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People pay the most for groceries in these metro areas

24/7 Wall Street compiled a list of cities where they spend the most on everyday food items like milk and eggs.

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QuikTrip hiring armed 'hybrid employees' to deter crime

The program would not replace the need for off-duty police officers and outside security guards, a spokesman said, but is the...

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Chick-fil-A announces nationwide delivery service

Getting Chick-fil-A just got a lot more convenient.

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Sonic set for leadership change following sale

Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson is retiring, and the Oklahoma City-based drive-in chain will be under the leadership of President...

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Square around to Bundt cake

America's Test Kitchen takes you step by step along the path to perfect Bundt cake.

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SSSSSSSMMOKIN'!

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, has the latest news and notes from the local dining scene, including a huge victory for...

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Where inspiration sprouts

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

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No short cuts here

With Thanksgiving bearing down, America's Test Kitchen bids you get started early to make the dressing from scratch.

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You can't have Thanksgiving without cracking a few nuts

America's Test Kitchen shares a dessert recipe ideal for fall that will make a splendid addition to the Thanksgiving dessert...

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Turkey feast apes for grapes

Chef Sara Moulton gets you ready for Thanksgiving with a dessert off the beaten path, her grape and cranberry crisp.

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FDA approves opioid painkiller 1,000 times stronger than morphine

A new opioid tablet that is 1,000 times more potent than morphine and 10 times stronger than fentanyl was approved by the Food...

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Ben & Jerry's launches Donald Trump-inspired ice cream flavor, Pecan Resist

On Tuesday, Ben & Jerry’s launched a new ice cream flavor, Pecan Resist, to promote activism in the U.S.

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Sumptuous, savory treats make Norman Chocolate Festival a sweet tradition

Chocolate is the secret sauce in a successful fundraising recipe to benefit parent teacher associations representing 20 schools...

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New traditional Mexican restaurant opens in Norman

NORMAN — Erik Torres and Jesus Herrera open the doors to their traditional Mexican-style restaurant, “Los Compadres Cafe,” at...

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In Japan, Mona Lisa mosaic made with sliced bread

FUKUOKA, Japan — Students of a cooking and confectionery school in Fukuoka made a mosaic depicting Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona...

Floral prints bloom for fall

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Florals in the spring are a given. But for fall fashion? Not so much. That's what makes this trend even more appealing this season. These are dark florals, more autumnal, said Cindi Shelby, director of new stylists for Worth New York. “More...

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Iconic loaves

TAMPA, Fla. — It's been said that a time-traveler, even from a generation ago, would find much of our sped-up world shockingly...

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Cooking up convenience

America's Test Kitchen herds traditional Shepherd's Pie into a one-pan wonder.

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Talkin' Brocc-o-li

America's Test Kitchen believes the key to top-flight broccoli is cooking the daylights out of it.

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How a self-taught pastry chef in Alabama became one of the best in the nation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It's just before 2 p.m., the end of a workday that began at 5:30 a.m. for Dolester Miles, a self-taught...

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Flavor first

Elizabeth Karmel shares a recipe for pulled beef and pickles so long on flavor no one will notice how short it is on good looks.

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Oh, so many dining options

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares the latest news from the local dining scene, including a new Italian restaurant...

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Pop star!

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares an easy recipe for decadent popcorn cake just in time for Halloween.

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Pounding forth with no end in sight

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

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Spawning flavors

America's Test Kitchen lures you into tasty salmon in minutes.

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Vive La Toast!

America's Test Kitchen devotes its energies into making sure you serve French Toast good enough to be served in Paris.

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Learn to churn and not to burn

Wednesday Cooking 101: Pizza — Vera Cheek, Francis Tuttle, 6:20 to 9:20 p.m., $49. Thursday Mustard From Scratch — Peter...

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Sumptuous skinny chili

America's Test Kitchen has a trick for making delicious chili with lean beef.

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Beans strictly prohibited

Katie Workman shares her recipe for traditional Texas-style chili.

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Sam's Club debuts cashier-less store in race for the future of shopping

Sam's Club is taking its "Savings Made Simple" mantra one step further — unveiling its first store with no cashiers. Set to...

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Starbucks scares up new 'Witch's Brew Frappuccino' for Halloween

Starbucks has whipped up a new "wicked good" Halloween concoction.

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Inaugural Pobal Celtic & Bluegrass Festival planned in Edmond

The Patriarch is hosting Saturday its inaugural Pobal Celtic & Bluegrass Festival. The event is free and open to the...

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Luck of the Irish: Edmond beer house to host music festival

EDMOND — Brad Mullenix wasn't really planning to put on a music festival, but apparently that sometimes happens when you book...

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McDonald's McRib is back, but for a limited time

Christmas has come early for McRib fans.

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Pigs fly when fueled with cheese

Chef Sara Moulton shares an easy, cheesy recipe for pork steaks.

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Spicy sprouts are happy sprouts

Katie Workman shares a recipe for Brussels sprouts imbued with inspiration from Korean chili sauce.

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Chef tricks save calories

America's Test Kitchen prepares you for the coming holiday calorie storm with a cream soup without cream but plenty of healthy,...

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Local fare

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

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Four-alarm fowl

Nashbird features Nashville-style hot fried chicken and soon will open a second store in Edmond. The Oklahoman's Food Dude,...

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Soup weather finally catches up with calendar

The weather has finally started agreeing with the calendar. The chill in the air makes me happy for two reasons: I get to wear...

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There's barbecue on the bayou

The platter of food in front of me seems out of place. Smoked brisket, pork ribs and pulled pork in New Orleans? The...

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Tater junction

America's Test Kitchen lays out the path to perfectly prepared classic scalloped potatoes

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There's a ruby-colored reason this fruit dessert is so very saucy

Simmering port wine with orange, cinnamon and honey into a luxuriously syrupy sauce is just the thing to tame a medley of crisp...

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Gobble-worthy

America's Test Kitchen walks you through a lean meatloaf using turkey, just in time for those Thanksgiving leftovers

Getting 'Radical'

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Tim Barringer is aware that the concept of “Victorian Radicals” might seem strange and surprising. “You usually use those words in separate sentences: Victorian means like Grandma's closet, cakes — Victoria's Secret. I don't know, it has a...

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Learn to cook!

Cooking classes for Oct. 24

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It takes onions ...

America's Test Kitchen walks you through the process of creating perfect bistro-style savory tarts.

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Mexican-style sandwich tastes as if it took hours to make

Sandwiches can be fabulous vehicles for repurposing leftovers — the roasted vegetables from last night's dinner, plus a little...

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More pumpkin spice, really

America's Test Kitchen has found one more way to infuse the fall with pumpkin flavor in this recipe for pumpkin jelly roll cake.

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Charity flavors their actions

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares the latest news from around the local dining scene, including the inaugural...

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Workshop to focus on freezer meal preparation

The Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service is offering a 'Fall into Freezer Meals' workshop.

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Nine-year-old sells out of Girl Guide cookies in front of cannabis store on first day

A nine-year-old Alberta girl managed to rapidly sell out of Girl Guide cookies by targeting cannabis consumers on the first day...

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Did you know you can make pasta in a coffee pot?

Grab your coffee pot and give this a shot!

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Learn to cook!

Cooking classes for Oct. 17

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Go big or go home!

With holiday baking around the corner, America's Test Kitchen puts a new spin on classic gingerbread, turning it into a big,...

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Crispy, convenient taquitos (Slurpee not included)

I knew and loved taquitos long before I tried one from 7-Eleven, where they rotate, along with the hot dogs (and plenty of...

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Say, "Cheese!"

Katie Workman shows you how to convert nutritious cauliflower into a kid-friendly, family-pleasing dish for dinner.

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5 tips to make you a better baker

More than any other type of cooking, baking dishes out as much heartbreak as joy: Fallen cakes. Soupy pies. Cookies that...

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The family will go ape for these plantains

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, prepares fritters with ripe plantains plus a special peanut butter sauce fit for The King.

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How to cook the best pork chops, through thick and thin

There is a kind of endless feedback loop in cooking that I have found myself stuck in on multiple occasions. If there's an...

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Asking a 'shroom to do a zuke's work

In an ideal world, each person would have a clean kitchen, know what they're going to make for dinner and have the ingredients,...

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Seasonal spooning

America's Test Kitchen shares a soup recipe ideal for the season with pumpkin.

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Wake and bake!

America's Test Kitchen walks you through simple, classic crumb cake.

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Cobble together a tasty chicken, sausage dish

There are at least three explanations for why the Italians named this dish chicken scarpariello, or "shoemaker's chicken." The...

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Convenience goes to pot

America's Test Kitchen shares a recipe developed to make your pasta-cooking a simpler endeavor with this one-pot creation using...

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Baby likes butterscotch sauce

America's Test Kitchen takes classic British pudding and takes it for a spin with luscious butterscotch sauce.

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Why size doesn't matter in the produce aisle

I can't tell you off the top of my head how large a "large" onion is. Or how hefty a "medium" tomato should be. That's why it...

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These honey sesame candies are a chewy, nutty, 30-minute snack

I don't eat a lot of packaged candy these days. If I want a sweet, I'm probably going to take aim at a baked good or ice cream....

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Dude, where's my food?

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares news and notes from Oklahoma City's dining community, including special events...

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Wee dram of bread?

Elizabeth Karmel shares a recipe for authentic Scottish wheaten bread with a special whisky-whipped butter to top it.

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We think these Swedish meatballs are better than Ikea's

Here's a simple comfort food recipe that will put dinner on the table and kitchen skills in your back pocket. Let's start with...

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Yearly earnings up, quarterly earnings down at Sonic

Sonic earnings were down in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year compared to the same period in 2017. The Oklahoma City-based...

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Outraged Parents Say Student Shared Cookies Made with Her Grandmother’s Ashes

CALIFORNIA -- A family in Davis is shocked and upset after their son came home and told them about a bizarre incident at a...

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Hurricane Michael is so bad that Waffle House has closed 30 restaurants

Waffle House is known for staying open during some of the worst natural disasters, but Hurricane Michael managed to shut down...

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So much more than a condiment

Like many Americans, I grew up on ketchup. I smeared it on eggs, puddled it next to potatoes and glazed frozen chicken patties...

Reflections on Stan Lee, who marveled a generation

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In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer and editor Stan Lee was the first to give super-heroes personable flaws, to make their secret identities more relatable to the average reader. It worked phenomenally, and characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, the...

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Say, 'Fromage!'

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make a grown-up out of your favorite childhood meal, the grilled cheese sandwich.

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Salad with Mideast flavors

Katie Workman shares a can't-miss recipe for salad inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine but ideal for Western sensibilities.

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QuikTrip among top convenience stores for food in national survey

QuikTrip ranks among the top convenience stores when it comes to food, according to a recent national survey. The Tulsa-based...

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Bittersweet

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

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Pepitas, FTW!

Chef Sara Moulton shows you how to put those pumpkins seeds to use this fall.

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Soup's on

America's Test Kitchen has the details on perfect seasonal fall soup with this iteration using butternut squash.

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Strategic cooking

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition shares four recipes aimed at using your slow-cooker or multi-cooker and getting the most out of...

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Learn to cook!

Cooking classes for Oct. 10

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Flapjacks free-for-all

America's Test Kitchen goes step-by-step through the paces of making amazing pancakes from scratch.

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Take stock for big flavor

America's Test Kitchen prepares you and your family for the cooler weather ahead with a recipe for beef barley soup.

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A Good Egg to dial up Mexican Radio

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, has his finger on the pulse of Oklahoma City's burgeoning food scene. This week,...

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How much fast food do Americans eat?

More than 1 in 3 Americans eat fast food on a given day, says CDC study. Gulp.

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Is sparkling water like LaCroix actually good for you?

Is carbonated water better, worse or the same as still water?

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It's time to get your chili on

October brings fall, football and crisp weather, which, in my book, invites a large pot of chili to slowly simmer on the stove,...

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10 fruits, veggies you're probably storing wrong

You bring home fresh fruits and vegetables, stash them in the refrigerator, then wonder what the heck happened to make them...

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NOT inspired by Alice B. Toklas

Katie Workman isn't trying to get ready for legalized marijuana, she just wants to teach you how to make brownies efficiently.

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Get hooked on roasting a whole fish

A couple of months ago, my husband brought home a whole Chesapeake rockfish (aka striped bass) that had been on sale at Whole...

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Chicken, chickpeas, checkmate

Chicken and chickpeas are getting to be pretty good teammates, paired in recipes by Martha Stewart, Tori Avey, Bon Appetit and...

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Celery root deserves star treatment this fall

Celery root is like the Shrek of the food world. Its gnarly appearance makes it seem tough and unapproachable, but it is...

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Stuff, sauce pork chops with flurry of fall flavors

Here, big, juicy pork chops are stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors — and it's all cooked in a single pan. They...

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Learn to cook!

Cooking classes for Oct. 3

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Melba's Swap Shop

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

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Flavor by the bowl

America's Test Kitchen shares a recipe for lentils sure to curry favor with your family.

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Chili in a jiffy

Chili doesn't have to be an all-day affair with this simple recipe using your pressure cooker from America's Test Kitchen.

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Top chefs take to their knives

Gogi Go chef Danh Do took home top honors at the annual Oklahoma Restaurant Association Convention and Expo Culinary Cookoff.

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Hone those skillet skills

America's Test Kitchen shows how to make Sunday special with this big, bold recipe for classic pasta puttanesca.

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In the soup

America's Test Kitchen walks you through creating a delightful, family-friendly soup in your slow-cooker.

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Straight outta Italy

Elizabeth Karmel shares a recipe for authentic Gratinato inspired by her sister's tour of Italy.

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Try a noodle alternative

In the summer, I welcome any noodle dish that doesn't require setting a pot of water to boil. I found one in Cameron Stauch's...

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Convenience or conscientiousness?

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares news and notes from Oklahoma City's dining-sphere, including how liquor stores...

John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race

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Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Shrimp off the barbie, into the broiler

America's Test Kitchen takes you step-by-step through the delicate process of roasting shrimp.

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Nashville eats that'll be music to your mouth

Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in Nashville, Tennessee

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A diet-breaking cookie worth the indulgence

I apologize if this messes with any diet resolutions, but here is a recipe that is worth the indulgence. This is no ordinary...

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Go nuts!

America's Test Kitchen takes you on a decadent journey with its rendition of coffee cake.

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Learn to cook!

Cooking classes for Sept. 26

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Spoon readiness required

Katie Workman encourages you to reach in the ground for fall inspiration and follows with a recipe for parsnip and golden beet...

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Booze draws cheers

America's Test Kitchen dives into classic bread pudding, taking them into New Orleans culture for inspiration with bourbon.

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Meet your new sous-chef: The food processor

I have no regrets about taking a kitchen shortcut where I can. Sure, you can find a gadget for almost any task these days — oh,...

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Simplicity run a-fowl

Chef Sara Moulton shares the secret to building a foundation for nourishing yourself: pan-fried cutlets.

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More choices on tap

Local beer brewing vet Patrick Lively nears release of the first label from his new company, Lively Beerworks.

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Profound pastry-making

America's Test Kitchen recommends cooking apples ahead to make a proper deep-dish apple pie.

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New spot goes live Thursday

Empire Slice House will open the doors on its new home in the Plaza District just in time for the district's annual festival,...

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Blue Ribbon recipes!

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

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Belly up to the bars

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make that pumpkin cheesecake a to-go item.