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Capital Region taverns enjoy mixing things up for holidays
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region taverns enjoy mixing things up for holidays

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The holidays seem to present the perfect opportunity for bar patrons and revelers to stray from the drinks they gravitate toward the rest of the year.
 
Writer tells story of losing weight in memoir/cookbook

Writer tells story of losing weight in memoir/cookbook

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
When Stacey Morris tipped the scale at 345 pounds, she didn’t go on a diet. She became a food explorer.
 

Smoky sweet potato latkes are crisp, tasty and nutritious

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
For Hanukkah, I was inspired to make smoky sweet potato latkes, which balance the sugar of the sweet potatoes with earthy cumin and smoked paprika.
 
Italian bakeries bustling as customers line up for Christmas cookies, pastries

Italian bakeries bustling as customers line up for Christmas cookies, pastries

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
There was no doubt for Domenica Iovinelli. “I want a Santa boot!” said the 4-year-old, peering into the pastry case at Civitello’s Italian Pastry Shop in Schenectady.
 
Family cafe joins famed NYC Jewish deli
NEW YORK

Family cafe joins famed NYC Jewish deli

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Russ & Daughters has been a New York City institution on the Lower East Side for 100 years. Now the family has opened a cafe three blocks from the store.
 
A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
This recipe for winter quinoa dressing is a perfect dish for both newbies and quinoa pros. It complements the gorgeous roasts of winter as a side dish, or can be served as a main event for a simple supper.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Restaurant Week runs through Thursday

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
More than 50 restaurants across the county will participate in the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau's 10th annual Winter Restaurant Week through Thursday.
 
Starbucks launches pay-ahead in Portland
NEW YORK

Starbucks launches pay-ahead in Portland

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in the Portland, Oregon, area this week as it prepares to expand the offering nationally over the next year.
 
Chicken soup is ultimate comfort food

Chicken soup is ultimate comfort food

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
This Quick Chicken Soup with Orzo is just all-around easy to make and comforting. Combine with some nice crusty bread, perhaps a side salad, and dinner is served.
 
Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
WASHINGTON

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
 
Preparing items beforehand cuts Thanksgiving stress

Preparing items beforehand cuts Thanksgiving stress

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared.
 
Sugar Busters outrun Halloween in race for sweet victory

Sugar Busters outrun Halloween in race for sweet victory

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Four brave Gazette staffers are on a five-week challenge to give up their favorite sugary foods. Here is their week four progress report.
 
Classes on the rise, showing first-time chefs how to make it at home

Classes on the rise, showing first-time chefs how to make it at home

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
In a small kitchen in downtown Troy, Jody Somers plops 40 pounds of pork butt onto big white cutting boards.
 
An easy way to have freshly baked cookies any time

An easy way to have freshly baked cookies any time

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
It really is hard to beat freshly baked cookies. But who has the time to whip up a batch every time a guest shows up at your door? Or every time you get a craving? Actually, if you rely on these refrigerator cookies, you do!
 
NY chef aiming for gingerbread house world record
NEW YORK

NY chef aiming for gingerbread house world record

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough.
 
 

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