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This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a ginger fashioned cocktail in Concord, N.H. If there’s a chill in the air, consider starting with the roasted cider, a seasonal hot toddy that combines a classic mulled cider with the toasty flavor of hazelnuts. Or for a fresh take on tradition, try the ginger fashion, a zippy rendition of the reliable old fashioned. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A cup of holiday cheer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

hether you’re having a quiet night in with family or a larger gathering with friends, holiday celebrations often call for a cocktail – sometimes simply to help you deal with those friends and family! So we’ve got you covered with a trio of easy but delicious cocktails that won’t tax your time or budget. If there’s a chill in the air, consider the roasted cider, a seasonal hot toddy that combines a classic mulled cider with the toasty flavor of hazelnuts. For a fresh take on tradition, try the ginger fashioned, a zippy rendition of the reliable old fashioned. And if you’re feeling particularly festive, …

First woman named in charge of White House dessert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House. Michelle Obama’s office says Susan Morrison is taking over as executive pastry chef after helping make presidential sweets for nearly two decades. Morrison will create desserts for all White House social events, including the Gingerbread White House that will be on display during the holidays. She is …

A speedy dinner out of a slow braise

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We don’t often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be a no go for a workday. But I’ve found just the opposite. Turns out a hands-off braise is perfect for those evenings when I can’t be in the kitchen …

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 …

Rock the stock!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Why bother making chicken stock at home when there are so many respectable versions at the supermarket? Because the stock you pour out of a can or a box just can’t touch the homemade variety. The difference is …

It’s tuna salad and so much more

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Because I am constantly in the kitchen creating new recipes, I hardly ever eat the same thing twice. So if a meal has made it into my regular rotation, you know it has got to be something special. …