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Cooking expert article: New Ideas For Bountiful HerbsNew Ideas For Bountiful Herbs

What is green and grows all over? The answer, as even the most black-thumbed gardener knows, is herbs. This time of year, the height of the summer harvest, even if your lettuce wilted in a heat wave...



Cooking expert article: Quick and Easy ChallengeQuick and Easy Challenge

One of the most common issues I hear when talking about cooking with other parents is how to get a healthy dinner on the table quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter what your day might involve. Whether...



Cooking expert article: The Strawberry Alarm Clock is About to BuzzThe Strawberry Alarm Clock is About to Buzz

Now is the one time of year when everyone in America can get decent berries. Yes, I know, we can get fresh berries all year round now from places south of the Equator. And that's not a bad thing. And...



Cooking expert article: Artichokes: Not Guilty, But DeliciousArtichokes: Not Guilty, But Delicious

Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables, and their long cooking time lends them especially well to slow cooking. They are a member of the thistle family, and native to the Mediterranean, which makes...



Cooking expert article: It's Tomato Time!It's Tomato Time!

There are few times I advocate eating food from a can; one of those few foods are tomatoes. That’s because the majority of the year, save for the time we are in right now, those hot house grown tomatoes...



Cooking expert article: Eating For Your AmusementEating For Your Amusement

My family and I are fresh off a day trip to a local amusement park and I’m still feeling like a big kid. Our action-packed day included braving some long lines, repeating some of the really fun rides...



Cooking expert article: Five Food MythsFive Food Myths

Chilean sea bass, baby carrots, peanuts, white chocolate, and wild mushrooms. What do they all have in common? They are not what they say they are. That's right. Read on... Myth 1: Chilean Sea...



Cooking expert article: Minding the Hen HouseMinding the Hen House

This weekend, my husband and I are watching two neighbors’ homes while they are out of town—one family is on vacation in Disney World and the other is in northern Indiana at the wedding of their oldest...



Cooking expert article: Frozen Food, FreshFrozen Food, Fresh

One time a couple of years ago, I was channel flipping and paused to watch a very over-rated cooking show. In it, the “chef” was presumably teaching viewers how to “cook” dinner. One of the recipes...



Cooking expert article: A Beer-Inspired Salad Dressing?A Beer-Inspired Salad Dressing?

When recently dining at the New Holland Brewing Company, thanks to a recent press trip, it was a whole new meal experience to have a different beer paired with each and every course of the meal. Count...



Cooking expert article: Get Sugar-SmartGet Sugar-Smart

Did you know that one regular soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar? Plus (and this probably isn’t news to you), slurping sodas regularly will up your kids’ chances of obesity by 60 percent. Yikes. But...



Cooking expert article: Summer Soup, Bachelor StyleSummer Soup, Bachelor Style

This is the hottest summer I've ever lived anywhere. We solar-beleaguered Austinians are moving into toward our fiftieth day of triple digits, and the annual August exhaustion has only just begun! It's...



Cooking expert article: Iced High Tea TimeIced High Tea Time

There is something about that four o’clock hour. Hunger starts to kick in and a little pick-me-up seems to be in order. The English were on to something when they formalized the ritual of high tea....



Cooking expert article: Monday Night Raw In The KitchenMonday Night Raw In The Kitchen

It’s hot out there. Checking in with friends and colleagues around the country this week, the weather forecast seemed like I was having déjà vu no matter where I was calling. Helena, Montana: 90°...



Cooking expert article: Chinese Food For American New YearChinese Food For American New Year

I had an opportunity to visit Washington D.C. recently. It was my first visit ever, so I was overwhelmed by everything: the monuments, the museums, and the traffic. I only had one day in the city, so my...



Cooking expert article: The Salad Days of SummerThe Salad Days of Summer

Well, it finally happened. The weather turned hot enough here to make me want salad for dinner. I know, I know, people in many other parts of the country have been sweltering for months now. But for...


 

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