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Kelly Brant

Stories by Kelly

FRONT BURNER: Super pancakes packed with protein, fiber

posted: 03/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

By tweaking tradition, nutritious and tasty pancakes -- emphasis on the tasty part -- are possible.

Idea Alley: IDEA ALLEY: Irish Soda Bread from County Cork

posted: 03/14/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, so it's fitting to publish this recipe.

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: Lemony chicken, pasta sure to be a staple

posted: 03/07/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

It's one of those recipes that's so easy, after making it once or twice, you won't need a recipe to make it again.

Idea Alley: IDEA ALLEY: Shrimp, rice dishes answer Kats' calls

posted: 03/07/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

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

Wayward waffles: Cornmeal and nontraditional additives set these bad boys apart from their all-flour relatives

posted: 02/28/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In its most basic form, a cornmeal waffle is nothing more than cornbread batter cooked in a waffle iron.

Front Burner: How to turn staid pizza into fancy braid pizza

posted: 02/28/2018 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Here's a fun twist on homemade pizza: the pizza braid. It may sound complicated, and even look as if it is, but there's no actual braiding involved. Instead, the dough is folded to resemble a braid.

IDEA ALLEY: Favorite recipes from decades-closed Arkansas restaurant

posted: 02/28/2018 1:43 a.m. Discuss

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

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: Bananas and spice and everything nice

posted: 02/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Banana bread gets a bad rap. It's what you make when you forget to eat your bananas. Something we turn to in an effort to avoid throwing once-perfect food away.

Idea Alley: IDEA ALLEY: Reader asks food editor how she keeps recipes organized

posted: 02/21/2018 1:46 a.m. Discuss

If you have a method that works, please share.

FRONT BURNER: In a savory mood for bread pudding

posted: 02/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

There's nothing romantic about onion breath, so you'll probably want to save this recipe to make later in the week.

Idea Alley: IDEA ALLEY: 7 recipes arrive for cornbread request

posted: 02/14/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

We heard from Kats near and far in response to an anonymous reader's request for hot water cornbread.

On the sunny side: Pick your favorite citrus fruit and cook up a cure for the winter blahs

posted: 02/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The sky may be gray and nights may be long, but winter food needn't be dark and heavy like the blankets on our beds.

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: Dalmatia fig jam and cheese, please

posted: 02/07/2018 1:46 a.m. Discuss

If you're a fig lover and you've never had Dalmatia fig jam, you're in for a treat.

Idea Alley: Shrimp Portofino recipe is an answer for Kat

posted: 02/07/2018 1:40 a.m. Discuss

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

FRONT BURNER: DIY nondairy pudding beats the boxed

posted: 01/31/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Growing up making pudding meant opening a box of Jell-O brand instant pudding and whisking in some milk. In fact, instant pudding was one of the first things food editor Kelly Brant learned to "cook" on her own as a kid. We even had a special contraption -- a lidded plastic cup -- called a Jell-O Shake-a-Pudding that I used until it took one too many trips through the dishwasher and warped.






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