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Sweets are a traditional part of Easter and Passover, and since those holidays fall a little later on the calendar this year, those of us with an active sweet tooth are ready for the arrival of springtime’s signature treats.

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There aren’t many foods that taste better when you pile them up in a big stack, but somehow pancakes do. That serving technique would never work for pizza or fried eggs, and only works for enchiladas in New Mexico, but is part of the DNA of pancakes.

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Is there any more welcome sign of spring than seeing little green sprouts? Not the botanical kind, but girls selling boxes—and cases—of Girl Scout cookies.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America rely on corned beef and green beer to set the culinary tone, but Irish cuisine is no longer small potatoes. In recent years, it’s become easy to find Irish products in local grocery stores, especially in the dairy case.

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Restaurant reviews and online resources like Yelp are great ways to find a good place to dine out, but being impulsive can sometimes pay off, too. As Ben Folds sings, “There’ll be times you might leap before you look; there’ll be times you like the cover, and that’s precisely why you’ll love…

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Almost everyone has a favorite aspect of Mardi Gras. For some people, it’s the parades, whether of happy revelers, adorable children or endearing animals. For others, it’s the parties or the chance to have one last blow-out celebration before six weeks of thoughtful reflection. There are eve…

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No one wants to see their best work end up in the trash, but that’s what happens to far too many vegetables. Their leaves and peels are often discarded instead of being an integral part of a nutritious meal.

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It’s not often that getting to a restaurant seems a little anticlimactic, but the drive to the Big Sur Bakery is so dramatic that it’s a hard choice to stop the car. The vistas of wild green California forests extending to the cliffs overlooking the azure Pacific Ocean, seen from a winding, …

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Now that 2019 has arrived, many people are ready to make a few changes, and eating healthier is one of the most-cited plans. One of the staunchest allies in the effort to change eating habits is the Galveston County Health District, which is augmenting its year-round programs advocating good…

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Mixed in with the Christmas cards, catalogs and other holiday mail was some sad news recently. The December issue of Cooking Light magazine arrived with a somber cover that proclaimed it “The Farewell Issue.”

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Just about the time that many cooks in the northern part of the country are wrapping up their grills and storing them away for the winter, the South reaches the sweet spot of grill season. 

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Greek myths have enthralled many of us from the time we could sit still to hear a story. The heroics of Odysseus or the cautionary tale of Pandora still resonate after centuries. The Greek love of a good party, with great food and plenty of dancing is no myth, however. It’s very much alive a…

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Food, like music and clothes, can cycle in and out of fashion. What was ubiquitous a few years ago gets replaced with something new, either to disappear forever or reappear in another context.

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I’m here to report a break-in. Apparently, someone broke into my house and stashed a three-pound bag of flax seeds in my pantry. Sure, that sounds farfetched, but only slightly more improbable than the idea that I voluntarily bought a huge sack of flax seeds and put it there.