Blueberries are everywhere right now, in cocktails and milkshakes, salads and pies, tarts and cheesecakes. I was back in my home state of Missouri earlier this month, where my mom made this almost no-bake cheesecake that was one of the signature desserts of our family friend Jessilyn Akin, who died in February at the age of 86.
In these United States of America, the hamburger is close to an unalienable right. That the burger should be made with 100 percent beef, and the bigger, the better, are truths many hold to be self-evident, especially fast-food advertising agencies.
The only handheld device dad needs this year for Father’s Day is a hulking sandwich filled with grilled pork chops, chicken thighs, soft-shell crab or garlic-slathered zucchini. These breadwinners, dreamed up by our food writers, let you bust out the backyard tongs without defaulting to steak and potatoes. Pops is going to wonder how he raised such an amazing kid.
Sarah Beck, who runs Beck’s Farm in Newton with her husband Scott, their five children and ten grandchildren, said their peaches that normally ripen around July are already coming off the trees. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com)
There are many numbers and dates on the foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other products we use every day. Some help manufacturers track inventory, while others help retailers ensure quality. But when unsafe products must be removed from the market, these numbers and dates can also help identify them quickly.
(Courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
A hint of lemon makes all the difference in this quick pizza. At several restaurants lately, my pizza was served with a topping of lettuce added after the pizza was cooked. It gave a fresh approach and flavor to the pizza. Arugula tops this pizza. Its peppery flavor adds another dimension.