Recipes

Recipes

When life gives you lemons, bake a cake

Lush, lovely, fragrant yellow lemons can be used for many things, as ingredients in both sweet and savory dishes and dressings, in beverages, or for a snappy puckish garnish. The juice, the pulp and also the zest can be utilized in any number of ways. Is there anything this little vitamin C-packed orb can’t do? And don’t forget, when you are finished with the fruit, drop the remnants down the garbage disposal and run it to freshen up the kitchen.

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It’s spring – go for the green veggies

It’s the verdant season. As the trees leaf out, the produce sections and the farmers markets fill up with delicious, young, fresh green vegetables: asparagus, artichokes, leeks, green beans, green garlic, shelling peas and baby spinach, to name just a few.

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Easter lamb and ham, scaled to suit

The Easter table’s main attractions – lamb by the leg, ham bigger than a diver’s helmet – are built to feed a crowd. But options for a modest holiday gathering can be rustled up more easily these days, thanks to the availability of tidy lamb roasts in netting and an up-and-coming fresh ham alternative.

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How to make meatloaf right – it’s about fat and starch

Can you believe it’s been four decades since “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? I spent the better part of my Time Warp-ed college years dancing “just a jump to the left.” My real favorite song, though, was “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul.” That’s the one that unleashed upon the living that remarkable singer Meat Loaf.

Videos

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Mary Pitman, of Pitman Family Farms and Mary's Turkeys, shares her top tips of how to cook a turkey at Whole Foods on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Fresno.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey 3:26

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel 1:29

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning 1:52

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much 1:00

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much