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Full-service restaurants can leave consumers too full

By Mckenzie Hall
It’s fun going out to eat! You can enjoy a delicious meal with someone special, with no worries about meal preparation and cleanup. And we’re ...

Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2M pounds of turkey bacon

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that may be unsafe because they could possibly spoil before the “Best When Used By” date. The US. Department of Agriculture’s Food ...

Savor Pittsburgh continues to challenge Western Pa. chefs, help charity

By Candy Williams
More than 20 of the region’s finest chefs will leave their kitchens for just one night to create culinary magic under the stars at the ...

Garden heritage project documents, preserves Italian traditions

By Deborah Weisberg
A double-header of earthly delights is on tap at Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Garden on Aug. 29 with Italian-theme gastronomic events. ...

KitchenWise: Go with a new grain for better stuffed peppers

By The Associated Press
Usually, there are two big problems with stuffed peppers: the peppers and the stuffing. Bland, bland, bland. The dish is a great idea. Stuff ...

Enjoy buffalo chicken flavor without the mess of wings

By David Kelly
Football fans will be raving about this pregame or halftime feature at your next party. It offers all the flavor and zing of spicy wings without all the mess and tedious frying. You can easily control the amount of spice by adding ...

Sewickley Cafe sets raffle  for soup recipe

By Kellie B. Gormly
If Don Reinhardt Jr.’s Kentucky grandmother, Ada Abel, were still alive, she’d want a cut of the profits raised from Sewickley Cafe’s Tomato Dill Soup. It was, after all, her recipe, he says, and the family ate it every Sunday. Fans ...

Malaysian food will highlight Harrison Hills Park event

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Malaysian cuisine will be the focus of an afternoon food hike Aug. 29 at Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights. The scenic 5K hike will ...

Classic fruity buckle perfect for dessert, breakfast

By Tribune-Review
A buckle is one of those early American country desserts (similar to a pandowdy, grunt or cobbler) that combines fruit with biscuits or cake. The ...

Salads for the meat-and-potatoes crowd

By Jeanmarie Brownson
Even as I attempt to eat less red meat, I still crave steak. During the summer months, its virtues suit our lifestyles. Steak cooks quickly, ...

Celery  is at its  peak in August

By Mario Batali
The seasonal ingredient you should be cooking with this August is celery. Surprising, I know, as celery is a long-season crop, but it’s at its ...

Creamy, cool summer soup refreshes

By Ellie Krieger
It’s a weekly summer ritual I relish: visiting my local farmers market, where I go hopelessly overboard and buy way too much because I can’t resist the variety of perfectly ripe produce. Then, I head home with my bounty and, ...

Rick Sebak’s new shows celebrate pies, bakeries

By Rex Rutkoski
For award-winning WQED producer Rick Sebak, the time always seems right for pies and bakeries. His two latest PBS documentaries — “A Few Good Pie Places” ...

Vitamin C scores high in ways it can be useful to us

By Judith Thalheimer
When you hear “vitamin C,” do you think about oranges and fending off colds? Think again! Many people are surprised to learn that a ...

Tasty appetizer lets you see how your tomatoes stack up

By David Kelly
The August harvest is here for all of those who have spent so long taking care of their tomato plants. Just about everyone who has spent a lot of time (and money) is being rewarded with a bumper crop of beauties ...

KitchenWise: 2 recipes to help you get to know kohlrabi

By The Associated Press
You might have noticed an odd looking vegetable at the farmers market recently. It is shaped like Sputnik, the spherical Russian satellite with spikes coming ...

Dinner in Minutes: Celebrate National Peach Month with salad

By Linda Gassenheimer
It’s a treat when ripe, juicy peaches are in season. August is National Peach Month. In this salad, peaches provide a contrasting sweet flavor to ...

Try coleslaw recipes that don’t use cabbage

By Judy Hevrdejs
Bored with the usual slaws? The mayo-doused number at the deli or your aunt’s vinegared version? Don’t fret. We’ve dug up recipes that get to the root of your problem — which is that cabbage is so 245 years ago. ...

Cooking Class: Avenue B’s Seared Dayboat Scallops With White Cheddar and Sweet Corn Risotto

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants whose chefs share their popular recipes. Chris Bonfili’s story is similar to one that ...

With salmon cakes, dinner is done fast

By Bonnie S. Benwick
These nubbly, crisp-edged cakes are the perfect vehicle for salmon fillets that skew toward imperfect, such as tail-end cuts, splits in the flesh or uneven freezing. They’re also a tender introduction to, and slightly different way to serve, the popular ...