TIP OF THE DAY: Make Tapenade

Tapenade-topped crostini with a garnish of fresh tomato. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST.   Back in our college days, a fashionable new restaurant opened in midtown Manhattan. It had a menu that was very exciting for the time. For starters, instead of serving butter or olive oil with the bread basket, there was an…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Revive Wilted Vegetables

You can crisp everything but the garlic. Photo by Scott Bauer | U.S. Agricultural Research Service.   Sometimes, you bring vegetables home from the store and find them wilted the next day. Other times, you forget about the vegetables for days, then find them wilted. This tip helps you revive asparagus, bell peppers, carrots, celery,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spicy Lemonade

Someone gave us a box of Crystal Light On The Go Natural Flavor Lemonade, in individual-portion packets. They let you mix up a refreshing lemonade wherever you find a glass or bottle of cold water. We’ve become hooked—a surprise to us, as we haven’t liked other mixes we’ve tried—and this one has just five calories…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How Make Tacos At Home (It’s Easy)

  Many people enjoy tacos at restaurants, but far fewer make them at home. It’s really easy. You don’t need a holiday to make this family and party favorite. But if you haven’t made tacos before, use the upcoming Cinco de Mayo as the occasion. Tacos require a relatively long list of ingredients, but they’re…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mexican Beer For Cinco De Mayo

One of our favorite ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is with a Mexican beer and salsa bar: a tasting of different beers from Mexico, different salsas, and our favorite corn chips from Food Should Taste Good. Bohemia* is one of our favorite Mexican beers. It was named after a region in the former republic…
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