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Pasta sauce recipe fills reader request

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

Peach party

Blushing golden fruits give savory dishes, desserts taste of summer

Subscriber onlyIt's a sure sign that summer has hit her stride: blushing, juicy, succulent peaches. Continue reading...

Gadgets & Gizmos

Subscriber onlyThe Oxo Grape and Tomato Cutter won't save you any time, but it might save your fingers -- if you're prone to knife accidents. Continue reading...

Meatless lasagna has baby eggplant

Subscriber onlyLittle fairy tale eggplants were the inspiration for this recipe. That and a strong craving for Italian food. Continue reading...

Canned wild salmon works as inexpensive alternative

Subscriber onlyWith the climbing price of seafood, it's no wonder fresh fish for many families is a special-occasion meal. Prized for its great taste, convenience and excellent nutritional qualities, canned wild Alaskan salmon is an inexpensive alternative. Continue reading...

Mint, cardamom spice up shrimp salad

Indian cooks know that toasting whole spices, then grinding them, pays off with fuller flavor, maximizing the just-released oils: in this case, from cardamom, coriander and cumin seeds as well as dried red chiles. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: First name puns (male and female)

Subscriber only1. "I'm the winner," said --------. (M) Continue reading...

Arkansas postcard past

Subscriber onlyHarrison, 1941 Continue reading...

Russians first found valley rich in grapes

Subscriber onlyCalifornia's Russian River Valley has sustained farmers for more than 150 years, and today remains one of the state's prized growing grounds for astounding grapes. The Sonoma County valley got its name from Russian explorers who settled around Fort Ross, near the river's mouth on the Pacific Ocean, around 1812. They were there to set up a military site to explore, fish and hunt for their settlements in Alaska. Continue reading...

7DAY MENU PLANNER

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: These Mediterranean Beef Kebabs (see recipe) make a delicious family meal. Serve the kebabs over spaghetti. Add steamed fresh zucchini on the side, along with this Wilted Spinach Salad. Toss torn spinach, yellow bell pepper strips and cucumber slices with warmed balsamic vinaigrette. Add Italian bread sticks. For dessert, make Ambrosia. Layer sliced fresh strawberries, orange sections, fresh pineapple chunks and sweetened flaked coconut in a glass serving bowl. Repeat layers once or twice, sprinkling with sugar if needed. Continue reading...

Shrimp and slaw meal is so quick and so easy

Subscriber onlyThis meal comes together in little more time than it takes to boil a pot of water. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. This year you focus your efforts on the clients, projects and jobs that are truly stimulating. Your curiosity leads you to a special relationship in August. A career leap is featured in September. Give a relative a hand now, and the favor will be returned in January. Finances improve in October and May. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: We had a big debate the other day in our Bible study class about which is the more damaging emotion -- anger or hatred. We couldn't decide, but wondered what you'd say. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: My family has come up with a hint that may help others who never know if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty. Continue reading...

Mason jars pack a variety of uses today

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to the classic Mason jar, there's just no putting a lid on the endless ways this vintage vessel is being put to use lately. Continue reading...

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