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‘I just want someone to spill a beer on me’

As I sit at the dining table that is also my desk, considering what I can unearth from the nearby freezer to serve for dinner (on this very table), I have been indulging in a persistent dayd...

Sauce, gravy or stew too thin? We’ve got 3 ways to fix that

We’ve all been there. There being left with a thin, watery sauce when instead we’re in want of one that is thick, luscious and full of body. While a roux is a common thickener that we should...

Can homemade lasagna be the thing that lifts our neighbors?

A simple meal can show you care during pandemic, food insecurity

Believe it or not, you can make great pizza without cheese. Here’s how.

I love pizza – but no longer eat cheese. So, in recent years, I began to think of pizza as more of a memory than a meal. My fifth birthday was the stuff pizza dreams are made of, ...

‘Cereal snacks’ are just bigger cereal for people too lazy to add milk

Big Cereal has big ambitions. The makers of the sugary stuff that traditionally has fueled American breakfasts are setting their sights far beyond the bowl. You can buy coffee cre...

What’s the secret to pairing beer with food?

Largely, it’s experimentation

Is a new grocery store in Durango’s future?

Several factors weigh against additional brick-and-mortar sites

Help your dough rise to the occasion during the winter

I continue to develop my skills as a fairly new sourdough baker, and one of those is how to find success in winter. Whether you’re making sourdough bread or loaves made with commercial dry y...

Calling all dill lovers: This old-school ham salad sandwich is for you

Make me a bowl of a chicken or tuna salad and I’m set for days. I love the ease of both and will happily eat them again and again scooped onto lettuce leaves, in sandwiches or on crackers fo...

Potatoes aren’t the only vegetables you should be mashing

A bowl of buttery, creamy mashed potatoes is a thing of beauty and elegance. But spuds aren’t the only vegetables you should mash. Root vegetables – such as rutabagas, parsnips and turnips –...

Trinidad-style aloo and channa infuses an Indian classic with Caribbean flavor

There’s no denying the simplicity of Trinidad-style aloo and channa. Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes are coated in curry powder, then simmered until soft. Canned chickpeas are added, and the whol...

Cooking for one: 6 tips to keep things practical, flexible and fun

Many of us have been spending more time at home over the past 10 months, and a lot more of that time has been spent alone. With the coronavirus pandemic cutting off access to friends and soc...
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