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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.
 
Sugar Busters work their way toward sweet taste of victory

Sugar Busters work their way toward sweet taste of victory

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
It has been a week of temptation, success, failure and compromise.
 
Pumpkin crunch offers same creamy spiciness but with fewer calories

Pumpkin crunch offers same creamy spiciness but with fewer calories

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
The holiday season just isn’t the same if I don’t stuff my face with pumpkin pie.
 
Pizza Hut's revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle
NEW YORK

Pizza Hut's revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.
 
Gazette staffers searching for some sweet substitutes

Gazette staffers searching for some sweet substitutes

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
This is week two of a five-week challenge by four Gazette staffers to give up their favorite sugary foods and drinks, before the holiday season fires up.
 
Orange zest brings out sweetness in pudding topped with chocolate pieces

Orange zest brings out sweetness in pudding topped with chocolate pieces

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won’t cost you a penny because most likely you already have it, but throw it in the trash.
 
Saratoga restaurant group growing own ingredients
GALWAY

Saratoga restaurant group growing own ingredients

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
The groundwork for next summer’s menu specials was laid Monday at DZ Farm.
 
Wandering Dago owner suing state
ALBANY

Wandering Dago owner suing state

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
One of the two owners of the controversially named Wandering Dago food truck was fired from her state job on what she claims were trumped-up charges related to the ongoing dispute over the truck’s name.
 
Pork tacos are easy to make, good way to use up leftovers

Pork tacos are easy to make, good way to use up leftovers

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Tacos are time-starved cooks’ best friends. They are easy to put together, make use of any leftovers, beef or poultry, and are kid-friendly.
 
A buttery dinner roll with just a hint of cider

A buttery dinner roll with just a hint of cider

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
These easy-to-make dinner rolls are inspired by buttery parkerhouse rolls, but are spiced and sweetened with a bit of fresh apple cider that has been boiled down to a syrup. You won't regret carving out a little extra time to make these rolls.
 
 

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