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Give empanadas a hand: Little meat pies have a long history, are portable, easy to make and yummy

Subscriber onlyLet us now salute a few pinnacles of human achievement -- the great pyramids of Egypt, the internal combustible engine, space travel, the Skip Intro feature on Netflix programs. Continue reading...

FRONT BURNER: Bread you can sink your teeth into

Subscriber onlyIf I had to pick just one food I miss the most about Germany, it is the bread. Well actually it's fresh quark (a type of fresh cheese similar to yogurt), but bread is a close second. Continue reading...

Gadgets & Gizmos

Subscriber onlyA kitchen scale is an invaluable tool -- especially for bakers and those working from recipes written with metric measurements. But a kitchen scale that also counts calories and other nutrients is ingenious. Continue reading...

Tasty chicken soup starts with green puree

Subscriber onlyThis not the same old chicken soup! I love its deep-green color, with shred of poached chicken showing through. Continue reading...

Herb-flecked butter makes radically delicious radishes

Subscriber onlyNever hurry and never worry. Sensible advice from Charlotte, the renowned spider, weaver and heroine. But it's a tall order -- never? Continue reading...

7-day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: The family will give their approval for Baked Walnut-Coated Chicken. Continue reading...

Caesar salad skips lettuce, substitutes Brussels sprouts

Subscriber onlyIf you love Brussels sprouts like I do, you will love this salad. If you aren't sure, but you are a fan of Caesar salad, then you will hopefully love it too! Continue reading...

Kat offers tips for Cuban sandwich

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

Give this cake a shot: It calls for Fireball twist

Subscriber onlyI couldn't help but be intrigued and entertained when I came across a cake recipe with an unusual ingredient: cinnamon-flavored Fireball Whisky. It uses instant vanilla pudding mix, too -- so retro, but that's the point. Cookbook author Addie Gundry says that baking with alcohol was also en vogue in the 1950s and '60s. She tweaked the idea of a rum cake by adding whiskey instead, and cinnamon-flavored for an additional twist. I got a strong whiff of booze from the finished cake in my early tests but thought the cinnamon flavor could use more oomph, so I added ground cinnamon. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: In recipes that call for heavy cream, can I use Greek yogurt instead? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. An exciting and productive four weeks will kick off this solar return. Relationships will become the star focus in June: some turning softer and more pleasant; others becoming very efficient business arrangements. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Nursery rhyme females

Subscriber only1. She went up the hill with Jack. Continue reading...

ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Wondrous White River refuge center of attention

Subscriber onlyST. CHARLES -- Before Arkansas began calling itself the Natural State, it was the Land of Opportunity -- and before that, the Wonder State. But only history buffs are likely to know one of the earliest nicknames: When Arkansas joined the union in 1836, this was known as the Bear State. Continue reading...

Three sculptors in competition for new creation to be placed in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyStephen Shachtman has come back for more. Continue reading...

JENNIFER CHRISTMAN: Gird your loins for MTV's overboard 'Ex on the Beach'

Subscriber onlySex on the beach is an intoxicating cocktail of vodka, peach schnapps and orange and cranberry juices. Continue reading...

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