Food & Drink

Thanksgiving dinner cost up slightly

You will have to pay slightly more for your traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, primarily because of a modest increase in the price of the t ... »

Cook Club: The benefits of cooking en papillote

This month's Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club technique focus, cooking en papillote, which involves preparing food in individual parchment packets, has m ... »

Everybody Eats: The best leftover meals

A couple of months ago, I decided the time had come to be fiscally responsible and start bringing my lunch to work. This epiphany occurred about th ... »

Cook Club: En papillote is an easy method to create flavorful, low fat dishes

The saying "Good things come in small packages" might as well be the theme for November's Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club. Our technique this month is c ... »

From the Pantry: A chicken recipe that is full of fall flavor

Everywhere you turn these days you are inundated with pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. It's in your latte, your ravioli, your candle and even the ubiqui ... »

Pizza doesn’t have to come from a box

The other day, as I was making dinner, my son wandered into the kitchen, took a look at potatoes bubbling on the stove and said: #x201c;You know wh ... »

Local Foods Banquet celebrates local growers

The local growing season may be coming to a close, but an event planned for next Friday aims to celebrate the bounty of local growers.

The Io ... »

Bar cookies offer sweet treat with little fuss

The sweet treat that is in the shape of a bar is omnipresent, omnificent and omnicompetent for a bunch of reasons.

It's a one-pan operation, ... »

Opening of Blaccghst BBQ in Cedar Rapids fulfills man’s dream

CEDAR RAPIDS - At the Cenex gas station at the corner of Fifth Street NW and E Avenue NW, an unexpected scent fills the air: barbecue.

Tucked ... »

Cook Club: Explore the versatility of butternut squash

Fall is here and to us at Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club it means it is the perfect time to enjoy winter squash. Great for both sweet and savory dishes ... »

An apple a day: New uses for fall staple

If it weren't for Peter Gideon, we might still be munching on crabapples, rather than the Haralson, Honeycrisp or SweeTango that Minnesota is known ... »

Cook Club: Fall flavors mix black beans and butternut squash

Butternut squash - a name that is almost pinch-your-cheeks cute - is one tough vegetable. Like most of its winter squash counterparts it bears a th ... »

Recipe: Fresh tomatoes make tasty sauce

I'm holding tightly onto the last days of summer if only in my menu. Sugar baby watermelons, crisp and sweet cucumbers and oh-so-juicy and plump ga ... »

Cook Club: Hummus has a sweet side, can score at tailgate parties

September's Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club is all about the joys of hummus. We introduced our Hummus Trio Dip last week and this week we want to learn ... »

Combine apples, crepes for yummy dessert

A few years ago, I wrote a column about my childhood obsession with crepes. It stemmed from a crepe cookbook my parents received as a wedding prese ... »