Eudora Living

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.
Food: Festive meatballs are party-perfect
Though too tangy and sweet for pasta, this recipe is just right as a stand-alone appetizer
December 26, 2012
Sometimes failure can end up tasting pretty good. It certainly was the case with these meatballs.
Food: Find the freshest ingredients for frothy homemade eggnog
December 19, 2012
The best eggnog of the season is the frothy, cloud-like and homemade.
Food: Miracle of oil inspires Hanukkah treats
December 12, 2012
Decadent treats are common fare for many holiday celebrations. In Jewish culture there’s a religious reason behind this — at least during Hanukkah.
Food: Sugar and spice — 12 days of holiday cookies get pizazz from pantry ingredients
December 5, 2012
If there are 12 days of Christmas, wouldn’t that merit 12 days of cookies? This lineup of a dozen varieties has sugar, spice and everything nice. Each recipe is inspired by a common spice cabinet resident.
Food: Bison, the other red meat, gains popularity
November 28, 2012
Nothing says “Yum!” like a bit of nomenclatural confusion… Especially with a side of near extinction. But that’s what you get once you venture down the culinary path with bison, an alternative red meat that is showing up at more and more grocers nationwide.