Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Afternoon Archive: Locally-grown tomatoes in season are sublime

Earlier this afternoon Ron Mikulak wrote about getting your tomatoes into the ground. In this missive from the Food & Dining Magazine archive, he offers tips on how to use them once they're ripened,...

Easy Entertaining — Hot Dogs & Board Games

Sometimes entertaining isn't about the most complicated recipes and chic tableware. It’s about getting together with people you like without having to spend hours of preparation. Keeping it easy and fun is as simple as hot dogs...

Bourbon Apple Hot Toddy Cures the Cold?

The extreme cold doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon, and we want to share a recipe we found that may help with the sniffles — or, if nothing else, at least...

Easy Entertaining: Mexican Fiesta

Here’s a party idea perfect for when the weather begins to chill. Take a trip to Mexico without ever leaving your home. Here are a few easy recipes that are delicious, filling and very affordable....

(Photos, Recipes) Chef Stooksbury and Ballotin Offer "Home Party" Delight at MESA

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen, 216 Pearl St in New Albany,  is set up like a beautiful home kitchen, and taking a seat at their counter to watch the featured chef of the evening is...
Country ham and cheese pillows

Cooking with Ron: Un-fussy Country Ham

A whole ham is a challenge, but here are some ways to appreciate Kentucky ham’s rich flavors without investing a lot of time and money. Everyone should go to a real Derby party blow-out at...
Easy Entertaining: Downtown Triple Crown

Easy Entertaining: Downtown Triple Crown

On the first Saturday in May, Derby season is celebrated in Kentucky and throughout the region. As we hope for another Triple Crown winner, people begin the festivities weeks before the Derby, party hard...

Chimichurri and Baked Cheese Grits Recipe

There’s not much good about a bad economy. Many of us are paying now for pleasures we enjoyed months or even years ago, when we had no idea the brakes were on and we...

Cooking with Ron — Lenten Fish Ideas (recipes)

Our Ron Mikulak considers two questions. First, how did Lenten Friday's piscatorial calendrical tradition begin? And second, besides, frying it in oil, what are some other ways to cook fish? I remember from my childhood...
Grilled steak salad with Vietnamese flavors

Here’s the Beef — Eat local (recipe included)

Though you can’t tell it by the Toyotas and the UPS trucks, perhaps, Kentucky is an agriculture state. Though manufacturing, services, mining and other industries contribute their part, Kentucky ranks fifth in the country in the...