Dining and Food Granite Kitchen

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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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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Homemade breads for the table or for gifts

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Nov 14, 2017

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner. Perhaps the warm temperatures this fall distracted me...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Squeeze in some squash

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Nov 8, 2017

Odd-looking winter squashes are piled high in grocery stores at this time of year, but don't let their thick, strange exteriors deter you from giving...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A simple sauce opens up many meal options

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Nov 1, 2017

If you're not a meal planner, it's pretty easy to find yourself staring into the refrigerator after a long day, wondering what to make for dinner.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Halloween treats that aren't very tricky

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Oct 24, 2017

Years ago, when my kids were younger, Halloween was always a busy time. I remember scrambling around to find last-minute costume accessories, making...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Pears get forgotten in the frenzy over apples and pumpkin spice

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Oct 17, 2017

With all the attention focused on apples and pumpkins, it's easy to forget other fall fruits and vegetables that are around this time of year. Like...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen -- Meatloaf: Economy, comfort food and creativity meet

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Oct 10, 2017

If you're looking for a good way to stretch your food budget, consider mastering meatloaf. All kinds of ground meats, not just beef, can be mixed...

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Baking with buckwheat: A taste of the pioneer spirit

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Oct 4, 2017

I'm always on the hunt for ways to increase the nutritional value of things I'm cooking or baking, which led me to a recent discovery: buckwheat...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Brussels sprouts are no longer a foreign concept

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Sep 26, 2017

When I was a kid, I thought Brussels sprouts only came from Brussels, Belgium, and must've been something pretty special if they were being sent all...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Meat, meet beer

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Sep 20, 2017

Beer and meat have been friends for centuries. And while I am not much of a beer drinker, I can appreciate the fine flavor it imparts in a hearty...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Apple stock is on the rise

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Sep 13, 2017

As I drive around the Monadnock Region, I am reminded it's apple season.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Back to school, back to quality snacks

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Aug 29, 2017

Time for some back to school snacks

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Travel & Tourism

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Example blog post alt Ice Castle 2018 opens, capping many weeks of cold, hard work