PRODUCT: Microwave Pasta Boat

Usually, when we see a product at retail that touts “As Seen On TV,” we rush past it. Personal experience—as well as reviews and segments produced by television journalists—show that a lot of infomercial-sold merchandise doesn’t measure up to claims. But we had a good experience with the Microwave Pasta Boat. Those who cook pasta… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Microwave Pasta Boat”

RECIPES: Pie Cocktails

Drink Grandma’s Cherry Pie. Photocourtesy 1800 Tequila.   Celebrate National Pie Day (January 23rd) with a pie cocktail. You can have your pie and drink it, too. The mixologists at 1800 Tequila have created drink versions for Caramel Apple Pie, Grandma’s Cherry Pie and Pumpkin Pie. Get the recipes. Find more of our favorite cocktails.

TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Pie For National Pie Day

January 23rd is National Pie Day. We grew up in a pie-baking household; Mom is a great baker who loves to bake pies. She rolled out the dough, placed it in a Pyrex pie plate and added the filling. Then we got to pinch the edges. We savored the aroma of a baking pie; and… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Pie For National Pie Day”

RECIPES: Delicious Blood Orange Recipes

Pepita-crusted halibut with blood orangesauce. Photo courtesy McCormick. Getthe recipe.   Hopefully our Tip Of The Day has inspired you to load up on blood oranges. Here are some delectable blood orange recipes: Cocktails Make your favorite frozen drink with blood orange juice. Blood Orange-Infused Saké More blood orange cocktails, including Blood Orange Mimosa and… Continue reading “RECIPES: Delicious Blood Orange Recipes”

TIP OF THE DAY: Blood Oranges

Blood oranges—also called blush oranges and Maltese oranges, among other names—are in high season now. We look forward to them all year, contenting ourselves with the excellent bottled blood orange juice from Italian Volcano (organic and kosher) when we can’t squeeze our own. Blood oranges are believed to be a mutation of the sweet orange… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Blood Oranges”