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This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows lean roast beef with Marsala gravy in Concord, NH. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier roast

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing. So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat? There’s the pork tenderloin, which is the leanest choice. But it is so mild in flavor that it sometimes doesn’t quite scratch the roast …

Mini lemon curd cups are a fancy, yet simple dessert

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There is a time and place for a pint of ice cream and a spoon, or for a pile of cookies or box of doughnuts. An Oscars viewing party is neither the time nor the place. This party requires desserts with a bit more panache. Which is why I created these simple lemon …

Chipotle schools employees in safety

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. The presentation for workers, which comes after Chipotle has been slammed by a series of food scares, was broadcast live …

Crostini: easy elegance for an Oscar party

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

They sound simple. Crostini, that is. Slices of bread that have been brushed with olive oil and toasted, then topped with something that need be no more complex than a sprinkle of salt and a generous rub with …

EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Traces of potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three Colorado water systems, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Tests required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detected compounds called PFOS and PFOA in utilities that serve about 69,000 people in …

Drink and be merry

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Silver shakers and the silver screen go back a long time. Think French 75 from Casablanca and Agent 007’s dry martinis. So for those of you planning to drink along at home for the Feb. 28 showing of …

The story behind the Pats Peak cookie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Obviously, if an area ski mountain boasts a world-famous cookie, there’s only one thing to do: taste it. It’s best to go straight to the source for the M&M cookie – to Pats Peak in Henniker. There, in …

Sweet surrender: Why it’s so hard to cut back on sugar

Sunday, February 7, 2016

By now you’ve gotten the memo that cutting back on sugar is one of the best things you can do for your health. It’s something even the most ardently opposed diet gurus agree on, and it was one of the big take-home messages in the new Dietary Guidelines …

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every …

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44. Police said in a statement that Violier …

A dash of time

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food! Well, at least I loved the homemade yeast rolls that graced the table at …

A vegan dish bold enough to please meat eaters

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Looking for a vegan main dish that’s robust enough to leave a meat eater satisfied? This stuffed squash dish has you covered. We start by halving and roasting acorn squash, which have a rich, satisfying flavor that only …

For a healthier tartlet crust, turn to white bread

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Finger food can be tricky for the healthy eater. Tiny bites that explode with flavor often are loaded with empty calories and little nutrition. If I’m not paying attention at a party, I can easily inhale a day’s …