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Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

Friday, July 3, 2015
If there's a more basic and universally loved dish than pizza, I can't name it. Bread, cheese and tomatoes... Perfect! Unless, that is, you're one of those poor souls who is sensitive to gluten.
 
Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.
 
There’s charm and beauty in miniature gardens

There’s charm and beauty in miniature gardens

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Some people are downsizing their gardens big time. They’re moving from whopping perennial borders to terrariums, tiny Zen gardens and fairy-gardens-in-a-pot.
 
Backstage Pub a good bet before or after show
SCHENECTADY

Backstage Pub a good bet before or after show

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Backstage Pub & Grill is a modestly priced, casual restaurant that will harm your waistline more than your wallet.
 
Harley Rendezvous is about family and freedom
MARIAVILLE

Harley Rendezvous is about family and freedom

Friday, June 26, 2015
Organizer Frank Potter says that the Harley Rendezvous motorcycle rally is, as much as anything, a yearly family reunion for the regular participants. One attendee added that it's "freedom at its best."
 
Beards ride a wave of popularity
CAPITAL REGION

Beards ride a wave of popularity

Friday, June 26, 2015
If you have noticed more men with big beards recently, you are not imagining things. Facial hair has been a growing trend since around 2012, long enough that many now say the trend is reversing. But it appears the whiskers aren’t going down without a fight.
 
Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

Friday, June 26, 2015
When looking for ways to improve a basic summer corn chowder, reach for sunflower seeds for a cream-free chowder that nonetheless is rich and creamy.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Summer walking tours underway in Saratoga Springs

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation began its season of historic walking tours Sunday and released a complete schedule of summer events.
 
Why not make your own barbecue sauce?

Why not make your own barbecue sauce?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Barbecue sauce is a very personal thing. For some, it means thick, sweet and red. For others, it is mustard-based.
 
Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Monday, June 22, 2015
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Literally.
 
Church nonprofit pushes for LBGT rights
SCHENECTADY

Church nonprofit pushes for LBGT rights

Sunday, June 21, 2015
As executive director of Room For All, a non-profit group that argues for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the life and ministry of the Reformed Church of America, Marilyn Paarlberg is fighting to push the church’s national governing body in a more progressive direction.
 
Diners feel like part of family at Nonna Maria’s

Diners feel like part of family at Nonna Maria’s

Sunday, June 21, 2015
The heady scent of spring lilacs was replaced by the complex aroma of Italian cooking as we entered the door of Nonna Maria’s Italian Kitchen in Halfmoon.
 
Adult children remember words of wisdom from their dads

Adult children remember words of wisdom from their dads

Sunday, June 21, 2015
On Father's Day, sons and daughters remember the valuable advice their dads passed down to them.
 
St. Anthony's Festa: Food, family, fun
SCHENECTADY

St. Anthony's Festa: Food, family, fun

Saturday, June 20, 2015
When Italian families gather, food takes center stage, and the Festa — meaning “feast”— is no exception.
 
Summer treat: Topping turkey burgers with peaches, cheese

Summer treat: Topping turkey burgers with peaches, cheese

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The turkey burger has become the healthful default of grilling season. And that’s really not a bad call.
 
 

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