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Disappearing peach coffee cake

Just remember to save yourself a slice

Date: 09/01/2015 | Light for Life


'The singin' salmon man'

Whidbey man's book chronicles life of food, music

Date: 08/19/2015 | Life


So cool: A summer soup that’s as easy as a salad

It’s a weekly summer ritual I relish: visiting my local farmers market, where I go hopelessly overboard and buy way too much because I can’t resist the variety of perfectly ripe produce. Then I head home with my bounty and, without touching a stove, oven or grill, whip up a great big batch of ...

Date: 08/19/2015 | Life


New Mexico’s Hatch green chiles are hot

Grown in a small, hot, dry valley in an out-of-the-way corner of southwestern New Mexico, Hatch green chiles are becoming a treasured regional ingredient.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Life


How to grill meat the smarter, safer way

Who doesn't love food grilled outside on a barbecue? So delicious. But have you ever heard that it can be bad to eat grilled food?It turns out that cooking meats using high-heat sources, including using an open flame, leads to the production of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life


Personalize your barbecue with homemade sauce

You may talk about your barbecue. You may even brag that your barbecue is world-famous.But knowing how to cook meat at just the right temperature is only a small part of the barbecue experience. Making a rub is merely the first step.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Life


A cool and pretty salad for sweltering summer nights

When the weather is sweltering, I want a meal that is both refreshing and satisfying, and this scrumptious salad answers the call perfectly. It’s cool and crisp, with crunchy, bright green snow peas, napa cabbage, peppery radishes and chilled shrimp, all doused in a lip-smacking ginger-sesame...

Date: 07/15/2015 | Life


Homemade tacos as good as Chipotle

Used to be a pound of ground beef, package of taco seasoning and a dozen hard taco shells was all you needed to make a kid (and husband) happy. Then came Chipotle, and all bets were off. Even a youngster’s taste is so much more sophisticated today when it comes to Mexican food.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Life


Joy of outdoor dining

Chili-lime pork chops perfect for the patio

Date: 07/15/2015 | Light for Life


More than just a simple dip, hummus makes a hearty meal

I had always thought of hummus as a healthful but simple dip, eaten as an appetizer or snack or in a pita sandwich — until my Israeli friends turned me on to the glories of the hummus plate.Hummus plate with cumin-roasted carrotsFor the carrots

Date: 06/24/2015 | Life


Topping trick takes crisp to next level

For all the years that I’ve been baking, I’m still not sure I know the difference between a crisp and a crumble. Both have fruit and a crumb topping. I’ve read that a crumble has oats and a crisp doesn’t, and I’ve read that both have oats, and that neither does.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Life


‘Feasts and Fasts’ savors the rich history of India’s food

Chicago author Colleen Taylor Sen has written several books on Indian food, including “Curry: A Global History,” “Food Culture in India” and “Pakoras, Paneer, Pappadums: A Guide to Indian Restaurant Menus.”

Date: 06/24/2015 | Life


Taste of the market

Home cooks learn from masters on Eat Seattle tour

Date: 06/24/2015 | Life


Super Kid: Emily Beaton

Journalism career catches her eye

Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News


Cool kitchen tools that Dad will love

The kitchen isn't just mom's domain.Dad loves to get his hands dirty in the kitchen as well and these culinary tools would make a perfect gift for Father's Day.This line of dishwasher-safe Crisp kitchen tools, designed by the Carter McGuyer Design Group in...

Date: 06/14/2015 | Life


Spice up grilling season with homemade condiments

Summer means grilling. Grilling means hot dogs and hamburgers. Hot dogs and hamburgers mean mustard and ketchup and maybe mayonnaise.You can always go to the store and buy the stuff that comes in a plastic jar. That way, you get to top your lovingly crafted hamburgers and...

Date: 06/10/2015 | Life


A grad-worthy gift

Help outfit a kitchen for a new cook (or an experienced one)

Date: 06/08/2015 | The Dish


Feeding a family is about more than food

Many resources go into putting dinner on the table.I don't know about you, but I never go on a government website unless I need to make camping reservations or put my mail on hold. However, one government site worth exploring is the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and...

Date: 06/07/2015 | I Brake for Moms


America's best food cities: San Francisco, where plenty is part of the scene

From touchdown, no other city in the country whets my appetite like San Francisco, where arrivals at Terminal 2 at SFO are welcomed with a feast. Calling to me as I disembark are Burger Joint, where the Niman Ranch patties are slipped inside toasted buns, and Lark Creek Grill, the...

Date: 05/27/2015 | The Dish


Baked chicken

An easy meal for busy days

Date: 05/13/2015 | Light for Life


Pulled pork tacos

Make a tasty restaurant favorite at home

Date: 05/01/2015 | Light for Life


Bosnians hope to break record for chicken stew

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people.Some 100 cooks and volunteers used 2,205 pounds of chicken meat and about 6,600 pounds of vegetables to...

Date: 04/18/2015 | Nation & World


Kids' cook-off

Mukilteo's 'Future Chefs' compete for snacking honors

Date: 04/15/2015 | Life


Give Mediterranean cuisine a try at Everett Mall

Mall food courts can be a nifty place to dine, even if you're not going shopping.OK, so it's not fine dining, but it's fun dining. Everybody gets what they want, so everybody's happy.People tend to gravitate to their same go-to foods. I always get Asian and...

Date: 04/03/2015 | Entertainment


Fun to make (and say)

Quinoa pilaf comes together in 1 pot, 30 minutes

Date: 03/04/2015 | Light for Life


Easy meal for a crowd

Crock pot makes a no-fuss dinner

Date: 02/28/2015 | Light for Life


Snackable smelt

For a Northwest treat, fry up a batch of these small fish

Date: 02/25/2015 | Life


Modern salt traders

Everett shop stocks more flavors than Baskin-Robbins

Date: 02/24/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Bugs slip into Western chefs' cuisine

Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the esteemed French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects to extract innovative flavors they say could open a new gastronomic...

Date: 02/21/2015 | Business Wire


A little stir crazy

Classes help kids learn their way around food

Date: 02/04/2015 | Life


Super snacks

Best finger-food recipes to make for the big game

Date: 01/28/2015 | The Dish


Cooking for kickoff

Football-themed recipes for your Super Bowl crowd

Date: 01/27/2015 | The Dish


Forget what you think you know about tofu, this recipe's a winner

Start the year off with a burst of flavor and an ingredient that may be new to you.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Light for Life


Superlative sides

Add some flair alongside those holiday favorites

Date: 12/24/2014 | The Dish


Kitchen is a great place to start your Christmas treasure hunt

Change can be challenging.It's also inevitable.So as a parent you adjust to life's transitions and rejoice in your children's march toward maturity. All the while, of course, steeling yourself for those pivotal moments. Not so much because you're clinging to a...

Date: 12/10/2014 | Life


Recipe of the Week: Sweet sea scallops go well over colorful rice

Fresh sea scallops served with a colorful vegetable rice medley make a quick dinner that only takes 20 minutes to complete.The secret to searing the scallops is to make sure your skillet is very hot. The scallops will only need 3 to 4 minutes to cook this way. If your...

Date: 12/10/2014 | Life


N.Y. star chef’s latest book is defiantly different

When a cookbook raises as many questions as it answers, will it generate more buzzkill than buzz? With the publication this week of Gabrielle Hamilton’s “Prune,” we’ll find out soon enough.

Date: 12/10/2014 | Life


Sweet potato and Sriracha: An inspired combination

I would like to briefly interrupt your day with this public service announcement: Sriracha is awesome on sweet potato.It's also cheap, extremely easy to make and reheats well. 

Date: 12/03/2014 | The Dish


Divide and conquer

Cut up the Thanksgiving turkey before roasting

Date: 11/19/2014 | Life


Hot off the presses

From our kitchen to yours, Herald staffers' favorite recipes

Date: 11/12/2014 | Life


59 years and counting

Family-owned bakery keeps going after patriarch dies

Date: 11/12/2014 | Local News


Lewis-Mchord chef takes first place in TV cooking contest

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A chef at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has won first place on a TV cooking contest.Twenty-five-year-old Randy Mulder won first place and $18,000 on the Food Network show “Guy’s Grocery Games.”

Date: 11/10/2014 | Northwest


Home-cooked pet kibble as easy as click, mix, dish

Like man, the way to a dog’s heart is through its stomach.

Date: 11/06/2014 | Nation & World


Spice up your kitchen

Savor flavors from all over the world at new Lynnwood store

Date: 10/15/2014 | Life


Flavors of fall

Sliders and quesadillas are hearty comfort food

Date: 10/15/2014 | Life


Spice up your stir-fry

Try this easy recipe with paneer cheese and vegetables

Date: 10/14/2014 | The Dish


Amp up your soups with homemade chicken stock

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 in the flavor and the texture, both of which — but...

Date: 10/08/2014 | Life


Creamy and delicious

This chicken curry goes perfectly on some naan or rice

Date: 10/07/2014 | The Dish


Dinner in a hurry

Turkey teriyaki meals are perfect to stash in your freezer

Date: 10/06/2014 | Light for Life


Deen gives her side but it’ll cost you

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that set back her career, but you’ll need to pay to hear it.

Date: 09/25/2014 | Entertainment


Learn how to roast a chicken and eat for a week

Warning this post contains approximately 700 exclamation marks - I'm not sorry.I am so stinking excited about this I might burst!

Date: 09/24/2014 | Light for Life


A light, colorful lunch

The Dish: Baked Mint chicken stir-fried with peppers

Date: 09/23/2014 | The Dish


It's time for corn

How to select, cook and garnish the summer favorite

Date: 09/10/2014 | Life


Make tomatoes the star

Put them front and center in tomato soup

Date: 09/10/2014 | Life




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