Food

Crave special section: What’s on the menu in Lawrence?

It has been a terribly tough year for the restaurant and hospitality industries, so we are glad to do our part to help promote Lawrence Restaurant Week, which is running from Jan. 13 to Jan. 27. Check out details on participating restaurants and special menus at lawrencerestaurantweek.com. ...

Bailey Wilson

Lawrence restaurants: 23rd Street Brewery server happy to see customers return

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 20, 2021, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with the people behind several Lawrence restaurants, can be found here. For Bailey Wilson, one of the most rewarding parts of her job as a server at ...

Crave: 3 workhorse casseroles for your usual dinnertime rotation

Casseroles have been a supper staple for many years because they’re so versatile and simple to prepare. They’re even easier when you make them in a slow cooker, and by serving a side salad or vegetable and a roll or a slice of bread, you have a complete meal in no time. Hungarian ...

Crave: Add health and flavor to your diet with these nut recipes

Nuts are among the world’s primo health foods. Reach for any of the tree nuts—almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. They’ll reduce inflammation; fight cancer and heart disease; improve cognitive function; bolster ...

Crave: A slow morning

Preparing meals in a slow cooker is a great way to save time. Simply place your ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, cover it, and let it cook all day. When you get home that evening, supper is ready—and as an added bonus, using a slow cooker also makes cleanup a breeze. Soups and ...

Crave: Want to celebrate without the booze? Try a ‘mocktail’

At a time when many people are stress-drinking, a New Year’s Eve sangria that’s alcohol-free is a healthy way to celebrate in the new year. Filled with vitamins and fiber, this fresh fruit “mocktail” recipe is a nutritious alternative to what people usually drink before and after ...

Crave: Making cheese at home is easy with these 2 recipes

Making cheese at home can sound like a daunting prospect. But with the right ingredients — and a little bit of patience — you’ll be making cheese like a pro in no time. Cream Cheese Yields 3 cups. Ingredients: 1 gallon milk or cream 1⁄2 cup cultured buttermilk 1⁄2 rennet ...

Crave: A winning game day soup

Soup is a great way to warm up on a cold day. Try these two recipes, each loaded with potatoes, as well as a recipe for homemade bread bowls. Game Day Cheeseburger Soup Sure to satisfy hearty appetites, this meat-and-potato-lovers soup is topped with gooey cheddar cheese. Yields 6 ...

Crave: 6 tips for a healthier holiday

The holiday dessert table is usually piled high with refined white flour, refined white sugar and plenty of highly processed vegetable oils. Our guide to healthier baking will show you how to replace these ingredients with wholesome versions in ways that boost both nutrition and flavor. ...

Spirits: Celebrate the new year with mimosas, bloody Marys

This has been an anxious year. With the end of such a challenging year, I would like to offer a toast with a simple glass of Champagne. Now I would be remiss if I didn’t specify that, in order to be called Champagne, it must come from the Champagne region of France. Outside of that region, ...

Crave: For baking season, a primer on an essential: vanilla

I used to take vanilla for granted. Then, I was making chocolate chip cookies one day and ran out of vanilla extract. So I left it out. It was like leaving salt out of the recipe. The cookies lacked the round, full flavors they usually had. I realized vanilla was the foundation of all my ...

Crave: A pop of orange

What is the common denominator among recipes for Easy Cheesecake, Belgian Cheesecake, Scrapple, and Orange Soda Pop Cake? Hmmmm. Three are desserts, but that leaves out Scrapple, which is a cornmeal/meat mixture that is chilled, sliced and fried, then served for breakfast. Perhaps they’re ...

Crave: 3 classic soups that will keep you warm this winter

Try these classic soup recipes to keep warm this winter season. Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup This quick, classic soup is a simple way to make use of leftover chicken. Yields 6 servings. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1⁄3 cup chopped ...

Crave: The grater good

Americans have a love affair with cheese. On average, we consume more than one-half pound per person per week, enjoying it in or on everything from pizza to sandwiches to fondues. In fact, this culinary obsession has been going on since America’s earliest history. Benjamin Franklin so loved ...

Crave: Pandemic has taken a bite out of the seafood market

PORTLAND, MAINE — The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species. Those are the findings of a group of scientists who sought to quantify the damage of the pandemic on America’s seafood ...

Crave: A wintry brunch menu

This festive brunch menu is as colorful as it is flavorful, and it makes great use of seasonal ingredients. Winter greens, bell peppers, onions, pumpkin, cranberries and more provide sweet and savory flavors, guaranteed to please friends and family. While hosting a brunch can be stressful ...

Holiday Happenings 2020: What to go, see and do this season

      We’ve all had a challenging, uncertain year, but there’s still some room for some holiday cheer. Mass. Street is going to be merry & bright as you pick up gifts curbside by colorful lights. And artists & makers are doing their share, but ...

Crave: A variety of seasonal soups

Homemade soups are the perfect comfort food, satisfying even the hungriest of appetites. They offer the flexibility of cooking with what you have on hand, and there are no rules when it comes to the ingredients. Plus, soups can be made in short order with minimal cleanup, making for the ...