Recipes


 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 days 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 days 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 days 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.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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 week 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.

1 week 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 week ago


 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

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

1 week 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 week 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.

1 week ago


 Ricotta cavatelli with Italian sausage, rapini and tomato.

Pack to school: What do professional chefs pack for their kids?

Pittsburgh chefs think outside the box when it comes to packing lunches for their school-going children.

2 weeks ago


 Paulina Neuschwander, left, and Vanessa Kachulis, center,  help their grandmother, Mary Papazis, while making cookies at the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh.

Greek festival cookie recipe: Hard work, lots of humor

Members from Presentation of Christ (Ypapanti) Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh make 2,000-plus cookies in 7 hours for festival.

2 weeks ago


Miriam's Garden: Summer corn's a good team player

Pair it with tomato in soup, salad, salsa, bread or frittata, and you have a match made in heaven.

2 weeks ago


Great race, great taste: Multigrain Pancakes

A stack of pancakes is a delicious carb-fest for runners

2 weeks ago


 Pork Souvlaki with Cucumber Salad

Let's Eat: Pork Souvlaki with Cucumber Salad

Go Greek with the other white meat in this easy recipe.

2 weeks ago


 Guests enjoy a cool summer night during an al fresco dinner party at the Ben Avon home of Gretchen McKay.

Celebrate summer with a dinner party al fresco

How not to be thrown by the thought of an outdoor gathering that doesn’t center around hot dogs, hamburgers and a charcoal grill.

3 weeks ago


Miriam's Garden: Cool beans -- A little past peak but still delicious

Beans are happy in the sun or rain, but critters may not leave much to pick.

3 weeks ago


Food Column: Feast on vegan delights at VegFest

Animal-rights group hosts event, a first in Pittsburgh

3 weeks ago


 Atlantic Beach Pie has a creamy lemon filling in a salty, buttery, crunchy crust.

Atlantic Beach Pie: Crunchy and creamy at once

Easy-to-make dessert has a thick saltine crust and sweet tangy filling.

1 month ago


 Iced Teas, from left, Blueberry, Peach, Boston Iced Tea, Green Iced Tea and Lemon Ice Tea.

Iced tea: Simply refreshing

Brew a perfect beverage with good quality tea and fresh water

1 month ago


 Macy's Thumbprint Cookies.

Macy's classic thumbprint cookie will be no more

Kevin Ulrich has been baking the iconic Thumbprint Cookies at the Arcade Bakery inside Macy's Downtown store since the mid 1980s.

1 month ago


 Linkie Marais demonstrates how to cook with the Big Green Egg grill in the seventh annual Big Green Egg festival at Moraine State Park in Portersville.

Big Green Egg, a Japanese kamado-style grill, fires up the faithful

Annual EggFest celebrated with cooking demos and grilled foods

1 month ago


 Tic Toc customers enjoy lunch at the restaurant in Macy's on Tuesday. Janice McCready, left, from Murrysville, had fried chicken, while Loralee Babjack from Pittsburgh had the chicken chili.

Dine: The clock runs out on Tic Toc

Time flies in the final hours for iconic Tic Toc restaurant Downtown, which closed on Friday.

1 month ago


 Chicken Kebabs With Grilled Romaine

Let's Eat: Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Romaine

Summer is prime time for grilled food on a stick

1 month ago


 Rita's Easy Quiche.

Dairy cookbook salutes farm families, foods

Middlesex farmer’s easy-to-make quiche is among 110 recipes selected by “The Dairy Good Cookbook.”

1 month ago


 Tres Leches Cake.

Food Column: An ode to Latino culture

Potluck picnic will include everything from rice and beans to tres leche cake

1 month ago


 Three feta-based dishes, Mediterranean Olive Bread, Healthy Spanakopita and Feta Salsa.

Debate on feta heats up in Monroeville cheese class

A local cheesemonger asks, and a jury decides: Can feta cheese be made outside of Greece?

1 month ago


 Black Bean Burger with Mango Salsa.

Let's Eat: Black Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa

Get your protein fix with a spicy-sweet vegetarian burger.

1 month ago


 Apricot bars.

Summer's bounty: Stone fruits

Peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and cherries are bakers’ favorites in tarts, muffins and cookies

1 month ago


Miriam's Garden: Cool cucumbers crave warmth

Vines are growing, but fruit is slow to form because of the wet season

1 month ago


 Potato and cheese pierogies.

Pierogi pride: the quintessential Pittsburgh dish?

A new cookbook puts a modern spin on an old ’Burgh tradition -- pierogies.

1 month ago


 Chicken Biryani, a traditional dish prepared by Sadia Sabir, of Ross, for Eid -- the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Recipes for Eid

Flavors of the world congregate in Pittsburgh as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan.

1 month ago


 Traditional dishes prepared by Sadia Sabir (cq), Ross Twp for Eid -- the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan Thursday, July 10, 2015. From center, clockwise: Chicken Biryani, Fruit Chaat, Kheer and Halwa.(Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

Eid: Where fasting ends, feasting begins

Flavors of the world congregate in Pittsburgh as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan.

1 month ago


 Winter savory at the farmers market in Market Square in May.

The herb of the year: Savory

It has a peppery flavor and can be used as a salt substitute

1 month ago


 Frozen Margarita Pie

Let's Eat: Frozen Margarita Pie

A special celebration calls for a special dessert.

1 month ago


 Fresh ricotta cheese drained in the cheesecloth lined colander.

A fresh approach to ricotta

Homemade cheese wins bragging rights, wonderful results.

1 month ago


 Miriam's Garden.

Miriam's garden: Squash reflects summer's magical powers

Summer squash is what’s happening in my garden.

1 month ago


 Mashed and Scrambled Breakfast Sandwich.

Hungry biker: Mashed & Scrambled Breakfast Sandwich

Eggs are nutritious and go into this easy, go-to breakfast sandwich

1 month ago


 President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush both tweeted that green peas have no place in guacamole.

Don't declare a war on peas! PG food editor tries 'controversial' guac recipe

President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Jeb Bush even chimed in, noting peas have no place in guacamole.

2 months ago


 Baked Salmon Cakes.

Food column: New blog advocates clean eating

Jeet Clean? offers recipes, shopping tips for a more healthy lifestyle.

2 months ago


 Traditional Picnic Basket filled with fried chicken, herbed potato salad, lemonade and chocolate sheet cake.

Go Fourth with a picnic: Some star-spangled ways to celebrate the holiday

Make a classic American, Pittsburgh or melting pot basket for a festive picnic.

2 months ago


 Penne with Asparagus and Goat Cheese.

Yes, you can eat pasta -- and book shows the smart way to do it

“Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food” is a new book by Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali.

2 months ago


 Portobello Soft Tacos are low in fat but at the same time provide a satisfying meat substitute.

Hungry Biker: Portobello Soft Tacos

Thick enough to slice and naturally low in fat and calories, portobello mushrooms are a very satisfying meat substitute.

2 months ago


 Beets

Miriam's Garden: Beet goes on in the heat

Green beet tops add opulence and nutrition to dishes, while the roots make a luscious addition to meals..

2 months ago


 Terri Dowd and David Carmine are co-hosts of "Between the Eats," a new Pittsburgh food web TV show.

Pro, home chef team up for Web TV series

David Carmine, Terri Dowd to serve trendy dishes

2 months ago


 Sydney Tyner, a sixth-grader at North Hill's McIntyre Elementary, is the Pennsylvania winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating.

Ross sixth-grader is a chef in the making

Sydney Tyner of Ross is Pennsylvania winner of Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” contest

2 months ago


 BBQ Beer Can Chicken: Just place the bird on the grill, and let the beer escaping the can keep it moist while cooking

Sauces, rubs and marinades can help create sparks for Fourth of July cookout

Three recipes each for rubs, sauces and marinades.

2 months ago


 Toasted Penne with Chicken Sausage.

Hungry biker: Toasted Penne with Chicken Sausage

Pasta, because it’s full of easy-to-digest carbohydrates, has always been a go-to food for athletes, including cyclists.

2 months ago





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