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Fleur de Lolly column: Tips for getting rid of turkey leftovers

It's that season! Yes, it's the holiday season, but it's also the "how do I get rid of the turkey leftovers" season. The...

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Food Bank finding middle-age crazy thanks to COVID-19

When 2020 began, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma had a big birthday to celebrate, but all it got was this lousy pandemic....

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Food Dude: Thanksgiving doesn't need a crowd to be memorable

We're a week and a day from a Thanksgiving begging for restraint. Weep not for one year of restraint, dear reader. Weep instead...

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Ice delays Ted's opening; adds insult to injured local restaurant

Icy weather not only delayed the opening of a new gourmet taco bar in Uptown, it also added an unwelcome layer of hardship on...

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Green beans and cranberries get a makeover

In Monday's edition of The Oklahoman, we had a story about the arrival of Local Farm OK and its front-porch delivery of local...

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Pecan and Pumpkin offer sweet rewards for those who save room for dessert

Whether it's Thanksgiving for one or six, Thanksgiving pie is a must. Here two classic recipes no Thanksgiving aficionado would...

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Jimmy B's brings Grade-A dining to Automobile Alley on Monday

The wait ends Monday for Jimmy B’s Culinary and Hand-Krafted, 1224 N Broadway Ave., to open in Automobile Alley. The newest...

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Chili weather DEAR MELBA: My thoughts always turn to chili when the weather starts to get chilly. Try these. They're good....

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Ideas for a happy, downsized Thanksgiving

While last year you may have been strategizing where you'll put the "kiddie" table, borrowing chairs from the neighbors and how...

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Your guide to holiday deals in OKC

Your guide to holiday deals in OKC

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Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond releases new essay book 'Frontier Follies,' plans virtual event tonight

She even gives readers a glimpse into her Oklahoma quarantine life in the new book.

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Stitt announces limits on bars, restaurants due to COVID outbreak

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants as the number of COVID-19 cases and...

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As COVID cases surge, Stitt cracks down on bars, restaurants

The new mandates will take effect this week.

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Coffee enterprise brews community for veterans

I have written about buying local many times over the years. Although that should be everyone’s mantra year-round, people seem...

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Regional Food Bank’s Holiday Match kicks off

All donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $700,000 from Nov. 15 to Jan. 15.

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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'They think workers are like dogs.' How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits

USA TODAY and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting spent five months piecing together the pivotal moments in the...

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"Creen que los trabajadores somos perros." Cómo ejecutivos de una planta de carne ignoraron la seguridad por codicia

USA TODAY y el Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting pasaron cinco meses reconstruyendo los momentos cruciales del brote...

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Melba's Swap Shop

FROSTING 101 DEAR MELBA: I don't know if this is the frosting recipe Georgia Pattison wanted, but it is a good one. I got it...

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Is Thanksgiving 2020 the year for gobbling outside the box?

Celebrating with family might mean something a little different this year, but we can still create holiday warmth with familiar...

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Kristin Chenoweth talks Food Network's 'Candy Land,' Netflix's 'Holidate' and 'Tiger King' fandom

Although she recorded the "Tiger King" parody "Little Pieces,” her voiceover role in “The Witches” and her new duet with...

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Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth keeps performing through pandemic

Kristin Chenoweth never envisioned herself starring in a Food Network show. Of course, before the bizarre plot twists of 2020,...

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Ways to enjoy the winter squashes of autumn

Members of the Cucurbitaceae family serve as lovely seasonal table decorations. But the gourds — which include everything from...

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Chase the chill with Curried Beef Stew

I don't know about you, but I'm loving this cooler fall weather. There's something just so cozy about having to pull on a...

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A crumb cake that's worth digging int

I'm a sweets-for-breakfast guy. When I need grab-and-go food, these blueberry muffins are what I make. When I have time to wake...

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson celebrates the variety of Black food

NEW YORK — If anyone asks chef Marcus Samuelsson what African food taste like, he has a ready answer: Have you ever had...

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IS IT TOO EARLY TO BE PLANNING FOR THANKSGIVING? DEAR MELBA: Have you thought about having some cheese balls in the...

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Midwest City's Brielle's Bistro finds new home; Crescent City Lounge planned for vacant space

Chef Dwayne Johnson and his wife Kaylee Owen, owners of Brielle's Bistro and Magnolia Bistro, aren't letting the pandemic stop...

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With Thanksgiving looming, Legend's in Norman elects to reopen

NORMAN — While the country frets over whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump will win the election on Tuesday, Joe and Rebecca...

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Still good eating or time to toss it? How to know if your food is safe after the storms and power outages

As the power comes back on for thousands of Oklahomans affected by this week's ice storms, the dreaded time has come to open up...

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Edmond Historical Society and Museum opens 'What’s Cooking, Edmond?' exhibit

EDMOND — The exhibit "What’s Cooking, Edmond?" is available for viewing through August 2021 at the Edmond Historical Society...

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Lessons drawn from loss golden in hard times for local restaurants

The weight of the ongoing pandemic crisis is borne from the unthinkable daily drumbeat of human life lost to the virus the past...

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Guy Fieri lookalikes welcome!

Guyutes will host a party tonight to celebrate its first appearance on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins & Dives."

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Street dining finds footing in Edmond with city's help

A program that struggled to find its footing in Oklahoma City has fit Edmond like a pair of comfortable socks. The Streatery...

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9 Halloween celebrations for families that don't involve trick-or-treating during a pandemic

Local municipalities like Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman aren't trying to prohibit trick-or-treating on Oct. 31, but they are...

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It's your last chance this season to get out to the outdoor Arcadia Farmers Market

ARCADIA — The final outdoor market of the season is set for Saturday at the Arcadia Farmers Market. Meanwhile, the Arcadia...

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Make your salmon skip the cedar plank for pistachio pesto

Cedar plank salmon is an indigenous food tradition that dates back likely thousands of years to groups of people who lived on...

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Melba's Swap Shop: Banana bread and cupcakes

BEST BANANA BREAD REALLY IS DEAR READERS: My friend, Dees Hodges, gave me the following recipe for Best Banana Bread. The title...

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Grilled cheese and tomato soup are classic comfort for a reason

I somehow grew up with minimal exposure to what I now realize was a cherished part of childhood for basically everybody else: a...

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Sushi and more promised at ambitious new concept

Hal Smith Restaurants will open Jimmy B's Culinary + Krafted in mid-November, serving sushi, craft cocktails and a menu...

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Oklahoma pumpkin carver Daniel Miller talks about winning Food Network's 'Halloween Wars'

Every autumn, "Halloween Wars" pits six teams featuring three culinary artists in a series of beat-the-clock theme challenges,...

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Oklahoma 'Halloween Wars' champion Daniel Miller shares pumpkin carving tips

As Halloween celebrations become more elaborate, many people are looking to level up from the traditional jack-o-lantern and...

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Norman offers temporary outdoor expansion permits for bars, restaurants

NORMAN — Bar and restaurant owners can now apply for a temporary outdoor expansion permit that would allow them to operate in...

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OMELETS ARE GOOD, TOO DEAR MELBA: Some readers might like to have a recipe for an omelet. I've had this one for years. I...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Oklahoma pumpkin carver and his team win Food Network's 'Halloween Wars' Season 10

For the spine-tingling final challenge, the team that could best capture all the terror and fun of the ultimate horror movie...

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Food hall works its way back from pandemic

Parlor OKC had just welcomed MOB Grill into the fold when the coronavirus shut down businesses across Oklahoma in March. Now...

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Melba's Swap Shop: Not-rolled cabbage roll

NIECES ARE GOOD COOKS, TOO DEAR AUNT MELBA: This is the recipe my family likes that you and I were talking about. It is really...

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Soup's On: Tips by the bowl

There might be nothing better than a warm bowl of soup when the weather turns chilly. While making soup can be as easy as...

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Autumn flavors fall in October

Fall is upon us and with its promise of cooler weather comes the promise of cozy comfort food made as we prepare for the first...

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Joe's Addiction coffeehouse community moves into new home

For a year and a half, Joe's Addiction was without a building. Patrons of the beloved coffeehouse gathered outdoors instead....

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Part 'Chopped,' part history lesson, foodies will savor 'Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles'

For the sturdy base of her documentary, director Laura Gabbert serves up a high-end variation of the pressure-cooker making-of...

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Lifelong residents celebrate groundbreaking ceremony for new Homeland in northeast Oklahoma City

Inside a small non-profit food market on the northeast side of Oklahoma City, Versie Jones said she was happy to hear a...

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MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

SLAW REFRESHERDEAR MELBA: Do you sometimes wish you could make coleslaw and do something a little different? I think you'll...