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Chances are that you know someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes—29.1 million people, that’s 9.3 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes. Of those, 21.0 million people have bee...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015     comments
When shopping for asparagus, people often focus on the wrong thing—how thick the stalks are. They think thinner is better. Truth is, asparagus can be delicious regardless of how thick it is. Mo...
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In 1950, Nordic Ware founder H. David Dalquist invented a new cake pan with a round shape, fluted sides and a hole in the middle. The Bundt pan was not a hit until 1966, when a Texas home baker won s...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Peanut Butter-Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Butterfinger-Ganache Glaze.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Sigrid&rsquo;s Carrot Cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and pecans.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake pairs well with berries and whipped cream.</span></p>

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For my daughter’s 10th birthday, I took 15 giggling girls to dinner at a Japanese steakhouse. Let that sink in for a moment. Because I probably could stop right here and let this column just ex...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Edamame and walnut lettuce wraps. This recipe pairs firm edamame with crunchy walnuts and some spices to make a cold vegetarian &ldquo;meat&rdquo; for lettuce wraps or tacos.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Edamame pair with walnuts and spices to make a cold vegetarian filling for lettuce wraps or tacos.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015     comments
There’s a reason fresh-baked sweet yeast breads are beloved. The fresh-from-the-oven aroma is comforting and a warm roll filled with a sweet filling is a superb way to start a special day. Perh...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">You can use strong string to cut the sweet rolls. Loop the string around the rolls and pull the loop to cleanly cut through the dough.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;We baked these rolls with a cream cheese and lemon filling, but you can use just about any filling you like, including our fig-walnut or pecan-raisin-cinnamon.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter, then cover and refrigerate overnight.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The baked rolls come out nicely browned and wonderfully aromatic.</span></p>

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From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a deliciously major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an...
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Pancakes, waffles and French toast? They’re fine, but they’re also just the start. Because if you’re limiting maple syrup to the breakfast table, you’re missing out on all sor...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Maple-miso wings.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Maple syrup sundae.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Maple rosemary pecans.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Maple blueberry milk shake.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Maple eggplant agrodolce.</span></p>

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For me, a grilled cheese sandwich is just pure comfort. And truth is, even a bad grilled cheese is satisfying. But a great grilled cheese will change your day for the better. Most of us have childhoo...
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Often a recipe that calls for Italian sausage will specify whether you should use links with fennel seed, or without, the writer looking to control that flavor in the dish.  I will leave that ch...
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Dear Readers: In honor of April Fools’ Day, I’ll share a couple of offbeat letters I’ve received from readers who have attempted to pull my proverbial leg. Enjoy! Dear Abby: I&rsquo...
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Dear Heloise: When cutting a head of lettuce, I sometimes find brown spots and streaks throughout the inside. It looks like rust. What is it, and is it safe to eat?—Bev G., Timber-ville, Va. Ye...
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During the first days of April, you can enjoy the season openers for major-league baseball teams across the country. It’s when the Indians, Yankees and everyone else’s team starts off in f...
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Acupuncture The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at t...
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For a complete Self-Help listing, go to texarkanagazette.com.   ACTIVITIES University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff National Alumni Association, Ashdown Chapter, will have its 20th annual scholars...
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