PRODUCT: Egg-Free Cookies & Brownies

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that some 12 million Americans have one or more food allergies. Ninety percent of food allergies are caused by the “big eight”: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soya and wheat (gluten). There are some great allergen-free mixes for those who want to bake for allergic loved ones.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Colored Food

Dark green spinach leaves, yellow tomatoes and red radicchio turn a sandwich from blah to wow. Photo courtesy Royal Rose Radicchio. You don’t have to read too many food magazines or watch “Top Chef” too often to see how important presentation is. “Top Chef” judges regularly comment on a bland presentation, telling cheftestants that the…
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NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY: What Is A Margarita? How About A Guavarita?

Yesterday was National Margarita Day. We get lots of pitches—story ideas—from public relations (PR) firms. Their job is to get coverage for their clients’ products. Brands of spirits are always at the ready with cocktails for every celebration: New Year’s, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Academy Awards and National Margarita Day—and that’s just in January…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Java Bites Coffee Cookies

Have some espresso cookies with your espresso. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE. Some people love the aroma of a cup of coffee, but not the taste of it. Others don’t drink coffee, but happily devour coffee ice cream, chocolate-covered coffee beans and other coffee-flavored foods. And then there are those who love all…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cornmeal Instead Of Polenta

If you read history or old literature, you encounter cornmeal. A flour ground from dried maize (corn), it’s been a staple for millennia, feeding the native populations of the Americas and, later, the Colonials. Ground to fine, medium and coarse consistencies, cornmeal is used to make everything from tortillas and cornbread to cookies and cakes.…
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