Pesto Meat Loaf is an updated version of one of America’s best-loved foods. This meat loaf takes only 15 minutes to bake. The secret is to cook it on a baking sheet, which allows hot air to circulate all around the meat.
There are noodle soups, and there is pho, Vietnam’s complex gift to the world.
The best-tasting veggie burger I’ve ever met is falafel. A product of the Middle East, falafel are deep-fried fritters made from ground chickpeas or fava beans that are tucked into pita pockets and drizzled with tahini. They are delicious, hearty, inexpensive and relatively healthful.
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In an area as lush and green as the Pacific Northwest it might be hard to reconcile that gardening here often can be a tricky proposition. But plant expert Ed Hume has spent several decades seeking out the vegetables and flowers that grow the best in our cool summers and over abundant rainfall.
How long is the Wonderland Trail? Depending on whom you ask, you’ll likely get an answer between 90 and 94 miles.
HOME style Home-decorating television shows and shelter magazines have many Americans dreaming about inviting an expert interior designer into their homes.
Nothing is more frustrating than finding the perfect cucumber or head of lettuce at the farmers market, paying top-dollar for it, and then... tossing it out a week later when it has gone moldy or slimy in the refrigerator.
Visitors to this week’s Puyallup Spring Fair might suddenly get the urge to take a long nap when they walk into the ShowPlex.
Question: I live in a condo and recently had my carpet pulled up, plywood put down, and then tile on top in my master bath dressing room. After six months, the grout in the upper area began to crumble and came out. The tile man came back and re-grouted the area. He does not know why it is happening; there was no water leakage. Now it is happening again in the same area. The tile man has 25 years’ experience and came highly recommended.
Huddled like sheep in a pen, dozens of lawn mowers crowd the back alley of Jeffrey Lundberg’s mower shop in Vienna, Va.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Most folks know Memphis for its barbecue and Philly for its cheesesteaks, but how about Nashville and its hot chicken?
In 2003, Doug Gore handed over the Columbia Crest winemaking reins to oversee all of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ production.
Today’s dish is a vegan version of the classic Linguine with Clam Sauce, minus the clams.
Lamb steaks drizzled with mint pesto sauce is a perfect dish for any weeknight dinner. Slices of lamb are cut from the leg to make a steak 3/4- to 1-inch thick with a round bone in the center. They are sometimes displayed in the meat case, or you can ask the butcher to cut them for you. They make juicy and tender steaks.
When I informed The Husband that I was going to make pork with a rhubarb sauce, he dismissed the idea out of hand. He does not like sweet in his savory.
Our ancestors had it right. They relied on a more natural route to digestive health.
Day camp or overnight camp? Horseback riding or computer programming?
The beginning of April is always going to be somebody’s heartache. Spring can be a flirt but the nights are still cold. If you fall madly in love with a gorgeous but tender young thing at the nursery, you will risk losing the entire plant after one frosty night.
Dear Angie: I have lived in my 7-year-old house for three years. During the winter months, the master bedroom stays very cold. During the summer, it stays very warm. I don’t know why this is. We have a two-level home and the bedroom is on the top floor in the back of the house. We also have built-in fireplace in the room. I tried to fill in any areas that might let air in, but it doesn’t work. We have two heat vents in the room but we hardly feel any heat unless we turn it way up. Do you have any ideas on what the problem or solution could be? – Jake E., Dover, Del.
During a recent home remodel, Diane Wright decided the stairway leading to her garage needed some perking up.
Tangy sweet and sour shrimp over rice is an easy dish. It’s based on prepared ingredients that can be assembled in minutes at home. Best of all, there’s no chopping and peeling which means no fuss or mess.
The first time I ate raw asparagus was during the ’80s at an Italian restaurant in New York. Someone else must have pushed me to order it because until then the only asparagus I’d ever encountered was steamed and buttered. I really liked it that way. Raw asparagus? Must be bland and boring.
Making granola bars is easier than making cookies. There’s no butter and sugar to cream, so there’s no need for a mixer or bringing butter and eggs to room temperature.
What I wanted? A simple recipe – any recipe, any trick, any technique – that would entice my 8-year-old son to embrace broccoli.
Stay with me on this one. We’re going to make an open-faced anchovy sandwich. And you’re going to love it.
Pies always made me nervous. Didn’t matter if they were deep-dish or mile-high. And you could call them whatever: quiche, tart or galette. It’s the crust and the making of it that always stopped me cold. I would avoid recipes calling for pie dough, or I’d scurry shamed-faced to the frozen food aisle of the local supermarket to buy ready-made.
Spring and summer color in the Pacific Northwest is as easy as picking the right plant for the right place. If nature sings with flowers you can create an entire symphony of blooms just by placing plants in the perfect location.
I don’t know what I’d do without Joe Ponessa, the Rutgers professor emeritus who, time after time, for as long as I have been writing this column, has stepped in to bail me out of my ignorance.
Every day Larry Schweber can see his 8-year-old daughter come home from school, even while he’s at work. He gets a text message with a video clip every time someone walks through the front door of his home in Georgia’s Ansley Park neighborhood.
At the recent Great Northwest Wine Competition, wine professionals judged 800 wines from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Of these, 267 were white or pink wines — of which 24 won gold medals.
Salmon with olive tapenade served with fettuccini and asparagus is a great harbinger of spring. Pan-searing the salmon makes it crisp on the outside and tender and moist inside. The salmon takes only a few minutes to cook this way.
Certain ingredients – including clams, mussels, rack of lamb, skirt steak and dark chocolate – make meals delicious with very little effort on your part. Really, you’d have to be an idiot to screw them up.
What if you could get a good amount of nutrition and feel satisfied, all from a tiny seed?
Mac and cheese is all about technique. And you thought it was about the cheese.
The inaugural Great Northwest Wine Competition is in the books, and the results showed a delicious diversity of wines from across the Pacific Northwest.
I love lamb, in every way and every cut. But I don’t eat it very often because of the same thing that tends to make it so very delicious — its fattiness.
The conversation often starts with, “Where are your shoes?”
Shy and smiling, petite 7-year-old Madyson Wetzel doesn’t seem like the next Steve Jobs or Julia Child. But thanks to her creative ideas on fancy marshmallows, her Bonney Lake family is three years into a entrepreneurial gourmet trajectory that has taken them from holiday bazaars to major retail outlets and media – without losing a scrap of the original girly cuteness.
Spring is here, but you still need to protect your flowers. Don’t get too confident and think you can start planting warm-season crops.
Stenciling has gotten sassy.
Question: I am redoing my kitchen. I have lovely delft tiles I installed as a backsplash in 1981. I am now moving everything from one side of the room to another and want to reuse the tiles.
Neapolitan bistecca alla pizzaioli (Steak with Spicy Tomato Sauce) was originally used to disguise the poor quality of meat in this region of Italy. Today, we can enjoy excellent meats with this sauce for a quick and delicious meal.
If you thought grapefruit was just for breakfast, you’ve been missing a big opportunity. There’s still time to make a grapefruit and avocado salad, a spicy grapefruit and mint chutney or a grapefruit custard tart before the season ends in early spring.
The classic Easter or spring lamb often is served with mint jelly. And that’s fine, assuming you want to play it safe.
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