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Alice P. Clark: Let's hope for better luck with recipes

Alice P. Clark: Let's hope for better luck with recipes

“If it wasn’t for my bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” I don’t know who said it, but she had to have had me in mind when she did.

July 26, 2015 1:00 am(0)

Why order out when mastering great steaks at home is easy?

Why order out when mastering great steaks at home is easy?

I have a confession to make — I never order steaks in restaurants. That’s because it is so easy to make an outstanding steak at home.

July 26, 2015 12:30 am(0)

Frozen Margarita Pie is reason to celebrate

Frozen Margarita Pie is reason to celebrate

Wedding anniversaries, especially when you hit the 30-plus mark, call for special desserts. This frozen citrus pie is a perfect one if like mi…

July 26, 2015 12:30 am(0)

Wine of the week: The Franc 2013

Wine of the week: The Franc 2013

Sometimes you’re forgotten when overshadowed by the accomplishments of your offspring. That’s certainly the case with cabernet franc, perhaps …

July 26, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Jake Blattner: Grilled salmon tasty way to add Omega-3s

Omega-3, that’s the good fat, right? Yes, Omega-3s are “those good fats” that we Midwesterners probably don’t get enough of.

July 26, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Alice P. Clark: Turn basil harvest into tasty jelly

Alice P. Clark: Turn basil harvest into tasty jelly

They’re b-a-a-ck! In spite of the weed killer my brother assured me would kill weeds and grass (which is not part of my plan, but he cautioned…

July 19, 2015 1:00 am(0)

9-by-13 pans are perfect for summertime desserts

9-by-13 pans are perfect for summertime desserts

Picnic to-do lists should always include the following instructions: Dig out 9-by-13 pan. Bars — also known by their non-Midwestern name, squa…

July 19, 2015 12:30 am(0)

Edible insects are all the buzz

Edible insects are all the buzz

It’s a bug’s world, and we’re just living in — and now eating — it.

July 19, 2015 12:30 am(0)

Michael Lessor: Raisins are packed full of energy

In ancient times, raisins were valued for their long shelf life, and their small size made them easy to transport in large quantities. That, c…

July 19, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Wine of the week: Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir 2013

Wine of the week: Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir 2013

Part of the enjoyment and fun of drinking wine is finding that surprising bottle that turns out much better than you anticipated. That’s the c…

July 19, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Tomatoes come in a variety of colors including pink, purple, black, yellow, green and white. Look for these varieties at your local farmers ma…

July 19, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Alice P. Clark: Light up summer menu with violet jam

Alice P. Clark: Light up summer menu with violet jam

Last week I had a thought and a revelation. The thought was really more of a question about poppy seeds. Why would you grind something that is…

July 12, 2015 1:00 am(0)

Summer salads offer variety of fresh flavors

Summer salads offer variety of fresh flavors

Summer salads have everything going for them. They are fresh, packed with flavor and have contrasting textures. Bursting with colors, they are…

July 12, 2015 12:30 am Photos

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Corn chowder gets boost from sunflower seeds

Corn chowder gets boost from sunflower seeds

Recently, I’ve been smitten with sunflower seeds.

July 12, 2015 12:30 am(0)

Wine of the week: Diseno Red Blend 2013

Wine of the week: Diseno Red Blend 2013

The Mendoza region of Argentina where this wine is produced is similar in geography to the Columbia River Valley in Washington State. Mendoza …

July 12, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Cathy Daus: Be mindful about your snack choices

Cathy Daus: Be mindful about your snack choices

What comes to mind when you think of a snack? Research shows that we are snacking more today than ever before, and younger people snack more t…

July 12, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Harvest of the Month: Apricots

The name apricot comes from the Latin word meaning “precious,” and the apricot is thought to be precious because it ripens earlier than other …

July 12, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Alice P. Clark: Recipes one more reason to celebrate

Alice P. Clark: Recipes one more reason to celebrate

Even if your ears are still reverberating from the explosions and your neck is sore from craning it skyward last night, you probably are still…

July 05, 2015 1:00 am(0)

Romi Londre: Grilled fruit is sweet summertime treat

Romi Londre: Grilled fruit is sweet summertime treat

Summer is here, and fresh fruit is plentiful. Independence Day weekend is one of the most quintessential holidays for grilling out with friend…

July 05, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Wine of the week: Sterling Vineyards Aromatic White 2012

Wine of the week: Sterling Vineyards Aromatic White 2012

The fragrance of wine, commonly called the bouquet, is an important element in how you taste wine because our taste buds are connected with ou…

July 05, 2015 12:15 am(0)

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