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Finished chocolate apricot bars just out of the oven. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Decadent chocolate apricot bars

I love apricots. I prefer fresh to dried, but I am happy to eat them either way. I purchase the large bag of dried ones… Continue reading

 

Pouring sauce over finished rockfish. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Alaska Rockfish for dinner

The halibut and salmon being sold right now are superb, delicious fish. But there are other options out there that shouldn’t be underestimated in terms… Continue reading

 

Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)

Cooking For Pleasure: A taste of Mexico in the dead of winter — tortilla soup

Many years ago on a family vacation near Zihuatenejo, we loved eating at a tiny restaurant down the beach from where we stayed. There we… Continue reading

 

A stir fry cooked by adding vegetables in steps. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Stir fry your veggies to tantalize your taste buds

Now that the holiday season is over, you may be tired of the heavy meals and sweets you’ve been consuming for the past several weeks… Continue reading

A stir fry cooked by adding vegetables in steps. (Photo by Patricia Schied)
The author getting ready to host a holiday dinner for her family in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Patty Schied)

Cooking For Pleasure: Stuffed with turkey sandwiches? Try stuffing turkey enchiladas

Now that you have eaten all the turkey sandwiches you want, all that meat leftover from the giant carcass that has taken over your refrigerator… Continue reading

The author getting ready to host a holiday dinner for her family in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Patty Schied)
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Cooking For Pleasure: No trauma pie crust (that actually tastes good)

The secret is keeping all of the ingredients very cold.

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Moving with muktuk: Planet Alaska relocates to Juneau

Moving with muktuk: Planet Alaska relocates to Juneau

A new adventure in the new year.

Moving with muktuk: Planet Alaska relocates to Juneau
Pie in the Sky closes, but new venture awaits
Pie in the Sky closes, but new venture awaits
Planet Alaska: 10 things I learned at fishcamp
Planet Alaska: 10 things I learned at fishcamp
Chef Berkeley Scott, of the buoy tender Hickory, prepares two burgers to be judged on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard chefs compete to see who can make the best burger

Culinary Specialist-3 Berkeley Scott crouched down like a golfer reading a green, his eyes just inches away from the sizzling burger. Scott, a cook aboard… Continue reading

Chef Berkeley Scott, of the buoy tender Hickory, prepares two burgers to be judged on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)