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    Herb garden chicken breast

    Summer is here and farmers markets are brimming with herbs and greens. So is my herb garden, all rich colors and possibilities. And the best thing about herbs is the more you trim them back, the more they grow. Now’s the thyme (sorry) to try this flavor-developing treatment for poultry and pork. Bright, tender, and delightful, this works in...

  • The life-changing magic of spice cabinet curry

    The life-changing magic of spice cabinet curry

    Most years I take off the last week of December from work. I don’t escape to a tropical paradise, or to hike the red rocks...

    • Jan 5, 2018 02:58 pm
  • Rolling with the ravioli

    Rolling with the ravioli

    One of my foodie goals for 2017 was to stretch my culinary wings and learn the art of pasta making. I had visions of ravioli, the...

    • Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am
  • The secret’s in the sauce

    The secret’s in the sauce

    Want to elevate your cooking to the next level? Perfect a few good sauces. Sauces enhance food, adding flavor, texture and color,...

    • Aug 30, 2017 12:44 pm
  • Taking the wait — and salt — out of take-out

    Taking the wait — and salt — out of take-out

    These sesame noodles have everything we love about Chinese take-out less the excessive amounts of unhealthy fat, sugar and salt.

    • Apr 28, 2017 12:39 pm
  • Cook breakfast at dinnertime

    Cook breakfast at dinnertime

    A healthy, delicious breakfast is possible, even on hectic weekday mornings. Abandon that bowl of soggy flakes or the toaster...

    • Feb 24, 2017 02:39 pm
  • Serving up a slice of comfort

    Serving up a slice of comfort

    I’m craving comfort food – simple, hearty and familiar. It might be the chill in the air or more likely...

    • Jan 4, 2017 11:57 am
  • The un-potato pancake

    The un-potato pancake

    The scent of cooking oil wafting from my kitchen, a place where even french fries are oven...

    • Oct 27, 2016 02:01 pm
  • Grab your salad knife

    Grab your salad knife

    Some salads require a light touch — tender leafy lettuce gently torn and tossed with a...

    • Aug 30, 2016 04:48 pm
  • Grow your own finger food

    Grow your own finger food

    ‘Garnishes’ no more. Mint and parsley are on a roll.

    By Lori Marrie

    Two decades ago a ravenous...

    • Jun 23, 2016 02:59 pm
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    The ghost of sandwich past

    By Lori Marrie

    My favorite sandwich has undergone a radical makeover — twice. Originally discovered at a trendy...

    • Mar 1, 2016 05:00 pm
  • The potluck clincher

    The potluck clincher

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    • Dec 28, 2015 06:37 pm
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