Cooking from Scratch: Fridge pickles

Can we talk about what a wonderful year this has been for gardens so far? I haven't had to water once, yet everything looks healthy and green.

Top 10 wonders of the Lawrence food world

What are the top 10 wonders of the Lawrence food world — our city’s most iconic, most delicious, most notorious, must-have, can’t-miss, original-to-us menu items? Here's our list.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Barbequed Egg Rolls at Bigg's

Every barbecue restaurant serves a pulled pork sandwich. Not every barbecue restaurant has this. By Sara Shepherd

Cooking from Scratch: Cherry-infused rye whiskey for Christmas

Infused liquor is one of the simplest at-home preserving projects there is. While you can always get fancier, at heart it requires only four ingredients ― strong alcohol, some fruit, a little sugar and several months of time.

Blackberry pie like Grandma used to make

When attending a wedding, it is normally customary to RSVP, choose an outfit, talk the hubby into a tie. But recently, my wedding prep became RSVP, choose an outfit, bake a pie. Actually, two pies.

Legendary KU sports photos, portion sizes at new West Lawrence bar and grill

The new Legends sports bar and grill serves athlete-sized plates of food under the gaze of Kansas University sports stars from days gone by.

Off the Beaten Plate: Baozi at Oriental Pearl

In China people eat these doughy pork-filled steamed buns for breakfast, often carrying out a couple in a paper bag to eat on the run.

Bite Sighs: Make cookies out of your favorite pie

Greetings, all! Summer is here, bringing with it intense heat and an intense longing to avoid cooking anything more involved than a toaster waffle. While looking for a summer-worthy (read: simple, with minimal stove time) dessert, I stumbled across Arlene Cummings’ recipe for Mini Cannoli Cups.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Okra Enchiladas at El Potro

Okra in an enchilada — something different under all that cheese.

Master craftsman: Ted's Taphouse embraces craft beer movement

Ted’s Taphouse, 1004 Massachusetts St., is Lawrence’s only craft-beer-exclusive hang out spot, and big contributing factor to the craft beer movement in Lawrence.

Cooking from Scratch: Ice cream without the ice cream maker

Until a few years ago, our little family didn’t have an ice cream maker. Fortunately, if you’re in the same boat, there are still several options for homemade frozen treats. One of those options is semifreddo.

Delicious/Nutritious: Mouthwatering watermelon

Watermelon, juicy and sweet, can be regarded as the food mascot of summer for many Americans. Though available year-round, these melons begin to come into season in July and can be found locally through September.

Lawrence Libations: Apple Mint Bourbon Iced Tea

It’s absolutely mandatory to sip on an iced tea this summer, whether there’s a porch in your life or not.

Mrs. Mass.: Turning over a new Basil Leaf

There aren't many restaurants that had their humble beginnings at a small gas station mini-mart. Truth be told, you probably know exactly which restaurant I'm referring to, don't you?

Cooking from Scratch: Make your own beef jerky

I encourage you to attempt to dry a batch of your own beef jerky. Not only is it delicious and handy for hikes and car trips but also by making your own you can control what goes into it. You’ll have a jerky with ingredients you can actually pronounce!

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Off the Beaten Plate: Gulab Jamun at India Palace

It’s similar to the American donut hole, but arrives warm and drenched in a sugary syrup.

Sipping up some summer drinks

With porches and outdoor bar seating calling out our names as happy hour approaches, it’s time to embrace the season with a light, refreshing, fruity, creamy, or frothy cocktail in hand.

La Prima Tazza presents coffee-tasting, education series

La Prima Tazza is introducing a new coffee tasting and education series led by Greenstone Coffee Roasters’ Michael Schaetzel.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chinese Burrito at Thai House

It’s rather unexpected to walk into a Thai restaurant and find a dish closely resembling an item found on a Mexican menu.