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  • Food & Drink | June 18, 2013

    If you have a sweet tooth, Hazel Hill has you covered


    There’s a new place to get your chocolate fix in Manhattan. Hazel Hill Chocolate, whose original branch is in Topeka, opened a new location at 106 S. Fourth St., the cozy space that was previously a Radina’s, and before that, Fourth Street Cafe. Like

  • Food & Drink | May 28, 2013

    Fruity cakes make for light summer dessert

    When it comes to summer, heavy cakes aren’t exactly the go-to dessert. But with fruit such as strawberries and lemons in season, a lighter, fruity cake can be a delicious dessert stand-by. I recently had two occasions to test some of these cakes. Mother’

  • 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


    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


    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

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