(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Onions deliver a robust soup for little effort

09/01/2015
Talk about a vegetable that's everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. 
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Steak 101: Simple tips make you a grill master
09/01/2015 - I have a confession to make. I never order steaks in restaurants. That's because it is so easy to make an outstanding steak at home. Full Story

Dried beans offer deeper flavor, lower price than canned
09/01/2015 - I didn't appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. Full Story

Fast-food chains eat up snack-size menus
09/01/2015 - NEW YORK — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier bites. Full Story

Avoid battles over school lunch by teaching kids to pack their own
09/01/2015 - When my youngest child leaves for college in two years, I'll miss her. But I won't miss packing her lunchbox every day. Full Story

From Scratch: Making sushi at home
08/25/2015 - Making sushi at home is not as difficult as it may appear. Since I am a big fan, I've been doing it for years. Full Story

Cut the stress with breakfast-for-dinner comfort
08/25/2015 - This is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish: bacon, eggs and toast (in the form of buttery crumbs), combined with spaghetti. Full Story

Fattoush: A salad torn to pieces, with stale bread and fresh vegetables
08/25/2015 - On a sunny Saturday morning at the farmers market, fill a market bag with these things: tiny ripe heirloom tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, bunches of parsley and mint, pink breakfast radishes, salad greens — whatever looks best. Full Story

Winning recipes from Flinchbaugh's Peach Bake-off
08/18/2015 - Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market celebrated peach season by pitting home cooks against each other in a baking battle during Peach Fest 2015 earlier this month. Full Story

'Steak' without the meat
08/18/2015 - We finally live in a world where going meatless on Mondays can appeal to even the enthusiastic carnivore. Full Story

(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Onions deliver a robust soup for little effort

Talk about a vegetable that's everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. Full Story
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
Johnny Depp wows Venice in gritty gangster tale 'Black Mass'

VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by the acclaim greeting his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year. Full Story