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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 8 2017 - 12:06am

    If you’ve spent much time traveling in Mexico or the southwestern United States, you may have seen folks enjoying an agua fresca on a hot day. Agua frescas are simply water blended with sugar, fresh fruit, seeds (like chia) or dried flowers to make a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink.

  2. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    “I always aim to inspire rather than preach about the virtues (of a plant-based diet),” writes Laura Wright, author of “The First Mess Cookbook,” just one of a new crop of plant-based cookbooks to hit bookstore shelves in recent months.

  3. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Summer after summer, I have been trying to bond with fresh blueberries but it has not come to fruition.

  4. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    For the uninitiated, jackfruit brings to mind monkey balls (also known as Osage orange or hedge apples) or maybe just alien brains, with its spiky green shell. You can buy it fresh, canned, in refrigerated pouches and dried into strips or chips.

  5. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Here’s a ridiculously simple summer dessert — the happy marriage of blueberry pie and French toast with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. It’s perfect not only for blueberry lovers, but also for those home cooks who consider themselves dessert-impaired.

  6. | Posted: Aug 7 2017 - 9:41pm

    Summer for many of us means reconnecting with water — lakeside hikes, paddles in the sea, luxuriant floats in some relaxing pool.

  7. | Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:05am

    These kebabs have tasty morsels of marinated lamb nestled between pieces of fruit and vegetables. I came up with this recipe a few years ago, and it has become a regular on my summer grilling menu.

  8. | Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:05am

    I stumbled onto these burgers at Whole Foods Market last summer, after a long day of staring at a computer.

  9. | Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Q: What is the difference between cilantro and coriander?

  10. | Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Boneless skinless chicken breasts are a convenient go-to for so many cooks, from paleo-followers to budget-shoppers to busy moms. The mild flavor makes it incredibly versatile, so it’s easy to slip this cut of chicken into almost any recipe or flavor profile. It’s one of the leanest cuts of meat available, with a quarter pound boasting 34 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of fat.

  11. | Posted: Jul 30 2017 - 12:06am

    Tablescaping is an art form that brings nature into the dining room, providing a feast for the eyes. You can cut your own garden flowers and greenery to make a centerpiece for your table — and then keep on getting creative.

  12. | Posted: Jul 30 2017 - 12:06am

    When Leslie Hall came across a rock painted with the words “Kind Soul,” she had just finished a chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The rock, which she found in a grocery store parking lot, offered some comfort. It was a random act of kindness that made her smile.

  13. | Posted: Jul 25 2017 - 12:05am

    It’s July, and you know what that means. Hot, sunny days that morph into muggy nights.

  14. | Posted: Jul 25 2017 - 12:05am

    As its name implies, the tenderloin is one of the most tender cuts of pork, and comes from the full loin. It’s mild in flavor and takes well to rubs, marinades and sauces. Tenderloins range in weight from 10 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds. I prefer the smaller 10-12 ounce tenderloins and look for those when I am shopping for meat.

  15. | Posted: Jul 24 2017 - 4:19pm

    Sometimes, it’s just too hot to turn on the stove. The key is to stock up your kitchen with “healthy convenience food” that doesn’t require any heat, such as fresh produce, canned beans, canned fish and small boxes of pre-cooked legumes found in the prepared produce section.