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March 14, 2017
Try skipping the oil and using 1 cup mayonnaise in a chocolate cake mix. You’ll get a moist, tender cake. TNS
Grading the hacks: What works … and what doesn’t?
March 14, 2017 - 5:12pm
Chocolate custard (or pots de creme au chocolat) is a simple blend of chocolate, egg yolks, sugar and cream that transforms into something entirely different. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Dive into Chocolate Custard
March 14, 2017 - 2:51pm
Hummus is handy to use as a crust over chicken breasts roasted with butternut squash. (Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Turn chicken breasts into flavorful dish any night of the week
March 14, 2017 - 2:07pm
There is no consensus about which kind of bottle closure, cork or synthetic or screw top or crown cap, is best for wine. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
What's the best wine stopper? Depends on the job it needs to do
March 14, 2017 - 12:32pm
March 8, 2017
Roasted Poblano and Corn Chowder is a lighter version of milk-based chowders. Tammy Ljungblad / Kansas City Star / TNS
Hearty corn chowder adds zest with poblano, cuts calories with broth
March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Creamed Spinach Pasta calls for long, flat ribbons of pasta such as tagliatelle or fettuccine. Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / TNS
Make pasta sing with cream, cheese and spinach
March 8, 2017 - 9:02am
Top pan-seared shrimp with a slightly sweet sherry vinegar-shallot sauce before serving them with Parmesan polenta. Lake Fong / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / TNS
Plunge into seafood cuisine for Lent
March 8, 2017 - 5:08am
If you're interested in becoming a professional brewer, a good place to start is — read everything you can find about brewing beer in print and online. thinkstock.com
HOOPS ON HOPS: How to become a professional brewer
March 8, 2017 - 5:00am
TIDBITS: Peep these new Oreos
March 8, 2017 - 3:35am
March 7, 2017
"One Part Plant" by Jessica Murnane. HarperCollins / TNS
'One Part Plant' is all about plant-based eating, but don't call it a diet book
March 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 6, 2017
Chocolate soup - imagine the chocolate milk of your happy childhood crossed with a bowl of melted ganache and you get the idea. Glenn Koenig /  Los Angeles Times / TNS
SWEET TOOTH: Souped-up chocolate
March 6, 2017 - 5:48pm
March 1, 2017
This Beer-baked Macaroni and Cheese is adapted from the Rackhouse Pub in Denver. With two sticks of butter, two cups of half-and-half and five different cheeses, it is over-the-top good. (Juli Leonard/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)
This mac and cheese calls for beer
March 1, 2017 - 12:42pm
Leeks are roasted at high temperature before being bathed in broth then braised until silky and sweet. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
How to turn leeks into a silky, sweet pan of deliciousness
March 1, 2017 - 8:00am
TIDBITS: Soup, soup everywhere!
March 1, 2017 - 5:30am
Brewing loose leaf tea doesn’t take longer than brewing a pot of coffee. thinkstock.com
Brewing basics for loose leaf tea
March 1, 2017 - 4:38am