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Recent Stories by Kelly Brant

FRONT BURNER: Squash overload? Try it with chicken

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It happens every summer.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 07/27/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

It took a few tries to get the hang of using the Angurello Watermelon Slicer & Server but once we did, we fell in love. The stainless-steel slicer looks like a curved set of tongs but with the gripper ends connected by wire.

Idea Alley: Entree of linguine uses pesto, beans

posted: 07/27/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

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

Just chill: These simple refrigerator pickles are sure to please

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Refrigerator pickles are simply the easiest kind of pickle to make, especially if your house is big on refrigerator space but short on pantry shelves. They don't require any special equipment and because they are refrigerated shortly after making, they carry a low risk of food-borne illness.

FRONT BURNER: Fried red Roma tomatoes: Best thing ever

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

I don't know Diane Unger, but I admire her work. I'd like to tell her thank you for creating one of the best recipes I've ever tried.

FRONT BURNER: Craving carnitas

posted: 07/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A dish that takes hours to cook in the oven isn't exactly the ideal summer dish, but food cravings don't always fall in line with the weather.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 07/13/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Sure we use canning jars for canning and preserving our favorite foods, but more often than not we reach for canning jars for storing dry goods like grains and beans, spice blends, leftovers, nonfood items like buttons and thumb tacks, and making salad dressings (just combine the ingredients, screw on the lid and shake).

FRONT BURNER: Squash casserole gets red chile kick

posted: 07/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

This summer squash casserole -- made with yellow squash from my mother-in-law's garden -- was a big hit at my house. As much as I love the classic squash casserole so popular at Southern-style restaurants like Dixie Cafe, sometimes I want something a little different.

Idea Alley: Recipes offer new uses for summer's tomatoes

posted: 07/06/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

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

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.




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