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 This easy strawberry salad won't last long at the table or a holiday picnic.

Let's eat: Best-Ever Strawberry-Spinach Salad

A quick and easy salad is a salute to the short-but-sweet strawberry season.

1 day ago

 Inspired by an annual Cuban barbecue in Pittsburgh, "El Cubano del Lado Sur" is a blended and seasoned beef and chorizo patty topped with a Cuban "Mojo" sauce, Jarlsberg cheese, Serrano ham, pickle chips and mustard on toasted sourdough.

The Grownup Pizza Burger and the South Side Cuban

Here’s a pair of gourmet burgers inspired by a childhood experiment and an annual neighborhood cookout.

4 days ago

 Warm Potato Salad with Green Olive Vinaigrette from "Whole World Vegetarian" by Marie Simmons.

Lighter side dishes for the Memorial Day buffet

Here are three vegetable-packed recipes where clean flavors shine through, instead of being laden down with mayo and melted cheese.

4 days ago

 All-American Cheeseburgers with Homemade Pickles.

Simple is best when it comes to grilling burgers

A his-versus-her approach to building the ultimate hamburger

4 days ago

 Versatile cannellini beans, vegetarian chipotle sausage and poblano chilies enliven White Bean and Hominy Chili.

Let's eat: White Bean and Hominy Chili

Who says chili has to include meat?

1 week ago

 Grilled Chicken Skewers from "Flavorwalla" by Floyd Cardoz.

The 'Flavorwalla' cookbook is a fusion of many different cuisines and cultures

It’s the second book from chef Floyd Cardoz of the now-closed Tabla in New York City, also a four-time Beard Award nominee.

1 week ago

 Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart.

One good recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Strawberry cream cheese tart is an “essential recipe” that’s easy to make and great tasting.

1 week ago

 Built in 1770, George Washington's Gristmill at Mount Vernon produces grain products on millstones powered by a 16-foot waterwheel.

George Washington’s reconstructed gristmill offers a historic look at Colonial grains

After acquiring the mill in 1997, The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association embarked on a five-year renovation.

1 week ago

 The homemade sauce is the secret to success with Cheese Enchiladas Con Carne.

Let's eat: Cheese Enchiladas Con Carne

Enjoy this hearty Tex-Mex dish from South Texas.

2 weeks ago

 "Bonjour Kale"  by Kristen Beddard.

Food column : Former Pittsburgher chronicles kale crusade in memoir

Kristen Beddard tells her tale of bringing kale to France.

2 weeks ago

Miriam's Garden: Rain or shine, let the gardening season begin

Welcome to a new gardening season. Despite the erratic weather, rhubarb, sweet peas and greens are starting to thrive.

2 weeks ago

 Green Curry Braised Salmon.

Salmon cookbook is a good catch for creative recipes, tips

Diane Morgan showcases the versatility, exceptional flavor and health benefits of North America’s third-most consumed seafood.

2 weeks ago

 Cool Whip Strawberry Pie.

Cool Whip: Still cool after 50 years

America’s favorite frozen topping has a devoted fan club as it is time-saving, keeps for a long time and brings up good memories.

2 weeks ago

 Gluten-free Chicken Noodle Salad

Let's eat: Gluten-free Chicken Noodle Salad

Expect your appetite to spiral out of control with this easy chicken salad.

3 weeks ago

 Sydney Tyner, 12, prepares Chicken Taco Tower for her mom, Amy Reed, the head chef of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Sydney Tyner, Pennsylvania winner of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge in 2015

I feel blessed to have a mother who makes steaks for me, says the sixth-grader from Ross.

3 weeks ago

 Lauren Kudlawiec learned how to make Blueberry Pound Cake from her mother, Barbara Bucci of Johnstown. "My mom played a paramount role in my cooking career," Mrs. Kudlawiec says.

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Lauren Kudlawiec, runner-up on Rachael Ray’s 'Great American Cookbook Contest'

The Cresson high school teacher says her mother played a pivotal role in her cooking career.

3 weeks ago

 Vincent Brady with his mother, Janice Brady of Mentor, Ohio.

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Vincent Brady, winner of ‘Almost Famous Chef’ Signature Dish award

The Pittsburgh Art Institute culinary student will be cooking for scores of moms on Mother’s Day.

3 weeks ago

 Chef Elise Wims prepares Capellin pomodoro with prawns and scallops in the kitchen at the Holiday Inn in Monroeville.

Winning delights for Mother's Day

Pittsburghers, who have showcased their culinary skills on national TV and contests, say their most devout fans have been their moms.

3 weeks ago

 Jacqueline Wardle plates Brioche French Toast in her booth, Josephine's Toast, at Smallman Street Galley in the Strip District. The booth is named after Jacqueline's maternal grandmother who "always burnt the toast, but got the butter and jam on at just the right time to create a culinary masterpiece."

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Jacqueline Wardle, finalist on 'Cutthroat Kitchen'

The owner of Josephine’s Toast in Smallman Galley says her mother has been her faithful cheerleader through the ups and downs of her career.

3 weeks ago

 Key Lime Bundt Cake.

Win mom's heart with easy yet divine desserts

Make her a square-shaped Key lime cake or cookies or fudge that require only two ingredients.

3 weeks ago

 Cracked Wheat Pilaf with Spring Peas is a taste of spring.

Let's eat: Cracked Wheat Pilaf with Spring Peas

This toasty cracked wheat pilaf makes it easy to go green in spring.

4 weeks ago

  Almond, Orange and Semolina Cake for Orthodox Easter.

Find a piece of heaven in the syrup-drenched revani

The cake, named after a Turkish poet, is made with semolina and topped with sugar syrup.

1 month ago

Roasted Asparagus

Spring is the best time to eat fresh asparagus, and it doesn’t need fancy flavor enhancements.

1 month ago

 French Onion Soup, from "Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher: The Essential Kosher Cookbook for the Jewish Soul," is delicious and easy to make.

Let's eat: French Onion Soup

You don’t have to be Jewish to eat Kosher during Passover.

1 month ago

 Lisa O'Connor, left, and Amanda Williams are pastry chefs at Six Penn Kitchen, Downtown.

Hard and sweet life of a pastry chef

Lisa O’ Connor and Amanda Williams make more than just desserts at Six Penn Kitchen. They make the breads, garnishes and after-dinner mints.

1 month ago

 Chicken Soup with Cilantro Matzah Balls.

Celebrate a time of tradition and change for Passover

Accent matzo balls with jalapeno and cilantro or dot karpas salad with dates and pine nuts.

1 month ago

 Spaghetti Frittata with Arugula and Fresh Herbs.

Go green with an arugula-herb frittata for Earth Day

Be kind to the planet by making a meatless dish with seasonal ingredients.

1 month ago

 Chicken liver pate on crostini with pickled fava beans and chianti reduction, aka The Census Taker, was the Post-Gazette's entry in this year's  Hair Peace Charities’ annual Recipes for a Cure fundraiser.

Let's eat: The Census Taker

A sumptuous party appetizer pokes fun at one of Hollywood’s greatest horror villains.

1 month ago

 Macaroni and cheese samples from last year's MACC n' Cheese Bakeoff in Morningside are plated with wings and celery.

Food Column: Sample contestants' entries at MACC n' Cheese Bakeoff, and help a cause

The macaroni and cheese contest will be held at Morningside VFW on April 30 and proceeds will benefit the annual Morningside Mile.

1 month ago

 Savory Granola.

Savory oats is no fad; it's here to stay

A recent issue of “Food & Wine” called savory oats a chef’s healthy trend.

1 month ago

 Quinoa Bowl with fried egg and avocado.

Liven your breakfast with the venerable quinoa

The ancient grain, packed with nutrition and flavor, is perfect for quiches, muffins or simply served with fried egg.

1 month ago

 Enchiladas de Espinacas take time to prepare, but it is well worth it.

Let's Eat: Enchiladas Espinacas (Spinach Enchiladas)

Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean Meatless Monday has to be boring.

1 month ago

 Pork and Beans Bars from "The Daily Cookie: 365 Tempting Treats for the Sweetest Year of Your Life by Anna Ginsberg."

Give in to cookies, the savory kind

Bake cookies with pork and beans or ham and cheese or sausage and potatoes.

1 month ago

 Caption: Chicken Tikka Masala.

In home-canned tomatoes we trust

Enjoy preserved summer tomatoes now and use them in chicken tikka masala, chili and with yellow squash.

1 month ago

 From left, Matthew Sheeler, Aden Whitlinger and Celeste Chitambo work on measuring sugar for oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies.

Food Column: Children get a lesson in basic kitchen skills

The classes in Sharpsburg teach proper boiling and draining techniques, egg preparations and using a knife properly.

1 month ago

  Singapore Rice Noodles from Gwyneth Paltrow's "It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook."

Let's eat: Singapore Rice Noodles

These kid-approved pan-fried noodles are heavy on the veggies.

1 month ago

 Asparagus spears are laid out side by side in this tart made with goat cheese.

Savor the savory side of early spring

Tarts, salads and meats are elevated with a seasonal touch.

2 months ago

 Strawberry Buttermilk Cake from “Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love.”

Fragrant, fork-tender desserts are the stars of the spring table

From strawberry and cherry-almond cakes to raspberry shortcakes to orange scones, there’s a reason to celebrate the season.

2 months ago

 Cherry Blossom Collins are on the menu at Brabo in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

One good cocktail: Cherry Blossoms Collins

Here’s an elegant, Japanese-inspired drink to celebrate the arrival of Washington, D.C.’s, famed cherry blossoms

2 months ago

 Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Cream are low in calories, gluten-free and vegan.

Let's eat: Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Roasted, cauliflower loses it edge, mellowing into a dish that’s rich and tender with a wonderful nutty undertone.

2 months ago

 Christina King prepares a ricotta pie at her Ross home.

Nina King: Ricotta Pie

For Easter, Nina says, Grandma would prepare the ricotta pie crust weeks ahead of the holiday and throw them in the freezer.

2 months ago

 Tina Reed got the ricotta pie recipe from her grandmother, and uses orange and lemon zests to impart a citrusy flavor.

Tina Reed: Italian Ricotta Easter Pie

It’s not an Easter meal for Tina Vezendy-Reed’s family without ricotta pie, which is served with memories and laughter.

2 months ago

 The Croatian Butter Cookies recipe from Helen (Hranilovich) Bossick Kulusich pictured here on her wedding day to Nicholas Kulusich. The cookie cutters were made by her son Philip Kulusich in his eighth-grade metal shop class in the mid-1930s.  Philip, 2, sitting in the chair is photographed with his brother Daniel. The copy of the recipe is faded from years of use.

Janet Buzzeo: Grandma Kulusich’s Croatian Butter Cookies

Grandma Kulusich’s Croatian Butter Cookies brings back plenty of wonderful memories of family and good homemade wine for Janet Buzzeo.

2 months ago

 Mary Welsh of Erie got the recipe for the Gingery Lemon-Lime Jello Salad from her mother who had in turn received it from her dear cousin.

Mary Welsh: Gingery Lemon-Lime Jell-O Salad

Mary Welsh says she makes “a really good green stuff” to complement the baked ham every Easter.

2 months ago

 Lucy Koutsavlis of Munhall names these thumbprint cookies after her grandmother Ivy who taught her how to bake them. Grandma The cookies are made with brown sugar and shortening.

Lucy Koutsavlis: Grandma Ivy’s Thumbprint Cookies

Lucy Koutsavlis will be celebrating Easter twice this year — with thumbprint cookies on Sunday and with leg of lamb on May 1.

2 months ago

 The Rice Pie has been an Easter classic in Lell Wood's family for generations. It is similar to a ricotta pie except that it also has rice and is covered with strips of crust.

Lell Wood: Rice Pie

Lell Wood’s grandmother’s sister, Annie DeLuca, was the best cook and baker of the family but she never liked to share her recipes.

2 months ago

 Kiki Lazaridis  cuts  spanakopita pie she prepared  at her home in Forest Hills.

Kiki Lazaridis: Spanakopita

Spanakopita is not going to make it to Kiki Lazaridis’ Easter table until May 1 because that’s when the Greek Orthodox celebrate.

2 months ago

 Louise DeRiso with her bunny and lamb cakes.

Louise DeRiso: Bunny Cake

Bunny Cake brings back fond Easter memories for Louise DeRiso of Edgewood.

2 months ago

 Bev Rowan of Bethel Park, bakes Patch Cake, an Easter tradition in her family. It's her Czech grandmother Anna Kerestan's recipe.

Bev Rowan: Patch Cake

One favorite dish Bev Rowan never could get enough of was her grandmother’s Patch Cake, a crunchy, rustic dessert made with sweet dough.

2 months ago

 Mexican Chicken and Potato Stew.

Let's eat: Mexican Chicken and Potato Stew

Spice things up with a hearty and savory chicken stew.

2 months ago



Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.

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