Style

RSS

Heifer Ranch hosts living market, open house

Live chickens sound like a dubious Christmas present -- even for the relative or friend who already has everything. Continue reading...

Feeling muddled? Mull these drink recipes to punch up the party

Subscriber onlyFrom mulled cider and wine to cocktails made with the fruits of the season, beverages are just as much a part of holiday entertaining as the food. Whether it's to welcome and warm guests coming in from the cold or to soothe a scratchy throat, a hot beverage is the way to go. Even television's most lovable, socially awkward scientist (Sheldon Cooper) knows a warm beverage is the perfect way to calm frazzled nerves. Continue reading...

Sweet! Potatoes produce caramel

Subscriber onlyWould you believe me if I told you you can make caramel from sweet potatoes? With no added sugar. Just sweet potatoes? Continue reading...

Gadgets & Gizmos

Subscriber onlyMy cast-iron pots and pans are some of my most prized and used possessions. From baking cornbread and cobbler to searing a steak or roasting vegetables, no pan is as versatile as a cast-iron skillet. But I'll admit, even with a well-seasoned skillet, cleaning and caring for cast-iron can be a chore. Unlike other cookware, you can't simply fill the pan with water and let it soak overnight before cleaning. You can't let them soak, period. Unless you want to perform the dreaded task of de-rusting and re-seasoning. (Very coarse salt and steel wool will usually do the job. And to re-season, heat the oven to 350 to 375 degrees and set baking sheet on the bottom oven rack. Rub the entire skillet or pan -- inside, Continue reading...

Built with 4 basics, hash is a heavenly dish

Subscriber onlyThis sausage and sweet potato dish makes a quick and easy breakfast, brunch or dinner. The recipe is from Cast Iron Paleo: 101 One-Pan Recipes For Quick and Delicious Meals ... Plus Hassle-Free Cleanup by Pamela Ellgen (Dec. 15, Ulysses Press, $15.95). Continue reading...

Meatless Reuben sandwich cheesy winter comfort food

Subscriber onlyAs the days grow shorter, my cooking leans toward comfort. Be forewarned, I like my comfort food with a bit of flair and plenty of warm cheese. Vegetable and bean soups come into their own with a garnish of grated hard cheese. Even hot dogs taste better stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon and grilled. A grilled-cheese sandwich -- made with hearty bread and sweet butter -- always satisfies. Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: Make family day special with roast chicken with gravy. Add scalloped potatoes, along with broccoli with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a bibb lettuce salad and whole-grain rolls. Continue reading...

It's not Christmas without Port wine

Subscriber onlyFor many, Christmas and Port wine are inextricably linked. A bottle of Port is a must for any wine lover's Christmas season celebration checklist. I cannot imagine the holiday without a glass of this special wine. Continue reading...

Kat shares dishes for chilly weather

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

Broth creates lighter, luscious potato gratin

Subscriber onlyAu gratins are typically starchy vegetable dishes napped with cream or milk and liberally topped with cheese. For instance, the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's recipe for Perfect Potato au Gratin uses 3 cups of heavy cream, 1 cup of whole milk and 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: If I freeze a quart of fat-free milk, will it taste the same when it thaws? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You've felt, at times, that you were at the mercy of the fates. But this year you can see how clearly your decisions create your successes in life, and you're able to repeat the steps that work to generate good results time and again. July and September are months of rapid personal growth and financial luck. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our mailbox is flooded around this time of year with letters from organizations asking for money. In fact, I've started tossing them in the wastebasket. Why don't they spend their money on worthwhile projects, instead of wasting it on fundraising? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Cities in Film Titles

Subscriber only1. Sleepless in -------- Continue reading...

Nutcracker homecoming: Ballet company, ASO excited about holiday production in overhauled Robinson hall

Subscriber onlyThe floor trembles with every spring and leap. The lush strains of Tchaikovsky bounce off walls of exposed brick and giant mirrors that reflect a row of graceful dancers. Continue reading...

« Previous