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Lifestyle - Food & Drink

  • Food & Drink | May 24, 2015

    Pro tips to make the most of the grilling season

    Winter is over. Summer solstice is less than a month away. It’s time to pull out the grill and start cooking. But before going whole hog, consider some of these pointers from local grill experts like Aaron Nickell, owner of the Backyard Kitchen, 2007 Fort

  • Food & Drink | January 24, 2015

    Recipes to spice up any Super Bowl party

    Football, commercials and food are as important to Super Bowl Sunday as crab cakes or rain are to New England and Seattle. The Patriots and Seahawks have football covered. And marketing people with budgets far too large will take care of the commercials. As for

  • Food & Drink | November 23, 2014

    A few tips to simplify baking pies for holiday season

    Pie-making can seem intimidating even for seasoned bakers. Part of the reason is that we don’t do it very often. Most people only break out their rolling pins on major holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. The other part, I think, is the crust. The

  • Food & Drink | June 29, 2014

    Stampede campers find creative ways to whip up some grub

    Moonshine.phatch

    Music is the main event at Country Stampede, but refreshments are what keeps the party going. That’s especially true in the festival campgrounds, where the smell of cooking meat permeates the air and red Solo cups are abundant. The four-day music festival is a

  • Food & Drink | January 26, 2014

    Sickness leads to creation of gluten-free bakery

    “Happy mistakes.” That sounds like an oxymoron — a contradiction in terms. But “happy mistakes” is one way of describing the experience of a woman who was seeking a better diet for her daughter and ended up developing a new business. Rani Force is the owner

  • Food & Drink | January 05, 2014

    Engineer follows his tastebuds to restaurant business

    Wabash-3.phatch

    Dave Bollman has always enjoyed cooking and looked at it as no more than a hobby for much of his life. Recently, his hobby became a little more serious. Then again, when Bollman bought restaurant-grade cooking equipment for his home kitchen a few years ago,

  • Food & Drink | October 22, 2013

    Make your autumn goodies sweeter with a few new twists

    Cheesecake.phatch

    Cooler temperatures and falling leaves bring in autumn — one of my favorite times of year. Most people adore the season due to the weather, but for me, fall signifies an important part of the year because I can start baking the sweet, rich treats that

  • Food & Drink | October 08, 2013

    Misunderstood veggie can be delicious — if cooked correctly

    Sprouts.phatch

    I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a second: I love Brussels sprouts. I don’t understand why they get such a bad reputation. Well, actually, on second thought, I do get why people aren’t so fond of the small cabbages. It’

  • Food & Drink | October 01, 2013

    Fuzzy’s Taco Shop gives variety for not a lot of cash

    Photo.phatch

    When I first heard that the local icon — Hibachi Hut — was closing its doors and giving the keys to a chain restaurant, I was less than pleased. I really hate to see any local restaurant get replaced by a chain, but I heard good things

  • Food & Drink | September 17, 2013

    Grilled peaches, plums, pair well with sweet sauces

    Food.phatch

    As nectarines, peaches and plums are still around—and relatively sweet—until the end of September, it’s time to get while the gettin’ is good, as they say. There are several ways to prepare these stone fruits and melons. I love using peaches for


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