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Flavors harmonize in sweet and tangy chicken meal
The trouble with sweet-and-sour chicken is that the flavor is mostly sweet -- too sweet, at that -- and weirdly acidic. It never seems to deliver on the satisfying balance of gently sweet and teasingly sour that I hope for.
Amanda Stone: Homemade pizza can be healthy enough for nightly meals
My love for pizza has no bounds. I don't discriminate. Whether from a restaurant or homemade, hot or cold, thick crust or thin -- I love it all. There are a few foods that my inner fat kid craves, and pizza is No. 1.
Cheryle Finley: Can of biscuits comes to the rescue
I like to turn to a can of biscuits every so often, too. And it's not just because I like whacking the can on the counter to open it.
Andra Stefanoni: Old, new ways to prepare freshly caught trout
Those who have followed my project to spawn and rear trout at Roaring River State Park Hatchery know that it's only a matter of time before my 20,000 surviving 10 1/2-inch fish are big enough for the final phase of the project: to release them to the river.
Amanda Stone: Simple mixes are also healthy
I get it. Sometimes the prospect of planning a meal and then executing said meal is daunting.
Cheryle Finley: Read instructions to avoid baking failures
One of my favorite things to do is bake. I love the smell as the cake, muffins or cookies are nearing the end of their time in the oven and have a difficult time waiting for them to cool enough for consumption.
Classic heavy eggplant Parmesan gets lighter take
I've always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but I'm partial to what you might call the full-fat version: thick slices of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then baked until creamy, and finally topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese.
Amanda Stone: Bring Italy home, in the kitchen and garden
Time seems to move slower in Italy. The air smells like lemons and freshly baked bread; the locals are loud and affectionate; and the food is amazing. It's exactly like what you would expect -- movies and postcards do it justice.
Cheryle Finley: Pizza lovers in Joplin get good news
There's big news this week on the pizza front: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who hails from New York, declared Chicago-style pizza "very tasty, but it's not pizza."
Mardi Gras at home: Classic Cajun dish easily customized for any region
The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won't make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that's no reason to forsake some of the city's classic cuisine.
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