Food Drink

Alcohol-laced sodas becoming more common on tap

Alcoholic soft drinks are brewing up a storm in the refreshment industry. Linda Nyman, a co-owner of Penn Brewery in the North Side, says the brewery's ...

You can have an omelet in two minutes or less

Just because weekday mornings are rushed doesn't mean you don't have time for an omelet for breakfast. This version of a western omelet is served ...

A leg of lamb that'll have guests reaching for seconds

A showstopper on the table, this was one of the lushest and best-received roasts I have made in ages, with the layers of flavor and ...

Homemade bacon puts store-bought to shame

Smoked meat and dads go together in my family, which is why homemade bacon to celebrate Father's Day just makes sense. Making bacon at home ...

Triple pesto treatment gives chicken breasts many layers of flavor

Layering flavors is a cooking technique that infuses the food with a particular flavor in successive steps. This chicken is first marinated with a pesto ...

Make chicken breasts exciting and flavorful

I've always held that reasonable men and women may disagree over matters of substance, such as boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Some follow the sincerely held ...

A la carte: It's frozen goodies season; try a stroopwafel; tips for cream puffs

As heat rises, reach for frozen treats Memorial Day weekend is the traditional launch of summer — and the perfect time to indulge in the ...

KitchenWise: Love refried beans? And edamame? You'll love refried edamame

The first time I ate fresh soybeans was, naturally enough, at a Japanese restaurant. Known as edamame, the dish is a staple of Japanese restaurant ...

Admire first, then eat: Colorful single-serving salads layer texture, flavor

They say we first eat with our eyes. Gastroenterologists may disagree, but we know what is meant: The visual appearance of food is part of the ...

Try a summer spin on a grilled-cheese sandwich

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy. What to grill first? Ribs? ...

Raspberry cheesecake bar makes for sweet break

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars Prep: 1 hour plus time to cool Bake: 25 minutes For the swirl: 6 ounces fresh raspberries 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ...

Fresh, green basil makes for a mean, green pesto

Break out the basil, party with your parsley. If you want to ramp up flavor without adding a scrap of fat, salt or sugar, herbs ...

Nicoise salad can be prepared in minutes with minimal cooking

Typical ingredients in a nicoise salad are tuna, green beans, olives and tomatoes. This recipe is made with bought roasted chicken breast instead of tuna, ...

Cooking Class: Bacon & Eggs Risotto at The Porch at Schenley

Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. When helping develop the concept behind The Porch at ...

All-grilled salad with shrimp, vegetables welcomes summer

The all-grilled salad has become a staple in our house over the years — it's versatile, easy, has minimal cleanup, and of course, it's right ...

Banana bread conjures a taste memory that stands up to time

On a recent visit to Hawaii's Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, I was reminded of what makes a resort so special. Spending a few days at ...

This olive-oil cake could start a chiffon revolution

Chiffon cakes are, as the originator Harry Baker opined, "something cosmic." A chiffon cake is in the family of aerated, egg-based foam cakes — such ...

Protein-packed pita is a perfect portable breakfast

It's easy to become rigid about what flavors are appropriate at breakfast time. Although cinnamon is delicious, it's not the only spice on the morning ...

Easy salmon dish is great for a dinner party

When buying salmon, I always look for the thickest piece or pieces or ask for the center cut. The main reason for the center cut ...

Chef Robert Irvine to share flavorful recipes at McCandless event

Transformations are a big part of celebrity chef Robert Irvine's life. His Food Network show, "Restaurant: Impossible," ended its 13th season last week with an ...