Add National Waffle Day to your culinary calendar

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Fire up your griddle, it’s National Waffle Day!

Or … don’t. If waffles aren’t your thing, gear up to throw one back on Tuesday, which is National Whiskey Sour Day.

Stock your freezer with fruit while you can _ and make pops!

The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. As we glide from the hot days of August into the cooler months ahead, we never quite know when the magic moment arrives that we have seen our last bit of...

It's time to get over your unfounded fears of turkey burgers

It really is time for all of us to get over our hesitation about turkey burgers. I get that people are nervous about turkey burgers being dry and flavorless, but that really isn't necessary.

Avoiding a dry,...

TABLE TALK: Monument winery offers deals on wine

By: teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Woody Woodworth, the winemaker at Catriona Cellars, 243 Washington St., Monument, has introduced a Cellar Club. For $62 per quarter members receive three bottles of wine from the winery, including one bottle of...

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won't be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won't be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two fewer...

A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops

Let's face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that's simple to prepare, but not boring....

Kick-start your day with a breakfast of oatmeal

By: Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Oatmeal. It's what's for breakfast.

And why not? The mix of slow-burning carbohydrates and fiber found in oats is a great source of fuel to start the day.

"There's a reason breakfast is the most...

A "burger" of a different sort. A Middle Eastern shish kebab

With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I've either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to the bone over the summer and I'm looking for something a little...