A tray of dessert bars featuring Cranberry Pear Bars, Apple Crumb Bars, Hazelnut Jam Bars, Chocolate-Coconut Bar, Chocolate-Butterscotch Crispy Bars and Jack's Favorite Blondies.

Raising the bar on bar cookies

The desserts are easy to make, pack, transport, serve, and are always crowd-pleasers.

2 days ago

 One of Atria's signature dishes during its Oktoberfest celebration is Traditional Kaese (Cheese) Spaetzle.

Have a spaetzle-filled good time during Oktoberfest

The traditional German classic, made with eggs and flour, is easy to prepare.

2 days ago

 Grilled Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grill-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa.

One Good Recipe: Grilled Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops

Cooler days are here, but don’t put away your grill yet. At least, not until you make these Southwestern-style pork chops.

2 days ago

 Alton Brown is bringing his new, live show, "Eat Your Science" to Pittsburgh in April 2016.

Alton Brown to bring new live show to Pittsburgh in April

Tickets for “Alton Brown: Eat Your Science” will go on sale at the Benedum Center Friday.

2 days ago

Bars make good eating around the clock

Here’s a few suggestions for munching on bars.

2 days ago

New restaurants on Mount Washington, in Brookline and Market Square

Vue 412, Jolina’s Mediterranean now serving; Poros opens next week.

3 days ago

 Popcorn panna cotta at Station restaurant in Bloomfield, created by chef Curtis Gamble.

Station restaurant in Bloomfield makes its panna cotta pop

As the Italian dessert known as “cooked cream” becomes more popular on restaurant menus, cooks are incorporating other ingredients.

5 days ago

 Apple cider doughnuts are a nice treat to serve up this fall.

Fall is the time for apples

The fruit is a star at festivals, and a team player in salads, soups, doughnuts and even tomato sauce.

1 week ago

 For the summer season try shells with roasted corn and basil.

Pasta hits the spot for every season

In “The Four Seasons of Pasta,” co-authors Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins say pasta is a good way to get more produce in one’s life.

1 week ago

Miriam's Garden: Winter squash is a fall fruit to love

Squashes need to be cured to enhance sweetness and extend shelf life.

1 week ago

Whole Foods to eliminate 1,500 jobs

The company in July reported third-quarter profit and sales that trailed analysts’ estimates as the new competition restrained growth.

1 week ago

 Gingered Applesauce Cake Glazed with Caramel

Let's eat: Gingered Applesauce Cake Glazed with Caramel

Fall’s favorite fruit baked into a sweet and easy cake

1 week ago

 Peaceful Pope Cookies are vanilla shortbread cookies with a fondant icing, and are made by the Night Kitchen Bakery in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia bakeries, restaurants offer pope-themed foods

From cheeses and cookies to sandwiches and beer, Pope Francis’ name and Vatican symbols are showing up at eateries.

1 week ago

 Co-Owners Lisa Ragazzini and John Biondi, co-owners of Witch Flavor ice cream shop in Beaver, holds two scoops of ice cream: WPSU Coffee Break and Death By Chocolate.

You don't have to drive to Penn State to indulge in its famous ice cream

Three Pittsburgh area shops and one food truck offer the specialty from the university creamery, which is celebrating its 150th year.

2 weeks ago

 To make pasta con zucca, cubed butternut squash is braised until soft, after which pasta is added to the pan, which results in a sauce of sorts.

It’s gourd season, and that’s a good thing

A 10th-generation Lancaster County farmer sells heirloom varieties that are making their way into Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 Protein-Packed Pancakes.

Solve dinner dilemma with breakfast

Breakfast items are a quick and healthy way to eat in the evening instead of a traditional dinner.

2 weeks ago

 Basket of local pears.

Miriam's Garden: Finicky pear tree would do well as a pair

The tree, which is known to be planted for heirs, does not produce consistently and it can take 6 years to set fruit properly.

2 weeks ago

What to know about lobster and clam chowder

Lobster rolls are the thing in the Cape and islands but they’re not cheap.

2 weeks ago

 Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Ultimate tailgate fare for game night

Kick off the Steelers’ first home game for the 2015 season with a first-string tailgate menu.

3 weeks ago

 The pierogi petals in the Pie-Rogie wedding cake are filled with a Banana Split Cheesecake mixture and then dipped in white chocolate.

Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest takes creative, traditional varieties into its fold

Pierogi festival returns for the third year and will celebrate the traditional and creative versions of the dumpling Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 Thumbprint cookies from Prantl’s Bakery.

Prantl's creates a Macy's Thumbprint look-alike

For many customers, Prantl’s butter cookie makes the mark and fills the void left by the famed Arcade Bakery creation.

3 weeks ago

 "I wanted to use this visit as an opportunity to give back to the community I still care so much about," Amanda Carto said.

Pittsburgh chefs, bartenders bring girl power to the forefront

Female restaurant-industry leaders will prepare food and drinks at Girls to the Front to raise money for Girls Rock! Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

Food Column: On a gluten-free diet? Then head to the carnival at Pitt

Annual awareness event will feature food samples, restaurateurs and a dietitian.

3 weeks ago

 Green Chili Cowboy Stew

Great race, great taste: Green Chili Cowboy Stew

A spicy beef stew is great for warming up after cool fall workouts.

3 weeks ago

 Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca in May 2014 at one of the chain's locations in New York.

Subway: Co-founder of sandwich chain Fred DeLuca dead at 67

Sandwich chain magnate opened first store -- Pete’s Super Submarines -- in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1965.

3 weeks ago

 Chef Dennis Marron is competing in Thomas' Hometown Breakfast Battle with his Braised Lamb Hash Benedict.

Pittsburgh chef competes in Thomas' Hometown Breakfast Battle

Dennis Marron is among 135 chefs battling for the championship title and $25,000.

3 weeks ago

 Dan's Panang-Style Pumpkin Curry.

Let's Eat: Dan's Panang-Style Pumpkin Curry

Made with unsweetened coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, panang curry is a bit milder than other Thai curries.

3 weeks ago

 Lynn Cauley of Park Place shows off some of the peppers she and her husband Jim use to create their tailgate spread at Heinz Field.

A football feast: Pairing Steelers and food

Cheer on your favorite Black and Gold player with a Pittsburgh restaurant munchie that best represents him.

1 month ago

 "The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen" by Amelia Saltsman.

Feast at Rosh Hashanah on foods filled with symbolism

The Jewish New Year is marked with honey, apples, circular challah, pomegranate and fish, a feast before the introspection of Yom Kippur.

1 month ago

 Cornish Pasties.

Savory meat pies are so comforting, so heavenly, so British

Sample the classic pies at first-ever Britsburgh celebration in Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 Spaghetti alla Norma.

Great race, great taste: Spaghetti alla Norma

Sicily’s favorite pasta dish is a great source of energy-boosting carbs.

1 month ago

 Grilled Hot Dogs with Apricot Mostarda.

Let's Eat: Grilled Dogs with Apricot Mostarda

This flavorful Italian fruit and mustard condiment takes just 15 minutes to prepare and is nothing short of terrific.

1 month ago

 Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes.

Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.

1 month ago

 The Kobe beef burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

BRGR in East Liberty to move; new changes in works at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new BRGR Eastside location will be twice the size.

1 month ago

 Tomato-Mint Salad.

Miriam's garden: How do your tomatoes grow?

Even though the tomatoes are late this year because of the erratic weather, they are fantastic.

1 month ago

 Cotton Candy grapes.

Eat a green grape, think pink cotton candy

The seedless Cotton Candy grape is packed with the flavor of hand-spun sugar.

1 month ago

 Baby Back Ribs with Maple Chipotle Sauce

Labor Day spread is worth the extra effort

You could add oomph to your picnic table by making foods that acknowledge the holiday.

1 month ago

 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

1 month ago

 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 Guests dressed all in white take part in last year's Diner en Blanc in New York. Pittsburgh will hold its first Diner en Blanc on Sept. 11 at an undisclosed location.

Diner en Blanc comes to Pittsburgh for first time

The elegant picnic that began in France in 1988 will be held Sept. 11 at a undisclosed site.

1 month ago

 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

1 month ago

 A look at Domenico Carpico's garden.

Italian Garden project celebrates the secrets of fresh-picked flavor and quality produce

Italian Garden Project to host a Fig Fest Saturday as part of festivities to preserve disappearing practices.

1 month ago

Eat, shop under neon lights at Squirrel Hill Night Market

As the sun goes down over Pittsburgh, Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill will come alive on Saturday.

1 month ago

 Mixed Summer Salad.

Summer's last hurrah: Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Celebrate the last weeks of the summer season with fruits and vegetables that best define it.

1 month ago

 Antonio Manti's garden in Shaler.

A chef salutes Italian Project gardeners

Vallozzi’s executive chef, Josiah Henry, wants garden project to get bigger and supports the people behind it.

1 month ago

 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos make a handheld dish that’s simple to prepare.

1 month ago

 Jeff Sloan, left, and Will Humphrey taste test coffee samples from beans they roasted the day before.

Dine: From bean to coffee cup, a new roastery will open in Munhall

Will Humphrey is so into coffee that he is opening a roastery/​lab in a building that had former lives as the Stay Tuned distillery.

1 month ago

 Frank Ruzomberka adds toasted coconut to his Coconut Cream Pie at Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale.

Rick Sebak's new PBS shows, 'A Few Good Pie Places' and 'A Few Great Bakeries,' are good eats

Grant Bar & Restaurant and Minerva Bakery are among the good pie places and great bakeries in Rick Sebak’s latest TV specials.

1 month ago

 Let the baking begin! Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show,” beginning Sept. 6.

Reality Check: PBS baking contest rises again

It’s ready, set, BAKE, as “The Great British Baking Show” returns on Sept. 6; Clairton’s Nora Hewitt avoids the ax on “Face Off.”

1 month ago

Westmoreland County musem to reopen with new cafe cart

The cart will be run by The Supper Club of Greensburg and will offer soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 month ago


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