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How to rescue brown sugar that’s turned hard

| | Nov 13 2017 - 9:58pm | Comments

Q: What’s the best way to soften brown sugar that has gone hard?

  1. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Elotes, popularly known in this country as Mexican Street Corn, is typically sold in Mexico by street vendors, but it is gaining popularity in this country as well.

  2. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days. And why not? A taco is exactly as handy, versatile and filling as a sandwich, and crunchy to boot. Lots of folks dream of making these fried corn tortillas at home, but some pull up short at the prospect of having to deep-fry them. The solution? Don’t fry them. Baking will bring tacos to crispy perfection and allow you to shape them into shells in the process.

  3. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    At the end of a long fall day — after dealing with all the seasonal demands of work and school — you don’t want making dinner to be a big deal. What’s called for is something that’s idiot-proof and crowd-pleasing.

  4. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways.

  5. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child’s bedroom.

  6. | Posted: Sep 9 2017 - 9:02pm

    PILOT ROCK, Ore. (AP) — A small Oregon city is asking the state for advice on how to handle a flock of wild turkeys that are ruining gardens and leaving droppings just about everywhere.

  7. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:06am

    If you are a meat geek, then you have read about the reverse sear, which has gained popularity in the grilling and barbecue world in the past few years. Reverse-sear is a technique where you cook the meat slowly using a low indirect heat and when it is almost done, you sear it over a high direct heat to brown the outside.

  8. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:05am

    BOSTON — A kitten found walking in a busy Massachusetts highway tunnel has been rescued with the help of state police troopers who shut down traffic for it.

  9. | Posted: Sep 4 2017 - 7:34pm

    Any flaky white fish would be perfect in this recipe. You just want a mild, moist fish, which then will be encased in a crunchy coating, and a base for the flavorful, creamy and crunchy sauce. Serve this up with some steamed or sauteed green beans to round out the plate.

  10. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    “It’s the original outdoor room,” said Philip Weddle, principal architect of Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Courtyards are as much about enriching the indoor spaces as creating amazing outdoor spaces. That blurring of the boundary between indoors and out makes the experience of each space richer.”

  11. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    This year it seems the caladium has appeared in both landscapes and as component plants in mixed containers including baskets. The caladium has been a little cyclical in popularity over the past couple of decades, but innovative designers have shown us we just haven’t pushed the envelope with the artistic opportunities.

  12. | Posted: Aug 29 2017 - 8:22pm

    CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo says its popular baby hippo will star in an internet video series called “The Fiona Show.”

  13. | Posted: Aug 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Late summer fruit is perhaps my favorite. Berries are juicy and sweet, in their last flourish before slipping away into elite and expensive status. Peaches and plums are soft and caramel-like in flavor. Even the humble pebbly-skinned cantaloupe boasts rich orange flesh and syrupy-sweet flavor.

  14. | Posted: Aug 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Everybody likes smoothies. Right?

  15. | Posted: Aug 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Schnitzels are often made with veal or chicken, but pork is a great alternative. Pounding out the cutlets makes them even thinner and more tender, so they cook up quickly, perfect for a weeknight meal. And there’s that irresistible crunch from the Panko bread-crumb coating. This is one of those heartening dishes that’s popular with both kids and adults.