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Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 10:07 AM

On a particularly murky day last week, I decided to put my freezer in order. I threw out a package of freezer-burned mini-waffles. I stacked up some bags of frozen vegetables that I couldnít bear to throw out. I found the bags of odd pieces of bread, muffins, bagels and branches of frozen herbs. I thought they might be useful later. So I took the time to make flavored breadcrumbs with all these ingredients and pack them in freezer containers ready for crunchy coatings and flavorful...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Sometimes when I open my mouth, I hear the words not only of my mother coming out but also of my grandmother and great-grandmother.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 2:36 PM

You've probably heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 1:08 PM

The pasta, done to nearly al dente, was tossed into the mix, to absorb the flavors and finish cooking. The meal, which included a simple salad, was ready before anyone could whine. Consider adding this to your own weeknight arsenal.

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM

This is a one-dish quick and easy dinner. Chicken and rice made with Puerto Rican sofrito is the secret to this dish.

Posted Jun 18, 2016 at 6:42 AM

Cooking, cleaning, planning, organizing… this basically sums up the contents of our week. This week we plan to host the 20th annual “Amish Adoption Meeting” next door, at our parents shop. Most of us will be having overnight...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Right now you can walk into a McDonald's and buy a McFlurry milkshake with M&Ms swirled in. Or a Burger King and buy a Snickers-branded pie. Or a Dairy Queen and ask for an M&M Blizzard. All of those brands are made by Mars. But Mars is considering...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 1:41 PM

If you don't know what tiramisu is, are you going to be too embarrassed to admit it? Translated from the Italian, tiramisu means "pick-me-up" - which, now that I'm writing it, I realize might be the best name ever for a date-night dessert.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Our Fatherís Day dinner table will be one short this year.My father-in-law passed away on Memorial Day. His death, at age 88, followed a long, well-lived life.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 2:10 PM

The sun is getting hotter and hotter, and you're getting sweatier and sweatier. I get it. Don't lift up your arms. Here are five foods that have such high water content that they'll keep you hydrated.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Iíve given up the charcoal grill. No more lugging bulky bags of charcoal. Forget the endless wait for coals to turn red, then white. And out with unevenly cooked food, burnt on one end, raw on the other. When I thought I would miss the smoky flavor...

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