Easy Summer Thirst Quencher

A simple fruit-infused water can give your summer event an instant upgrade in no time at all. Add extra dimension and of your favorite herbs like basil and mint. Watermelon-Infused Water 2 cups watermelon balls or cubes1 cup other fruit, such as berriesherbs, such as basil or mint Place watermelon, fruit and herbs in pitcher and cover with water. For […]

Mother’s Day the easy way

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest service days for restaurants. While I hate crowds and love to cook, I’m strictly forbidden to enter the kitchen on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, the extent of my sweet husband’s culinary skills begins and ends with a breakfast of easy-over eggs, bacon, pan sausage, toast and a great pot of coffee. So as a […]

A meal to surprise Mom

Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day with a homemade breakfast surprise. This recipe is a twist on a delicious puff pancake, also called a Dutch baby, which typically is baked in a large cast-iron skillet. Just as dramatic and easy to prepare, this version bakes 12 perfectly portioned mini puff pancakes using a nonstick muffin tin. Serve them piping hot, right […]

Ace Frehley, founding KISS guitarist, drawing fans here from 15 states and 2 foreign countries

There will be more than 600 people at the Ace Frehley concert in Whitesburg on Thursday night, but don’t expect to see all of your neighbors — most of the people who had bought tickets by Tuesday were from 15 other states and two other countries. Concert promoter Greg Napier said tickets have gone to states from Georgia to California, […]

Shrimp dishes you should try

Shrimp aren’t just for Jimmy Buffett songs and island fantasies. Most of us grew up without access to shrimp, so we might be a bit wary of cooking it. Here are some ideas. SPICY SHRIMP DIP from spicysouthernkitchen.com 1-1/4 pounds fresh medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (If desired leave the tails on 3 shrimp to put on top of the […]

A rich almond cake makes sophisticated and sweet dessert

Simple, rich almond cake makes a sophisticated and delicately sweet dessert, but traditional European versions tend to be heavy and dense. For a slightly cakier version with plenty of nutty flavor, we swapped out the usual almond paste for toasted blanched sliced almonds (we disliked the slight bitterness imparted by skinon almonds) and added a bit of almond extract for […]

‘Hot Brown Sliders’ are Derby Day-worthy

I was “Netflix and chilling” one evening when I discovered an exciting new docuseries called “7 Days Out.” It provides an intimate look at the excitement and drama of the seven days leading up to significant historical and cultural events, including the Westminster Dog Show, Chanel’s Haute Couture fashion show and the “League of Legends” esports gaming championship (www.netflix.com/ title/80207124). […]

Yawpers rock hard and soft on ‘Human Question’

Audio Review

The Yawpers, “Human Question” (Bloodshot Records) Denver trio The Yawpers are intense and dynamic on “Human Question,” a rambunctious album tracing some of the many paths that rock ‘n’ roll takes through its deep foundations in the blues. The band’s fourth album encompasses from approximations to white noise and Zeppelin-esque grooves to folky sentiments and indie jangle in R.E.M./Replacements mode. […]

Chimichurri sauce complements grilled steak

The Home Place

A fresh, herb-packed chimichurri sauce complementing rich, smoky grilled steaks is an Argentine favorite. We at America’s Test Kitchen think it’s a perfect meal for summer evenings outside with friends and family. To translate the Argentine grilling method to our smaller American steaks, we rubbed the boneless strip steaks with salt and used the freezer as a dehydrator to evaporate […]

To make these tacos, which way will you prepare the bacon?

When making these delicious breakfast tacos, there are two ways to cook bacon. One is the oven, the best way to cook bacon for a crowd. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 F. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange strips of bacon (as much as 1 pound) on foil (slices can overlap slightly). […]

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