Friday, November 17, 2017

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Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

You’ve got the crust down. Now it’s time to choose a filling for your holiday pie. Try one of these five recipes, which range from classic to unexpected. † † Classic Apple Pie Pie dough, homemade or storebought, enough for 2 (9-inch) ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Three things to do with leftover pie crust that arenít pie

Three things to do with leftover pie crust that arenít pie

Pie, oh my. I am all in on the flaky, homey dessert this time of year. The past couple of weeks, Iíve been collecting ideas for perfecting pie crust, trying new pie recipes and preparing for what is perhaps the biggest pie day of the year: Thanksgivi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Something happened halfway through the second strip of pie crust I was braiding. A serene energy washed over me, calmness radiating to my flour-caked hands, to my feet sore from hours of standing in the same spot on the kitchen tile, to streaks of ra...
Published: 11/14/17
The secret to gluten-free pie crust? The folks at Craft Kafe offer cooking tips

The secret to gluten-free pie crust? The folks at Craft Kafe offer cooking tips

ST. PETERSBURG ó They begin around 5 a.m. every day, pouring grains like brown rice, basmati and sorghum into a stone mill the size of a small table. Itís the base for a gluten-free flour blend that is crucial to Craft Kafeís mission: to remain entir...
Published: 11/13/17
Taste test: Turkey gravy

Taste test: Turkey gravy

Years ago, our tasters sampled ready-made mashed potatoes along with prepared gravy from cans, jars or packets. From that day on, our judges have been buying heat-and-serve mashed potatoes, but making their own gravy. This week, we found four brands ...
Published: 11/13/17
Help name Big Stormís new toffee chocolate stout, made with William Dean

Help name Big Stormís new toffee chocolate stout, made with William Dean

Collaborations between brewers are not new. Nor are collaborations between brewers and distillers. Or beer brewers and coffee brewers. It makes sense: Use a barrel for one thing, then it in turn imparts interesting flavors to the next thing thatís ag...
Published: 11/09/17
From the food editor: Warm and cozy drinks to make for the holiday season

From the food editor: Warm and cozy drinks to make for the holiday season

When I read this story about perfecting a homemade cold brew coffee, I nearly spit out my latte. Times staffer Scott Pollenz starts out with a bold claim: "There is almost no drink better hot than it is cold, and especially not coffee."I donít want t...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/09/17
After lots of testing, we found the perfect recipe for homemade cold brew coffee

After lots of testing, we found the perfect recipe for homemade cold brew coffee

Hot coffee is terrible. Hot tea equally bad. Actually, there is almost no drink better hot than it is cold, and especially not coffee. I never understood the coffee hype until a year or two ago. Hot coffee always tasted burned to me, took too long to...
Published: 11/07/17
Cooking Challenge: Baking French treats madeleines and palmiers

Cooking Challenge: Baking French treats madeleines and palmiers

I am in the throes of a lemon zest crisis. Now that itís cool enough outside for baking ó and by "cool," I mean below 90 degrees ó my friend Sarah and I have decided to challenge ourselves with two French sweets: madeleine tea cakes and palmier cooki...
Published: 11/07/17
Taste test: Crispy onions

Taste test: Crispy onions

Crispy onions sprinkled atop the traditional green bean casserole is a sure bet for most of us this Thanksgiving. But our judges like the texture of the onion straws on a variety of foods ó from salads to burgers to baked potatoes. When my mom used t...
Published: 11/06/17