Food & Drink

  • 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 .

  • Fruit, pecan or pumpkin, pie can be a treat any time of year Pie.phatch

    When the crisp mornings of fall finally blanket over the sunflower state it’s finally the season for one of my favorite baked goods: pie. Now, that’s not to say that pie can’t be made other points of .

  • Plan includes whole grains, fruits, veggies while kicking out the junk Food illustration tuesday.phatch

    On the surface, the idea of eating a non-processed food diet might seem like a daunting undertaking. Cutting out chemically processed convenience foods might seem almost impossible for our busy lifestyles, but this plan offers an array of recipes and .


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