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Spencers hope new owner will maintain quality of Palatine Cheese

Spencers hope new owner will maintain quality of Palatine Cheese

Earl Spencer talks about the award-winning cheese varieties and how quality was maintained at the company that he and wife Carol ran in Nelliston, Montgomery County.

Southern comfort food draws patrons to YaYa's House

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Southern comfort food draws patrons to YaYa's House

The classic advice to would-be novelists is “write what you know.” Amanda Thompson is finding the same general idea works pretty well for restaurateurs, too, as is the case with her new "YaYa's House."

An afternoon tea will ease farewell to ‘Downton Abbey’

An afternoon tea will ease farewell to ‘Downton Abbey’

We thought it would be fun to offer a do-it-yourself afternoon tea for your final episode viewing party on March 6.

Is this the perfect chocolate cake?

Is this the perfect chocolate cake?

Chocolate cake perfection once was mine. Then I lost the recipe.

Three easy ways to add delicious variety to Lenten seafood dishes

Three easy ways to add delicious variety to Lenten seafood dishes

It’s Lent, which means it’s time to renew your love affair with fish, be it broiled, baked, steamed or fried.

Valentine's Day recipe: A sumptuous breakfast, straight from the heart

Valentine's Day recipe: A sumptuous breakfast, straight from the heart

What I like best about Valentine's Day is that it gives me an excuse to make these sumptuous chocolate pancakes for breakfast.

The mystery ingredient in these waffles makes my kids giggle

The mystery ingredient in these waffles makes my kids giggle

Cauliflower waffles!

Chicken posole verde is quick Mexican stew that’s a meal in a bowl

Chicken posole verde is quick Mexican stew that’s a meal in a bowl

Posole is a Mexican stew that contains hominy — large white corn kernels, the same kind used for grits — and is typically made with pork in a tomato-y base.

Super snacks for the big game

Super snacks for the big game

This is the year to make your Super Bowl snacks special.

Chowderfest coming to Saratoga Springs

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Chowderfest coming to Saratoga Springs

Chowder and cabin fever share a link in Saratoga Springs.

Soup Stroll warms a cold day in Schenectady

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Soup Stroll warms a cold day in Schenectady

More than 1,000 visitors in Schenectady on Saturday sampled soups from 16 local restaurants as the city held its first Soup Stroll.

The latest innovation from Japan: Chocolate french fries

The latest innovation from Japan: Chocolate french fries

Is this the answer to McDonald's problems in Japan? The "McFry Potato Chocolate Sauce"?

Longtime Schenectady restaurateur Mamma Rosa Ferrari dies

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Longtime Schenectady restaurateur Mamma Rosa Ferrari dies

For Mamma Rosa Ferrari, God, family and work were the three most important things in life.

Winter chill? Fire up the grill

Winter chill? Fire up the grill

Even in cold climes, if you have a sheltered porch or patio, winter can be a good time to show your grill a little love.

New York plate: Author discovers interesting food around the state

New York plate: Author discovers interesting food around the state

What’s up with the mozzarella sticks and raspberry sauce?

Capital Region meat retailers find market for premium cuts

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Capital Region meat retailers find market for premium cuts

As meat prices nationwide and locally begin to slide down from some of the highest levels seen in a generation, local butcher shops are offering dry-aged beef at anywhere from $18 to $24 a pound.

Hardy winter greens can add nutritional boost in cold weather

Hardy winter greens can add nutritional boost in cold weather

Winter’s chill brings on a craving for food that is filling. Nutritious greens fill that niche nicely. You can get your vegetable fix from hardy winter varieties like collards, mustard greens, spinach, Brussels sprouts and, yes, kale.

Make-ahead meals to kick-start your menu

Make-ahead meals to kick-start your menu

Each January, we like to offer readers an opportunity to start the new year off eating right, and eating well. This time, there’s a bonus: Each meal can be made in advance, then refrigerated or frozen.

Every Chipotle in the country will close briefly next month

Every Chipotle in the country will close briefly next month

In the wake of a nightmare year for Chipotle, in which hundreds of people were sickened after eating at the popular Mexican-inspired fast food chain, the company says it is taking another step to clean up its act.

It's time to make the salad(s)

It's time to make the salad(s)

Well, that was fun while it lasted. The cakes, the cookies, the candy canes and champagne — they’re all increasingly fleeting memories. Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Now it’s time for salads.

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