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Food

What’s for dinner? Depends what’s in the fridge and pantry

Just about now, you might be tired of cooking and eating what's in your refrigerator. We are all used to asking what's for dinner? What are we in the mood for — pizza, sushi, Mexican? And then going to a restaurant to get it. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many of us to stay home more, ...

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black-bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Marty ...

The secret to a great Irish Coffee isn’t what you’d expect

Last summer, I traveled to Ireland to learn about Irish whiskey, a spirit I knew relatively little about. The Irish drink I knew better was Guinness, which I enjoyed occasionally and use to make my favorite Chocolate Chocolate Cake. Turns out, I am not alone in my unfamiliarity with Irish ...

Amaranth, barley, corn and more: the ABC’s of whole grains

We all know by now that whole grains are good for us and that we should be eating more of them. Anyone who has dipped a toe (or spoon) into the world of farro, brown rice and quinoa also knows how satisfying and versatile the arena of whole grains can be. But what are whole grains exactly, ...

Bite into pie in honor of Pi Day

Each year on March 14, math afficionados around the world celebrate the mathematical constant known as pi, which is represented by the Greek letter “π.” Pi relates to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which comes to approximately 3.14159, but goes on infinitely. ...

Fresh salads perfect for spring

(Family Features) The spring season brings to mind flowers blooming and plants springing back to life, making it the ideal time to enjoy fresh produce in meals throughout the day. Salads are of course one of the easiest ways to combine the flavors of your favorite fruits and veggies, but you ...