Food Drink

Kellie Pickler to headline Latrobe's annual banana split celebration

A small-town girl who made it big is a good fit to headline the feature event of Latrobe's 2016 Great American Banana Split Celebration. Kellie Pickler, ...

Humble gratin remains great way to serve summer bounty

If there was a summer side dish MVP, I have no doubt it would be awarded to gratins. They're simple, versatile, and reliable — the ...

Time to try Mexican Grilled Corn

There is nothing better than an ear of simply steamed or grilled fresh corn in the late summer. Except for this Mexican Grilled Corn. A ...

Oven-baked tomatoes can be served hot or cold with any meal

Fresh ripe tomatoes are the essence of Seriously Simple. Whether it is in a zesty tomato salsa, a multi-colored tomato gazpacho or as a first ...

Savor Pittsburgh returns with friendly competition

The 2016 Olympics has ended — but the spirit of competition is still in the air for 17 local chefs. They will vie for votes and ...

Award-winning chef to hold demo, discussion at Carnegie Library

West Coast chef and author Bryant Terry includes music selections in his cookbooks. Why? "I'm trying to bring the culture back in agriculture," he says. When Terry — ...

This finger-lickin' blend of 11 herbs and spices comes pretty close to KFC's

Countless recipes have been tried out in our test kitchen but never one quite like this. Our mission: Find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a ...

A la carte: How sugar hurts your heart

Sugar isn't sweet for your heart People who consume more added sugars have a higher risk of death from heart disease, writes Judy Thalheimer, R.D., ...

KitchenWise: Blueberries and Cream Ice Pops are refreshing summer treat

These days, there's never a time when we can't find blueberries at the supermarket. But summertime is the season for the homegrown varieties. They're abundant ...

Grilling time for swordfish depends on the thickness of the steaks

Swordfish steaks are a treat on the grill in the summer. The secret is to not overcook the swordfish. It should cook for eight minutes ...

A balanced brine makes tangy, crisp pickled vegetables

Green thumbs know that the bountiful harvest of even a small garden plot provides more than enough food for our daily needs. The quickest answer ...

Pastis creme a welcome change of pace with grilled lobster

Fabulous Food — the kind that deserves upper-case F's — doesn't have to be complicated. One example: Grilled lobster with Pastis creme, a dish that's ...

Vinegar-based shrubs can be used in cocktails or to flavor dishes

What's a shrub? Think of it as a vinegar-based fruit syrup that can be used in myriad ways: as a cocktail mixer, as a refreshing ...

Pomegranate marinade induces tasty glaze, char on kebabs

The tomato of choice for skewering seems to be small, round and red, but give me thick wedges of beefsteaks or Cherokee purples any day. ...

Strip District distillery Maggie's Farm Rum vies for USA Today honor

Bob Dylan's tune "Maggie's Farm" talks about not working there anymore. The song influenced Tim Russell into a career change. Russell left his position as a ...

First Draft: Brewers expand, but going national remains unlikely

Here's a question: Will craft beer ever see another Sierra Nevada? A small, local brewer that turns into a national powerhouse, as did the Chico, ...

Got pie problems? Look to a master

Kate McDermott, the Piechiatrist, once spent 21⁄2 years testing just crust recipes and owns 98 pie pans. She conducts workshops in her Port Angeles, ...

A la carte: Think healthy with bread; what to love about blackberries

Environmental Nutrition: Pass the bread, please Bread can be a terrific source of fiber, whole grains, vitamins and minerals, writes registered dietitian Heidi McIndoo. Plus, ...

KitchenWise: Summertime herbs make versatile herbed yogurt cheese

If there's ever a time when you can have too much of a good thing, it might be right now, when fresh summertime herbs are ...

Summer Garden Minestrone makes perfect refreshing August fare

Plump summer tomatoes and fresh basil give refreshing flavors to a quick minestrone soup. Add turkey sausage and the crunchy texture of pecans to make ...