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 Kentucky Hot Brown with Manchego-Jalapeno Mornay Sauce comes from the book "Southern Heat: New Southern Cooking Latin Style" by Anthony Lamas.

Let's Eat: Kentucky Hot Brown with Manchego-Jalapeno Morney Sauce

A spicy variation of traditional Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich (created in Louisville in 1926) gets extra kick from jalapeno peppers.

1 day ago

 Make-Ahead Gravy

As countdown begins, reduce anxiety with Make-Ahead Gravy

The gravy can be prepared at least two days ahead of the holiday in a stress-free environment.

6 days ago

 Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins.

Here's a few ideas for those Thanksgiving leftovers

For a post-holiday meal, make muffins, griddle cakes and chowders with the leftovers.

6 days ago

 Crustless Pumpkin Pie is served with a simple granola topping for crunch and whipped cream for glamour.

A crustless pumpkin pie for pastry scaredy cats

The creamy Thanksgiving dessert with a crunchy granola topping doesn’t require a crust.

6 days ago

 Avocado Shrimp Toasts.

Food Column: Celebrate Thanksgiving, the Peanuts way

Bring out the toast topped with avocado and shrimp; popcorn flavored with sesame seeds; and jellybeans.

6 days ago

 Food, family and gratitude are what Thanksgiving is all about for these famous Pittsburghers. Pull up a chair and join the holiday feast, by sampling their favorite recipes.

Notable Pittsburghers share their Thanksgiving recipes, gratitude

Food, family and gratitude are what Thanksgiving is all about. Pull up a chair and join the holiday feast by tasting their favorite recipes.

1 week ago

 Pecan Pie with Pretzel Crust.

Ace Thanksgiving pies and cakes the Duff Goldman way

These pies, cakes and puddings give the holiday tradition a paradigm shift.

2 weeks ago

 Gluten-free Cheesecake.

Gluten-free diners can feast on Thanksgiving, too

From cornbread stuffing to cheesecake, those with wheat sensitivities can indulge in a mega meal.

2 weeks ago

 Autumn Dump Cake is drizzled with a caramel topping.

Convert a dump cake into something special for the holiday

All you need for the dessert is a boxed cake mix, canned fruit filling and minimum effort.

2 weeks ago

 Green Beans with Pecans.

Thanksgiving side dishes that are sophisticated and satisfying

From side to side, vegetables deserve their moment in the spotlight on the holiday table.

3 weeks ago

 Cider-Braised Turkey Legs.

All-star Thanksgiving: Roast turkey parts instead of the whole bird

This way you don’t have to fuss over the bird, and please those in the dark-meat and white-meat camps.

3 weeks ago

 Thenkuzhal is a snack served on Diwali, the festival of lights. It is made with rice flour and is deep-fried.

Diwali is the Hindu festival of noshing

Sweets and savories are exchanged as gifts during the festival of lights.

3 weeks ago

 Hasselback Potatoes.

One Good Recipe: Fussing over a Hasselback Potato is well worth it

Named for a hotel in Stockholm, the potato is sliced into thin wedges but left joined at the bottom.

1 month ago

 Dhal Soup.

Fall's here, and the soup is on

Fusion meets comfort in the full-bodied, richly hued vegetable soups bubbling away this season.

1 month ago

 Ruth Reichl.

Former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl finds refuge in cooking and writing

After her magazine closed, Ruth Reichl got to work. Result: “My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved Me.” She speaks Monday in Oakland.

1 month ago

 Halloween drinks: Witch's Potion, left, and Floating Spiders.

Halloween cocktails for a night of fright

Create easy-to-make shocktails in the official holiday colors and serve them with creepy props.

1 month ago

 Boo Brownies.

For Halloween foods, ugly is good

The weirder the ghosts, goblins and bugs look, the better it is for the tricksters.

1 month ago

 J. Kenji López-Alt

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt explores the science of home cooking

In his new cookbook, “Food Lab,” the nerd king of Internet cooking explains why ingredients behave the way they do in the pan.

1 month ago

Miriam's Garden: Gardens produced the best and worst of vegetables and fruits

Erratic weather yielded the best winter squashes, lettuces and blackberries, and worst red raspberries and 'Black Cherry’ tomatoes.

1 month ago

 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

Pears Poached in Red Wine and Whiskey Pear Glaze

Two more great ways to use pears.

2 months ago

 Penne with Meatballs.

Great race, great taste: Penne with Turkey Meatballs

A healthful take on an Italian classic for pre- or post-race celebrating.

2 months ago

 Cheese grits are the ultimate comfort food.

Recipe: G is for grits in Shenandoah Valley

If you eat out while vacationing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, chances are the menu is going to include grits.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

 Cornish Pasties.

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

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

2 months ago

 Spaghetti alla Norma.

Great race, great taste: Spaghetti alla Norma

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

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

  Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps.

Great race, great taste: Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps

After your run, wrap things up with a wrap full of flavor and texture.

2 months 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.

3 months ago

 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

Let's Eat: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Back to school means back to dinner and a good solution is a Cajun-style gumbo.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

 Quick Marinara Sauce.

Food Column: Gluten-free conference to be held in Pine

Event held by Allegheny Center for Digestive Health will include lectures and cooking demonstrations.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

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

3 months 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.

3 months ago

 Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette

Let's Eat: Cobb Salad With Maple Vinaigrette

Salads can be both a nutritious and filling option in gluten-free diets.

3 months ago



Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

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