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Balancing the scales

Clean Strawberry Short Cake

I get a little sentimental when June arrives, because it’s a month that marks both my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day.

Beer here

Not one, but two beer festivals are happening this coming weekend, leaving local connoisseurs much to be thankful.

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Drink local

Hard apple cider company continues to blossom

Albany has a history rich with hops, having been the home of several breweries throughout the Capital City’s 300-plus years.

Food: Weight loss is habitual

Six years ago, I embarked on a new way of living and being.

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Restaurant Week

16 Restaurants 3-Course Meals $20.15

The city’s landscape is changing, and Albany wants you to see it.

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Feeding a need

Local woman is gathering up community support for food co-op

A retired microbiologist is taking a macro look at a global problem and applying the solution to a brand new Downtown Schenectady.

Have a no-cook Thanksgiving

Restaurants offering takeout or holiday service give kitchen-weary hosts a break

Some people love spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen, but it’s not for everyone, and preparing an elaborate holiday meal is just one of the 8.8 million complaints you’ll see if you Google “Thanksgiving stinks.”

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Soup’s on in Guilderland

Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.

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Fair trade bake-off planned

Bethlehem event aims to promote movement’s ideals in a fun way

Cooking is a passion for many, but few may know where the ingredients they’re using actually come from or the possible conflicts behind obtaining those items.

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A century of faith, friendships

St. Peter Women’s Guild to commemorate 100th anniversary with dinner

Many things were different 100 years ago, with modern technology seeming more like science fiction. At least one thing remains unchanged — the dedication of a faithful group of women.

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Local flavor

Taste of Ballston Spa is a palate-pleaser and a major fundraiser for school foundation

When school budgets aren’t enough, the key to filling the gap is apparently through the stomach.

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Recipes ripe with tradition

In an effort to raise money for needed repairs and upgrades to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, the congregation’s women have compiled hundreds of family recipes into a new cookbook.

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All the trimmings close to home

Give thanks to area farmers, businesses by buying local ingredients

A bounty of area businesses and markets make shopping local for all the ingredients of a customary Thanksgiving dinner a relatively easy task.

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Send us your recipes and win!

Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight

We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.

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Bonefish Grill opens Albany restaurant

Chain restaurant offers fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and Sunday brunch specials

Bonefish Grill, a casual dinning seafood chain restaurant, held its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 7, after holding a charity event benefiting the Capital District Habitat for Humanity the prior Saturday.

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