Cake in mug almost as good as a hug

There’s a new meaning these days to the expression “have a cuppa.” Many folks are enjoying the flavor and convenience of microwave mug cakes, which have become popular quick-fix items. You can make them fast enough to satisfy your homemade treat craving without heating up an oven. With the stress of holiday baking, it’s nice […]

Vegetables in disguise just white lies

Let’s face it. During the holidays, we tend to overindulge in high-calorie, rich foods, including a lot of sweets. The challenge is to eat healthy, and one way is to include some nutritious vegetables in our diet. But the problem is that many folks, and not just the kids, don’t exactly love them. The solution: […]

Farm Fresh to cook at Warren center

Personnel from Farm Fresh Rhode Island will hold a cooking demonstrating on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Warren Senior Center, 20 Libby Lane. For more information, call (401) 247-1930. 

Music makes cooking upbeat activity

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, humming a tune from Elvis or Johnny Cash perhaps. Dance around the kitchen as you prepare some dishes that remind you of a high school hop or of listening to your favorite radio disc jockey after school. Good food and good music go together. In fact, it’s fun […]

‘Batter up:’ Pancakes are always a hit

Who doesn’t like pancakes in one form or another? Traditionalists savor them heaped high on a plate, topped with a pat of butter and drizzled with real maple syrup. You can add blueberries, raspberries, chopped apples, or sliced strawberries to the mix; or you can top the cakes with the very same fruit instead of […]

Simple recipes keep kitchens cool

Summertime and the living is easy. So went the lyrics of a classic song. And so it goes with summer meal prep. Take the easy road by making one-dish meals. Use your slow cooker to prepare enough for several meals without heating up the kitchen. Or microwave a no-bake-in-oven dessert to enjoy at home or […]

Beat summer heat with zesty recipes

Wilting in the southern New England heat and humidity? The scent of lemon can perk up your spirits and also add a delicious zest to summer dishes. There are many ways to enhance your food and mood with lemon. Drizzle fresh lemon juice over grilled seafood for example. Add a slice of lemon to iced […]

Meals on Wheels sets table for LGBT seniors

The newest venue to the Meals on Wheels Café Nutrition Program is the LGBT Café at Friendship Café, which is held one Friday each month. Friendship Café is located at 500 Broad St. in Providence and reservations are required. The café offers lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their friends age 60 and older […]

Zippy salsa is perfect to bring to parties

Not hosting the summer picnic or barbecue get-together? That doesn’t mean you’re completely off the hook in the food-prep department. Bring along a favorite side dish or dessert to share with party guests. Something you can prep ahead of time is always a good idea during this busy entertaining season. Make it easy on the […]

Short on time? Try cooking up stir-fry

Spring often seems to vie with the Christmas season for being a busy and hectic time. Grandma and grandpa are off to watch the grandkids at soccer or baseball games, often doing shuttle duty to bring them there and back. Not to mention so many end-of-school-year activities such as graduations, plays, band concerts and dance […]