Meatloaf at Peggy’s Just Heavenly Good Cooking

Peggy Brown will tell you one special ingredient she uses in her meatloaf at Peggy’s Just Heavenly Good Home Cooking: “The sauce we put on meatloaf contains honey. But I’m not going to tell you everything that’s inside.” Their meatloaf, served on Tuesdays and Fridays, is one of Brown’s most popular items. She says they … Read more

What is cooking? Dessert requests prompt Back to the Past column | What is cooking?

Teresa Hutchel What’s cooking? Two days before Christmas, I called my sister Sharon to check on her and ask about any change in her plans to host our Christmas afternoon gathering. I was pleasantly surprised that she and her husband Frank were in the middle of preparing a batch of unbaked cocoa treats that my … Read more

rooted in foods | Grease your bowl | Food and cooking

SIU’s Touch of Nature will present a demonstration of maple syrup production on January 30th A mixture of truth and tale, beef stroganoff has a history as rich as the dish itself. This dish of tender beef cooked in a broth rich in onions, mushrooms, and sour cream is a favorite of many Americans. It’s … Read more

What is cooking? Touch life ‘care packages’ | What is cooking?

Teresa Hutchel What’s cooking? At the American Legion Auxiliary Team meeting on Thursday, a member suggested we expand our annual “Socks for Veterans at the Victory House” project and send out Christmas cards to serve men and women to spice up their holidays. Then the discussion turned to the possibility of sending small gifts to … Read more

rooted in foods | go green | Food and cooking

From slightly bitter cabbage to peppery mustard and turnip, dark leafy greens have long been a staple in Southern cuisine. Several additional varieties complement what we call “greens” including beets, chard, dandelion, kale, nettles, sorrel, and spinach. These are just a few of what has been cooked in home kitchens for generations. Greens have a … Read more

This potato casserole with cheese can be prepared from Kitchen House | Food and cooking

The flavors and colors of Italy sparkle in Bravo Cucina’s crispy Neapolitan shrimp with a delightful complex red tomato sauce, delicately wrapped shrimp, and bright green onions. Photo by Pat Ebi Yield: Serves 8 as a shared appetizer 1 pound deveined, deveined shrimp, size 16-20 lbs, buttered tails and carcasses removed 1/2 cup plus 1 … Read more

“Where Chefs Eat” premiered on the cooking channel to highlight the Philly food scene

A new series on the Cooking Channel takes a unique perspective on the regular restaurant tour. Hosted by Ted Allen from “Choped” and ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Man’ fame, the show Dives head first to the place local chefs love to go to to satiate their appetite. “Where Chefs Eat” premiered Wednesday night, and … Read more

These 31 recipes were the best of the year | Food and cooking

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, about 75 degrees 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cups bread flour (420 grams or 15 ounces less) 1/2 cup curd powder, see note 1 tablespoon instant yeast 2 tablespoons granulated sugar ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter Noticeable: If you can’t find powdered milk, substitute whole milk. Use 7/8 … Read more