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Jan 30 2013 | 1:19 pm - For me, chili always screamed football food. When we used to have friends and family over to watch the big game, I would make batches of it and have it simmering for our guests. It's easy to customize each bowl with lots of toppings for every fan.
Jan 23 2013 | 12:10 pm - "With a stuffed pasta like manicotti you have to do things differently ... never, never, never precook your manicotti noodles ahead of time." That's the advice Kitchen Scoop writer Alicia Ross got from a reader and her testing has proved it's the...
Jan 17 2013 | 1:24 pm - Dark leafy greens — namely collards, kale and mustard greens — are powerhouses of vitamins, fiber and other plant-based health benefits. But the taste and texture of these strong greens are a bit much for some people. One way those who...
Jan 09 2013 | 2:20 pm - Alicia Ross says she's tired of feeling like she must eat blah food when she's home alone. What's wrong with sizzling up a steak every now and then? No special occasion is required to make her Steak for One.
Dec 31 2012 | 11:26 am - New Year's resolutions aside, after six weeks of mostly eating outside our normal guidelines, January needs to be a "slimmer" month. Kitchen Scoop's Alicia Ross turns to Asian-inspired flavors that are bold and mouth-popping and that don't have high...
Dec 26 2012 | 3:21 pm - Today's recipe for Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is wonderful with roasted or mashed potatoes and steamed green beans or a simple salad. It's also special enough to stand as the star on a table laden with treats for a small to medium gathering.
Dec 19 2012 | 10:14 am - Cranberry Ambrosia has a modern, mature flavor. It is perfect to pair with any type of roasted meat or vegetable combination, as it stands completely on its own. The leftovers (if you are that lucky) make a luscious side for sandwiches at lunch the...
Dec 11 2012 | 1:49 pm - Snowflake Cookies are sometimes called wedding cookies or pecan puffs, but at my house these have always been a special December treat. These delicate cookies are light as a snowflake and melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Nov 28 2012 | 10:45 am - Planning a special menu during the holiday season is fun and festive. But it's not the special menu that stresses me out. It's dinner tonight! It seems I get even more desperate around those big “cooking” days than I do on the big day...