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Museum, store preserve legend of radio comics

In the 1930s, Arkansans Chester Lauck and Norris Goff ranked among America's most famous radio personalities. Millions of listeners across the nation tuned in faithfully to their comedy show. Continue reading...

Pot stickers are unfussy, easy to make

Subscriber onlyThe thought of making some foods at home can be intimidating. For me, Asian dumplings fall into that camp. Continue reading...

Work-free week still involves stove

Subscriber onlyYou may have noticed my column didn't run last week. I was busy doing nothing on a week-long staycation. My husband and I spent a day at Petit Jean State Park, toured the Rock Town Distillery, drank our fill of locally produced craft beer. We took the dogs for long walks and short hikes. We slept as late as the dogs would allow. And we ate dinner together every night. Continue reading...

Reading Nook: Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking

Subscriber onlyIn Thailand, where fish sauce and shrimp paste flavor many recipes, vegetarian food is typically difficult to find, outside a few dedicated restaurants and an annual festival. Continue reading...

Sauce turns ordinary bird extraordinary

Subscriber onlyThe ingredient in this chicken dish that elevates the humble fowl to extraordinary is sorghum molasses. Sorghum syrup, as it is sometimes called to avoid confusion with molasses from cane sugar, adds a distinctive sweet, spiciness to the sauce that other sweeteners don't have. If you don't have sorghum, substitute honey or maple syrup. Sugar cane molasses will add an unpleasant bitter flavor. Continue reading...

Chive pesto dresses pasta

Subscriber onlyThose who don't eat meat, or other nonvegetable protein such as fish or cheese, may feel slighted by the wine and food pairing club. You don't hear much about chardonnay with chard or peas with pinot. But the elements in foods and food preparations that make for delicious wine pairings -- fats, salt, acidity and cooked-in or roasted sugars -- are often more present in vegetable-based dishes than they are in those that feature meat. Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: Introduce the family to the flavors of Greece with Honey-Lemon Rack of Lamb (see recipe). Serve with rice tossed with chopped fresh mint. Add green peas and crusty rolls to accompany the meal. Continue reading...

Stella Rosa makes wine cocktails sing

Subscriber onlyAs I walked through a wine retail shop recently, a brochure caught my eye. It featured wine cocktail recipes using a low-alcohol wine, Stella Rosa. There was a time when I was not a fan of mixing wine with anything, but after a little exploration I learned quickly that these cocktails were not asking for my prized Bordeaux Haut Brion to be mixed with orange juice and spritzer. One must not use the expensive stuff for creating refreshing and straightforward drinks with wine. Continue reading...

Pie like Shoney's uses fresh berries

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

Brussels sprouts fit as tangy slaw's base

Subscriber onlyIf it's winter, oven-roasted, even slightly charred Brussels sprouts are my jam. But with warmer, longer days, my thoughts turn to spring and summer slaws. Continue reading...

Lemonade adds zest to fish

Subscriber onlyThe batter for this fish is a quick blend of sparkling lemonade, lemon zest and seasoned flour. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Instead of scraping the jar for that last bit of peanut butter, I stick the jar in the microwave for a few seconds, allowing the "dregs" to reach a very soft to liquid stage. Timing depends on the amount left in the jar, so keep an eye on it. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Many things become clear as you get to know yourself better. What you used to consider an expense is really a worthy investment in who you are. Act on the lightning-bolt moments in May. New financial partners come along in June and October. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My wife seems to be getting more and more depressed. A friend of hers says she just needs to pray more and have more faith, but I'm not sure if that's right. Is depression just a spiritual problem, like her friend says? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Board Games

Subscriber only1. By what name is checkers known in England? Continue reading...