A messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn

In Mexico, vendors sell this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn from carts. To bring this street food to the home kitchen, we broiled the corn on the cob instead of heading out to the grill, first brushing it with oil to keep it from drying out. Mayonnaise makes a good substitute for Mexican crema, especially when it’s dressed up […]

Bringing heat to Father’s Day

Sonara Smart Dodd was raised by her father, a widower with six children. Dodd wanted to honor her father and fathers everywhere by establishing an official equivalent to Mother’s Day. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support. However, her campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm […]

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Buttermilk and salt is key to this crispy oven-fried chicken

Soaking chicken in seasoned buttermilk guarantees that your crispy chicken will come out of the oven moist and juicy on the inside. Salt doesn’t just enhance flavor — when you soak meat in a salty solution (a brine), the salt reshapes protein molecules and helps them hold onto moisture when the meat is cooked. Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which is […]

Cheesecake without fuss? Try the no-bake cheesecake

We love a tall New York-style cheesecake but there’s no denying it’s a bit of a project. It’s also incredibly rich and decadent. Sometimes we want the essence of a cheesecake with less fuss, and we want the tang of a cream cheese-based cake without the weight — something lighter and creamier to finish a meal. Enter no-bake cheesecake: The […]

Grill your Caesar salad to get a smoky char

The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, America’s Test Kitchen used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the grill better than whole heads. Halving them lengthwise and grilling on just one […]

Enjoy the Goodness of Grapes for Healthy Snacks and Meals


Establishing a regular pattern of healthy snacks and meals made from fresh, whole foods is essential to promoting good health. Fresh grapes always make a great snack because they are tasty, healthy and portable. Yet grapes can also be used as an ingredient to make good-for-you dishes that are just as satisfying as they are healthy. According to an IFIC […]

Magical ‘mayo’

When it comes to condiments, I’m on Team Mayo! I know that there are folks who absolutely despise the flavor of mayonnaise, and others who can’t seem to live without it. For some reason, it seems that almost everything about mayonnaise — from its origin story to using it in desserts — sparks a heated debate. One origin story maintains […]


WHITESBURG, ROCK CITY – Former KISS lead guitarist Ace Fraley rocked Whitesburg May 2, after high winds, rain and lightning forced a delay of the concert that caused the promoter to cancel the opening acts. More than 200 ticket holders went home before the rain stopped, but promoter Greg Napier estimated more than 500 waited out the storm to watch […]

Sweet, Refreshing Summer Snacks

There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all- American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit – watermelon – are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration. Watermelon is a patriotic picnic staple for countless reasons, not the least of which is that it’s a beloved treat that many people associate with […]

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