and tender.

Today’s pressure cookers safe, versatile

posted: 03/11/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

I'll be honest. It has taken me several (OK, six) years to really make friends with my pressure cooker.

FRONT BURNER: Croissant baking perfect for winter

posted: 03/11/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The constant bombardment of wintry precipitation last month and the first few days of this one kept me in a baking mood.

Idea Alley: Tater Tots topping for suppertime dish

posted: 03/11/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

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

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