Stories By Karen Haram

  • An A-Z guide to pulling of Thanksgiving dinner without a hitch Planning ahead, proper seasoning, using the right roasting pan all vital to success.
  • Just a Taste: B&D Ice House BBQ & Draft Barbecue, Texas craft beer breathe new life into Southtown institution.
  • Since meatloaf is one of mine and hubby's favorite meals, I have tried dozens of meatloaf recipes, but none compare to the one I lost. [...] I looked long and hard for the recipe but could never find one that fit the description. Can you ask...
  • Reliving, and remembering, a childhood vacation to Canada Even with its ups and downs, traveling with family is the stuff memories are made of.
  • New food editor named Jennifer McInnis has been named the new Express-News food and drink editor. Her promotion is effective April 20, after the retirement of food editor Karen Haram.
  • A recipe for an unusual cake is the object of Leticia Grier's search. Essentially a traditional pound cake made with egg whites, freshly ground black pepper is folded in and gives a wonderful warmth to the contrasting sweet, fluffy pound cake....
  • Food, fellowship, fun For 42 years, The Magnificent Seven couples-only supper club has been meeting each month to share good food, drink and conversation — all without kids.
  • Great beef beyond steakhouses While many steakhouses offer a great steak experience, some of the best steaks in San Antonio come from nonsteak restaurants, and that's good news for diners. Whether it's a plate of steak frites, carne asada a la tampiqueña or just a good cut of...
  • Twin Sisters Tortilla Soup gone but not forgotten.
  • Georgia tourist wants to re-create a pie she tasted in Texas.
  • Back-in-the-day banana split salad recipe is still good.
  • Chefs' Secrets columnist Pat Mozersky announces retirement After more than 1,000 columns, Mozersky will write her last one April 20.
  • Even though the recipe ran in the Express-News 20 years ago, Paula Byers still remembered it fondly and hoped we could track it down for her.
  • Lemon sour cream pie as Mom made it
  • Just a Taste: Poppys Pizza Pizza, wings, stuffed mushrooms and more at new neighborhood pizzeria — but don't forget the cheesecake
  • The noodles are cooked (separating as they cook) until tender, (then drained) and put in a bowl with (a) small amount of peanut oil (I think). Mix red wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, some dry seasonings (I'm not sure of what kind or how...
  • 10 great chocolate desserts In honor of Valentine's Day, the Taste team selected 10 of our favorite chocolate desserts. They're perfect around this time, or any other time of the year.
  • Just a Taste: La Posada del Rey Longtime favorite La Posada del Rey a nice fit in new location.
  • Just in time for Valentine's Day, in case she wants to make some heart-shaped ones, Melissa Urry has the recipe she needs to make cut-out cookies. The cookies were soft just like the 'grocery store bakery' ones with the frosting. In 2001, I...
  • Wedding cakes going naked this spring Forget the traditional, towering wedding cake. Today's brides want to express themselves in new ways, opting for everything from cakes with exposed layers to cakescapes and pie bars.