<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> food]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/food Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:34:49 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[You've pushed it off long enough! It's time to master crepes]]> http://gazette.com/youve-pushed-it-off-long-enough-its-time-to-master-crepes/article/feed/200123?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/youve-pushed-it-off-long-enough-its-time-to-master-crepes/article/feed/200123?custom_click=rss

In honor of Mardi Gras, I decided to try a fresh take on a classic New Orleans dessert — bananas Foster.

Bananas Foster is the luscious indulgence created at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 1950s. It's hard to beat sauteed bananas doused with rum and brown sugar, then topped with vanilla ice cream. So I decided to keep most of the classic elements, but wrap the bananas in a crepe topped with ice cream and toasted walnuts.

My real agenda? To help folks get over their fear of making crepes. Because once you master this simple, classic technique, you'll wish you'd done it long ago.

Making the batter is easy. Throw all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Then let the bat

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]]> In honor of Mardi Gras, I decided to try a fresh take on a classic New Orleans dessert — bananas Foster.

Bananas Foster is the luscious indulgence created at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 1950s. It's hard to beat sauteed bananas doused with rum and brown sugar, then topped with vanilla ice cream. So I decided to keep most of the classic elements, but wrap the bananas in a crepe topped with ice cream and toasted walnuts.

My real agenda? To help folks get over their fear of making crepes. Because once you master this simple, classic technique, you'll wish you'd done it long ago.

Making the batter is easy. Throw all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Then let the bat]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:31:25 -0700 <![CDATA[In the kitchen, there's an app for that! But do you care?]]> http://gazette.com/in-the-kitchen-theres-an-app-for-that-but-do-you-care/article/feed/199762?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-the-kitchen-theres-an-app-for-that-but-do-you-care/article/feed/199762?custom_click=rss

A few years ago, former video game executive Kevin Yu was cooking for a girlfriend on Valentine's Day when he discovered he'd forgotten the mushrooms for the mushroom soup. But that was just the start. He'd also lost track of timing on the various dishes, and he was just generally making a mess of things.

"I was trying to whip up a three course meal at the last minute and it ended up a disaster," Yu says. "She didn't leave me because of the cooking, but the cooking didn't help."

But does it surprise you that these days there's an app for that? The cooking part, anyway.

Yu is the founder of SideChef, a cooking app that supplements recipes with social media and aims to help home cooks avoid disasters like his.

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]]> A few years ago, former video game executive Kevin Yu was cooking for a girlfriend on Valentine's Day when he discovered he'd forgotten the mushrooms for the mushroom soup. But that was just the start. He'd also lost track of timing on the various dishes, and he was just generally making a mess of things.

"I was trying to whip up a three course meal at the last minute and it ended up a disaster," Yu says. "She didn't leave me because of the cooking, but the cooking didn't help."

But does it surprise you that these days there's an app for that? The cooking part, anyway.

Yu is the founder of SideChef, a cooking app that supplements recipes with social media and aims to help home cooks avoid disasters like his.]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:02:13 -0700 <![CDATA[List: 8 delicious homemade Super Bowl party options]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/list-8-delicious-homemade-super-bowl-party-options/article/1544990?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-8-delicious-homemade-super-bowl-party-options/article/1544990?custom_click=rss

Gearing up for the Big Game on Feb. 1? Or more importantly, planning that Super Bowl food? Here's a good start.

-EASY BONELESS BARBECUE BITES

We came up with these boneless barbecue bites as a delicious mashup of two classic Super Bowl party favorites - Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue baby back ribs. But while we wanted their brash, sucker punch of flavor, we didn't want the sometimes over-the-top labor involved in making them.

So we borrowed the flavors and wedded them to easy prep boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Toss the chicken with the sauce, then ignore it for a day while it marinates. The rest isn't much more complicated.



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Gearing up for the Big Game on Feb. 1? Or more importantly, planning that Super Bowl food? Here's a good start.

-EASY BONELESS BARBECUE BITES

We came up with these boneless barbecue bites as a delicious mashup of two classic Super Bowl party favorites - Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue baby back ribs. But while we wanted their brash, sucker punch of flavor, we didn't want the sometimes over-the-top labor involved in making them.

So we borrowed the flavors and wedded them to easy prep boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Toss the chicken with the sauce, then ignore it for a day while it marinates. The rest isn't much more complicated.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:01:05 -0700
<![CDATA[An easy, customizable chocolate treat for Valentine's Day]]> http://gazette.com/an-easy-customizable-chocolate-treat-for-valentines-day/article/feed/199721?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/an-easy-customizable-chocolate-treat-for-valentines-day/article/feed/199721?custom_click=rss

Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That's what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy.

Truth is, I'm generally not the sort of person who makes candy at home. It can be a bit fussy and time-consuming and I don't find the process nearly as satisfying as landing a slab of something meaty over an open fire. But I'm still a sucker for a good sweet, and as I paged through Mims' recent cookbook, "Sweet and Southern: Traditional Southern Desserts," I was smitten with one of his simplest recipes.

It was his Aunt Barbara Jane's pretzel-peanut chocolate candies. Crunchy, salty and sweet, these chocolates are similar to bark, but easier. You simply mix everything together, then s

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]]> Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That's what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy.

Truth is, I'm generally not the sort of person who makes candy at home. It can be a bit fussy and time-consuming and I don't find the process nearly as satisfying as landing a slab of something meaty over an open fire. But I'm still a sucker for a good sweet, and as I paged through Mims' recent cookbook, "Sweet and Southern: Traditional Southern Desserts," I was smitten with one of his simplest recipes.

It was his Aunt Barbara Jane's pretzel-peanut chocolate candies. Crunchy, salty and sweet, these chocolates are similar to bark, but easier. You simply mix everything together, then s]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:46:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Patriots vs. Seahawks in a battle for the best 7-layer dip]]> By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/patriots-vs.-seahawks-in-a-battle-for-the-best-7-layer-dip/article/1545280?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/patriots-vs.-seahawks-in-a-battle-for-the-best-7-layer-dip/article/1545280?custom_click=rss

The Super Bowl isn't just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It's also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon.

That's because we decided the battle on the gridiron should continue on the buffet. So we created two versions of that classic party pleaser - seven-layer dip. Each is inspired by the home of one of the teams facing off in the big game, New England and Seattle.

For the New England Patriots, we have barbecued pulled pork topped with skillet sauteed apples and butter. Over that is a thick layer of cream cheese and baked beans, then a final layer of bacon and extra-sharp Vermont cheddar cheese.



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The Super Bowl isn't just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It's also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon.

That's because we decided the battle on the gridiron should continue on the buffet. So we created two versions of that classic party pleaser - seven-layer dip. Each is inspired by the home of one of the teams facing off in the big game, New England and Seattle.

For the New England Patriots, we have barbecued pulled pork topped with skillet sauteed apples and butter. Over that is a thick layer of cream cheese and baked beans, then a final layer of bacon and extra-sharp Vermont cheddar cheese.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:35:45 -0700
<![CDATA[SudSisters: Brews to consider when watching Super Bowl]]> BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/sudsisters-brews-to-consider-when-watching-super-bowl/article/1545279?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sudsisters-brews-to-consider-when-watching-super-bowl/article/1545279?custom_click=rss

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in professional football's biggest game - and fan party - of the season, Super Bowl XLIX.

Have you considered your liquid itinerary?

Last year, we had it easy - the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl. The local beer aisle was our oyster.

This year, it's a bit more complicated. The Northeast Coast-vs.-Northwest Coast matchup brings us two mighty players in the saga of American brewing.

New England and beer go way back. In Boston, the first brewing license was issued in 1630 and the city now is home to the Boston Beer Co., maker of the nation's best-selling craft beer brand, Sam Adams Boston Lager.



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On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in professional football's biggest game - and fan party - of the season, Super Bowl XLIX.

Have you considered your liquid itinerary?

Last year, we had it easy - the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl. The local beer aisle was our oyster.

This year, it's a bit more complicated. The Northeast Coast-vs.-Northwest Coast matchup brings us two mighty players in the saga of American brewing.

New England and beer go way back. In Boston, the first brewing license was issued in 1630 and the city now is home to the Boston Beer Co., maker of the nation's best-selling craft beer brand, Sam Adams Boston Lager.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:10:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Jan. 28, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-jan.-28-2015/article/1545349?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-jan.-28-2015/article/1545349?custom_click=rss What's cooking

ONGOING

Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,
chefmatthews@aol.com.
- Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies.

The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com.
- Bread, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- Soup, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday or 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 6.

The Seasoned Chef - 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver. Call or go online for cost. Registration: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.
- The Weekender's Breakfast - Gourmet Eggs for Every Occasion, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday.


EVENTS

Fourth Tuesdays

Argonaut Wine and Liquor Wine Tasting - 100 wines

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ONGOING

Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,
chefmatthews@aol.com.
- Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies.

The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com.
- Bread, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- Soup, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday or 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 6.

The Seasoned Chef - 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver. Call or go online for cost. Registration: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.
- The Weekender's Breakfast - Gourmet Eggs for Every Occasion, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday.


EVENTS

Fourth Tuesdays

Argonaut Wine and Liquor Wine Tasting - 100 wines]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:15:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Jan. 28, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-beer-related-events-starting-jan.-28-2015/article/1545348?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-beer-related-events-starting-jan.-28-2015/article/1545348?custom_click=rss

BREW CALENDAR

Mondays

Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711, drink@greenmantaps.com.

Mondays-Sundays

Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, free. Limited to 25 people, first come, first served; greatdivide.com/tap-room/tours.

Tuesdays

Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co.,



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BREW CALENDAR

Mondays

Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711, drink@greenmantaps.com.

Mondays-Sundays

Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, free. Limited to 25 people, first come, first served; greatdivide.com/tap-room/tours.

Tuesdays

Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co.,

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:15:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Date night-friendly chicken that won't tie you to the stove]]> By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/date-night-friendly-chicken-that-wont-tie-you-to-the-stove/article/1545281?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/date-night-friendly-chicken-that-wont-tie-you-to-the-stove/article/1545281?custom_click=rss

Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR.

For our date, I wanted to make something special but also simple. I didn't want to be stuck in the kitchen, worried about executing a complicated, unforgiving dish. I needed something that oozed effortless culinary prowess but that didn't look like I was trying too hard.

I made a tried-and-true dish I knew I could do with my eyes closed - my four-step chicken. Four-step chicken is a versatile recipe that can be made with whatever you have in the pantry. First,



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Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR.

For our date, I wanted to make something special but also simple. I didn't want to be stuck in the kitchen, worried about executing a complicated, unforgiving dish. I needed something that oozed effortless culinary prowess but that didn't look like I was trying too hard.

I made a tried-and-true dish I knew I could do with my eyes closed - my four-step chicken. Four-step chicken is a versatile recipe that can be made with whatever you have in the pantry. First,

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:57:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Eat Well: Time to show your heart some love]]> By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/eat-well-time-to-show-your-heart-some-love/article/1545282?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-time-to-show-your-heart-some-love/article/1545282?custom_click=rss

While love has its own day on the 14th, heart health is the main focus of February.

American Heart Month is a time to show yourself the love. And a statistic that always astonishes me is that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, as well as men, in the U.S., according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The reason it's so stunning is that we hear so much about breast cancer when it comes to women.

Another surprise is the fact that the number of preventable deaths from heart disease has declined in people ages 65 to 74 but has remained unchanged in those younger than 65. And, guys, you are twice as likely as women to die from preventable heart disease.



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While love has its own day on the 14th, heart health is the main focus of February.

American Heart Month is a time to show yourself the love. And a statistic that always astonishes me is that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, as well as men, in the U.S., according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The reason it's so stunning is that we hear so much about breast cancer when it comes to women.

Another surprise is the fact that the number of preventable deaths from heart disease has declined in people ages 65 to 74 but has remained unchanged in those younger than 65. And, guys, you are twice as likely as women to die from preventable heart disease.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:34:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Rethinking muffaletta as a thin-crust pizza for Mardi Gras]]> http://gazette.com/rethinking-muffaletta-as-a-thin-crust-pizza-for-mardi-gras/article/feed/199330?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rethinking-muffaletta-as-a-thin-crust-pizza-for-mardi-gras/article/feed/199330?custom_click=rss

We love pizza. We love muffaletta. We decided they probably would be easy to love together.

So we decided to combine them. In honor of Mardi Gras, we created a muffaletta flatbread, a basic thin-crust pizza topped with all the classic ingredients of New Orleans' beloved muffaletta sandwich. We start with a red pepper pesto blended from roasted bell peppers, capers and toasted walnuts. We then top that with an olive and cherry pepper blend, then finally sliced salami and provolone cheese.

For a shortcut version, prep the red pepper pesto and olive salad ahead of time. They can be refrigerated for several days. You also could substitute mixed marinated olives from the grocer's olive bar for the olive salad.

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]]> We love pizza. We love muffaletta. We decided they probably would be easy to love together.

So we decided to combine them. In honor of Mardi Gras, we created a muffaletta flatbread, a basic thin-crust pizza topped with all the classic ingredients of New Orleans' beloved muffaletta sandwich. We start with a red pepper pesto blended from roasted bell peppers, capers and toasted walnuts. We then top that with an olive and cherry pepper blend, then finally sliced salami and provolone cheese.

For a shortcut version, prep the red pepper pesto and olive salad ahead of time. They can be refrigerated for several days. You also could substitute mixed marinated olives from the grocer's olive bar for the olive salad.]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:16:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Pack in protein _ and save the budget _ with beans and rice]]> http://gazette.com/pack-in-protein-and-save-the-budget-with-beans-and-rice/article/feed/199009?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pack-in-protein-and-save-the-budget-with-beans-and-rice/article/feed/199009?custom_click=rss

When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer.

Not that we necessarily appreciated it. "It's a complete protein!" Mom would proudly announce as my sister and I groaned. But mom was right — beans and rice are a great combination worth another look.

Red beans are a classic choice for this combination, especially in spicy Creole cuisine. Red beans and rice likely became popular because of its nutrition profile. Red kidney beans are full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Just a 1/2 cup serving has 8 grams each of protein and fiber — all for about 100 calorie

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]]> When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer.

Not that we necessarily appreciated it. "It's a complete protein!" Mom would proudly announce as my sister and I groaned. But mom was right — beans and rice are a great combination worth another look.

Red beans are a classic choice for this combination, especially in spicy Creole cuisine. Red beans and rice likely became popular because of its nutrition profile. Red kidney beans are full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Just a 1/2 cup serving has 8 grams each of protein and fiber — all for about 100 calorie]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:04:05 -0700 <![CDATA[A carefree deviled egg you won't need to struggle over]]> By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/a-carefree-deviled-egg-you-wont-need-to-struggle-over/article/1545248?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-carefree-deviled-egg-you-wont-need-to-struggle-over/article/1545248?custom_click=rss

For me, it's just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn't matter if it's a summer barbecue or a winter Super Bowl shindig. I need deviled eggs. And I know I am not alone!

Which isn't to say it's always easy to make that happen. The last time I made them for whatever reason the eggs were a devil to peel. I tried all of my regular tricks. I let them sit in cold water. I peeled them under cold water. Didn't matter. Every one of the 24 eggs I tried to peel was a struggle.

I couldn't believe this was happening. I've made deviled eggs since I was a kid, so you'd think it would be easy. But my egg whites were pock-marked and homely. And I bet you've been there, too. Well, when life gives you ugly egg whites, you go to Plan B...

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Which isn't to say it's always easy to make that happen. The last time I made them for whatever reason the eggs were a devil to peel. I tried all of my regular tricks. I let them sit in cold water. I peeled them under cold water. Didn't matter. Every one of the 24 eggs I tried to peel was a struggle.

I couldn't believe this was happening. I've made deviled eggs since I was a kid, so you'd think it would be easy. But my egg whites were pock-marked and homely. And I bet you've been there, too. Well, when life gives you ugly egg whites, you go to Plan B...]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:11 -0700 <![CDATA[Party like you mean it this Super Bowl with homemade jerky]]> By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/party-like-you-mean-it-this-super-bowl-with-homemade-jerky/article/1545247?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/party-like-you-mean-it-this-super-bowl-with-homemade-jerky/article/1545247?custom_click=rss

Sure, you'll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn't a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart?

How about some homemade beef jerky? Because while it may sound daunting to season and dry your own meat, it actually is a simple process that requires little hands on time. It also can be done well ahead - as in several weeks - and the results are pretty spectacular. And let's not forget how wonderfully a well-seasoned hunk of jerky goes with all that beer you'll be drinking.

At its most basic, jerky is thinly sliced meat that is slowly dried until most of the moisture is removed. While some people use food dehydrators for this, an oven set at 200

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]]> Sure, you'll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn't a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart?

How about some homemade beef jerky? Because while it may sound daunting to season and dry your own meat, it actually is a simple process that requires little hands on time. It also can be done well ahead - as in several weeks - and the results are pretty spectacular. And let's not forget how wonderfully a well-seasoned hunk of jerky goes with all that beer you'll be drinking.

At its most basic, jerky is thinly sliced meat that is slowly dried until most of the moisture is removed. While some people use food dehydrators for this, an oven set at 200]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Session beers: More flavor, but less buzz for the Super Bowl]]> By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/session-beers-more-flavor-but-less-buzz-for-the-super-bowl/article/1545246?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/session-beers-more-flavor-but-less-buzz-for-the-super-bowl/article/1545246?custom_click=rss

RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint.

So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to keep yourself from passing out before halftime. These naturally lower-alcohol brews also get extra points for their ability to pair well with traditional football party fare, the chips, dips, wings and pizza we tend to crave during the big game.

Why does it matter? Many craft beers pack more alcohol than mass-produced offerings, sometimes edging up as high as 15 percent alcohol by volume. But that can lead to a one-and-done effect not well-suited to longer events like the Super Bowl.

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]]> RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint.

So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to keep yourself from passing out before halftime. These naturally lower-alcohol brews also get extra points for their ability to pair well with traditional football party fare, the chips, dips, wings and pizza we tend to crave during the big game.

Why does it matter? Many craft beers pack more alcohol than mass-produced offerings, sometimes edging up as high as 15 percent alcohol by volume. But that can lead to a one-and-done effect not well-suited to longer events like the Super Bowl.]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Drive-thru review: Get yourself over to Denny's for a skillet before they go bye-bye]]> By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate - http://gazette.com/drive-thru-review-get-yourself-over-to-dennys-for-a-skillet-before-they-go-bye-bye/article/1545238?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/drive-thru-review-get-yourself-over-to-dennys-for-a-skillet-before-they-go-bye-bye/article/1545238?custom_click=rss

When I was growing up, I had a friend whose grandfather would take 25 different leftovers in unmarked, undated plastic containers, throw them into a big frying pan, toss in a handful of flour and some butter, and simmer the mess on low heat for about 30 minutes. It's still one of the more delicious things I've ever eaten.

First, I'm shocked that this guy still is living ... and when did he become the executive chef at Denny's?

America's 24-hour diner has rolled out four new skillets. I recently opted for a Philly Cheesesteak & Eggs Skillet.

Here's the breakdown: tender prime rib with seasoned red-skinned potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, fire-roasted bell peppers and onions, topped with pepper jack cheese and Italian cheese

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]]> When I was growing up, I had a friend whose grandfather would take 25 different leftovers in unmarked, undated plastic containers, throw them into a big frying pan, toss in a handful of flour and some butter, and simmer the mess on low heat for about 30 minutes. It's still one of the more delicious things I've ever eaten.

First, I'm shocked that this guy still is living ... and when did he become the executive chef at Denny's?

America's 24-hour diner has rolled out four new skillets. I recently opted for a Philly Cheesesteak & Eggs Skillet.

Here's the breakdown: tender prime rib with seasoned red-skinned potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, fire-roasted bell peppers and onions, topped with pepper jack cheese and Italian cheese]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:10:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Forget fuss and focus on comfort food this Valentine's Day]]> http://gazette.com/forget-fuss-and-focus-on-comfort-food-this-valentines-day/article/feed/198367?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forget-fuss-and-focus-on-comfort-food-this-valentines-day/article/feed/198367?custom_click=rss

The notion that a great Valentine's Day dinner should be fancy or somehow over-the-top is way overrated. I'll take delicious comfort food over a fussy meal any day, regardless of the romance quotient.

And when I want real comfort — deep down, rich, winter night snuggling comfort — I want noodles and cheese. Now that is a romantic combination. How to pare them for this special dinner, however, requires some thought. A basic mac and cheese could be a little too pedestrian (particularly if your partner is hoping for at least a little pizazz). And most red sauce pasta dishes rely on that great killer of romance — garlic.

I liked the idea of lasagna, but a giant baking dish of lasagna tends to radiate "potluck" more than "in

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]]> The notion that a great Valentine's Day dinner should be fancy or somehow over-the-top is way overrated. I'll take delicious comfort food over a fussy meal any day, regardless of the romance quotient.

And when I want real comfort — deep down, rich, winter night snuggling comfort — I want noodles and cheese. Now that is a romantic combination. How to pare them for this special dinner, however, requires some thought. A basic mac and cheese could be a little too pedestrian (particularly if your partner is hoping for at least a little pizazz). And most red sauce pasta dishes rely on that great killer of romance — garlic.

I liked the idea of lasagna, but a giant baking dish of lasagna tends to radiate "potluck" more than "in]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:46:22 -0700 <![CDATA[You know the scent, now learn to love the flavor of roses]]> http://gazette.com/you-know-the-scent-now-learn-to-love-the-flavor-of-roses/article/feed/198021?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/you-know-the-scent-now-learn-to-love-the-flavor-of-roses/article/feed/198021?custom_click=rss

When it comes to romance, there can be no better floral answer than the rose. The bold red petals entice the eyes from across the room, while that intoxicating fragrance draws you closer... closer... just a little closer until you find yourself burying your nose in the lush petals, ignorant to the thorns piercing your skin because your eyes are closed and your heart is going pitter-patter.

But, ah, to taste a rose. This is the flavor of love. And it's waiting patiently for you in the international aisle of your supermarket in a small bottle of rosewater.

One whiff of the stuff and you'll be transported to another time and place. You'll go to ancient Persia where the royals perfumed their skin, courts and pilafs with it.

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]]> When it comes to romance, there can be no better floral answer than the rose. The bold red petals entice the eyes from across the room, while that intoxicating fragrance draws you closer... closer... just a little closer until you find yourself burying your nose in the lush petals, ignorant to the thorns piercing your skin because your eyes are closed and your heart is going pitter-patter.

But, ah, to taste a rose. This is the flavor of love. And it's waiting patiently for you in the international aisle of your supermarket in a small bottle of rosewater.

One whiff of the stuff and you'll be transported to another time and place. You'll go to ancient Persia where the royals perfumed their skin, courts and pilafs with it.]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:32:31 -0700 <![CDATA[A little wine, butter transform mussels into romantic meal]]> http://gazette.com/a-little-wine-butter-transform-mussels-into-romantic-meal/article/feed/198029?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-little-wine-butter-transform-mussels-into-romantic-meal/article/feed/198029?custom_click=rss

Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine's Day? Consider mussels.

With a pleasantly briny flavor, mussels pair well with clean, simple flavors, such as fresh herbs with melted butter and lightly cooked onions or leeks, or a sauce made from white wine, heavy cream and garlic. But they also can stand up to more robust partners, such as basil pesto or spicy tomato sauces.

However you dress your mussels, they are a breeze to prepare. Start by washing them under cold water. Next, pull out the "beards," the fibrous strips that stick out from the shells. Meanwhile, in a large pot combine 1/4 inch or so of white wine with a generous few tablespoons of melted butter.

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]]> Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine's Day? Consider mussels.

With a pleasantly briny flavor, mussels pair well with clean, simple flavors, such as fresh herbs with melted butter and lightly cooked onions or leeks, or a sauce made from white wine, heavy cream and garlic. But they also can stand up to more robust partners, such as basil pesto or spicy tomato sauces.

However you dress your mussels, they are a breeze to prepare. Start by washing them under cold water. Next, pull out the "beards," the fibrous strips that stick out from the shells. Meanwhile, in a large pot combine 1/4 inch or so of white wine with a generous few tablespoons of melted butter.]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:32:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Think roasted rack of lamb is too fancy? Wrong! It's easy]]> http://gazette.com/think-roasted-rack-of-lamb-is-too-fancy-wrong-its-easy/article/feed/197972?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/think-roasted-rack-of-lamb-is-too-fancy-wrong-its-easy/article/feed/197972?custom_click=rss

Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine's Day? One of the ways I spell romance is with a roasted rack of lamb for two. Most of us never get to enjoy this wonderful dish outside fine restaurants, but there's no reason not to make it at home. In fact, this recipe — adapted from one we used to make at Gourmet magazine all the time — is hard to mess up.

A single rack of lamb comprises eight chops, or half of the rib cage. At the supermarket these days you'll usually find a choice of New Zealand or American racks. The former are smaller than the latter and taste slightly more lamb-y. Either kind will work here, but in both cases you have to make sure that the chine bone has been removed by the butcher. Otherwise you'll be unable to cu

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]]> Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine's Day? One of the ways I spell romance is with a roasted rack of lamb for two. Most of us never get to enjoy this wonderful dish outside fine restaurants, but there's no reason not to make it at home. In fact, this recipe — adapted from one we used to make at Gourmet magazine all the time — is hard to mess up.

A single rack of lamb comprises eight chops, or half of the rib cage. At the supermarket these days you'll usually find a choice of New Zealand or American racks. The former are smaller than the latter and taste slightly more lamb-y. Either kind will work here, but in both cases you have to make sure that the chine bone has been removed by the butcher. Otherwise you'll be unable to cu]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:46:25 -0700 <![CDATA[Turning bean burritos into a Super Bowl party finger food]]> By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/turning-bean-burritos-into-a-super-bowl-party-finger-food/article/1544887?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turning-bean-burritos-into-a-super-bowl-party-finger-food/article/1544887?custom_click=rss

There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese.

Usually, a burrito makes a meal. But for my Super Bowl party, I decided to turn the dish into a finger food. Using smaller flour tortillas, I rolled up several burritos filled with refried beans, ground beef and cheese. Once you have your ingredients arranged, the rest of the prep is easy. The burritos also can be assembled in the morning, arranged in the pan, then refrigerated until ready to bake and serve.

Want to make these vegetarian? Leave out the ground beef (make sure you use vegetarian refried beans) and substitute cooked rice.



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There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese.

Usually, a burrito makes a meal. But for my Super Bowl party, I decided to turn the dish into a finger food. Using smaller flour tortillas, I rolled up several burritos filled with refried beans, ground beef and cheese. Once you have your ingredients arranged, the rest of the prep is easy. The burritos also can be assembled in the morning, arranged in the pan, then refrigerated until ready to bake and serve.

Want to make these vegetarian? Leave out the ground beef (make sure you use vegetarian refried beans) and substitute cooked rice.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:02:00 -0700
<![CDATA[On Food: Go online to discover unusual and delicious foods]]> By teresa J. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com http://gazette.com/on-food-go-online-to-discover-unusual-and-delicious-foods/article/1544883?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-go-online-to-discover-unusual-and-delicious-foods/article/1544883?custom_click=rss

In December I gave myself a gift: I bought a subscription to "The Rosengarten Report."

Who is Rosengarten and why would you care about what he has to report?

I'm talking about David Rosengarten who achieved fame as a TV chef on the Food Network starting in 1994. His show, "Taste," was hilarious. He explored foods, dishes and beverages.

I still giggle when I remember the one about martinis, where he sipped his way through a battery of the fancy drinks and almost wound up on the floor before he was done.

In 2001, Rosengarten launched a newsletter, "The Rosengarten Report," in which he highlighted the newest, best or most unusual happenings in the food world. I loved them.



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In December I gave myself a gift: I bought a subscription to "The Rosengarten Report."

Who is Rosengarten and why would you care about what he has to report?

I'm talking about David Rosengarten who achieved fame as a TV chef on the Food Network starting in 1994. His show, "Taste," was hilarious. He explored foods, dishes and beverages.

I still giggle when I remember the one about martinis, where he sipped his way through a battery of the fancy drinks and almost wound up on the floor before he was done.

In 2001, Rosengarten launched a newsletter, "The Rosengarten Report," in which he highlighted the newest, best or most unusual happenings in the food world. I loved them.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:52:41 -0700
<![CDATA[In the Super Bowl of pizza, this DIY beats takeout any day]]> By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/in-the-super-bowl-of-pizza-this-diy-beats-takeout-any-day/article/1544886?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-the-super-bowl-of-pizza-this-diy-beats-takeout-any-day/article/1544886?custom_click=rss

Why make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party when you can have it delivered to your door?

Here's why: Homemade pizza tastes better than anything you can buy and it takes much less time and effort than you would think. Making the dough takes only 10 minutes. Then, during the next hour while the yeast is working its magic, you have plenty of time to prepare whichever toppings you and your guests prefer.

The trick is to mix and "knead" the dough in a food processor rather than by hand. It's quicker and cleaner that way. And as long as you measure the ingredients accurately (going by weight, not volume) and don't add very hot water, this dough is failure-proof.

This recipe makes enough dough for six 9- to 10-inch

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]]> Why make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party when you can have it delivered to your door?

Here's why: Homemade pizza tastes better than anything you can buy and it takes much less time and effort than you would think. Making the dough takes only 10 minutes. Then, during the next hour while the yeast is working its magic, you have plenty of time to prepare whichever toppings you and your guests prefer.

The trick is to mix and "knead" the dough in a food processor rather than by hand. It's quicker and cleaner that way. And as long as you measure the ingredients accurately (going by weight, not volume) and don't add very hot water, this dough is failure-proof.

This recipe makes enough dough for six 9- to 10-inch]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:48:14 -0700 <![CDATA[Wine Guy: Small South American country makes bid for respectability]]> By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette - http://gazette.com/wine-guy-small-south-american-country-makes-bid-for-respectability/article/1544884?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wine-guy-small-south-american-country-makes-bid-for-respectability/article/1544884?custom_click=rss

Argentina has made a big splash with malbec. Chile has made a lesser but still significant impact with carmenere. And now Uruguay is poised to impress with tannat.

What's tannat? It's a good yet underappreciated red wine grape. Tannat is best known as the principal red grape of the Madiran region in southwest France. The wines made with tannat (named for its high tannin content) tend toward a more rustic profile - robust, tough, dark, dense and tannic - with flavors of raspberry and blackberry benefiting from several years of aging.

I was impressed to find Uruguay is the fourth-largest wine-producing country in South America, behind Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Commercial winemaking dates to the 1870s with the arrival of

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]]> Argentina has made a big splash with malbec. Chile has made a lesser but still significant impact with carmenere. And now Uruguay is poised to impress with tannat.

What's tannat? It's a good yet underappreciated red wine grape. Tannat is best known as the principal red grape of the Madiran region in southwest France. The wines made with tannat (named for its high tannin content) tend toward a more rustic profile - robust, tough, dark, dense and tannic - with flavors of raspberry and blackberry benefiting from several years of aging.

I was impressed to find Uruguay is the fourth-largest wine-producing country in South America, behind Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Commercial winemaking dates to the 1870s with the arrival of]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:10:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Want Valentine's Day ease that still impresses? Try fondue]]> http://gazette.com/want-valentines-day-ease-that-still-impresses-try-fondue/article/feed/197345?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/want-valentines-day-ease-that-still-impresses-try-fondue/article/feed/197345?custom_click=rss

Worried your kitchen skills may not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine's Day? Fear not. A pricy restaurant meal isn't your only option.

We created this delicious, yet simple pair of fondue sauces to be easy for even the most clueless cook. But we didn't sacrifice the wow-factor in the process. Warm chocolate-mango and five-spice caramel sauces are anything but ordinary. For ease, we pair them with purchased items for dipping — biscotti, pound cake, fresh berries, whatever inspires you.

And while fondue pots are nice, they aren't essential. You also can offer these sauces in small serving dishes. If they get too cool, just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.

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]]> Worried your kitchen skills may not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine's Day? Fear not. A pricy restaurant meal isn't your only option.

We created this delicious, yet simple pair of fondue sauces to be easy for even the most clueless cook. But we didn't sacrifice the wow-factor in the process. Warm chocolate-mango and five-spice caramel sauces are anything but ordinary. For ease, we pair them with purchased items for dipping — biscotti, pound cake, fresh berries, whatever inspires you.

And while fondue pots are nice, they aren't essential. You also can offer these sauces in small serving dishes. If they get too cool, just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:34:00 -0700 <![CDATA[Date night-friendly chicken that won't tie you to the stove]]> http://gazette.com/date-night-friendly-chicken-that-wont-tie-you-to-the-stove/article/feed/197019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/date-night-friendly-chicken-that-wont-tie-you-to-the-stove/article/feed/197019?custom_click=rss

Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband, Philippe. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR.

For our date, I wanted to make something special, but also simple. I didn't want to be stuck in the kitchen, worried about executing a complicated, unforgiving dish. I needed something that oozed effortless culinary prowess, but that didn't look like I was trying too hard to impress quite yet. In the words of that show's Monica Geller, I wanted a meal that said, "I'm breezy."

I made a tried-and-true dish I knew I could do with my eyes closed — my 4-s

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]]> Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband, Philippe. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR.

For our date, I wanted to make something special, but also simple. I didn't want to be stuck in the kitchen, worried about executing a complicated, unforgiving dish. I needed something that oozed effortless culinary prowess, but that didn't look like I was trying too hard to impress quite yet. In the words of that show's Monica Geller, I wanted a meal that said, "I'm breezy."

I made a tried-and-true dish I knew I could do with my eyes closed — my 4-s]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:35:09 -0700 <![CDATA[A speedy chicken breast that packs flavorful, crunchy punch]]> http://gazette.com/a-speedy-chicken-breast-that-packs-flavorful-crunchy-punch/article/feed/196320?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-speedy-chicken-breast-that-packs-flavorful-crunchy-punch/article/feed/196320?custom_click=rss

This is the chicken breast recipe you've been searching for. Because it will taste nothing like those flavorless, dry breasts you've grown to tolerate.

The gist is simple — chicken breasts are sliced thin, then pounded even thinner. Sure, this is a process that by way of violence renders the meat pretty tender. But the real magic is in the cooking. Chicken this thin — about 1/4 inch — cooks so fast it barely needs heat. And that means the breasts stay moist.

But we're not done yet. These chicken cutlets also get a sweet-spicy-crunchy coating thanks to a quick dredge through breadcrumbs seasoned with paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper and — ready for the secret ingredient? —

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]]> This is the chicken breast recipe you've been searching for. Because it will taste nothing like those flavorless, dry breasts you've grown to tolerate.

The gist is simple — chicken breasts are sliced thin, then pounded even thinner. Sure, this is a process that by way of violence renders the meat pretty tender. But the real magic is in the cooking. Chicken this thin — about 1/4 inch — cooks so fast it barely needs heat. And that means the breasts stay moist.

But we're not done yet. These chicken cutlets also get a sweet-spicy-crunchy coating thanks to a quick dredge through breadcrumbs seasoned with paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper and — ready for the secret ingredient? —]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:00:47 -0700 <![CDATA[Clams are so easy to cook, they tell you when they're done]]> http://gazette.com/clams-are-so-easy-to-cook-they-tell-you-when-theyre-done/article/feed/195975?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clams-are-so-easy-to-cook-they-tell-you-when-theyre-done/article/feed/195975?custom_click=rss

Just about all of the traditional dishes served at feasts celebrating the Chinese New Year — which this year falls on Feb. 19 — symbolize something wonderful to come. Round foods in particular are rich with meaning, their coin-like shape considered a nod to prosperity.

So let's cook some clams! Round, delicious and so easy! Plus, clams are a twofer — a lean and delicious source of protein and the automatic generator of a tasty, instant sauce. When the clamshells steam open, the clam juice spills out. And that juice creates the perfect base for any flavorings you might want to add.

But clams also are quite perishable. So a few words of advice.

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]]> Just about all of the traditional dishes served at feasts celebrating the Chinese New Year — which this year falls on Feb. 19 — symbolize something wonderful to come. Round foods in particular are rich with meaning, their coin-like shape considered a nod to prosperity.

So let's cook some clams! Round, delicious and so easy! Plus, clams are a twofer — a lean and delicious source of protein and the automatic generator of a tasty, instant sauce. When the clamshells steam open, the clam juice spills out. And that juice creates the perfect base for any flavorings you might want to add.

But clams also are quite perishable. So a few words of advice.]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:47:55 -0700 <![CDATA[A carefree deviled egg you won't need to struggle over]]> http://gazette.com/a-carefree-deviled-egg-you-wont-need-to-struggle-over/article/feed/195607?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-carefree-deviled-egg-you-wont-need-to-struggle-over/article/feed/195607?custom_click=rss

For me, it's just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn't matter if it's a summer barbecue or a winter Super Bowl shindig. I need deviled eggs. And I know I am not alone!

Which isn't to say it's always easy to make that happen. The last time I made them for whatever reason the eggs were a devil to peel. I tried all of my regular tricks. I let them sit in cold water. I peeled them under cold water. Didn't matter. Every one of the 24 eggs I tried to peel was a struggle.

I couldn't believe this was happening. I've made deviled eggs since I was a kid, so you'd think it would be easy. But my egg whites were pock-marked and homely. And I bet you've been there, too. Well, when life gives you ugly egg whites, you go to Plan B...

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]]> For me, it's just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn't matter if it's a summer barbecue or a winter Super Bowl shindig. I need deviled eggs. And I know I am not alone!

Which isn't to say it's always easy to make that happen. The last time I made them for whatever reason the eggs were a devil to peel. I tried all of my regular tricks. I let them sit in cold water. I peeled them under cold water. Didn't matter. Every one of the 24 eggs I tried to peel was a struggle.

I couldn't believe this was happening. I've made deviled eggs since I was a kid, so you'd think it would be easy. But my egg whites were pock-marked and homely. And I bet you've been there, too. Well, when life gives you ugly egg whites, you go to Plan B...]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:31:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Looking for big flavor without all the fat? Try soy chorizo]]> http://gazette.com/looking-for-big-flavor-without-all-the-fat-try-soy-chorizo/article/feed/194974?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/looking-for-big-flavor-without-all-the-fat-try-soy-chorizo/article/feed/194974?custom_click=rss

Tucked away between the tofu "cheeses" and textured vegetable protein taco crumbles lies a tiny package you really should consider including in your lineup of go-to good-for-you ingredients — soy chorizo.

Vegetarian and vegan readers may well be nodding their heads as they read. Been there, eaten that. I know. But even if you are a steak-loving meat eater, soy chorizo is worth keeping on hand, even if you aren't normally a fan of pretend meat (as I am not).

Chorizo — the real deal, that is — is a spicy, fatty pork sausage oozing with flavor. Fresh (or Mexican) chorizo is most common in the United States, though sometimes you'll find the Spanish or dried version.

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]]> Tucked away between the tofu "cheeses" and textured vegetable protein taco crumbles lies a tiny package you really should consider including in your lineup of go-to good-for-you ingredients — soy chorizo.

Vegetarian and vegan readers may well be nodding their heads as they read. Been there, eaten that. I know. But even if you are a steak-loving meat eater, soy chorizo is worth keeping on hand, even if you aren't normally a fan of pretend meat (as I am not).

Chorizo — the real deal, that is — is a spicy, fatty pork sausage oozing with flavor. Fresh (or Mexican) chorizo is most common in the United States, though sometimes you'll find the Spanish or dried version.]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:17:56 -0700