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Do those ‘As Seen on TV’ products really work? We tested some to find out

Do those ‘As Seen on TV’ products really work? We tested some to find out

They will make your life so much easier. You can get a healthy dinner on the table in half the time. Those are some of the promises made by "As Seen on TV" kitchen products, often enticing enough to consider calling the flashing phone number on the s...
Updated: 2 months ago
Chicken sausage and cauliflower mash form a healthy spin on a classic dish

Chicken sausage and cauliflower mash form a healthy spin on a classic dish

Raise your hand if you like eating meat but don’t love preparing it in your own kitchen.It’s the raw meat factor, for sure, but it’s also that it can be easy to undercook or overcook, and hard to think of innovative ways to serve our favorite kinds. ...
Updated: 2 months ago
I tried making restaurant-quality braised short ribs at home

I tried making restaurant-quality braised short ribs at home

One of my 2018 cooking resolutions was to cook at least 10 things this year that I never have before. Somewhere near the top of my list was short ribs. You can hardly eat at a restaurant now without seeing short rib in some form on the menu: braised,...
Updated: 2 months ago
Five ideas for cooking with lavender

Five ideas for cooking with lavender

Lavender is almost as pretty to smell as it is to look at, but as far as taste goes, the results aren’t always as appealing. A little like cilantro, lavender can taste soapy to some people, making it a tricky plant to use properly. But, when used the...
Updated: 2 months ago
Host a watch party and British breakfast for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

Host a watch party and British breakfast for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

The nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry commence Saturday in London, and once again we Americans have become bonkers for the wedding of a member of the British royal family. Almost 23 million viewers in the United States watched coverage of Ha...
Updated: 2 months ago
Exploring alternative tea drinks to toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

Exploring alternative tea drinks to toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

The year was 2011. It was the night before Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton, and I stood in my kitchen making chocolate chip scones. I set my alarm for 3:30 a.m., with plans to sit in the spare bedroom of the townhome and watch Britain’s ro...
Updated: 2 months ago
Five ideas for Mother’s Day breakfasts

Five ideas for Mother’s Day breakfasts

Are you stumped for Mother’s Day ideas? Don’t stress. This year, surprise the mothers in your life with a special breakfast that fits perfectly with their personalities. Whether she loves the tradition of breakfast-in-bed or prefers her meals on the ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘The Best Cook in the World’ a loving food memoir about his mother

Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘The Best Cook in the World’ a loving food memoir about his mother

When Rick Bragg told his mother that his new book about her would be titled The Best Cook in the World, Margaret Bragg protested: "I wasn’t even the best cook that lived on our road."Bragg writes, "I told her we couldn’t call it The Third-Best Cook o...
Updated: 2 months ago
Making granola at home is easy and scrumptious with this Maple Cashew Granola

Making granola at home is easy and scrumptious with this Maple Cashew Granola

If I’m being honest, most of what I do in the kitchen is recreate really delicious things I’ve eaten somewhere else. No, it never tastes the same, but it’s a useful way to get cooking inspiration, and also to not spend $10 on something it takes $2 to...
Updated: 2 months ago
At Southeastern Guide Dogs, homemade dog food is on the menu

At Southeastern Guide Dogs, homemade dog food is on the menu

PALMETTO As senior veterinarian at Southeastern Guide Dogs, Dr. Kevin Conrad spends weekdays caring for as many as 100 dogs in training and another 100 or so puppies born on campus. On weekends, he’s cooking up dog food for his own pets and the occas...
Updated: 3 months ago