Eudora Living

Food: ‘Turkey Helper’ is secret to flavorful poultry burgers
June 5, 2013
Heartbreakingly, as you decrease the fat content in a burger, its flavor tends to go bye-bye, too. This is a real problem if you want to dig into a delicious burger and still want the blood to continue sailing through your arteries. The solution? Turkey.
More wineries, more elbow room expected for this year’s Winesong at Riverfest
May 30, 2013
Organizers learned two big lessons after turning hundreds away from the inaugural Winesong at Riverfest wine tasting event in De Soto. People — a lot of people, it turns out — are interested in trying Kansas wine. And, in order to better accommodate them, this year’s event would need some major tweaking.
Food: Mac and cheese and pulled pork — together at last!
May 29, 2013
To satisfy my inclination to save the best part of the meal for last, every part of this casserole needed to qualify as potentially the best. It begins with a layer of roasted sweet potatoes, then a tangy-sweet mess of pulled pork and, finally, a three-cheese macaroni and cheese with Parmesan-breadcrumb topping.
Food: When it comes to creating the perfect burger, less is more
May 22, 2013
So what makes a great burger? There are a few simple rules. But if you remember just one of them, it should be that less really is more.
Food: Carbonara cool — Creamy comfort food becomes summer salad
May 15, 2013
Pasta carbonara — richly cheesy, creamy and studded with crisped pancetta — is easily one of the most comforting of pasta dishes. The only trouble is, with the onset of warmer weather we tend to crave salads more than steaming bowls of pasta. So for this recipe, we decided to have it both ways.
Food: Pretty fruit parfait is easy enough for kids to make
May 8, 2013
It doesn’t matter how skilled — or not — your kids are in the kitchen. This easy, fruity mousse parfait is a great Mother’s Day project they can help with.
Food: Garden inspires healthy, mom-approved makeover of egg-in-a-hat
May 8, 2013
Mom always said to eat your vegetables, so this Mother’s Day serve her breakfast in bed inspired by a walk through the garden. We began with the idea of egg-in-a-hat — sometimes called egg-in-a-basket or a Popeye.
Food: Chocolate layer makes French toast special for Mother’s Day
May 1, 2013
The following recipe — perfect for breakfast-in-bed for Mom on Mother’s Day — is a little healthier than the original. We start with whole-wheat bread, replace some of the whole eggs with egg whites, and swap in raspberry sauce for maple syrup.
Food: Carry-out from your own kitchen: Fried rice with spring veggies
April 24, 2013
Starchy, crunchy and flavorful, fried rice is a deeply satisfying dish no matter what you add to it. And you can add just about any vegetable or protein you care to name, fresh or left over.
Food: Grilled Brie makes easy yet showy party fare
April 17, 2013
One of my favorite party tricks is to use cedar wood planks for both cooking and serving. One of my tried and true party appetizers that works with this technique is a grilled glazed Brie with fresh fruit.
Food: A springy take on a winter favorite
Fresh veggies, shrimp lighten up hearty gnocchi
April 10, 2013
The unpredictable nature of spring — balmy one moment, frigid the next — makes us hanker for dishes that reflect the season’s maybe-maybe not feel. And that was the inspiration for this dish.
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.