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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, smaller-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File)

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to a bill ordering edible pot products to be marked, colored or stamped so that they can be identified when out of the …

Dunkin’ plans ‘Croissant Donut’ — not a ‘Cronut’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don’t call it a “Cronut.” The chain tells the Associated Press it will launch its “Croissant Donut” nationally for a limited time starting Nov. 3. It comes more than a year after the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City introduced its now-trademarked Cronut, …

Homeplate: A quick primer on FODMAP foods

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warning: This is not one of my usual food columns filled with delicious recipes and lovely photographs. In fact, this column is going to get downright unappetizing. But before you stop reading, consider these questions: Do you have gastric distress – symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation – that remain unexplained even …

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans say ‘no’ to cappuccino chips America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips …

Roasted beets can brighten up any holiday table

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add visual interest to any seasonal color scheme. Plus, beets are incredibly flexible on temperature – …

Give thanks for a pie spiked with cheddar, whiskey

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Apples and cheddar cheese are such a wonderful pairing, they often are combined in pies. The result is deliciously sweet, with just a hint of creamy-savory for balance. We love this combination, but we decided we could make …

Quinoa cakes that defy their gluten-free status

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Quinoa cakes that defy their gluten-free label As anyone with a gluten or wheat intolerance can attest, not all professional efforts aimed in that direction are worth revisiting. Yet the hours of R&D spent at Willow restaurant have …

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner. …

N.H. Food Bank asks hunters to ‘Hunt for Hungry’

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The New Hampshire Food Bank is asking hunters to “Hunt for the Hungry” this season. For the seventh consecutive year, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution at food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes across the state. Last …

Tomato rice soup: A speedy bowl of creamy comfort

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quick comfort food The creaminess puts this weeknight soup over the edge. Instead of cream, it uses cashew butter. It’s just as rich and creamy, but less sweet. Nuts and tomatoes work wonderfully together, and this soup is …

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The coffee gene How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. Now a …

Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations. Schools shut down – sometimes for weeks at …

New Pepsi, Coke products

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners. PepsiCo plans to roll out a reduced-calorie version of its namesake soda made with sugar and stevia, a natural sweetener. Pepsi True will be sold on …