Food Drink

New brewer on Pittsburgh's North Side welcomes neighbors

Early Sunday morning, Al Grasso was at home, getting ready for the big day — the soft opening of the North Side's newest brewery — ...

With these five sauces, you'll have everything covered

Most sauces are designed to develop flavor over a long time, which is a nice idea if you have the time to keep an eye ...

The perfect brisket for Rosh Hashanah

Brisket and Rosh Hashanah just go together. When I was growing up, my family went to services in the morning and we all anticipated our ...

Test Kitchen: Toss out all those moldy tomatoes

Q uestion: How can I salvage tomatoes that are in awful shape? What happens when they mold? Can you cut the mold away? Kathy S., ...

Give classic mac and cheese an update with smoky, spicy flavor

Adding sausage and mushrooms to this macaroni and cheese dish gives a new flavor to one of America's favorite meals. It's all cooked in one ...

Smoke offers more than barbecue, tacos to savor

The scent of burning wood — of sweet maple and cherry balanced with bold oak — wafts through Smoke Barbeque Taqueria, adding to the ambience ...

These snacks make for easy, wholesome after-school fuel

The final school bell rings, and your sweet child runs into your arms exhausted, hungry and, therefore, totally grumpy. Sound familiar? To keep their energy ...

Bring some Mediterranean flair to dinner with flexible squash bake

This week's Italian squash bake is a true work horse. Want an easy, make-ahead weeknight side dish? This will do the trick. Hosting both vegetarians ...

Test Kitchen: Yes, you can freeze fresh basil

Question: I have an abundance of fresh basil this year. Is it possible to freeze fresh basil? Answer: Yes, you can freeze fresh basil leaves, ...

Seriously Simple: An easy dessert for the not-so-frequent baker

I've never been big on baking cookies. That's not to say I don't like cookies. Actually I love cookies. My chocolate chip Heath bar almond ...

Dinner in Minutes: Keep things hot with pan-roasted chipotle chicken

The smoky, sweet flavor of chipotle peppers, a dried and smoked jalapeno pepper, is used as a rub for this pan-roasted chicken. The rub is ...

Bacon-wrapped corn brings the flavor

Corn and basil are fast friends when it comes to flavor. The sweetness of the corn is only amplified in the presence of this tasty ...

Snacking just got a little healthier with Broccoli-Cheddar Crackers

I'm sure most of us would agree we'd love to get more veggies in our diet. It can usually feel easier said than done, but ...

Kalamata olives, feta bring savory flavor to baklava

Delightful. Delicious. Subtle. These are just a few of the words people use to describe this terrific twist on a baklava. One doesn't tend to ...

Franco breaks into the food service line at Heinz Field

You may or may not have heard that there are things to eat at Heinz Field (other than the bones of old Browns quarterbacks). But what ...

Crunch time: Apples are ripe for picking at Western Pa. farms

Fall is crunch time for apple lovers, and those picky about varieties will have plenty to choose from in the coming months. The harvest that began ...

First Draft: Penn Brewery, Wigle create novel beer-based whiskey

In the early morning hours of a February day in 2015, Wigle Whiskey staff and about 15 volunteers gathered in the Strip District distillery. Sitting ...

Delicious reasons to love apple season

There are plenty of reasons to enjoy apples this season. For Joseph Erdos, who shares his passion for food on his blog, Gastronomer's Guide, it's ...

A la carte: Enjoy your berries; kids cupcake bake-off

Environmental Nutrition: Berry good health Berries — including blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries — often top lists of "superfoods" to include in your diet ...

Take advantage of end-of-season produce with quick pork dinner

Enjoy the end-of-summer bounty with sweet plums, zucchini and corn. Pork tenderloin made into thin scaloppini take only minutes to saute. The tangy balsamic sauce ...