Coke dropping half its drink brands
Coca-Cola on Thursday said it is dropping half its drink brands, most of them sold outside the United States.All told, the 200 brands slated to be discontinued account for only about 1% of the company’s profits. They consume too much attention and resources, Coke leaders said.Meanwhile, the Atlanta-based beverage giant reported continued financial pain from the pandemic. The company’s chief executive said that’s easing, but warned “the world is in a fragile state.”Coca-Cola previously announced eliminations of Tab, the company’s first diet soda, as well as Zico coconut water, Odwalla juices, C...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Easy chicken dish has smoky flavor
Smoked paprika is made from chili peppers that are smoked, dried and crushed. It gives a smoky flavor to this easy chicken dish. The secret to keeping the chicken breast evenly cooked and juicy is to pound the meat with a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a heavy skillet to give the chicken breast even thickness. Sesame seeds add a crunchy texture to the dish.Caraway seeds and green beans add flavor and color to the noodle dish.Helpful Hints:— Any type of pasta can be used instead of flat noodles. Cook according to package instructions.— Broccoli florets can be used instead of green beans.Count...
Tribune News Service
Sound Advice: High-tech gifts for the outdoor cooking enthusiast
Q. I read your article about the Panasonic Multi-Oven and absolutely love the concept. Do they make a version that mounts under kitchen cabinets?— L.J., Estell Manor, New JerseyA. The Multi-Oven has a vent in the back that releases hot air, so this must be taken into account when mounting. Panasonic offers the NN-CD87KS trim kit, which creates a space around the oven if it is built into cabinetry. If you looking for a replacement for your over-the-range microwave, Panasonic says this oven is not designed for that.Q. I have an older TV with a coaxial digital audio output, not the optical digita...
Tribune News Service
Peeling back the mystery of onions
Pity the poor onion. Always the culinary bridesmaid. Never the bride.You don’t sit down to a nice bowl of onions for dinner. No one makes onion-flavored soft drinks, or if they do, I don’t want to know about it.Even the lowly garlic bulb is the sole focus of at least two restaurants in California. But onions? Nada.Onions are the supporting players in a dish — important as a flavoring, but used only to make the star attraction taste better. When served a plate of carbonnades a la flamande, no one ever says, “the beef was good, but those onions were really spectacular.”But the time has come to g...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author makes Mediterranean diet fit Americans
Successes are easy. Let’s talk about the failures.For her second cookbook, co-written with Deanna Segrave-Daly, Serena Ball had an unusual idea. She was developing a recipe for Beef and Quinoa Koftas — Middle-Eastern meatballs — and she thought she could add nutritional value and moisture by mixing in some chopped prunes.The idea makes sense on paper. But when she sent the recipe to a tester, the answer came back a big, fat NO. The tester said she doesn’t like prunes. They’re weird, she said. So the prunes came out of the recipe.The book was released last week. It is called “Easy Everyday Medi...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Best Bites: Coconut Chews from Absolutely Gluten Free
Coconut Chews from Absolutely Gluten Free are dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and as the name implies, free of grains and gluten. Know what they are not? Flavor free. At least if you like coconut. These cranberry chocolate kind are individually wrapped with the fullness of coconut, the sweetness of chocolate drizzle and the tang of a bit of cranberry. At 90 calories, they are a perfectly satisfying snack, too.Size: 5 ouncesPrice: $4.49Available: Amazon.com; some grocery stores———©2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Today's Special: In a pickle during lockdown? Try this innovative recipe
Coronavirus home cooking is now a part of American life. Sometimes you just need a project that will keep you busy and might just put you into a peaceful, more relaxed state of mind. After conquering sourdough bread, I turned my attention to something I’ve always wanted to make — pickles.Not the kind that requires equipment and time, but quick or refrigerator pickles that offer instant gratification. Vegetables or fruits pickled in a vinegar, water, and salt (sometimes sugar) solution and stored in the refrigerator make colorful, crunchy and tart condiments, side dishes, or toppings for salads...
After you get the apple cider, it's time to make doughnuts
Among the highlights of visiting an apple orchard are those hot, crispy apple cider doughnuts. After a day of picking apples, they are a treat. There’s no need to wait until the next apple-picking season to enjoy these fall favorites when you can make your own.Many recipes call for the doughnuts to be fried. We’re taking a simpler approach with a rich cake batter version, then baking them in specialty pans. They can brushed with butter, then dredged in cinnamon and sugar, or dipped in glaze.Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor. Yo...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dunkin' premieres its first-ever spicy donut, the Spicy Ghost Pepper variety
Dunkin’ has spiced things up.The sweets and coffee company introduced its first-ever spicy donut Wednesday as part of its spooky season lineup, CNN Business reported Wednesday.The Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut, made from a classic yeast dough, has a strawberry icing laced with a cayenne and ghost pepper blend.The ghost pepper is one of the world’s hottest chili peppers.The timely new creation will be available through December at U.S. Dunkin’ locations.Krispy Kreme, rival to the Massachusetts-based chain, recently introduced items timed to Halloween as well, with monster-themed donuts like Dracula ...
New York Daily News
Former Rep. Duncan Hunter to serve sentence at West Texas prison camp
SAN DIEGO — Former Rep. Duncan Hunter will serve his 11-month sentence for conspiring to misuse campaign funds at a West Texas prison camp, his attorney said Friday.Hunter is scheduled to report to Federal Correctional Institute La Tuna on Jan. 4. The prison is in the El Paso suburb of Anthony, on the Texas-New Mexico state line. He will serve in its adjacent minimum-security satellite camp, according to CQ Roll Call.Hunter’s attorney, Devin Burstein, on Friday confirmed the report that Hunter had been assigned to the facility.Hunter fought a 60-count indictment for more than a year before ple...
The San Diego Union-Tribune