(Mel Barber mbarber@yorkdispatch.com)
Pork and pears: An easy Easter dinner

04/16/2014 12:13 AM EDT
We're on the cusp of Easter weekend, which for many families means a big gathering, an egg hunt and a spiral cut ham. 
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A trio of sides for Easter
04/15/2014 11:50 PM EDT - If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you assortment of sides to accompany the beloved Easter ham or lamb. Full Story

Quick coconut pudding makes a delicious dessert
04/15/2014 11:40 PM EDT - A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be. Full Story

Pair cocktails, candy for a grown-up Easter
04/15/2014 11:40 PM EDT - Easter candy is dandy. But Easter candy paired with booze? Now that's something to put a spring in your step. Full Story

Take a page from Thanksgiving's playbook for stuffed Easter ham
04/15/2014 11:18 PM EDT - At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff...? Hams! It's not a crazy as it sounds. And it's much easier than you think. Full Story

Turn frozen bread dough into a tart breakfast treat
04/15/2014 11:14 PM EDT - Maybe it's the bright color. Maybe it's the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course). Full Story

Matzo-stuffed chicken isn't just for Passover
04/11/2014 12:04 AM EDT - Why is it that we only stuff poultry one day a year? Let's face it, stuffing takes an already delicious dish — roasted poultry — and makes it even more so by adding flavorful, fat-soaked carbs to the mix. Full Story

Make a full meal of matzo ball soup
04/11/2014 12:02 AM EDT - A classic matzo ball soup often has few ingredients beyond a delicious broth and a deliciously large and tender matzo ball. Full Story

Plant seeds of herbal know-how at Pa. Herb Festival
04/09/2014 09:49 PM EDT - Cooking only scratches the surface of the roles herbs can play in our lives. The Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival, open Friday and Saturday at the York Expo Center, offers attendees a wealth of reasons for growing their own. Full Story

4 herb-filled recipes to get you started
04/09/2014 12:27 AM EDT - The Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival suggested several recipes for home cooks eager to sample fresh-herb delights. Full Story

'Titanic' steam locomotive coming back to life on the rails

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. Full Story
Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
Come visit FX's darkly fun 'Fargo'

The beauty of "Fargo" is watching its plainspoken inhabitants from above, knowing full well who is responsible for what, and giggling as the worst of them dig themselves deeper and deeper into a hole. Full Story