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Whether you call her Cheese Whiz or Big Cheese, Lawrence resident now in most exclusive of cheese clubs

After waiting for six weeks, on Sept. 2, Knickerbocker, who heads the Murray’s Cheese Shop at the Dillons at 4701 W. Sixth St., said that she received word that she had passed the three-hour, 150-question Certified Cheese Professional exam.

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Food truck owner planning new culinary festival in Lawrence

A new culinary festival is being planned in Lawrence this fall as a bookend to food truck season.

Cute peppermint cocoa jars make great small gift

I have a new(ish) job at The Willow Domestic Violence Center. It is a great transition for me and I get to do fun things ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Maryland Crab Cake Sliders at R Bar & Patio

It’s not every bar that prides itself on not owning a fryer. But R Bar, which launched its new — and first-ever — menu of ...

Three fun ways to update the shrimp cocktail

We all love shrimp cocktail, right? Extra spicy/horseradish-y? I don't care if the 1970s called and want their appetizer back — it's delicious. And it's ...

Winter tortellini soup solves sad lunch problems

Soup is so awesome, right? I can make a vat of it for little money, it's warm and soul satisfying, and so easy, particularly when ...

The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

I teach informal cooking classes to my friends once in awhile, and recently we decided that we needed to go over some Thanksgiving basics before ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Ranchalicious pizza at Pyramid Pizza

Hey, I don't create food trends — I just report on them. That's what I often find myself telling my fish oil-supplementing, yoga-practicing mother when ...

Lawrence Libations: Samuel Clemens at Genovese

Nov. 30 marks what would have been the 180th birthday of beloved American writer Mark Twain. Given the humorist’s boozy reputation, what better way to ...

Individual beef pot pies are fun fall fare

Apparently I should write a whole book on "Creative Ways to Use Up a Roast" because lately it's been happening often. I buy a roast ...

Warm kale salad makes for great winter fare

As the weather cools and we look to comfort foods and slow cookers, I start to worry (more than usual, which is rather a lot) ...

Candy corn makes a cute cookie

Candy corn has the worst rap. Of all the Halloween candies, it is up there with Bit-O-Honey for most reviled seasonal treat. But I seriously ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Kunafa at Aladdin Cafe

This exotic dessert (check out that Day-Glo color, man) has been referred to as the Middle East’s answer to the cheese Danish. Sure, Aladdin Café’s ...

Food truck hub, restaurant Fork to Fender opening soon

Sometimes, life throws some pretty tough decisions at you. Especially where food is concerned. The solution to all my sadly unfulfilled cravings for barbecue and ...

Off the Beaten Plate — Salvadoreña Enchiladas at La Parrilla

Before getting down to brass tacks here, let’s settle the difference between “yucca” and “yuca,” only one of which made its way into my stomach ...

Lawrence Libations: Mole mocha at La Prima Tazza

Even the most casual of chocolate lovers among us are probably aware of the sweet treat’s origins. A quick Google search (or a viewing of ...

Green tea makes pork chops flavorful and unique

Pork chops, while delicious, often end up either really boring or REALLY fattening. I mean, I love a breaded and fried chop with gravy and ...

Ramen bowls with crispy beef make a quick and satisfying dinner

Ramen: the college student's best friend. I actually went all the way through college not having once even tried ramen. I just couldn't bring myself ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Bulgogi beef at Oriental Bistro

Literally meaning “fire meat” in Korean (sounds fairly Neanderthalian, no?), this dish consists of thinly sliced beef that’s been marinated (traditionally in a mixture of ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Deconstructed guacamole at 23rd Street Brewery

Guacamole broken down to its parts.

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