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Fresh take on Irish stew with lamb, Guinness and soda bread

Chicken and dumplings is a wonderfully simple, deliciously comforting dish — a thick, meaty stew bubbling away beneath a patchwork of moist, pillowy dumplings.

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Dennis Fraley
  • Dennis Fraley
  • Food Columnist
  • E-mail: dennis@winewired.com
  • Dennis Fraley is a local nurse anesthetist who moonlights as a wine educator and consultant. For more information about his services and upcoming classes, visit www.winewired.com or contact him at dennis@winewired.com.
Miz McKay
  • Miz McKay
  • Food Columnist
  • Phone: 843-657-7956
  • Miz McKay -- Thelma -- is married to George Dudley. They live in an old house outside of Darlington on Lamar Highway.
Kitty Finklea
  • Kitty Finklea
  • Food Columnist
  • Phone: (843) 777-3000
  • Kitty Finklea is a lifestyle coach, registered dietitian and personal trainer at McLeod Health & Fitness Center. For more information on adopting healthier lifestyles changes, contact Finklea at 843-777-3000.
Kimberly Brauss
  • Kimberly Brauss
  • Food Columnist
  • E-mail: kbrauss@florencenews.com
  • Kimberly Brauss is the digital editor at the Morning News. Email her at kbrauss@florencenews.com.

Recent Headlines

Thursday 02/26/2015
Be a champ on St. Patrick's Day with buttery scallion champ
Posted: February 26, 2015

With St. Patrick's Day looming, let's whip up some champ, a rich and rustic Irish dish of mashed potatoes flecked with scallions and topped with butter. It couldn't be simpler, but as always, the devil is in the details.

Give in to the pressure! Pressure cooking is safe and easy
Posted: February 26, 2015

It's one of the most pervasive of culinary cliches — the exploding pressure cooker. And thanks to it, all manner of otherwise adept home cooks fearfully retreat from this kitchen workhorse.

Whiskey for St. Patrick's Day? Sure, even if it is bourbon
Posted: February 26, 2015

Here's a cocktail in honor of St. Patrick's Day. But you're going to have to cut me some slack.

Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push
Posted: February 26, 2015

NEW YORK — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Murrells Inlet chef named ‘most outstanding’ in S.C.
Posted: February 25, 2015

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. -- Back in the kitchen at Drunken Jack’s, chef Casey Blake works his magic in the cramped quarters, showering seasoning on a blackened mahi and dropping fresh lump crab meat into what will be the mahi’s bed of risotto.



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