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Cocoa offers warm comfort on chilly days

Cocoa offers warm comfort on chilly days

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Growing up, my mother always encouraged her children to cook.
 
Make your own polar bear bars

Make your own polar bear bars

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
It’s cold, creamy and classic. Much like the bear it celebrates.
 
Johnny's deemed chili champion
SCHENECTADY

Johnny's deemed chili champion

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Johnny’s was voted as having the best chili over nearly a dozen downtown Schenectady restaurants as part of the Chili Chowdown on Friday.
 
Sweet, savory variations on latkes for Hanukkah

Sweet, savory variations on latkes for Hanukkah

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
Around Hanukkah, we usually spend a lot of time thinking up new things to top our latkes with.
 
Schenectady prize chilis up for chowdown
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady prize chilis up for chowdown

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Schenectady restaurants are participating in the first ever Chili Chowdown on Friday to show off their best chili recipes.
 
Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015
Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.
 
Survey: Thanksgiving dinner costs 3 percent more this year

Survey: Thanksgiving dinner costs 3 percent more this year

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
A market basket survey by New York Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers finds a nearly 3 percent price increase for the average Thanksgiving Day dinner over last year's cost.

 
Beaujolais Nouveau arrives on traditional day
CAPITAL REGION

Beaujolais Nouveau arrives on traditional day

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Bottles of the seasonal Beaujolais Nouveau arrived Thursday at local wine and liquor stores.
 
Many things can go awry in the holiday kitchen, but most can be fixed

Many things can go awry in the holiday kitchen, but most can be fixed

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
If you’re planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you’d be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: “Never apologize. Never Explain.”
 
Not feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving? Roast a turkey breast

Not feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving? Roast a turkey breast

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Let's say that this year's Thanksgiving feast is going to be a more intimate affair than the usual cast of thousands, yet you still want turkey. It can be done.
 
Eggplant Parmesan: It's all in the breading

Eggplant Parmesan: It's all in the breading

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Don’t be surprised if you’re absolutely mad for eggplant Parmesan. After all, the word for eggplant in Italian, melanzana, translates as — wait for it — “apple of madness.”
 
Five hearty fall soups to savor

Five hearty fall soups to savor

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Fall vegetable soups are in peak form, satisfying souls with homey flavors and flaunting the season’s vibrant color show.
 
Things to know about the battle of the sweeteners

Things to know about the battle of the sweeteners

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake for both sides in a federal court case that's shaping up as the battle of the sweeteners.
 
The fright stuff: Fruit juice, creepy props help make ‘shocktails’

The fright stuff: Fruit juice, creepy props help make ‘shocktails’

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
Get in the spirit of the season with Halloween potions that are not tricky to make.
 
From salads to soup, pasta to doughnuts, apples lend goodness

From salads to soup, pasta to doughnuts, apples lend goodness

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
Autumn is time for apples. They’re crunchy and delicious out of hand. Not to mention crazy nutritious. But fall’s favorite fruit is even more spectacular when it plays nice with others in dishes — both sweet and savory.
 
 

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