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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: Aug 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Adding antique garden ornaments to the landscape blends horticulture with history. One-of-a-kind pieces will personalize your property, and over time may grow into something richly rewarding — financially as well as artistically.

  2. | Posted: Aug 27 2017 - 12:05am

    CONCORD, N.H. — With bright splotches or pale washes of color, watercolor paintings certainly can brighten up walls. But why stop there? Applying a watercolor effect to fabric and covering pillows with it lets you display abstract artwork on your sofa or bed as well.

  3. | Posted: Aug 27 2017 - 12:05am

    AKRON, Ohio — Stan Hywet is not traditionally known as a lively place after dark.

  4. | Posted: Aug 25 2017 - 9:24am

    Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

  5. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Affogato means drowned, and it’s a distressing thing to witness after dinner. Innocent vanilla ice cream, cowering in a cup, is doused with scalding espresso. Way too “Game of Thrones.”

  6. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    By midsummer, my vegetable-recipe repertoire starts to veer toward boredom. Grilled ratatouille, planks of summer squash, skewered tomatoes and mushrooms begin to run their course. Yet the stunning selection at farmers markets and roadside stands tempts, and I stock up.

  7. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Those who love short ribs LOVE them. Those who haven’t cooked them at home before might be a little intimidated by them. Let’s bridge that gap.

  8. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Q: What are some tips for making risotto?

  9. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    When it comes to landing dinner on the table on a weeknight, fish fillets are among the very quickest dishes you can prepare, rarely requiring more than five minutes to go from raw to ready to eat. And given the relative mildness of a fish’s flavor, they’re a natural canvas for a vast palette of seasonings (and acid, too), meaning they turn out just about exactly as flavorful as you make them.

  10. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 7:35pm

    Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book into three-dimensional sculpture?

  11. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 2:22am

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn’t doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.

  12. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 7:58pm

    MALMEDY, Belgium— Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community.

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

    I’ve devised a food day that will surely please my father on his 89th birthday. A long-retired butcher, my dad has marked many special occasions making and cooking sausage. From the family’s paprika and garlicky Hungarian pork sausage, to grilled veal bratwurst and thuringer buried in sauerkraut, the man enjoys it all.

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

    When I first heard about folks grilling romaine lettuce, I was pretty skeptical. Lettuce is supposed to be crisp. Grilling would make it soggy. What’s the point?

  15. Posted: Aug 10 2017 - 12:05am

    TONOPAH, Nev. — A clown-themed motel is for sale in rural Nevada, with the owner insisting the 600 clown figurines, mannequins and paintings, and his employees, get to stay.