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 Magical Moon Pies are a heavenly delight that traces its roots to Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1917.

Let's eat: Magical Moon Pies

Celebrate the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918 on Monday with a heavenly Southern treat.

about 3 hours ago

 Cucumbers for sale at the Main Street Farmers Market in Washington, Pa.

Cucumber sandwiches appropriate for formal settings and beyond

For a bolder and rustic sandwiches, select small Persian, thin-skinned or super crispy cucumbers.

3 days ago

 This chilled corn soup from "V is for Vegetables" by Michael Anthony is made with corn stock and coconut milk.

Evoking the cold and hot side of corn soup

Corn kernels have the ability to the shine in chilled soups, hot chowders and bisques at room temperature.

3 days ago

 Shredded Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Kale Slaw adds spice to summer.

Let's eat: Shredded Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Kale Slaw

Kale teams up with chipotle in adobo to create a spicy slaw for tacos.

1 week ago

 What's a piecaken? A cake with a pie buried inside, of course.

Piecaken gets a summer makeover with chocolate, peanut butter

The peanut butter pie inside a chocolate cake is something even bored kids can bake.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers Alejandro Villanueva during afternoon practice at Latrobe High School.

Fueling a football team, the Steelers way

With two daily practices and workouts, the Steelers work up an appetite during training camp and make every calorie count.

1 week ago

 Turkey ricotta meatballs are a perfect big-batch dish to serve a crowd or keep on hand in the freezer. The saucy meatballs are from "Small Victories" by Julia Turshen.

One good recipe: Turkey meatballs with ricotta beg for seconds

The meatballs from Julia Turshen's cookbook, “Small Victories,” are saucy and are baked, not fried.

1 week ago

 Creamy Corn and Tomato Pasta Bake is a great side for a barbecue.

Let's eat: Creamy Corn and Tomato Pasta Bake

Two of summer’s best offerings star in a creamy, cheesy casserole that can be prepared ahead of time and then baked right before serving.

2 weeks ago

 French 75 (2.0 Edition) is made with limoncello, gin, sparkling wine and garnished with thyme sprigs.

Cocktails from the garden are coolly refreshing

Fresh herbs, vegetables, alcohol and imagination are the key ingredients for creating concoctions.

2 weeks ago

Too much zucchini? Nah, there can never be too many

The summer squash grows in abundance now. When picked young, they are sweet and crisp.

2 weeks ago

 Homemade ice cream from left: Burnt almond, strawberry and coffee.

Vintage ice cream recipes from the first days of the Post-Gazette

Columnist, cooking school founder and dietitian, Sarah Tyson Rorer, helped popularize the Philadelphia-style ice cream.

2 weeks ago

 Cloud eggs are fluffy white meringues with an egg yolk nestled in the middle.

Cloud Eggs: A fluffy taste of heaven

Cloud eggs are suddenly a social media darling. But the French have been whipping up a version of the floating meringues for centuries.

2 weeks ago

 Chick'n Shack Sandwich comes from the cookbook "Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories."

Let's eat: Chick'n Shack Sandwich

Nothing beats a fried chicken sandwich for a summer picnic.

3 weeks ago

 Blueberry slushie for grown-ups made with blueberry wine, sauvignon blanc and pureed blueberries.

If only fresh blueberries would have some chutzpah

The blue-hued berries are wonderful in baked goods and slushies, but rather blah just as plain old fruits.

3 weeks ago

 The jackfruit has sweet bulbs of fruit.

Jackfruit, a meat alternative, makes its way to local stores

Move over, seitan. There’s a new stand-in for meat, and it grows on trees.

3 weeks ago

 Yellow Squash Pasta with Caramelized Lemon goes well with grilled meat or poultry.

Let's Eat: Yellow Squash Pasta with Caramelized Lemon

Turning zucchini and summer squash into curly spaghetti-like strands or fat flat ribbons is like sharpening a pencil in elementary school.

4 weeks ago

 It is best to sear a rack of lamb on both sides in a skillet on a stove top before cooking it in the oven.

All-star chefs to compete in the 1st Western Pa. Lamb Festival + Cook-Off

Twenty-four chefs will be divided into 8 teams to cook some of the country’s best lamb on Sunday at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

Corn is sweet, so why not turn it into a dessert?

How about making a rice-and-corn pudding or a cornmeal cake with corn kernels and raisins.

1 month ago

 Garlic-Chili Pork Rice Bowl is a great platform for colorful vegetables and a six-minute egg.

Let's eat: Garlic-Chili Pork Rice Bowl

Fresh veggies pair with garlicky pork for an easy, summery rice bowl.

1 month ago

 Enjoying homemade popsicles on Thursday, July 6, 2017 are, from left, siblings Mae, Caleb and Autumn Waters of Ben Avon.

Cool off with ice pops on a hot summer day

Almost any fruit or vegetable can be pureed and turned into an ice pop, and combinations are endless.

1 month ago

 Chili Buns and Slaw Dogs from "Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, With Recipes" by Ronni Lundy.

A new appreciation for Appalachian "vidls"

Southern Appalachia cooking shines in this new James Beard Foundation Book of the Year: “Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes.”

1 month ago

 Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Let's eat: Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Garden-fresh zucchini stands in for lasagna noodles in this classic Italian dish.

1 month ago

 Apricot Almond Calfouti.

Get your clafouti fix during apricot season

The fruits turn tart and zingy in the classic rustic dessert from France.

1 month ago

 Sirloin Pineapple Boats with Chili de Arbol Salsa will add pizzazz to your Fourth of July meal.

Let's eat: Sirloin Pineapple Boats with Chili de Arbol Salsa

Start the party on July 4 with a picture-ready kebab dish.

1 month ago

 Goat Cheese-Stuffed Lamb Burgers

The best burger in each of Pennsylvania's burgs

A gustatory tour of Pennsylvania burgers with 10 yummy recipes to try.

1 month ago

 This simple dessert is the perfect vehicle for mulberries.

Let's eat: Mulberry Clafoutis

Turn a neighborhood nuisance into a delicious dessert.

1 month ago

 Strawberries, Parmesan cheese, red chicory and chives top a ready-made pizza crust.

Pizzas that taste just like summer

Whether the pie is made with a from-scratch shell or slice of Italian bread, it can accommodate any type of seasonal topping.

1 month ago

 The pick-me-up taste in the Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from the sesame seed paste and flaky salt.

Tahini is becoming a star in confections, condiments

The sesame seed paste adds flavor in cookies, salad dressings and smoothies.

1 month ago

 American Flag Cheesecake Bars.

Unfurl the red, white and blue with patriotic cheesecake bars

Celebrate Flag Day with creamy, fruity cake cut into bars.

2 months ago

 Garden Swiss chards don't have as thick and tough a rib as store-bought ones.

Miriam's Garden: Colorful leafy Swiss chard brings cheer to the garden

Chards might be related to beets, but they are all about the leaves.

2 months ago

 The finished product.  Angel food cake roll is frosted with cream cheese icing and topped with berries.

Roll out angel food cake with summer berries

Follow a step-by-step tutorial to make a light fruity and creamy log.

2 months ago

 Creamy Shrimp Salad with Radish and Cucumber is a simple dish to make but comes out elegant.

Radish adds a lovely hue in creamy shrimp salad

After you buy your radishes at the farmers market, add them to a shrimp salad for spice, crunch and elegance.

2 months ago

 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 months 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.

2 months 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

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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 months ago

'Onions Etcetera' elevates the humble vegetable

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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago


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