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Carrie Knauer

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Past articles by Carrie:

Carrie’s Kitchen: Looking for a little variety? Try this trio of vegan dishes

I’m OK with cutting back on meat, but I’m not interested in giving up dairy or eggs. Twice a week, I’m cooking vegan dinners. → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: An entire day’s worth of chocolate recipes to celebrate with your Valentine

I think the perfect way to spend a Friday Valentine’s Day would be by celebrating it with chocolate, all day long. Chocolate in the morning, chocolate at meals, and chocolate dessert. → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: Four tasty sweet potato recipes to try this winter

Smaller sweet potatoes are better. They’re easier to cut and they cook faster, and have a better texture once they are cooked. But it can be hard to find small ones. I think I will try to be more selective at the grocery store from now on. → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: Cast off the casserole and try these 3 green bean recipes this Thanksgiving

How do you feel about green bean casserole? I do not see this as a staple. But that doesn’t mean green beans shouldn’t be included at Thanksgiving at all. → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: Tricking your guests into eating vegetables with these recipes could be a treat for them

This year I thought I’d go “creepy” for Halloween. No, there won’t be any gory decorated cakes, or dinners made with beef tongue or calf’s liver. I thought I’d think of something kids are even more afraid of: vegetables! → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: Don’t like pumpkin spice? Try these recipes with real pumpkin

Pumpkin itself does not have a very strong taste, but it has lots of Vitamin A, and a fair amount of potassium and Vitamin C, so you can add it to dishes and get the health benefits without it tasting all vegetably. → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: Looking for something to do with all those tomatoes? Try this recipe trio

When I’m gathering tomatoes by the gallons, I need to have some more ideas for how to use them. → Read More

Carrie’s Kitchen: Trio of grilling recipes to get us through the end of summer

My plan was to use this marinade with chicken breast tenderloins, which I marinated for almost 24 hours, then cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and put it in tacos. They turned out great! → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Red, white and blue food for your Fourth of July party

For a main course, how about these red, white and blueberry burgers? The burgers are just plain old beef burgers, but the color comes in with cherry peppers. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Add homegrown taste to your cooking with chives

Chives are part of the family, and taste like concentrated green onions, or scallions, as they are also called. You can add them to food without even cooking it, but they hold up well in baked goods, too. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Tasty appetizers perfect for New Year's Eve parties

I’m kind of always thinking about appetizers, but when I think about New Year’s Eve parties, I especially think about fun and swanky little bites of food. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Go nuts with this gift of four recipes

This week’s food gifts are all about nuts, which you can dress up as either salty or sweet, and pack more protein than carbs. Most people like to snack, but snacking with nuts feels more responsible. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: An alternative to a full bird on Turkey Day that has legs

As an alternative to cooking a whole turkey, particularly if your family fights over the dark meat, why not consider just roasting turkey legs on their own? → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Savory recipes featuring favorite Halloween treat, chocolate

According to a National Confectioners Association article from last October, 68 percent of Americans surveyed said chocolate is their favorite Halloween treat. This column focusses on savory chocolate recipes. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Tasty ways to use up leftover Halloween candy

This year I thought I’d plan ahead at some fun ways to use up excessive Halloween candy. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Some savory apple recipes in time for fall

Last week I shared apple desserts and, as promised, this week I wanted to talk about some more savory ways to use apples. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Cool off with these homemade ice cream recipes

Ice cream is the only thing I really have wanted to eat lately and, occasionally, that leads to me making homemade ice cream. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Some melon recipes to keep summer going

This week’s highlighted summer fruit: melons. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: A trio of recipes that should be just peachy

Let’s just say that my sliced peaches become quite a mess. Well, with today’s three recipes, that’s not a problem! If peaches are going to be boiled, baked, or brewed, their shape is no longer important. → Read More

Carrie's Kitchen: Recipes to create fireworks in your mouth

This week, I'm writing about fireworks. Or shall I say, fireworks in your mouth from delicious grilled flavors! I wanted some recipes that are easy for the grill and super flavorful. → Read More