delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:02:21 +0000 20 Best Pancakes in America Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:25:38 +0000 Jim Hillibish: Celebrate Sundays with hot-fudge sundaes Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:46:43 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now The first sundae, claimed by no less than a dozen cities, was heated chocolate syrup over vanilla ice cream. As the syrup melted, it created a perfect milkshake in the bottom. Somehow, the common chocolate syrup asumed [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: First taste of spring Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:39:32 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now These guys give us first tastes of spring. Early onions always are the sweetest of the season without the peppery hint of summer ones. Radishes, red and icicle, garnish many a salad. Ever had them braised? If not, you're missing something.
Both are root crops, consumed throughout the world, and add a tang to [...]]]>
Healthy Eating: March is National Nutrition Month Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:28:56 +0000 By Joan Endyke More Content Now A long, cold winter can take its toll on healthy eating habits. The once-anticipated winter menu of Shepherd's pie, broccoli quiche, crockpot chili and the like, by March is so overdone many give up on finding other healthy alternatives and call for greasy take-out meals instead.
Less sunlight, frigid temperatures and huddling inside can bring out the bear in us, too — with a [...]]]>
Garrett Oliver Talks Craft Beers Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:29:19 +0000 Naturally Green St. Patrick's Day Menus Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:30:23 +0000 Cooks’ Books: Go green — again and again Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:13:47 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Many people think of greens as a side dish or a salad — and many don't think of them at all. Seth Meyers, the new NBC late-night talk show host and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and writer, for instance, recently joked about a woman who found a very disturbing object in her restaurant kale salad.
"A kale salad?" he [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: No need to ‘stew’ any longer over spring stews Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:00:47 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Lamb, for instance, is a flavorful base with just enough natural fat to enrich the final results. Vegetables, like asparagus, add distinctive appeal and soften up much more than from other preparations while absorbing added seasonings, such as the spring herb tarragon.
Cooking can be delicious yet simple, nutritious and inexpensive, [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Enjoy the taste of eating right Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:46:32 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate One of those risks can be to try to make half your plate fruits and vegetables, one of the guidelines of USDA's "My Plate" and a way to add color, flavor and texture, along with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables your daily goal. [...]]]> Food for Thought: Springtime means lighten up, add color Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 When spring finally arrives, we gladly shed heavy coats and snow boots. Meals, too, lighten up with warmer weather, as we leave behind hearty soups and heavier meals in favor of more sprightly and seasonal fare. Spring celebrations - from Easter brunches to graduation dinners - are great opportunities to revisit old favorites and try something new.
This spring, why not celebrate the season with a blend of familiar and new? Here are some favorite flavors and foods of spring, [...]]]>
Wine Talk: Earth to Bordeaux Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:51:10 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate Bordeaux, for those with a short memory, was once the benchmark for American wine, particularly in California. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and blends of the two were all the rage when the California wine boom got underway in the 1970s. Bordeaux, the [...]]]> Relish weekly recipe: Broccoli Rabe Pasta Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:45:03 +0000 By the editors of Relish Magazine BROCCOLI RABE PASTA
1 pound orecchiette or cavatelli pasta (a small pasta shape to capture the sauce)
1 pound broccoli rabe, heavy stems removed, remaining stems and leaves cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup olive oil
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 t red pepper flakes
1 1/2 t coarse salt
1 cup reserved pasta water
1/2 cup grated Romano [...]]]>
Irish Blogs We Love Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:29:39 +0000 15 Spice Facts You Never Knew Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Jim Hillibish: Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Irish beer recipes Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:37:35 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now The foamy fermentation is a flavor driver in a number of traditional Irish recipes, especially the Irish stew served after Mass on St. Patrick's Day.
Irish beef stew differs from English or American stew by serving it atop separately cooked potatoes. The mashed spuds become a sop for the gravy. That's the essence of colcannon, mashed potatoes with leeks and butter shaped into a boat to hold the stew. If you try this, you might [...]]]>
Easy On-the-Go Lunches for Spring Break Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:29:26 +0000 Taste of Travel: Something about The Surrey Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:23:27 +0000 By Charlene Peters More Content Now Relish weekly recipe: Dried Cherry Scones Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:01:23 +0000 By Relish Magazine DRIED CHERRY SCONES
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 cup dried cherries
Coarse (turbinado) sugar
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture is [...]]]>
Food for Thought: Is it really possible for kids to like whole grains? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:32:35 +0000 Whole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of our meals?
Consider whole grains your blank canvas, says Susan Moores, a Twin Cities, Minn.-based dietitian. "They're a great starting point for creating delicious meals that are incredibly beneficial to your and your kids' health."
According to Moores, whole grains are the type of carbohydrates your [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Lent: Why your church smells like a deep fryer Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:53:42 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now Groceries are packed with seafood and coupon deals.
Fast-food joints are rolling out sandies with names such as Reel Big Fillet (Arby's) and the Premium Alaskan (BK), which replaced the politically incorrect Whaler. KFC is fighting back with its Colonel's Double Fillet monster.
McDonald's hopes to beat last year's sales of 296 million Fillet O' Fish with cheese, says spokeswoman Dayna Proud. Some 30 percent happens during Lent. [...]]]>