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History day

Subscriber onlyThe 2017 Region 10 History Day Competition was presented March 4 at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. Winners were as follows. Continue reading...

School News

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FRONT BURNER: Cheese waffles delight cauliflower fan

Subscriber onlyI love cooked cauliflower. My husband does not. Continue reading...

Salt-ernatives

With a few substitutions, experimentation, low-sodium diet doesn’t have to be blah

Subscriber onlyThe doctor says you have to lower your sodium. Continue reading...

Reading Nook

Subscriber only"It's important to me that you know this isn't a diet book," writes Jessica Murnane in the introduction to her cookbook, One Part Plant (Harper Wave, $27.99). Continue reading...

Basque main dish salad a medley of flavors

Subscriber onlyMain dish salads are a way to put together a meal with several components. They are also impressive. And today's main dish salad has a lot going for it. Perfectly cooked moist chicken, soft buttery lettuce and a chunky, lemony and slightly sweet vinaigrette. Continue reading...

Dark-roasting coffee beans creates bitter antioxidants

Subscriber onlyQ: What chemical changes occur with dark-roasting coffee beans? Are they what make coffee bitter? Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: For a special family day, slow cooker Beef Burgundy (see recipe) will please everyone. Serve it over egg noodles with green peas, mixed greens and whole-grain bread. For dessert, angel food cake with a dab of chocolate ice cream is easy. Continue reading...

Sip like Spaniards: Pick verdejo, rioja

Subscriber onlyWhen I travel, my priority is exploring and learning the local wine regions. My family has been traveling to Marbella, Spain, for several years. As is sometimes the case with a traveling writer, I am typing this column while sitting on the beach enjoying the soft rolling waves of the Mediterranean Sea and, of course, a glistening glass of local wine is sitting on my side table. Which brings me back to exploring local wines. Continue reading...

White bean soup a pre-grilling meal

Subscriber onlyRecipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

Simple stir fry lets kids expand tastes

Subscriber onlyMost Americans have become familiar with a style of Chinese food that bears only a mild resemblance to what diners in China eat every day. While American-style Chinese food may not always be authentic to the flavors of China, it is an opportunity to introduce our families, especially children with developing palates, to flavors they may not experience every day. Continue reading...

Ice cream not so vanilla with pomegranate kick

Subscriber onlyPomegranate is a heavy fruit. In ancient tale and tradition, it’s a stand-in for fertility (count those seeds!), power (check out that crown) and demise (taste the tannins). That’s a lot of ground to cover, for a berry. Continue reading...

Primer for new parents

Old hands offer survival tips for baby’s first few years

Subscriber onlyChildren don't come with an instruction manual. Continue reading...

Creature Feature

Subscriber onlyOur cat, Claude, has started displaying odd behaviors. He wanders around the house at night and makes a lot of noise moaning and meowing. Sometimes he stands in the middle of our bedroom and yowls. He sounds so pitiful and it breaks my heart. I also think he's sleeping more than normal. Claude is 14 years old. Do cats get senile or have dementia? What are the signs? Continue reading...

Scattered, mixed-up family still finds love

Subscriber onlyWhat is a family? Continue reading...