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  • Food & Drink | May 21, 2013

    Retire that bottled sauce and get creative with side salads

    Food 1.phatch

    Memorial Day is just around the corner and with the extended winter foiling a few spring plans, families are more than ready to spark up the grill and start cooking. That being said, I think we become really content when it comes to grilling and

  • Food & Drink | May 21, 2013

    Pizza place prides itself on standing out from the crowd

    Around nine years ago, Ryan Murphy had the radical idea to turn a Kansas farming staple —- wheat —- into a pizza crust. “There were few pizza places that had done that,” Murphy said. “There was a niche in the market and it needed to

  • Food & Drink | May 07, 2013

    Skip the wait and plan a thoughful spring menu for Mom

    Moms are pretty important pieces of the culinary landscape. Many of them inspired both famous chefs and home cooks, including me. This Sunday celebrates mothers, both culinary and not, with Mother’s Day. As anyone who has ever attempted to take Mom out knows, restaurants

  • Food & Drink | April 30, 2013

    Making classic cocktail starts with fresh ingredients

    Drink.phatch

    Is there anything better than a well made margarita alongside a spicy Mexican meal? I don’t happen to think so. Let’s be honest, most of us have had a really badly made margarita before and, unfortunately, many of mine have been consumed at

  • Food & Drink | April 09, 2013

    Balsamic vinegar: Finger-licking good

    I’m new to the game when it comes to using balsamic vinegar in dishes. I always liked balsamic vinaigrettes, so I figured that at some point I would end up trying it at home. The only problem was remembering to pick it up. I’

  • Food & Drink | April 02, 2013

    Happy birthday, Mom; thanks for the recipes

    While watching an episode of “Giada at Home” this weekend, Giada DeLaurentiis made a comment that her memories lie in food.  I must say that I agree. My life has been filled with plenty of culinary memories. Some of the best I’ve had

  • Food & Drink | March 12, 2013

    Conventional Celtic recipes get jazzed up for St. Patty’s day

    Food.phatch

    I’d like to believe that there is nothing better than a slow cooked, flavorful meal on a Sunday. The idea brings me all the feelings of warmth and comfort that came from eating the many meatloaf, roast beef and other meals that came from

  • Food & Drink | February 26, 2013

    The right amount of tracking, support helps dieters

    Health food

    So it’s the end of February. If you made a New Year’s weight-loss resolution, chances are good that by now you’ve hit a plateau. How do you stay on track with your diet and push through? The stumbling blocks for people can

  • Food & Drink | October 16, 2012

    11th annual food festival brings new spins on classic cowboy dish

    Kiteschili.phatch

    On Saturday, people went to Aggieville to get their fill — of chili that is. The 11th-annual Little Apple Optimist Club Chili Crawl featured all kinds of chili recipes from restaurants in Aggieville. No two chilies were exactly alike. Even those that used similar ingredients had

  • Food & Drink | October 09, 2012

    With its rich, malty flavors, Oktoberfest is king of the fall beers

    Beer

    The fall means it’s time for lots of different seasonal foods: pumpkin bread, pies and, for those who love a good brew, it is also time for a popular style of beer called Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is usually described as a Marzen-style German beer. The


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