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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Grandma Hoerner’s Apple Pouches

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:52:22 +0000

Grandma Hoerner’s is a company that makes Big Slice Apples, one of our favorite new snacks and toppings. Big Slice Apples were first cooked in Grandma Hoerner’s farm kitchen in Kansas in the late 1800s, made from apples straight from the orchard. Grandson, Duane McCoy, rcalling the wonderful big slices of cooked apples from his […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Get Seasonal With Pumpkin-Accented Everyday Foods

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:21:00 +0000

In our childhood, fall meant a choice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie. Today, there’s pumpkin everything. Walk into your favorite food store: You’ll find pumpkin-themed products in every aisle. Start the day with pumpkin yogurt or a bowl of pumpkin granola, toasted Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins and bagels. Wash them down with pumpkin […]

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lactaid Ice Cream

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:34:05 +0000

July is National Ice Cream Month, a time for celebration among ice cream lovers. But not for every one of us. According to research studies, 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Some have been that way since childhood; some lose the ability to digest lactose as adults. Says, “The condition is so […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Cooking In Parchment, Or “En Papillote”

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:06:14 +0000

Today is the first-ever National Parchment Day, celebrated on the last Wednesday of June to bring awareness to those who have not yet discovered the joy of working with culinary parchment. The holiday was created by PaperChef, a leading producer of premium culinary parchment. The right way to declare a holiday is to submit a […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Off-Season Coconut Macaroons

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:15:44 +0000

Top: Chocolate-dipped macaroons (photo courtesy McCormick). Center: Plain coconut macaroons (photo courtesy Recchiuti Confections). Bottom: Up close (photo by Georgie Grd | Wikipedia).   If you like coconut, don’t wait until Passover* to make coconut macaroons. They’re a great treat year-round, and gluten-free. Bring them as house gifts: They travel well without breaking. We adapted […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Bouquet Of Crudités

Fri, 06 May 2016 11:40:48 +0000

At every party and dinner, we have a basket of crudités as a better-for- you option and for those with dietary constraints. For Mother’s Day, we’re adding some flower power with this Bouquet Of Crudités from Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley serves them with their Original Ranch Dressing; we’re making a nonfat yogurt dip. RECIPE #1: […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Cider Tasting For Mother’s Day

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:44:36 +0000

Drier ciders work better with meats. Photo courtesy Angry Orchard.   Skip the Pinot Grigio and taste some cider for Mother’s Day. It’s more novel than wine, and will suit any guest: Cider is equally popular among men and women, whereas beer is significantly more popular among men*. Cider is also gluten-free and less filling […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Riced Cauliflower, Cauliflower Rice

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:44:34 +0000

Top: No rice involved—this mushroom “risotto” was made by from riced cauliflower. Here’s the recipe. Center: JoyLoop brand is sold at Good Eggs | San Francisco, perhaps the most wonderful food purveyor in the U.S. Bottom: In the U.K., sells plain cauliflower rice, plus Indian, Mediterranean and Thai flavors.   Cauliflower rice, also […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Make Mussels At Home

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:28:58 +0000

One of our favorite bistro foods is Moules Marinières (mool marin-yair), Sailor-Style Mussels. The mussels are steamed in a flavorful broth, to which they add their briny juice. We recently had a pot of the classic dish at Restaurant Dominique in Greenwich Village—a handsome room with big windows facing charming West Village streets. We not […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Brazilian Cheese Bread, Pão de Queijo

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:37:13 +0000

On a recent trip to a churrascaria to indulge in the salad bar, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky discovered something more memorable than the jumbo asparagus and whole cloves of caramelized garlic: pão de queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread. Not a conventional bread (no kneading required), pão de queijo (pow de KAY-zoo) is a Brazilian variation of […]