Eudora Living

Food: Elegant salad embraces fresh, crisp flavor of raw asparagus
April 3, 2013
The first time I ate raw asparagus was during the ’80s at an Italian restaurant in New York. To my surprise and delight, the dish was wonderfully flavorful and refreshing. With asparagus season upon us, I thought it might be fun to re-create that salad with a few lip-smacking extras.
Food: Simple tartlets make stunning Easter treats
March 27, 2013
Easter dinner isn’t generally the sort of meal we try to rush. The whole point is to savor the meal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the easy, time-saving trick here and there. The trick to this fancy feeling dessert begins with purchased frozen phyllo pastry cups.
Food: An easy pasta recipe to help you love anchovies
March 20, 2013
This recipe will require that you set aside your aversion to anchovies. But if you are up to the task, you will be richly rewarded.
Food: Perk up St. Pat’s Day with perfect Irish coffee
March 13, 2013
Coffee, Irish whiskey and cream. Taken separately they’re a tasty trio. But combine them just the right way and in just the right proportions and they get even better, transforming into a drink that can perk up the grayest day.
Food: Fast, healthy pear crisp a good dessert for any season
March 6, 2013
Sometimes, even on a weeknight, you really crave a little dessert. But making dessert takes time, and you already are spending time cooking up the main event, namely dinner. That’s where this recipe comes to the rescue.
Food: Coffee like a secret weapon for richly flavored roasted pork
February 27, 2013
Coffee provides deep, rich flavors with just a hint of acid. It’s a combination that works wonders for roasted meat.
Food: A chicken curry that is speedy, easy and delicious
February 20, 2013
It didn’t seem too much to ask for. I wanted a coconut chicken curry that is fast, delicious and not loaded with fat. Turned out to be easier than I expected.
Food: Blini and caviar — A healthy take on haute cuisine
February 13, 2013
Watching the Oscars, like the Super Bowl, has become almost an unofficial holiday, an occasion when tens of millions of us get together for an old-fashioned TV viewing party, complete with abundant food and drink. But the two events require rather different menus. An Oscar party calls for slightly more elevated fare, and I can think of no hors d’oeuvres more appropriate than blini topped with caviar.
Food: A dessert fit for Mardi Gras: Bananas Foster and bread pudding together at last
February 6, 2013
Bananas Foster and bread pudding are two of the most popular desserts in New Orleans. So in honor of the over-the-top nature of Mardi Gras, we decided to take a more-is-better approach and combine them into one.
Food: A healthier take on Super Bowl grub: Baked buffalo tenders
January 30, 2013
The key Super Bowl food groups are meat and melted cheese, preferably deep-fried. Buffalo-style chicken wings and chicken nuggets are just the sort of thing deep-fried deliciousness we’re talking about. And my recipe marries the two and, incredibly, does so in a way that simultaneously satisfies the soul and keeps the blood whistling through the old arteries.
Food: Fair trade — A soup swap with friends helps fend off winter’s chill
January 23, 2013
For several years now, I’ve been in the habit of planning a small party in late January or early February. Nothing like the big gatherings that happen over the holidays — just something little to look forward to and help pass the time during this cold, dark part of the year.
Food: A healthier, faster take on risotto
January 16, 2013
It took me a few attempts, but I eventually figured out how to have my whole grains and my thick and creamy risotto. And it was simple.
Tonganoxie resident’s barbecue team appearing Sunday on Pitmasters
January 2, 2013
Truebud BBQ outcooked hundreds of competitive barbecuers last year, but will the local team be able to smoke its competition on national TV? Find out this weekend, when the Kansas City episode of BBQ Pitmasters premieres.
Food: Simple but sensational: Homemade chips, dip for entertaining
January 2, 2013
I was visiting friends when one of the hosts spontaneously began making homemade crackers from corn and flour tortillas. It wasn’t planned, but it was delicious.