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Showcasing their craft

Despite a national and statewide trend toward sessionable beers, sweet and experimental flavors seemed to be the favorites of...

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Video: Eyewitness report of shooting at Louie's

Ron "Spinozi" Benton talks about the Thursday night shootings at Louie’s Bar & Grill at Lake Hefner.

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Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids

Enough Seattle residents are now taking oxycodone for the chemicals they excrete to register in shellfish out in Puget Sound.

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Local dining-scape becomes game of musical chairs

Sara Sara Cupcakes moves out of Automobile Alley, Katiebug's moves in; Empire building new home down the street in The Plaza

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Let the bun shine

Homemade buns change the cookout game. When I make the effort to serve grass-fed beef, artisanal sausages or even a noble...

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Cooking classes

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Even a cauliflower steak needs a good sauce

The last time I made cauliflower "steaks," I was playing with the chicken-fried idea and I served them with a miso-mushroom...

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America's Test Kitchen walks you through how it arrived at a perfect combination of crispy, succulent chicken and perfectly roasted vegetables all on the...

America's Test Kitchen walks you through how it arrived at a perfect combination of crispy, succulent chicken and perfectly...

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Oklahoma City's dining-scape is being reshaped, and The Food Dude has the story.

The Oklahoman's Food Editor, Dave Cathey, writes the Food Dude column and keeps up with the latest in dining news including a...

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Reuben Pizza is quick & inexpensive for a graduation party

This fusion of restaurant favorites pizza and the Reuben sandwich makes for a decadent celebratory meal, says chef Sara Moulton.

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Elizabeth Karmel walks you through how to prepare perfect barbecue ribs just in time for Memorial Day.

Elizabeth Karmel walks you through how to prepare perfect barbecue ribs just in time for Memorial Day.

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Mixed-berry galette makes dessert easy as pie

While I appreciate the finer details of making pastry, I leave those to the experts. When I cook at home, I want dessert to...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop with readers.

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Broccolini can be a drag, but that's a good thing

Katie Workman show how a simple Italian technique makes for a delicious vegetable dish the whole family will love.

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America's Test Kitchen shares a fast, simple technique for making your own pad thai in a single pan.

America's Test Kitchen shares a fast, simple technique for making your own pad thai in a single pan.

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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Pink Starbursts and brownie edges

About a year ago, my younger sister texted me a photo included in a clickbait listicle about "genius" food inventions: a plate...

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Eunice Police: Woman claims to find razor blade in fast food, later arrested

The Eunice Police Department says they have arrested a woman after she claimed she received a mouth injury from a razor blade...

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Kansas City offered nice break for celebration

Family comes together to celebrate their mother's 80th birthday in Kansas City.

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Ice cream shop latest addition to completing Midtown puzzle

Just three years after the closing of Midtown's Swanson's Tire, the maze of buildings at the corner of NW 9 and Hudson is...

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The entrepreneur behind a lunch subscription service that's just $6 a meal

MealPal is a start-up that checks all the boxes for diners on a budget.

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame announces 2018 class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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It's safe to eat romaine lettuce, CDC says

It’s finally safe to eat romaine lettuce again.

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Carrie Underwood, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond, Charlie Christian and more included in 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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DIY ramen-ish soup

I won't say this soup is authentic, but it did take inspiration from a Korean ramen-style bowl, while I improvised with...

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Bust out your one-pot cooker to create expert bread pudding.

Bust out your one-pot cooker to create expert bread pudding.

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Where the real magic happens in Orlando

Ground transportation at Orlando International Airport is designed to persuade visitors to proceed directly to the...

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For a trip to the Mediterranean, go fishing

Katie Workman takes you on a fishing expedition for simple soup inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean.

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Go wild for salmon with wasabi rice crackers

Chef Sara Moulton gives readers a reason to go wild about salmon with a recipe using wasabi rice crackers.

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Make a killer margarita with some tequila-based liqueur

Elizabeth Karmel takes a trip to Mexico, where she learns there's more to tequila than shot glasses.

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop with readers.

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Creamsicles in cookie form are delightfully nostalgic

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, especially in food. It makes me want to eat what I ate growing up, and it even makes me want to...

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Cooking classes

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Day One restaurant group, which includes Nonesuch, Buttermilk, Waffle Champion and Maples Barbecue, sent staff to the WestTown day shelter in April to serve...

Day One restaurant group, which includes Nonesuch, Buttermilk, Waffle Champion and Maples Barbecue, sent staff to the WestTown...

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Asparagus made simple with flavor the whole family will enjoy, courtesy of food blogger Melissa D'Arabian.

Asparagus made simple with flavor the whole family will enjoy, courtesy of food blogger Melissa D'Arabian.

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Ceviche isn't the only seafood in this week's dining notes.

Rococo is throwing a clambake, the poke wave hits Oklahoma City, another local chef will appear on Guy's Grocery Games, and...

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Sons of immigrants prop up a symbol of ‘Frenchness’: The Baguette

This year’s prize for the best bread in Paris went to the son of Tunisian immigrants, the latest example of unexpected citizens...

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Food handler’s certification class scheduled for Thursday

A food handler’s certification course is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave. NE,...

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Fresno jury says Chipotle owes former manager $7.97 million for wrongful termination

For years, Jeanette Ortiz was a loyal, hardworking general manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill on Shaw Avenue across from the...

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Anheuser-Busch prepares for October changes in Oklahoma alcohol laws

With Oklahoma regulations loosening regarding alcohol content for beer as a result of the passage of State Question 792,...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop with readers.

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Tucson offers taste of past, modern fare

The restaurant scene has expanded in step, but vestiges of the Old West remain, along with traces of Tucson's history as a...

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Food briefs

Food briefs

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Melissa D'Arabian shares a simple, fast recipe sure to hook your family for the halibut.

Melissa D'Arabian shares a simple, fast recipe sure to hook your family for the halibut.

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

Health6 days ago

The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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Dave Cathey, author of The Oklahoman's Food Dude column, visits chef Beth Lyon's Black Cat, a new mobile kitchen serving "mindful nourishment," and announces...

Dave Cathey, author of The Oklahoman's Food Dude column, visits chef Beth Lyon's Black Cat, a new mobile kitchen serving...

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Holey Rollers offers gourmet doughnuts on the road and in one place.

Holey Rollers started as a food truck but now boasts a coffee shop in the historic Paseo Plunge. Owner Andrea Koester still...

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Are you out of Thin Mints? A chickpea version goes on sale in June

The product officially debuts in June at Whole Foods, which will exclusively sell the snacks for three months before they roll...

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Chef Sara Moulton puts an Italian twist on a seasonal German classic with Spatzle Primavera.

Chef Sara Moulton puts an Italian twist on a seasonal German classic with Spatzle Primavera.

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Will Lester reviews renowned author Rick Bragg's latest work, a cookbook with recipes from the Deep South.

Will Lester reviews renowned author Rick Bragg's latest work, a cookbook with recipes from the Deep South.

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This versatile red salsa will upgrade your entire cooking repertoire

Building a repertoire of go-to dishes is an important part of getting comfortable in the kitchen. Just as important, though, is...

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When it comes to chicken breasts, Katie Workman advises you get them to the Greek

When it comes to chicken breasts, Katie Workman advises you get them to the Greek. She's got a simple recipe she promises will...

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Cooking classes

Cooking classes

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Can this portable grill do charcoal grill flavor?

The Grillertte Pro is a small grill with a big claim.

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Just do it — in a skillet

My favorite cooking vessel is my cast-iron skillet. I call it one-stop shopping in the kitchenware department. Not only is a...

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Will we eat less now that calorie labels are federal law?

Starting Monday, all restaurant chains with 20 or more locations must post calorie counts on menus. Research suggests this...

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Chuck Wagon Festival celebrates the original food truck

Preparations are underway for the 28th annual Chuck Wagon Festival, set for May 26-27 at the National Cowboy & Western...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 5, 2018: Check out the food and fun at the Prague Kolache Festival

PRAGUE – Check out the 59th annual Prague Kolache Festival today as the community welcomes visitors to experience its Czech...

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International grocery store coming to south Oklahoma City

World Fresh Int’l Market, an international grocery concept, is set to open this year in a former Homeland at 10700 S...

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How brunch became the day-wrecking meal that America loves to hate

WASHINGTON — "How," a woman next to me muttered, "can you have mimosas and no orange juice?" We were at the bottomless mimosa...

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Still comfort food, but this Southern pea salad has kick

Your definition of comfort food depends, of course, on what you find comforting, and for most of us it's something nostalgic....

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Cooking classes

Cooking classes

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Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Orleans

Everybody in New Orleans has an opinion about where you should eat. Ask a dozen locals, and you are likely to get a dozen...

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Dave Cathey visits Edmond's new eatery Bistro 22 and shares the latest in local dining news.

Dave Cathey visits Edmond's new eatery Bistro 22 and shares the latest in local dining news.

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Melissa D'Arabian shares a quick, delicious chicken recipe for life on the go

Melissa D'Arabian shares a quick, delicious chicken recipe for life on the go.

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Salted butter is back — even though for some cooks, it never went away

It was a night I will never forget. After a round of pretzels, spaetzle and schnitzel, my friend Amanda Hesser, CEO of the...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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A summery corn salad makes this seared salmon shine

Experienced cooks know that skin-on salmon fillets come with a bonus: added texture, by way of pan-crisped skin. In this...

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Fattoush isn't the sound you make when you sneeze, but a blessing to those who eat that comes from the Middle East.

Fattoush isn't the sound you make when you sneeze, but a blessing to those who eat that comes from the Middle East.

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Serve green pozole with chicken for Cinco de Mayo

Chef Sara Moulton shares a timely recipe for green pozole, a traditional Mexican dish ideal for Cinco de Mayo.

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Tastefood: When greedy is a good thing

It's easy to be greedy at this time of year when fresh spring produce clutters the farmers market tables. I can't resist buying...

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Breaded chicken cutlets that can go in (or on) just about anything

It's hard to beat the versatility of a breaded chicken cutlet — on a salad, in a sandwich, over a bed of mashed potatoes. You...

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Cooking classes

Cooking classes

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Chef Sara Moulton celebrates seasonal strawberries with a classic dessert recipe.

Chef Sara Moulton celebrates seasonal strawberries with a classic dessert recipe.

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Katie Workman shares a family-friendly recipe for chicken roll-ups that won't cost you much time or money.

Katie Workman shares a family-friendly recipe for chicken roll-ups that won't cost you much time or money.

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you'll learn how to fry

Potatoes and onion and eggs — there's a trio that promises good eating and many possibilities. The classic tortilla Espanola is...

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Viva la Revolucion!

Revolucion expands its menu and offerings to bolster its home in the growth-potential heavy west side of Oklahoma City's...

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Skip the jar and make fresh salsa that's right for you

Standing in the salsa aisle at the grocery store can make your head hurt. Classic tomato? Or go rogue with corn or peach? Big...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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Burger wars at Rococo make for exciting new menu items while lasagna war looms in Norman ...

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares the latest news from Oklahoma City's dining scene, including a new burger...

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How to prep and enjoy a mango, the sunniest fruit in the grocery store

I adore mango in so many forms. Puree as the base of an Indian dal (lentil dish). Chutney to go on a grilled cheese sandwich....

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Melissa D'Arabian makes a case for American tables to embrace radishes and shares a recipe to bolster her position.

Melissa D'Arabian makes a case for American tables to embrace radishes and shares a recipe to bolster her position.

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 24, 2018: Check out the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City

Known as Oklahoma City’s “rite of spring,” the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

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Video: James Marsden recalls Oklahoma upbringing, mines Stillwater community calendar for laughs on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Actor and Oklahoma native James Marsden ostensibly appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Friday night to talk about...

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Tumbleweed Calf Fry to bring Randy Rogers, Aaron Watson, Whiskey Myers and more to Stillwater

STILLWATER – Randy Rogers Band, Aaron Watson and Whiskey Myers are headlining the 27th Annual Tumbleweed Calf Fry Festival May...

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Interviews and photos: 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts bringing arts, music, food and more to downtown Oklahoma City

Known as Oklahoma City’s “rite of spring,” the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

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Celtic knot: Yukon's Iron Thistle festival celebrates Scottish and related cultures

YUKON — From caber toss and bagpipes to Scotch eggs and Highland cattle, the sights and sounds, tastes and smells of Scotland...

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Do not eat any kind of romaine lettuce, CDC warns

The latest E. coli warning comes after Alaska inmates became sick after eating lettuce from whole heads of romaine.

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Stepping outside the comfort zone of standalone type restaurants for breakfast fare

Contributing columnist Katie Ward thinks she could eat breakfast for dinner almost every night.

Life

Cookie Monster's crumbs of wisdom

Like another classic figure in history whose name begins with C: He came, he saw, he conquered. Cookie Monster, at The...

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Cooking classes

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Old Germany calls it a career and Oktoberfest might never be the same

Old Germany Restaurant, which opened in Choctaw in 1976 and served as the original location for the Choctaw Oktoberfest,...

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Uptown beginning to tower over other destinations thanks to hot pastrami and more from Scottie's Deli

Eric Fossett's Scottie's Deli opened last fall, offering deli favorites inspired by many cultures and his family's past. The...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

Life

Ramp up your pasta salad game for picnic season

Katie Workman shares her deal-closing pasta salad, which includes asparagus and sugar snap peas.

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The only mashed potatoes recipe you'll ever need

Mashed potatoes are the quintessential, goes-with-anything side. They're always a crowd-pleaser, too. People have gone to all...

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The classic Caesar salad goes on holiday in Brussels with this recipe sprouted from the mind of Elizabeth Karmel.

The classic Caesar salad goes on holiday in Brussels with this recipe sprouted from the mind of Elizabeth Karmel.

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Chef Sara Moulton has a recipe for baked chicken thighs she says are ideal to be served with lemon pickles.

Chef Sara Moulton has a recipe for baked chicken thighs she says are ideal to be served with lemon pickles.

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Melissa D'Arabian shares an eggplant recipe that eliminates the hassle and delivers the flavor.

Melissa D'Arabian shares an eggplant recipe that eliminates the hassle and delivers the flavor.

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Save your cash, and skip the fast-casual assembly line by building your own lunch bowl

Tell me if you've heard this one before. Friday: "I'm going out to lunch again. Why don't I make my own grain bowl?" Saturday:...

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Crisped rice treats without the cloying marshmallow? Sweet

Whether you are someone who finds classic crispy rice treats irresistible (my daughter), or someone who would much rather a...

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Nine ways you're ruining your pasta

In 2017, Italy landed the No. 1 spot on the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Eating all that pasta pays off. If there's a chef in...

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Q&A with Evan Way: Permitting for new liquor laws can take some time

Q&A with Evan Way: Permitting for new liquor laws can take some time

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Going green with garlic: A farmers market chicken dinner

In this recipe, green garlic teams up with its older version, packing a double whammy of flavor in the chicken's pan juices...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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There's a lively culinary scene brewing in Bend, Oregon

Locals have dubbed Bend "Beer Town USA" and "Beervana." There are more than 20 craft breweries in this central Oregon high...

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These five-ingredient, 10-minute peanut bars will be your new afternoon pick-me-up

If making candy sounds like an intimidating project, allow me to introduce you to my new friends: no-bake peanut bars. They'll...

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4 tips that guarantee a better plate of pasta every time

Dried pasta can be the ultimate convenience food. It's shelf-stable. You can make a little or a lot, throw together a quick...

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Chef Sara Moulton shares a recipe for tender, succulent, spicy ribs with a tropical flare.

Chef Sara Moulton shares a recipe for tender, succulent, spicy ribs with a tropical flare.

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Melissa D'Arabian says it's in your best interest to learn how to make breakfast sausage, and she's got the can't-miss recipe to prove it.

Melissa D'Arabian says it's in your best interest to learn how to make breakfast sausage, and she's got the can't-miss recipe...

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This grain salad just might up the ante on tabbouleh

This vegetable-and-herb-packed whole-grain salad — whether it's warm or chilled — has a flexibility that comes in handy with...

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Take good care of your kitchen knives, and they will take good care of you

It's hard to make good food without a good knife. We strongly encourage you to buy a good knife, but if you don't take care of...

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A quick, Tandoori-style meal that doesn't skimp on the shrimp

Enough with the shrimp dishes that aren't so generous with the star ingredient! Here, a combination of spices that beats any...

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Chae Modern Korean to close at the end of April

Despite its popularity with diners, Chae Modern Korean will close at the end of April. The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey,...

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Make your mornings easier with a five-minute, mess-free bowl of fresh oatmeal

Usually, I am all about cooking shortcuts. But for the longest time, for whatever reason, I insisted on making my oatmeal on...

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His name is Jonas, and he's making your meal (out of prime beef)

Chef Jonas Favela has worked his way through most of the top kitchens in Oklahoma City, and now he's found a new home at MMR...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly information exchange with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly information exchange with readers.

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Brisket is even better as leftovers

Katie Workman offers a soup recipe so good your family will be begging for leftover night.

Business

Edmond Farmers Market opens Saturday in downtown Edmond

The Edmond Farmers Market will open Saturday at the Festival Market Place, 24 W First St., in downtown Edmond.