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Entries by Laura Kumin from 10/2011

How Sweet It Is -- The ABCs of Sweeteners

| Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

I love foods that are sweet-and-sour, sweet-and-salty, or just plain sweet. From sugar in baked goods to honey in my cranberry sauce and tea, sweeteners are an important part of my pantry.

You Can Microwave a Lot More Than Popcorn -- And Here's How

| Posted 10.06.2011 | DC

Who has a perfect "driving record" when it comes to using a microwave? A few safety rules and cooking tips can put you on the road to easy and incident-free microwaving.

Baked Apples: Easy and In Season Baked Fruit Treat

| Posted 10.12.2011 | Food

If you like apples and have an oven, then baked apples fit the bill. They are an excellent dessert, served with whipped cream, ice cream, or slightly sweetened Greek-style yogurt.

Comfort Food From My Mom's Kitchen: Selma's Chicken Cutlets

| Posted 10.18.2011 | College

My definition of comfort food is that it makes you sigh with contentment at the mere thought of the dish. For my family, my mom's chicken cutlets are the ultimate Friday comfort dinner.