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 Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Vegetable Rice

Let's eat: Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Vegetable Rice

You will impress at a cookout with this colorful kabob dish in which you can add your own ingredients and adapt your own spice level.

2 days ago

 Rhuberry Bluebarb Pie  Two fruits combine making a new spin on rhubarb pie.

Tart rhubarb flaunts its sweet side

The tart and fruity side of it comes through in compotes, crumbles and of course, pies.

5 days ago

 Spatchcocked Chicken with Fig Glaze.

One good recipe: Spatchcocked Chicken with Fig Glaze

Spread your wings this Memorial Day with a butterflied chicken on the grill

5 days ago

 Smashed avocado and fried mushrooms on toast come together in a snap.

Let's eat: Smashed Avocado and Fried Mushrooms on Toast

It’s trendy, but avocado toast also is one of life's great culinary simple pleasures.

1 week ago

 Bunches of raw white asparagus at the Market District store in Pine.

Whether green or white, asparagus is a rite of spring

Green asparagus is easier to grow and cook while the white variety is nuttier, juicier and creamier.

1 week ago

 Strata Frittata.

When it comes to fast, easy, nothing beats a frittata

The baked egg dish ranges from spicy to savory to sweet, and can be made with meat, seafood or vegetables.

1 week ago

 Skillet Spinach Pie can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature.

Let's eat: Skillet Spinach Pie

Short on time? A foolproof one-skillet meal will wow Mom on Mother’s Day.

2 weeks ago

 Homemade Caramels

Surprise Mom with homemade food gifts on Mother's Day

Make Mom homemade lollipops or chocolate-covered cherries or buttery salted caramels.

2 weeks ago

 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Bethany Zozula imbibed street-smarts of cooking from her mother

Whitfield executive chef’s first lesson in cooking was making tortillas with her mother.

2 weeks ago

 Chef Lilly Tran on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Soba in Pittsburgh.

Lily Tran is most influenced by her mother's cooking techniques

Soba’s executive chef was advised to always taste the foods she prepares and to be patient.

2 weeks ago

 Csilla Thackray, executive chef of The Vandal in Lawrenceville. photo taken on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Csilla Thackray's mom taught her to be strong, independent

The Vandal’s executive chef picked up her penchant for keeping the kitchen clean from her mother.

2 weeks ago

 Jessica George, sous executive chef at Legume.

Jessica George's favorite 'chef': Mom

Legume executive sous chef says her mother is her biggest cheerleader.

2 weeks ago

 Grilled Marinated London Broil

Let's eat: Grilled Marinated London Broil

An informal poll of runners preparing for the Pittsburgh marathon confirmed my suspicions: A salty piece of meat hits the spot afterward.

3 weeks ago

'Onions Etcetera' elevates the humble vegetable

“Onions Etcetera” weaves 100-plus recipes, tips and photographs, along with the history of alliums.

3 weeks ago

 White Cheese Enchiladas with Salsa Guajillo

Let's eat: White Cheese Enchiladas with Salsa Guajillo

Celebrate Cinco de May on May 5 with these classic, rustic cheese enchiladas

1 month ago

 Clockwise from left: Spicy mango barbecue sauce, red wine sauce and peanut sauce.

Enliven chicken, pork and beef with these sauces

Sauces can take a ho-hum steak or pork or chicken and make it something special.

1 month ago

 A handful of green garlic.

Subtle green garlic is part of glorious spring

The immature garlic looks like a scallion and sometimes smells like a ramp.

1 month ago

 Sweet Pea Oven Risotto with Garlicky Microgreens is a taste of spring.

Let's eat: Sweet Pea Oven Risotto with Garlicky Microgreens

Celebrate Earth Day with a dish that speaks to the season.

1 month ago

 Sabudana khichdi is made with tapioca pearls, cubed potatoes, peanuts, green chilies and lime juice, garnished with cilantro.

Simple tapioca pearls dress up breakfast and beyond

They are tossed with cumin seeds, chilies, coconut, peanuts and lemon juice in sabudana khichdi.

1 month ago

 Bacon and cheddar twists.

Build a bountiful brunch for spring

Include seasonal favorites in the menu, and don’t forget the cocktail for a lively brunch.

1 month ago

 Pasta with Abruzzi-style Lamb Sauce.

A global feast for Easter

Serve traditions and recipes from around the world at your holiday table.

1 month ago

 Silky smooth and refreshingly cold, Sour Cream Panna Cotta with red wine-strawberry sauce contains no eggs.

Where panna cotta is cool, creamy and winey

The cooked cream is served with a red wine-strawberry sauce and is refreshingly smooth and cold.

1 month ago

 Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout with Crispy Sage and Brown Butter.

Kick off trout season with no mess or fuss

Panfry or broil a rainbow trout and top it crisp sage, pecans and orange zest.

1 month ago

 Rabbis at Manischewitz Co. looking at Passover matzo dough.

How complicated is it to make the 2-ingredient Passover matzo? Very

The unleavened flatbread must be mixed, shaped and baked within 18 minutes under close observation by supervisors.

1 month ago

 St. Rita Quesadillas are filled with mushroom, onion, black beans, corn and cheddar cheese, and topped with feta, cilantro and jalapeno slices.

Boozy, cheesy quesadillas get a kick from tequila, jalapenos

St-Germain, mushrooms, onion, black beans, corn and plenty of cheddar are the other team players in the filling.

1 month ago

 Chocolate Meringues from "Guittard Chocolate Cookbook."

For a sweeter Passover treat, go with chocolate meringue

The French-style cookies are light and airy under a crisp shell.

1 month ago

 Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake.

When life gives you lemons, bake a cake

A puckish/sweet dessert is the way to break the Lenten fast.

1 month ago

 Pimiento Cheese sandwich.

Pimento cheese: Spreading the Southern love

Whether you spell it pimento or pimiento, get acquainted with the sandwich spread that is a tradition at the Augusta Masters.

2 months ago

 Cherry Cola Mayonnaise Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake.

Cherry cola, mayo, sauerkraut, chocolate cake? April Fools!

Somehow all these ingredients work together to create a cake with lightness and a punch of flavor.

2 months ago

 Peas & Carrots Mac 'N' Cheese.

Add spring flavor, color to mac ’n' cheese with peas, carrots

′The vegetable combo along with roasted garlic and a double dose of cheese make the pasta dish special.

2 months ago

 With just a handful of ingredients, Spicy Green Beans with Pork and Garlic stir-fry comes together in 15 minutes.

Let's eat: Spicy Green Beans with Pork and Garlic

A quick and nutritious stir-fry marries green beans, pork and garlic

2 months ago

 Buried Avocado Chocolate Mousse.

Cut down on food waste and save money in the process

At a time when one in eight families struggles to put dinner on the table, 40 percent of the food produced in the country never gets eaten.

2 months ago

 Super Submarine Sandwich with Olive-Pepper Relish.

Whether they are heroes, subs or Zeps, they are sandwiches

Sandwiches can be served hot or cold but need to be loaded with filling.

2 months ago

 Spring Green Pilaf , with asparagus, edamame and leeks, in a bowl.

One Good Meatless Recipe: Embrace spring with a green pilaf

Toss in asparagus, edamame, leeks, dill and pistachios, and don’t worry about how much.

2 months ago

 Celebrate La Festa di San Giuseppe with Spaghetti with Garlicky Bread Crumbs and Anchovies.

Let's eat: Spaghetti with garlicky bread crumbs and anchovies

Garlic, bread crumbs and anchovies team up for a cheap flavorful pasta dish to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day.

2 months ago

 Roasted white potatoes with mint and preserved lemon.

Potatoes in an herb state of mind

Dress up the down-to-earth potato with chic down-to-earth herbs.

2 months ago

 Guinness stew with beef and spring vegetables.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Guinness beef stew

The stout, which is high in iron and minerals, and considered something of a health tonic.

2 months ago

 Spinach and Feta Quiche With Quinoa Crust.

One meatless recipe: Quinoa is godsend for making gluten-free quiche crust

Protein-packed quiche is loaded with spinach, feta and deliciousness.

2 months ago

 Broccoli + Red Pepper + Pesto Galette.

One Good Meatless Recipe: The forgiving galette is unforgettable

The laid-back pie has a loosey-goosey attitude when it comes to the crust, filling and technique.

2 months ago

 Spicy Asian Wings:  The sauce is a combo of fresh ginger, ketchup, brown sugar and a hit of sriracha, adding a mix of heat and sweet to these wings.

Wing it for March Madness with flavorful sauces

Glaze baked wings with a spicy Asian, honey-mustard or tikka masala sauce.

2 months ago

 Vadouvan-Roasted Cauliflower With Harissa Chickpea Curry is a spicy bowl of vegetarian goodness.

Let's eat: Vadouvan-Roasted Cauliflower With Harissa Chickpea Curry

Want a vegetarian dish that hits on at least three of the hottest food trends for 2017?

2 months ago

 Top pan-seared shrimp with a slightly sweet sherry vinegar-shallot sauce before serving them with Parmesan polenta.

Plunge into the art of seafood cooking for Lent

Many are intimidated but local fishmongers say fear is unfounded. Seafood is simple and need not be quite so costly.

2 months ago

 A touch of honey in the dressing highlights the sweetness of the oranges in this citrus salad with mixed greens and avocado.

Seasonal oranges add color, zest to salads

It’s best to combine the sweet cara caras and tart blood oranges.

2 months ago

 It's easier than you think to make dumplings at home.

Throw a dumpling party, but don't sweat it

All you need is a commercially bought wrapper and a tasty filling.

2 months ago

 Creamed Spinach Pasta.

One good recipe: Cream, cheese and spinach make pasta sing

You can use tagliatelle or fettuccine in Creamed Spinach Pasta.

2 months ago

 King Cake Cheese Ball

Mardi Gras: Where cake is king, and purple, green and gold reign

Revel also in spinoffs such as king cake cocktails, fries and salsa.

3 months ago

 Dorie Greenspan’s Cheesy-Bacony Apero Quick Bread.

A cheesy bread that is nibbly, untraditional

The “cocktail hour” bread is baked with cheddar, Gouda, apple, bacon, walnuts and cumin.

3 months ago

 Orzo Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing is easy to put together.

Let's eat: Orzo Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing

Orzo pasta plays a starring role in this zesty vegetarian salad.

3 months ago

 Chocolate Semifreddo.

Semifreddo: It's often overlooked, but deserves recognition

The velvety frozen dessert is similar to ice cream but doesn’t require an ice cream maker.

3 months ago

 Josephine Caminos Oria of O'Hara spreads dulce de leche over crostata dough.

From Argentina with love: Dulce de leche

The key ingredients to make the creamy milk caramel are milk, sugar, time and patience.

3 months ago


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