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From Scratch: Choose ricotta for an easier cheesecake

02/24/2015
I love cheesecake, and it's also one of my husband's favorite desserts. So why don't I make it very often? 
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American cuisine is sweet on maple syrup
02/24/2015 - In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it's become a go-to flavor. Growing up, I associated maple flavor with the pancake syrup found at the breakfast table. Full Story

Heavy cream: A little fat goes a long way
02/17/2015 - Sure, we're all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 pounds, but that's no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator. Full Story

Rescue a dish that's too salty, too spicy or overcooked
02/17/2015 - The colleague sounded desperate. "Food emergency..." the ominous email was titled. Turns out the "emergency" was a batch of overly spicy chili that he knew he dare not serve for fear of burning out his diners' mouths. Full Story

Add star power to your Oscar snacks
02/17/2015 - The problem with hosting an Oscars viewing party is that the bar is set impossibly high. How does a mere mortal offer food and drink on par with all that conspicuous glamour and celebrity? Full Story

Wine and butter add Valentine's-worthy romance to mussels
02/11/2015 - Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine's Day? Full Story

Fondue: A romantic classic redone
02/11/2015 - Worried your kitchen skills may not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine's Day? Full Story

From Scratch: Making fasnachts, a York County family tradition
02/11/2015 - Three years ago, cousins Sue Swedler and Katie Staab began to reminisce about their grandmother Anna Husson's fasnachts. Full Story

Hanover innkeeper is author, baker, breakfast maker
02/04/2015 - Baking is such a delight for one Hanover innkeeper that she savors the process of creation even though she can no longer sample the results. Full Story

Candy clusters: Customize a kid-friendly chocolate treat for Valentine's Day
02/03/2015 - As I paged through Ben Mims' recent cookbook, "Sweet and Southern: Traditional Southern Desserts," I was smitten with one of his simplest recipes. Full Story

Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212. Full Story