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How to rescue brown sugar that’s turned hard

| | Nov 13 2017 - 9:58pm | Comments

Q: What’s the best way to soften brown sugar that has gone hard?

  1. | Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — It’s a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night’s candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends.

  2. | Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 10:42am

    I am a “Football Mom.” A New York City Football Mom, so Football Moms from, say, Texas or California might smirk at me a little. That’s OK. I recognize the difference.

  3. | Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 10:42am

    With the arrival of the cold-and-cough season, you may be thinking about cooking up a big batch of chicken soup as a cure for what ails us. I love the stuff, too, but I suggest you stock up on some fresh gingerroot instead. Ginger, of course, is one of the many flavors to be found in a stir-fry Asian dish or Indian curry. But used in larger quantities than specified for those recipes, it can become quite spicy. Of all the home remedies out there, I have found tea, prepared with fresh ginger, to be the most effective.

  4. | Posted: Oct 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Home design is constantly evolving as our society changes. In today’s plugged-in world, homeowners are looking for a place to unwind and spend time with family and friends. Many are also looking for a sense of community. And an increasingly aging population is also influencing how homes are designed.

  5. | Posted: Oct 22 2017 - 12:05am

    CONCORD, N.H. — I love carving jack-o’-lanterns, but after coming downstairs one fall morning to find that an overly ripe pumpkin had “bled” all over my dining room table and ruined it, the idea of decorating with fake gourds does have a certain appeal.

  6. | Posted: Oct 20 2017 - 11:18am

    NEW YORK — I recently reached a goal that I’ve been working on for most of my life: I visited all 50 states.

  7. | Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Among the myriad problems the FDA listed after inspecting Nashoba Brook Bakery’s manufacturing facility: Love in the granola.

  8. | Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 7:01pm

    The dilemma that makes fried spud lovers break out in a cold, clammy sweat?

  9. | Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 7:01pm

    School is back, which means that many parents (and grandparents) have a child (or children) in college.

  10. | Posted: Oct 11 2017 - 12:05am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular reindeer that could be seen walking the streets of downtown Anchorage has died at age 15.

  11. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    What’s for dinner? It is the eternal question and, nationwide, the “I’m out of ideas” face can be spotted on folks wandering the grocery store in search of inspiration.

  12. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Hundreds of undead people have gathered at the New Jersey shore to take part in an annual zombie walk.

  13. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    PITTSBURGH — Come on, admit it. You’re so over the pumpkin-spice craze.

  14. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Over the course of three decades, food scientist and professor at Clemson University Paul Dawson has studied how common food habits may increase the spread of bacteria in the human system.

  15. | Posted: Oct 3 2017 - 12:06am

    There are two kinds of pastry lovers. The first orders a pastry and savors it in a moment of bliss, oblivious to the world. The second orders a few pastries and enjoys bites of each, acutely attuned to the flavors and textures, as their gears turn and they “figure it out.”