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Chefs show their roots in Pittsburgh’s Food Pantry Brunch Challenge

By Candy Williams 9:15 p.m.
For accomplished cooks, creating an exquisite brunch dish should be an easy feat — but there’s no smoked salmon, turkey sausage or fresh blueberry scones ...

Steelers will ‘Party With a Purpose’ at Super Bowl festivities in Phoenix

By Candy Williams 9:00 p.m.
Chef Anthony Zallo is hoping his Pennsylvania Elk Meatballs will win over Steelers Nation West this weekend in Phoenix. He will be competing in the ...

KitchenWise: Clams are so easy to cook, they tell you when they’re done

By The Associated Press 9:08 p.m.
Just about all of the traditional dishes served at feasts celebrating the Chinese New Year — which this year falls on Feb. 19 — symbolize ...

Sheet pan suppers combine fast prep, fresh foods

By Andrea Weigl 9:09 p.m.
Ease of preparation is a big selling point for home cooks, which explains our love of slow-cooker dinners and one-pot meals. Today’s version of that quick-and-easy kitchen savior is the sheet-pan supper: All the ingredients (protein, vegetables and starch) are ...

Mushrooms are rich in nutrients and meaty flavor

By Environmental Nutrition 9:09 p.m.
Rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal — they are classified in the fungi kingdom and offer ...

Green onions in creamy sauce sweeten pasta

By Bonnie S. Benwick 9:09 p.m.
This is a simple, yet winning, way to showcase the sweetness of green onions. A relatively small amount of butter helps create the creamy sauce. The dish originated at Pascal’s Manale in New Orleans and was named in honor of ...

Flavored popcorn makes a quick game-day snack

By Tribune-Review
In the past few years, popcorn has become a culinary trend. Butter and salt may be OK at the movie theater when those are your ...

Lemon zest adds sparkle to muffins

By Eatingwell.com
The secret to the sparkling flavor of these delicately crumbed muffins is the strips of lemon zest finely ground into the sugar. Enjoy the muffins ...

Sweeten classic leek soup with fennel

By Michelle Peters-jones
This soup is comfort in a bowl. I love serving it with chunks of buttered rustic bread as an easy supper. Thick, creamy and fragrant, ...

Easy recipes for game-day party planning

By The Associated Press
We know what you want for your Super Bowl party. You want big, bold flavors. You want rich, meaty goodness. All of which is to ...

Tasty creations will bring family to breakfast table

By David Kelly
Are the troops just flat out bored with the same old cereal, toaster pop-ups and assorted ready made breakfast nibbles? Here’s a nifty one that you don’t have to wait for the weekend to make. These fruit-filled hotcakes are simple to ...

‘Chopped’ challenge: Ted Allen encourages others to discover and embrace the art of cooking

By Candy Williams
Ted Allen isn’t a professional chef, but rather “a wild and enthusiastic home cook” who likes to take things slowly in the kitchen. No fast ...

KitchenWise: In the Super Bowl of pizza, this DIY beats take-out any day

By The Associated Press
Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on! Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your ...

Dinner in Minutes: Flavor chicken with tarragon

By Linda Gassenheimer
Fresh herbs, poultry and a little vermouth are all you need for this simple French dish that is full of flavor. My introduction to this ...

Soft pretzels baked at home are a tasty treat, with a twist

By Kim Ode
One reason why people bake at home is that they don’t need their baked goods to look like they emerged from a production line. Or they have made their peace with inconsistency, considering it a charming trait. This peaceable mind comes ...

Cooking Class: Mambo Italia’s Duck Ragu

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
It figures that one of restaurateur Robin Fernandez’s favorite movies is the 1996 film “The Big Night,” set as it is among immigrant Italian restaurateurs ...

Flavorful ravioli were Grandma’s specialty

By Mario Batali
I learned a lot about traditional Italian cooking from my grandmother. She was undeniably the best cook in the Batali household, and her ravioli were ...

Crystallized ginger adds zing to moist fruit and nut streusel cake

By Tribune-Review
As a child, I looked forward to Tuesday nights when my mother had her card game at our home. A variety of coffee and teacakes sat on the buffet table along with a beautiful tray of sliced fruit. Needless to ...

First Draft: Korner Pub is where craft and cheap beer meet

By Chris Fleisher
Justin Gregula was a Miller Lite man. He still is on occasion. But not on a recent Wednesday evening, as he sat with a handful ...