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Solve the Too-Many-Tomatoes problem

September 16, 2020, 4:05pm Clark County Life

When I first began writing this series about cooking from your pantry — way back in March, when we were all so blithely optimistic about this pandemic thing — I… Read story

Mayo makes recipes sing

September 16, 2020, 6:03am Food

Ashley Strickland Freeman follows the Duke’s Real Mayonnaise diet Read story

Market Fresh Finds: Crunchy, tasty carrots the perfect snack

September 18, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Most people envision an orange vegetable when thinking of a carrot, but carrots were originally purple or white. Red and purple carrots are considered Eastern varieties, while yellow, orange or white carrots are known as Western-type carrots. The Eastern-type carrots have largely been replaced by the orange Western types that are common in today’s grocery stores. Read story

39 of 42 Burgerville restaurants reopen

September 17, 2020, 6:09pm Business

Vancouver-based fast food chain Burgerville announced Thursday that it has reopened 39 of its 42 locations for drive-thru service. Read story

Scallops make for light, quick meal

September 16, 2020, 6:05am Food

Sweet scallops touched by a dusting of curry are the centerpiece for this light and quick meal. There’s no chopping or slicing. Read story

Sausage Sheet Pan Supper.

Let oven do work with sheet pan supper

Sausage Sheet Pan Supper.

September 16, 2020, 6:05am Food

I like to keep frozen foods on hand to avoid extra trips to the supermarket. Here’s a quick supper using ingredients from my freezer and that lets your oven do all of the work. The idea of a sheet pan meal is to simply place the ingredients on a baking sheet and bake. I add more flavor by spooning on sauce. Use this recipe as a blueprint for amounts and… Read story

Roasted eggplant is tossed with Isaeli couscous, tomatoes, fresh herbs and a lemony tahini dressing.

Enjoy eggplant before falls arrives

Roasted eggplant is tossed with Isaeli couscous, tomatoes, fresh herbs and a lemony tahini dressing.

September 16, 2020, 6:05am Food

Summer is slowly fading into early fall and before you know it, fat red tomatoes, sweet corn and fresh berries will give way to root vegetables and fruits like apples and pears. But there’s still time to enjoy one of the late-summer season’s most versatile offerings — eggplant. Read story

Once you can touch the pork shoulder without it burning you, pitmaster Daniel Castillo says, "that's when you know it's perfect." (Jay L.

Tips for the best pulled pork

Once you can touch the pork shoulder without it burning you, pitmaster Daniel Castillo says, "that's when you know it's perfect." (Jay L.

September 16, 2020, 6:03am Food

At Heritage Barbecue in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., pitmaster and co-owner Daniel Castillo, who owns the restaurant with his wife Brenda, applies a carnitas method to the process of cooking his pork shoulder. “It’s hard to put ‘carnitas’ on the menu because that’s a specific thing,” says Castillo, “but that’s exactly what we’re making, a smoked carnitas.” Read story

If the melon is too pallid or splotchy in parts, keep looking.

3 key strategies for picking a winner of a watermelon

If the melon is too pallid or splotchy in parts, keep looking.

September 16, 2020, 6:03am Food

We’ve all been through it. Lugging home a huge, heavy watermelon from the store or farmers market, as perfect-looking as you could find. Schlepping it up the stairs and making room for it in the refrigerator. Waiting for the opportune time to crack it open — a picnic maybe, or just a hot summer day. Something, anything, to bring a little joy to the perpetual Groundhog Day we’ve all been… Read story

The classic idea of a loaded baked potato becomes dinner all by itself. Here sweet potatoes take the place of russets, and Buffalo chicken wings inspire the toppings.

Popcorn, burgers, potatoes keep dinner fun

The classic idea of a loaded baked potato becomes dinner all by itself. Here sweet potatoes take the place of russets, and Buffalo chicken wings inspire the toppings.

September 16, 2020, 6:02am Food

Friends tell me they feel intimidated cooking for me. I let them in on my secrets to ease their minds: My favorite dinner involves popcorn. Or a baked potato. Occasionally, just a burger. Read story