delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:13:53 +0000 CSA: Questions to Ask Before Joining Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:31:03 +0000 Wine Talk: When in Beaune Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:38:11 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate The center of the village, around Place Carnot, is lined with shops pedaling gourmet food products, as well as the latest fashions from Paris, a couple of hours to the north.
From early spring through the annual Hospices de Beaune wine auction in late November, the cobblestone streets are clogged with [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Tips for your Easter ham Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:57:52 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now USDA national retail prices are $3.38 per pound for boneless and $1.82 for bone-in. This compares with $3.17 and $1.94 for last year. You'll find a wide selection in most stores and some confusing labels to decipher.
Ham: This is the top grade with no added water.
Ham, [...]]]>
Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:03:33 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now Blue Plate Special: ‘Hey Cookie, make mine a heart attack in a fog’ Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:38:08 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now The Blue Plate Special is nearly long gone, as are the street-corner diners that slopped them by the millions. During the Great Depression, simple Blue Plates were the cheapest hot meals, costing a nickel to a dime. They fed the cash-starved nation, sold all day and into the late night. If you had the coin, you could eat heartily, as Blue Plates were healthy by today's standards. [...]]]> Kitchen Call: Saturday means baked beans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:28 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now The beans were common navy [...]]]> Food for Thought: Prepping your meals for more nutrients Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
"To boost the flavor and nutritional value in our meals, we are constantly on the lookout for the freshest foods. Our go-to ingredients are wholesome foods like fresh vegetables and lean proteins," says Registered Dietitians Lyssie [...]]]>
12 DIY Easter Centerpieces Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:26:20 +0000 How to Make Fantastic Egg Salad Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:26:20 +0000 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Earth Month Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:25:34 +0000 Cooks’ Books: Personal attacks aside, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook is my personal favorite Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:28:54 +0000 Creators Syndicate
"It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great," by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central Life & Style, $32).
It may be scandalous. But at a time when Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently suffered comments from haters after almost having gotten into a scooter accident with her child and reportedly successfully squashing an unflattering Vanity Fair cover story about her life, is down again, just having [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Healthy eating on a budget Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:39:45 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate "Go for whole foods — whole grains," she said. "They are so much better for you than processed. Buy ingredients instead of finished products. With processed foods, you are paying for the packaging and labor."
Her No. 1 tip for saving money? "Cook from scratch."
And if you [...]]]>
Easter Cupcake Recipe and Designs with Peeps Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:29:41 +0000 Love your Brussels sprouts Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:05 +0000 By Margaret Maples More Content Now I used to be in the "ewww" crowd, too. I almost skipped down the menu when I saw sprouts listed at Ristorante Tosca, a lovely Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. ( Too late. I was hooked by the strip steak, which arrived on a bed of sprouts with a side of radicchio.
Not my usual crew of veggies, but with rising meat prices in mind, I decided to do a little research. Yes, and revel in that steak. [...]]]>
Food for Thought: Easy entertaining tips for large groups Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 The sun is shining, leaves are green and balmy temperatures have arrived - spring and summer months are the ideal time to entertain at home. Between holidays, graduation parties and warm weather festivities, there's always a reason to gather for a great meal and some fun. With a few organization tricks and cooking tips, even the largest families can come together to enjoy quality time with one another while sharing in food and fun.
No one knows more about hosting large [...]]]>
Italian Easter Bread Recipe: A Step-by-Step Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:25:57 +0000 DIY Cake Recipe for Spring Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:27:19 +0000 Jim Hillibish: How Italians beat the soaring cost of beef Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:54:46 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now Italian family cooks are experts at stretching a food budget. It's in their history.
They give us braciole or braciola, the best thing that's happened to a little bit of beef. Six bucks' worth will feed a family.
This genius dish comprises thin slices of beef breaded and rolled — jellyroll fashion.
They're browned in olive oil and simmered in beef broth or tomato sauce until tender. [...]]]>
Food for Thought: What you need to know about gluten Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:33:27 +0000 You've probably heard a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up, too?
Gluten is a protein that is most commonly found in wheat, barley and rye. It comes in several forms, like flour, and exists in many foods, including pizza, pasta, breads and baked goods. For those who have sensitivity to gluten, it can be [...]]]>
Kitchen Call: Hints of springtime green Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:02:20 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now A spring morning starts out with cheddar cheese biscuits flecked with bacon and chives. The three flavors harmonize with eggs, whether scrambled, fried, or boiled. No fussy poached eggs. But a good strong cup of coffee laced with cream wards off the chill. The leftover biscuits, if any, make a fine go-along for supper, too.
Later in the week, homemade bread rises slowly in a warm kitchen to [...]]]>