Fare Exchange: Cookies, cake and pie to satisfy the sweet tooth

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photo Jane Henegar

Good morning, fare readers.

We begin today with requests from Odell Waddell of East Brainerd, who has been dining out of late and does want to try these things at home. "First, scallops. How do you choose at market and what is best way to cook: on grill, or in skillet, or oven? What toppings and spices go well?

"Also, a local restaurant (Carrabba's) has a nice dish of angel hair pasta with spinach and mushrooms, plus grilled (?) shrimp. I need suggestions for how to spice the pasta with salt, garlic, etc. in case I want to try at home. It would be a nice dinner party meal."