Honey Cake Biscotti from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.

Rosh Hashanah is time for sweetening the new year

A favorite custom is to dip slices of apples into honey, celebrating the fruits of the season and ensuring that the new year will be sweet.

1 day ago

 Stubna family yearly Gnocchi Fest.

The Food Column: Ever hear of a gnocchi Western?

Parkway Theater holds “Spaghetti Westerns” (movie and spaghetti) and “Sunday Morning Movie Services” (coffee/doughnuts with classic movies).

1 day ago


Miriam's Garden: Tomatillos

Tomatillos are what’s going on in my garden right now.

1 day ago

 Kevin Hermann,  executive chef at The Porch at Schenley says  Weatherbury’s "stone-ground flours are amazing. I wanted something local with real soul to it."

Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce

1 day ago

 Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry.

What's for Dinner: Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry

Hectic days call for something quick and easy for dinner.

2 days ago

 Vietnamese Beef with Rice Vermicelli and Crispy Vegetables from Diana Henry's new book, "A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious."

A change of appetite: Eating healthfully more simply

Diana Henry’s new cookbook is still about good food, and it’s better for you

1 week ago

 Caryn Goldenberg, left, and Ashley Bowen and  with finished challahs at Chabad of the South Hills.

The Food Column: A 'Mega Challah Bake'

About 300 Jewish women from all over Pittsburgh will converge on the Beth Shalom Ballroom next Thursday to make bread and share prayers.

1 week ago


Kitchen Mailbox

Our columnist meets a former colleague of her husband -- to break the bread.

1 week ago

 Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions.

What's for Dinner: Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions

Preparing to cook at the Steel City Big Pour beer event last weekend got me thinking about beefy, beery burgers on the grill.

1 week ago

One Good Recipe: Herby Green Mayonnaise

Herby Green Mayonnaise melds perfectly with tomatoes for one lip-smacking sandwich.

2 weeks ago

 Heirloom tomatoes from Miriam Rubin's garden.

Miriam's Garden: Tomato time, finally!

Our columnist shares a bunch of recipes.

2 weeks ago

 Surrounded by ripe ones, a green tomato sits on a window sill, ready for frying.

Green tomatoes are great to cook with

Green tomatoes have something going for them -- a refreshing, acidic, clean taste and body that stands up to frying and baking.

2 weeks ago

 Beer Beignets served at the 2014 Steel City Big Pour.

One good recipe: Beer Beignets

A great recipe concocted for Steel City Big Pour beer, food and art festival.

1 week ago

Kitchen Mailbox: Her readers write

Here’s a bunch of reader requests.

2 weeks ago

 Halibut with Tomato and Spinach.

What's for dinner: Halibut with Tomato and Spinach

This exquisite tomato-based dish from my favorite Italian chef, Lidia Bastianich, has just a handful of ingredients.

2 weeks ago

 Nestle Toll House Spicy Party Mix.

Nestle’s Toll House teardrop chocolate morsel turns 75

For that simple, crunchy pleasure of a chocolate chip cookie, you have Ruth Wakefield and Nestle Toll House to thank.

3 weeks ago

 Arlene Burnett's Labor Day desserts include Peach-and-Nectarine Cobbler, Blueberry- Cormeal Cake, Chocolate-Cherry Cookie Dough-filled Cupcakes and South African Mud Cake.

Kitchen Mailbox: Some fancier desserts for summer's last hurrah

Try something new for the last big picnic of the season.

3 weeks ago

 60-second coffee ice cream.

Quick as caffeine: Coffee latte ice cream

Make your own ice cream with four simple ingredients.

3 weeks ago

 Ground cherries from the Trout Lake Farmers Market in Vancouver, Canada.

Ground cherries are having a moment

Fruit that originated in South America is spreading via farmers markets here.

3 weeks ago

 Tomato-Peach Salad with Crispy Tofu.

What's for dinner: Tomato and Peach Salad With Crispy Tofu

A sweet and tangy summer salad even tofu-haters will love.

3 weeks ago

Miriam's Garden: Powering up with plants

The workbook "Plant-Powered For Life" is a collection of actionable steps to help readers eat more healthfully.

4 weeks ago

 Tomatoes with Toasted Garlic-Balsamic Dressing.

One Good Recipe: Tomatoes!

A recipe developed in honor of the Phipps Conservatory "Ripe, Red and Roasted" tomato and garlic festival.

4 weeks ago

 The 2013 Great American Banana Split Celebration in Latrobe. Bobby Banana with some Latrobe beauty queens.

The Food Column: Latrobe isn't splitting the honors with Wilmington, Ohio

Laurel Highlands village is celebrating the creation of the banana split.

4 weeks ago

 Roasted Cauliflower with Hot Sauce.

Kitchen Mailbox: Some of her favorite recipes of the summer

Shared recipes, summer’s bounty combine for delicious seasonal eating.

4 weeks ago

 Lyndsay Luff, 6, of the North Side, tosses a green pepper into the crate as she and her brother, Brandon Luff, 12, volunteer to pick vegetables in the Common Ground garden.

Agriculture and suburbia find common ground

In sight of the malls and shopping centers of Upper St. Clair, a community garden thrives.

4 weeks ago

 Caprese Skillet Eggs.

What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.

1 month ago


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