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5 easy recipes for chicken in the oven

It seems inevitable that home cooks are always looking for a better chicken recipe, but sometimes going back to the basics can yield some fabulous results. Baked or roasted chicken is simple to make and can be done with all…

7 recipes for wild leeks

[embedded content] Wild leeks, also known as ramps or spring onions, come out in early spring. They grow in the wild, usually by streams in sandy soil. Highly sought after by by foragers and chefs, these leafy, wild edibles are…

7 creative uses for leftover meatloaf

I have half a leftover meatloaf in my refrigerator. Meatloaf is one of those dishes that my family will only eat a second time if there’s also leftover gravy. We don’t, but I don’t want the food or the money…

If you have preserves in the pantry, you need 'The Food in Jars Kitchen'

We’re a few months past the winter holidays, and I’m willing to bet that in many kitchen pantries there are jars of all types of preserves that were thoughtful gifts from friends, relatives and co-workers. Marissa McClellan’s latest book, “The…

Why every parent of a grammar school student needs to thank this celebrity chef

Until recently, I was unaware of Australian celebrity chef Adam Liaw, cookbook author, host of the TV show “Destination Flavour” and columnist for various newspapers. Now, I know him as the hero of every parent of a school-age child, coming…

10 recipes for humble cabbage

Cabbage isn’t the sexiest of vegetables. In fact, for all the nutrition it carries, it’s pretty humble. It sort of looks like lettuce, but it’s in the same family as broccoli and kale, two vegetables known to be full of…

7 tasty casseroles to try for Lent

During the Lenten season, some Christians choose to abstain from meat for 40 days, or they choose to abstain on certain dates. On Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all of the Fridays in between, many go meatless eating only vegetables…

7 slow cooker jams and butters

The slow cooker can do many surprising things. It can caramelize onions and cook other surprising dishes like mushrooms. It can also make delicious jams and butter without all the standing over the stove, stirring and making sure nothing gets…

10 ways to eat Chayote squash

Kale is so 2013. Cauliflower has had its day in the sun. The new vegetable that has people and Pinterest buzzing is chayote squash, pronounced “chah-yo-tay.” Chayote, also known as mirliton squash or vegetable pear because of its pear-like shape…

7 ways to make mealy apples appetizing

As the winter wears on, the apples I buy at my local grocery store get further and further away from the date they were picked. When apples sit around in cold storage for a while, they start to break down…