Kids and adults alike will delight in making 'zoodles'

Roasted Zucchini Noodles (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

A spiralizer turns carrots, beets, and squash into noodles _ or "zoodles" when using zucchini. For best results, use smaller zucchini, which have thinner skins and fewer seeds.

Food tip: Hawaiian pizza, Meatballs, New London

Food tip Hawaiian pizza Meatballs, New London The three most divisive things in modern America: Trump; Red Sox/Yankees; and Hawaiian pizza. I'll bet our president and Jorge Posada hate Hawaiian pizza, though, because...

Skip the ham this Easter, and let salmon do all the work for you

Smoked salmon can take your Easter brunch to the next level. (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

It's fun to think beyond bagels and to consider new ways where smoked salmon can become the star at your next gathering.

Beer created to honor Westerly's 350th year

Flying Horse Blond Ale

In collaboration with Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, the Westerly 350 Committee is presenting a custom brewed beer in celebration of Westerly’s 350th year. “Flying Horse Blonde Ale” was debuted at a private event on March 27 at Grey Sail and is now available to the...

In this ginger-miso sheet pan dinner, chicken and pears make an unlikely duo

Miso-Ginger Roasted Chicken and Pears (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

In this sheet-pan recipe, bone-in chicken breasts and wedges of fresh pears are roasted side by side until and the chicken is tender and juicy, and the pears are softened and lusciously caramelized. The two elements, which might otherwise seem an unlikely duo, are married with a gingery...





The power of scents

You learn things in life, like the scent of your mother or the smell of braciole stewing in tomato sauce on a Sunday morning.

Rick's List — Artificial Intelligence Edition

I sometimes think we get so caught up in the raging river of idiocy that is now our society — bellowing, unyielding, ears-stitched-shut, dogmatic nuts on BOTH sides of any argument — that we're overlooking one small...


Upcoming concerts and shows

Lady Antebellum — Aug. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$69

Toby Keith — July 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$129

Steely Dan — Nov. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $36-$66

Daughtry — Aug. 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $30-$55

Los Temerarios — Nov. 17 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $49-$129

Big Al Anderson and the Floor Models — July 6 and 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $55

Patti Smith — April 27 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $75

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul — July 16 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $35-$75

Brantley Gilbert — Aug. 24 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 26; $29.75-$59.75

Charlie Daniels Band, Allman Betts Band — Nov. 15 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39.50, $65