FOOD HOLIDAY: Kahlua Cocktail Recipes For National Coffee Day

What better way to celebrate National Coffee Day, September 29th, than by adding some coffee liqueur to your coffee? You might not want to drink it for breakfast, but any Kahlua cocktail is a terrific after-dinner drink, rich enough to be served instead of dessert. Kahlúa, the word‘s largest coffee liqueur brand, suggests these two…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Green Giant Fresh Potatoes In Microwave Steaming Bags

Our Top Pick Of The Week is a first for THE NIBBLE: a product from a major manufacturer. THE NIBBLE focuses on specialty foods and artisan products. They’re typically made with better ingredients, are better for you and simply taste better. But the Green Giant Fresh line of Whole Baby Idaho Potatoes in Sauce simply…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Cocktail Or Dessert Of Champagne & Sorbet

Add the right fruit sorbet to the right sparkling wine: delicious! Photo courtesy Domaine Chandon.   September is California Wine Month. The first sustained California vineyard was planted in 1779 by Franciscan missionaries, at Mission San Juan Capistrano (in southern California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego). The first documented imported vines (from Europe)…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Chocolate Milk For National Chocolate Milk Day

It’s National Chocolate Milk Day. We spent two days last week at a trade show that focused on natural and healthy products. Among the many aloe and coconut water brands, we tried alternative types of chocolate milk: almond milk (Almond Breeze), soy milk (Silk), rice milk (Rice Dream), hemp milk (Living Harvest), coconut milk (So…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Cake Decorating Party

You won’t believe how easy it is to decorate this cake, using products by Duff Goldman for Gartner Studios. Photo courtesy Gartner Studios.   Our cake design (not the one in the photo—more about that below) recently “took the cake.” It was selected as the winner of a cake decorating contest by Duff Goldman, the…
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