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  • If you have a sweet tooth, Hazel Hill has you covered Hazel.hill.phatch

    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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .


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