Food & Wine

The Food Dude: Fast, flavorful and healthy, right at your fingertips

Something you may not know about me is that aside from writing this food column, I work a full-time job as a helpdesk analyst for a local document technology company. As if that ...

The Food Dude: Meet arancini, one very versatile little appetizer

Arancini are stuffed rice balls that are coated with breadcrumbs and fried. The name originates from their shape and color, which is similar to that of an orange (the Italian wor ...

Sweet to savory: Cooking with fruit adds extra dimension

It’s that time of year when we turn to out door fun. Barbecues, pool parties, picnics, camping or just a relaxing day at home with your sweetheart. A cool breeze, the warm su ...

Clams and linguine fit for inland dining

Last week I talked about the health benefits of seafood. While seafood is generally very healthy for you there are also some shellfish and finfish that are less than stellar in the ...

The Food Dude: Salmon, one of the most versatile and healthy ingredients

The connection between seafood and health is undeniable, yet information available to consumers can be confusing and conflicting. Doctors, nutritionists and federal agencies reco ...

The Food Dude: Risotto – a great foundation for flavor

Who doesn’t like risotto? Risotto is comfort food in the first degree. Dating back to the 1400s, this dish has become a global favorite. When it was discovered that humidit ...

The Food Dude: Leftover sweet potatoes? It’s an open canvas

Last week, after making my Grilled Sweet Potato Salad, I was faced with an opportunity I have been wanting for some time now. I had leftover potatoes from the salad recipe, but wha ...

The Food Dude: The sweet potato – one of the world’s healthiest foods

You have eaten the sweet potato at holiday meals for years. Sweet potato pie, mashed sweet potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole and the list goes on. However, d ...

Choose a chili packed with flavor, not fat

Have you ever looked at that chicken in the refrigerator and thought ... “Not another night of the typical chicken. Fried, Baked, Grilled etc. How can I prepare this chicken ...

Recipes are important, but not etched in stone

It’s time again to get out the crock pot for this week’s delicious 41 Clove Crock Pot Garlic Chicken.   Say what? It’s supposed to be 40 clove garlic chick ...