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Gazette staff's Food Forum
by Gazette staff

Food Forum

A Daily Gazette life blog
News, recipes and ideas

The ‘joy’ of Scotch Shortbread Cookies

As a young woman, I must have had “The Joy of Cooking” by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, because this is one of the first recipes I made.

‘Salad in a Jar’ lets the chef mix any combination of edibles

I bought another Mason jar the other day, but it’s not for canning tomatoes and pickles.

Chicken soup is Rosh Hashana tradition

The very first time my husband tasted my chicken soup — at a Rosh Hashanah dinner many years ago — he was surprised. “Where’s the chicken?” he asked.

Keep it simple with grilled steak, twice-baked potatoes

Every summer, when we have dinner guests, I end up pulling out my mom’s recipe for twice-baked potatoes. The creamy, cheesy filling and crunchy shell make them a special treat.

Use fresh herbs to turn beans, pasta into summer treats

Fresh herbs can turn even store-bought veggies into delicious dishes that rival my neighbors’ piles of produce.

Stuffed and grilled, steak becomes 'mock turtle'

It tastes like awesomeness, wrapped in beef.

When life hands you veggies, you eat veggies

We’ve learned over the years to eat what we have. But sometimes it requires some creativity.

Recipe for a tasty poolside snack

When you have a pool, your house becomes a community center, constantly filled with guests dropping in on short notice.

New burger topper

Marinated mushrooms are my new choice atop the cheeseburger.

Grilled cheese wrapped in bacon a wicked snack

A recent Facebook exchange got me thinking about food wrapped in bacon.

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