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A new use for an old book? Fold it into a work of art

| | Aug 19 2017 - 7:35pm | Comments

Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book into three-dimensional sculpture?

  1. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 2:24pm

    Add a little curry powder to roasted chicken and vegetables for a quick, tasty dinner.

  2. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 2:23pm

    With two big feast days looming — Easter and Passover — I thought I’d offer up a simple but delicious side dish. I’m talking about the lemony roasted potatoes that are one of the dependable delights on the menu at a Greek restaurant. They’re crispy on the outside, but tangy and creamy on the inside … and surprisingly easy to make.

  3. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 2:23pm

    Quite often, I think a simple Greek salad is perfect as is, no adornments needed. But you may notice that in many eateries, from diners to higher-end restaurants, you often get a choice of added protein, usually chicken, shrimp or steak. And it’s true, that extra protein does make a salad feel more like a fully rounded meal.

  4. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 2:22pm

    The weather we’ve been having this winter has me craving some stick-to-your ribs comfort food. Since I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, comfort food was always something Mexican or southwestern, involving tortillas, rice, beans, cheese and a tasty sauce to drown it all in. Which is a long way of saying: enchiladas are pretty much my dream food. So it became my goal to create a version of enchiladas that mimicked the flavors and comfort of my childhood but didn’t make me feel weighed down and searching for my elastic waist-band sweatpants.

  5. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 2:14pm

    Nothing says indulgence like noshing on some seriously giant Alaskan King Crab legs.

  6. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 2:13pm

    The texture of the Dungeness crab meat is finer than, say, king crab. Taste-wise it’s a tad sweeter. Both taste and texture make it ideal for today’s crab cake recipe, but you can easily substitute blue or king crab.

  7. | Posted: Apr 11 2017 - 7:34am

    Frittatas: Fancier than scrambled eggs, not quite as elegant as an omelet.

  8. | Posted: Apr 11 2017 - 7:34am

    Q: A recipe called for a broiler setting of low. My broiler doesn’t have low and high. What temperature would that be?

  9. | Posted: Apr 5 2017 - 9:27am

    NEW YORK — Most Americans would hate living in a world untouched by Hugh Hefner. That’s a message from “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story,” which premieres Friday on Amazon Prime.

  10. | Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 8:55am

    The secret to this adult-friendly chicken tender recipe is a few hours in a simple low-cal marinade made of sherry and Dijon mustard, which tenderizes the chicken and then serves as the glue for panko bread crumbs. Using panko means lots of texture and crunch without an overly heavy coating. (Another option: Pulse up some fresh bread in a processor to create jagged, fluffy bread crumbs, and you’ll only need a slice or two of bread for a full recipe of tenders.)

  11. | Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 8:55am

    Let our Ginnie Meyer be your first taste of spring.

  12. | Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 8:55am

    Fresh lemon — including the juice and the peel — is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it’s just so versatile. It can be the star of the show (as in this recipe) or a brilliant supporting actor (as in so many of my everyday dishes). It’s indispensable in fish dishes and pairs beautifully with all sorts of vegetables, raw and cooked. I also reach for it regularly to brighten up soups, stews and sautes.

  13. | Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 8:55am

    Q: Products are dated with use-by, best-by and sell-by dates, which is fine if it’s not opened. Is there a rule once products are opened?

  14. | Posted: Apr 2 2017 - 12:05am

    What’s a blanket on a cold airplane worth?

  15. | Posted: Apr 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Garages have a way of going from deep storage to cluttered chaos. Clearing out the flotsam and organizing what remains can be daunting or downright overwhelming.