Food Drink

Hot Browns inspired by hungry Jazz Age revelers

That luscious, taste-bud-tantalizing dish — the now legendary Hot Brown — arose in the Jazz Age. That was when jazz babies danced into the wee ...

KitchenWise: The fresh flavor of white asparagus is worth searching for

Here in America, we think of white asparagus as the pink elephant of the vegetable world — not even a rumor so much as a ...

Lemon-thyme whipped ricotta: Easy starter infused with herb, citrus

This stunning, yet easy, appetizer recipe infuses creamy ricotta with fresh herbs and lemon. Serve with whole-grain crackers and cut-up vegetables or use as a ...

Quick-cooking shrimp puts colorful pasta dish on table in minutes

Orange peel adds intriguing flavor to this shrimp and tomato pasta dish. Fresh basil and parmesan cheese add additional flavor. The colorful sauce is served ...

Don't overdo the mixing for ultimate pancakes

There are precious few foods that slip easily under a door. Lettuce leaves come to mind, along with matzo and veal scaloppine. But as tempting ...

Get exactly what you want with homemade granola

Making granola is dead simple and ridiculously satisfying: You mix, bake, stir and then feel terrific about yourself and the pile of crunch you pull ...

Pizza crust is the canvas for a hearty spring meal

One of my favorite convenience ingredients that I always have on hand in the freezer is whole-grain pizza dough. Most grocery stores carry it nowadays, ...

Soft pretzels are fun project to make with kids

Soft pretzels are snacks you might associate with a trip to the ballpark or the county fair. But they're also a fun make-at-home project. We found ...

Dark chocolate snack bites satisfy sweet tooth

For this recipe, I prefer a silicon ice-cube tray over a standard plastic tray because it makes it a little easier to get the chocolates ...

Hoisin-ginger marinade gives Chinese twist to grilled leg of lamb

My dear friend, Laurie Burrows Grad, is a gifted writer and cook. She loves to do dinner parties with a Chinese theme, and one of ...

Make your palate happy with healthful oregano

Oregano gives robust, aromatic flavor to many classic dishes of its native Mediterranean region, like tomato sauces and pizzas. The name oregano is Greek ...

NFL great's label among 500-plus pours available at Pittsburgh Wine Festival

Winemaker Rick Ruiz says he and former Oakland Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson are bringing Napa Valley to the 'Burgh. "It's our first official wine tour ...

Chatham's new sustainable campus boasted as 'first in the world'

Chatham University can boast one of the greenest campuses in America, with completion of a key phase of construction at Eden Hall, its 388-acre farm ...

First Draft: Brewers, beer fans dress up and drink for a good cause

When it started nine years ago, the Brewer's Ball had no problem distinguishing itself from other craft-beer events. Because there weren't many. Now, however, "it seems ...

A la carte: Why water with lemon is good for you

Why water with lemon is good for you If you're looking for a morning health boost and can't stand the taste of apple-cider vinegar, try ...

KitchenWise: Horseradish — seriously underappreciated root with bold kick

Horseradish — a member of the mustard family native to Eastern and Central Europe — has been enjoyed by people since antiquity. Even so, when ...

Spicy beef and noodles offer a delicious mix of Pacific flavors

This dinner is a tasty mixture of Pacific rim flavors. Lemon grass is the secret to the flavors in Hot and Spicy Stir-Fry Beef. It ...

Cooking Class: Country-Fried Hanger Steak With Truffle Fries, Kale and Sausage Gravy at Ease

Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine in Regent Square ...

Berries add tart taste to creamy bread pudding

Bread pudding is a comforting dish traditionally made from leftover bread and rich vanilla custard, and it has come a long way. Today's restaurant menus ...

Chiles turn up the heat in dish with rock shrimp

Rock shrimp tastes like lobster but is, in fact, part of the shrimp family. Similar to lobster, they're harvested in water 120 to 240 feet ...