Dining and Food Granite Kitchen

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Spring into salads

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Apr 10, 2018

I love shopping in the produce section at the grocery store. I find the brightly colored fruits and vegetables inspiring, especially when it's an...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A little ham goes a long way

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Apr 4, 2018

If you served ham for Easter dinner, chances are you have some leftovers in the fridge that can be put to good use.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Maple madness

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Mar 20, 2018

Sugarhouses across the state are busy producing maple syrup this time of year, so if you get a chance to stop in to check things out, it's a fun time...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A St. Patrick's Day classic, minus the mush

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Mar 13, 2018

St. Patrick's Day is upon us, which means beef briskets, cabbages, potatoes and carrots are piled high in the grocery, ready and waiting to be made...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Add a tropical touch to your cooking while waiting for winter to pack it in

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Mar 7, 2018

A winter storm, threatening to dump more snow on the Granite State, is supposed to hit today. Good thing I've been experimenting with some tropical...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Meatless meals (with or without fish)

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 27, 2018

If you're observing Lent, you're probably also observing the tradition of abstinence from meat on Fridays. When it comes to Lent, many people turn to...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Southern inspiration all started with breakfast at Waffle House ...

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 20, 2018

I made a road trip to South Carolina last week to pick up my son, who wanted to move back home after moving there several months ago. It was my first...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Dates are nature's sweeties

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 13, 2018

Dates -- for Valentine's Day

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Skip breakfast? Why? You'll look forward to these eye-openers

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 6, 2018

If there is one nutritional crime I'm consistently guilty of committing, it's skipping breakfast. I go right for the coffee and get my day going,...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Super Bowl snacks an avocado-loving superstar QB might like

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jan 30, 2018

When the New England Patriots were headed to the Super Bowl last year, I decided to come up with some fun recipes to serve during the big event.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Dispatching assumptions and exploring great ways to use fennel

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jan 23, 2018

Exploring a new ingredient: Fennel bulb

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: You're in control of the sugar and salt in your diet

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jan 16, 2018

Sweet and salty, with less salt and sugar

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Hearty meals to take the chill out of winter

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jan 9, 2018

All the cold weather over the past couple of weeks made it a perfect time to come up with a few hearty, home-cooked meals.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A new year of more wholesome eating

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jan 2, 2018

You'd be surprised the things you find on food labels if you are not in the habit of choosing your food based on the ingredients.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Dishes for New Year's or anytime there's a crowd

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Dec 27, 2017

Mac and cheese may not sound fancy or decadent, but trust me, it's all in the cheese.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Putting a bow on Christmas feasting

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Dec 19, 2017

T'was the week before Christmas and the house was a mess. The gift list kept growing, and the fridge was a wreck. The tree wasn't up yet, but here...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: These three favorite cookies are perfect for Christmas

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Dec 13, 2017

A s soon as the snow arrives, I get the urge to bake cookies. This year the snow's arrival happened well before Christmas, offering extra...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A trip to 'The Nutcracker' inspires some seasonably nutty treats

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Dec 6, 2017

Every year when the Christmas season approaches, I say the same thing: “This year, I'm going to go see 'The Nutcracker.'” Next thing I...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen -- Panettone: A versatile Christmas gift from Italy

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Nov 29, 2017

Traditional Italian Christmas cakes called panettone are abundant in stores this time of year. I used to walk right past them — right past the...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Light and easy Thanksgiving extras

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Nov 22, 2017

Thanksgiving has never been my favorite holiday. I generally don't enjoy eating big meals and feeling stuffed. Then there's all the work of preparing...

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Travel & Tourism

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