Health

Asparagus sings with tomato sauce

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press It's time to revisit grilled vegetables! I was recently tagged in a post where the author said that she was taught to grill vegetables dry and then season them when they come off the grill. I don't know what she was grilling and she seemed very happy ...

The key to making pasta with shellfish that isn’t flavorless

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN For a recipe with a handful of ingredients, pasta with shellfish is awfully hard to get right. We love the combination of tender pasta and succulent shrimp or bite-size bay scallops, but all too often the shellfish is overcooked and tough and the pasta is boring ...

Make delicious deviled eggs without the strain or torment

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN The best deviled eggs start with the best hard-cooked eggs. Conventional wisdom insists that older eggs peel more easily than fresh eggs but we wanted to be able to start with eggs of any age and still end up with flawlessly smooth peeled results. Instead of a ...

Mexican pulled pork without the hassle

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Traditional carnitas, Mexico's version of pulled pork, is fried in gallons of lard or oil. The results are tasty, but who wants to deal with all that hot fat? We wanted restaurant-style carnitas tender chunks of lightly crisped, caramelized pork, subtly accented ...

Easy breezy summer pasta

When it comes to summer meals there are so many options. Grilling is a favorite cooking method and really nothing is more satisfying than a juicy burger or steak hot off the grill. And then there is chicken roasting on a beer can or slathered in barbecue sauce served with all the sides…a ...

Celebrate with a chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than ...

UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

LOCK HAVEN — Wingrove T. Jarvis, M.D., recently joined UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven as an orthopedic surgeon, providing operative and non-operative treatments for conditions of bones, muscles and joints. Dr. Jarvis earned his medical degree from University of the West Indies Medical School, ...

You can’t go wrong with flank steak and charred corn salsa

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Charred corn salsa combined with cumin-scented flank steak is a winning match. We wanted all the char and perfectly seared steak without having to step outside to grill, so we turned to our cast-iron skillet. We cut the steak into fourths to increase its surface ...

Brighten up your day with a strawberry dessert

Yes! Local strawberries are ripe for the picking. I know this because last Saturday my neighbor gifted us a quart of berries he’d picked that morning. I made a buttery shortcake, cleaned and sugared the berries, and on Sunday, while it was pouring down rain, we enjoyed fresh strawberry ...

The secret to an ultra-chill sorbet

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Raspberry sorbet is refreshing_but it's often too icy to be worth eating. For smooth scoops, we froze a small portion of the base separately, adding it back to the rest before churning. Because this small amount froze so rapidly, there wasn't enough time for large ...

r Making Life Better

You can do a lot with this tender-topped vegetable Asparagus is one of the first garden vegetables we see at farmer’s markets and is a sure sign that more fresh vegetables are to follow. As a child, I liked asparagus only if it was smothered in cheese sauce and served on toast, but over the ...

Regaining language skill after a stroke

You’re having a conversation and the word you want to say is right on the tip of your tongue. It’s a frustrating experience that everyone has now and then. But for someone who has suffered a stroke, communication issues can be much more severe and long-lasting. Stroke victims often know ...

Mt. Nittany Physician Group earns reaccreditation in echocardiography

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation in echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of ...

Dr. Praful Bhatt joins Geisinger LH

LOCK HAVEN— Praful U. Bhatt, M.D., F.A.A.P., an experienced and reputed pediatrician certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, has joined the staff at Geisinger Lock Haven. A well-known name in Lock Haven, Dr. Bhatt has been in solo practice of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine at ...

Children’s Miracle Network raises $2 million

DANVILLE — Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebration Weekend last Sunday evening, raising $2,370,089 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services. The total was announced at the close of the annual celebration broadcast, which serves ...

HEALTH BRIEFS

UPMC Susquehanna offers free glaucoma screenings WILLIAMSPORT— David Cute, DO, ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at UPMC Susquehanna, will provide free glaucoma screenings Friday, July 20,and Friday, Aug. 3. The screenings will take place at 1205 Grampian Blvd., Ste. 1D, UPMC ...

Aging homeless population poses worries for health care workers

By PHIL FEROLITO Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Early one morning in March, 78-year-old Bob Davis was found wrapped in blankets and cardboard outside The Depot, a homeless services office in downtown Yakima. "He was laid up in our doorway," homeless outreach worker Robin ...

What’s the secret to making great whoopie pies?

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Made up of two cookie-like chocolate cakes stuffed to the gills with fluffy marshmallow filling, the whoopie pie is a sweet indulgence. For the cake component, we drew inspiration from devil's food cake, creaming butter with sugar, adding eggs and buttermilk ...

Campfire cooking

Everything tastes better There are so many things I love about summer - the flowers, farmers’ markets, concerts on the river, evening jaunts for ice cream cones, shorts and barely-there sandals. And in a category all its own is the campfire. Whether it be blazing logs in a campsite fire ...

Grilled beef skewers get even better with a robust marinade

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Well-marbled steak tips, with their beefy flavor and tender texture, proved the best choice for our grilled beef kebabs. We created a robust marinade using several key elements: Beef broth and tomato paste added rich, umami tones, salt helped brine the meat and ...