TIP OF THE DAY: How To Emulsify Salad Dressing & Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe

Chef Johnny Gnall shares a professional tip for making the best salad dressings: Emulsify them! The oil and vinegar won’t separate—at least, not for a while. “A velvety, fully emulsified dressing can really make a big difference when it comes to presenting a salad,” says Chef Johnny. “Its creamy texture and body cling better to…
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COOKING VIDEO: Healthy Onion Dip Recipe

  Have you planned your Super Bowl menu yet? Are you looking for healthy options? In the chips-and-dips department, we save on fats with Popchips potato chips and go for the more nutritious whole wheat pretzels. Both products are just as delicious as their less-healthy counterparts. Making a yummy fat-free or low-fat dip is easy.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Some Napa Cabbage In Your Recipes

In the course of our New Year’s resolution to eat a low-calorie, fiber-packed salad twice a day, we’ve been scouring produce departments for variety. As an alternative to red cabbage, we’ve been buying napa cabbage, originally from China and a common ingredient in Chinese recipes. Even if you don’t like cabbage, try it: Napa cabbage…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tips For Baking Cakes

You need “technique” to bake a great cake. Photo courtesy ValerieConfections.com.   Want to make a cake as good as this one? Today’s tips for successful baking come from Pat Sinclair, a food consultant and author of Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro, and co-author of Scandinavian Classic…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Best Granola & Muesli

Our intrepid reviewer tasted her way through 49 granola and nine muesli brands to find the best—including gluten-free, kosher, organic and raw varieties. Wow, that’s a lot of fiber! The good news: Seven granolas and four mueslis were selected as “favorites.” In this review, you’ll discover: The difference between granola and muesli If granola is…
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