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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: Jun 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Beef ribs are all the rage in the barbecue world these days.

  2. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Fungus is gross. It can’t help it. But no fungus is more fun than mushrooms, those powerfully flavored, spore-producing bites of goodness. With a huge selection of edible varieties, each with its own texture and nuance, mushrooms in general provide a delightful undertone of earthiness to every dish they enrich.

  3. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A group of men in their 20s in Washington state has posted a Craigslist ad seeking a generic dad to grill burgers and hotdogs for a gathering set for the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend.

  4. | Posted: Jun 11 2017 - 12:05am

    MINNEAPOLIS — As partners in business, restaurateur Rebecca Illingworth Penichot and her executive chef know the necessity of an efficient kitchen. But as partners in life, that was sorely lacking in their own home.

  5. Posted: Jun 10 2017 - 12:05am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of thirsty police officers responded to an “emergency” call to visit a lemonade stand run by a 3-year-old aspiring cop in Kansas City, Missouri.

  6. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 3:32pm

    Remember when keeping a saltwater aquarium was just for experts? Now, the technology has advanced to the point where just about anyone can do it and expect to keep the fish alive and healthy.

  7. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    With summer here, fire up the barbecue and master the grilled salmon — it’s an incredibly versatile blank canvas that you can use in everything from light salads to heady curries to spicy tacos. And grilling salmon is quite easy, as long as you follow the rule to pull it off the grill just a minute before you think it’s actually done.

  8. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    What better way to kick off the start of summer than with a time-honored cookout?

  9. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    It’s dinnertime in the heat of the summer. The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.

  10. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Empty-nesting opens new doors. I’ve come to appreciate a mostly empty fridge — no pressure to cook. Grocery shopping takes less time, especially with an expanded budget. The menu contains new additions — all quick-cooking and much of it indulgent. What has not changed is the preferred cooking method: the grill.

  11. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Q: If I freeze meat a day before the sell-by date, how long can the meat thaw when I get it out later? If something is frozen days before the sell-by date, can it thaw longer?

  12. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Choosing a side dish often comes down to a gut feeling: do these items “go together?” When pairing sides with a main course, students at The Culinary Institute of America are taught to consider the balance of the overall menu.

  13. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    There’s nothing better than the flavor and presentation of food cooked on a grill.

  14. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Ratatouille is a classic vegetable dish starring eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomato that is deeply steeped in the culture of Mediterranean France. When I married a man from the heart of Provence, one of the first lessons I received from my new mother-in-law Muriel was how to make a proper ratatouille. (The other was how to pluck feathers from a newly-butchered turkey, but that’s a story for another day.)

  15. | Posted: Jun 2 2017 - 7:46pm

    DINOKENG GAME RESERVE, South Africa — The male lion brushes through the tall grass and strides into a clearing in a South African wildlife sanctuary. A man beckons the big cat with purring sounds. The lion, Bayetsi, responds with a gentle growl and caresses Kevin Richardson, popularly known as the “lion whisperer,” with its mane.