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From Scratch: Just give that 'green spaghetti' a try

07/29/2015 01:01 AM EDT
Pasta with pesto Genovese may be ubiquitous in the rest of the United States now, but it hadn't yet "arrived" in York County when I tried serving it to my dinner guests. 
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Filling snack for hungry students
07/29/2015 01:00 AM EDT - We all need to accept that no matter how much we'd like otherwise, kale "chips" just aren't going to satisfy that afterschool need for something crunchy and snacky. Full Story

Make summer just peachy with hand pies for everyone
07/29/2015 12:59 AM EDT - Big, family-sized pies tend to get all the summer dessert glory, but when it comes to picnics and backyard barbecues, I actually favor single serving hand pies. Full Story

Sausages and potatoes: Comfort food on the grill
07/29/2015 12:58 AM EDT - Sloppy, fatty, savory, starchy and delicious. Do you really need any other reasons to make this utterly satisfying and summery grilled sausage and potato dish? Full Story

Jam session for tomato overload
07/21/2015 11:44 PM EDT - Slice 'em and salt 'em. That's really all a seasonally delicious tomato needs. Though if you really want to gussy it up, you could add a bit of pepper, a splash of olive oil, maybe a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar. Full Story

Dessert from what's handy: Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
07/21/2015 11:43 PM EDT - Sometimes, when you want to make a dessert, you work with what you have in the pantry. The other day, I had a hankering for something with pumpkin. Full Story

Let pasta keep the spotlight
07/21/2015 11:39 PM EDT - Aside from the occasional pasta salad, America's favorite carb often takes a vacation during summer. It's probably because we tend to associate it with more winter-friendly heavy and hot sauces. Full Story

From Scratch: Add color, zing to tabouli
07/14/2015 11:53 PM EDT - With all the rain we've been having lately, my garden is thriving. This year, I feel I don't have to stay up all night armed with a shotgun to protect the two lone tomatoes on the vine from the rampaging groundhog. Full Story

'Ice cream' from green tea and bananas
07/14/2015 11:52 PM EDT - Like many Americans, I was first exposed to the taste of matcha green tea without really any thought on my part: green tea ice cream was the only dessert offered at our local Japanese restaurant, and since it was included in the price of the meal (even the early bird special, which is when we would go), I ate it. Full Story

Too many tomatoes? Bake 'em in a pie
07/14/2015 11:51 PM EDT - Tomato Pie is a classic Southern dish made in late summer when the tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit, but everyone has had their fill of tomato sandwiches and salads. Full Story

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    From Scratch: Just give that 'green spaghetti' a try

    Pasta with pesto Genovese may be ubiquitous in the rest of the United States now, but it hadn't yet "arrived" in York County when I tried serving it to my dinner guests. Full Story
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