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Brussels sprouts, apples a great pair

November 12, 2014 Recently, my uncles Bob “Jerry” Sweet and Bob Bollas brought me a bag of fresh-picked apples, something they do every fal. more »»

Not just a dessert

November 5, 2014 My love of pumpkin is well documented on these pages. I’m the guy who has a pumpkin cake for his birthday, even though his birthday is in May. more »»

The 101 on great stuffing

November 5, 2014 For many Americans, the true star of the Thanksgiving table is not the big bird, but the stuffing (usually moistened with gravy. more »»

Fresh ways to dress mashed potatoes

November 5, 2014 By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing. more »»

Sweet or hot, dips will delight all

October 29, 2014 It’s fall, and football season is well under way. This means Sunday afternoons will be spent by many of us relaxing in front of the TV. more »»

Apple bread good use of fall harvest

October 22, 2014 Past articles I’ve written about banana bread and zucchini bread have been well received. more »»

Meatloaf 3 Ways a good way to clean pantry

October 15, 2014 In 10 years, one amasses lots of stuff. Especially in the kitchen. In preparation for moving, I have been paring down my mountains of stuff in every room of my house. more »»

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

October 15, 2014 If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. more »»

When an ingredient triggers an idea

October 8, 2014 Sometimes an ingredient can trigger an idea. And that’s where the trouble start. more »»

10 fresh ways to serve pasta for dinner

October 8, 2014 Pasta tends to be a dinnertime trap. more »»

Cheesecake perfect for Buckeye State

October 1, 2014 One of my coworkers told me that I was an anomaly for someone born and raised in northeast Ohio. more »»

Think beyond Thanksgiving with canned pumpkin

October 1, 2014 Let’s talk about one of the season’s most iconic vegetables — canned pumpkin. Yes, canned, because that’s how 99 percent of us get our pumpkin. more »»

Savory turnovers save time

October 1, 2014 These earthy, hearty turnovers also are easily prepped ahead of time. Follow the recipe up to the point of baking, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and freez. more »»

Apple crisp family favorite for fall

September 24, 2014 There is a slight chill to the air and a beautiful burst of color in the changing of the leaves. You know what that means — fall has arrived. more »»

Zucchini circles a tasty dipping treat

September 10, 2014 Once again, summer nears its end — and so does the harvest of local backyard gardens. If you’re lucky, you can score some tomatoes, peppers, corn or beans from local gardeners or farmers markets. more »»

Delivery of fresh corn saves the day

August 27, 2014 As features editor, one of the things I do is set the Tribune Cooks schedule. So it’s ironic that I completely forgot I had a story due to run this week. Fortunately, my uncles came to my rescue. more »»

Lemon dessert is light, creamy treat

August 20, 2014 For my previous Tribune Cooks article, I deviated from my original plan and ended up making a new stew recipe. more »»

Everyone loves banana bread ... even the dog

August 13, 2014 Everytime I make banana bread, I have to chuckle. It was Easter Sunday and we all were gathering at my mother’s house near Johnstown, P. more »»

Smoked brisket aims to impress

August 6, 2014 I inherited a lot of things when I moved into my apartment — chairs, a TV, random clothing. more »»

Garlic, shrimp combine for summer dining

July 30, 2014 It’s easy to get into a rut when cooking. You find a preparation for a protein that the family likes, and it’s natural to return to it again and again. more »»



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