Life Food

Good ol' turkey,mashed potatoes and gravy

Almost every menu for Thanksgiving seems to start with Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Now since you are not going to read this until a few days before Thanksgiving, I have to assume you know what you are doing with the turkey. Now, you would think anybody could make mashed potatoes and gravy. Right? Wrong. I have tasted some pretty awful

Don Houston

Corn fritters: Breakfast, brunch or appetizers

Corn has been with us for a long time; the Natives roasted it and we boiled it. Yet, I don't why we call boiling corn a corn roast. The quality of sweet corn has improved dramatically in my life time. The new varieties especially the new all yellow are much sweeter and have a longer shelf life after picking. It should be noted that most sweet corn

Macaroni and cheese. (courtesy of Hamilton Beach)

Rice cooker recipes

My good friend Patricia has recently been extolling the virtues of her rice cooker - a purchase that she swears by. "I love my Cuisinart rice cooker," said Patricia, a journalist who works shifts. "The key being, it cooks more than just rice - I've been experimenting with different grains, like farro, and I can steam my vegetables while the grain c

Easy Upside Down Cake. (Handout)

Pineapple recipes for summer entertaining

Pineapple's perfect any time of year, but it's particularly fabulous during hot summer months. For starters - it just tastes like the tropics! It's sweet and juicy, with a refreshing crunch that gets your mouth watering immediately. It's full of goodness, vitamin C and, at only 80 calories for a cup, a real treat. Pineapples are terrific fresh, jui

This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo shows the ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York. The dairy industry says terms like “soy milk” violate the federal standard for milk, but even government agencies have internally clashed over the proper term. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Is it soy milk or soy beverage?

Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term “soy milk,” but documents show even government agencies haven’t always agreed on what to call such drinks.

This Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, file photo shows Yoplait Greek yogurt on display at a supermarket in Port Chester, N.Y. (AP Photo/Donald King)

Is French going to be the next trendy yogurt?

NEW YORK — There’s Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining sales by marketing yet another culture in the yogurt section.