TIP OF THE DAY: Garnishes Are Glamour

A standard plate of meat and veggies gets a sprinkling of glamour with pomegranate arils. Get the recipe at PomWonderful.com.   If you dine at fine restaurants, you may notice that garniture—the garnish on dish—makes a big difference in presentation. Garnishes can improve any dish, savory or sweet, plain or fancy—a tuna sandwich, filet mignon,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day? Of the products we’ve tried recently, here’s what we’re selected for our mother, aunt and other special moms: Georgie’s English Scones. The scones arrive frozen, along with delicious lemon curd. You can also send ready-to-bake shortbread in the hard-to-find, festive petticoat tails (triangle) shape. Kimberley Artisan Vinegars. Handcrafted…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Some Pigs In Blankets

It’s time to celebrate National Pigs In Blankets Day. Ask for some pigs in blankets in the U.K., and you’ll get a cocktail sausage wrapped in bacon (more like a pig in a pig, we think). At IHOP, the International House Of Pancakes, you can chow down on pork sausage links rolled in a pancake…
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RECIPE: Chili Corn Bread Salad, A Mexican Layered Salad

Here’s a variation of the popular Mexican layered salad that’s begging to be served for Cinco de Mayo. The difference: crumbled corn bread, mascarpone and ranch dressing instead of sour cream, and no guacamole. This Chili Corn Bread Salad recipe was adapted from another recipe by Emily Carncross of Lodi, Wisconsin. She used Crave Brothers…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hispanic Cheeses With Hot Pepper Mango Salsa

Try slices of queso blanco with a hot mango salsa as a first course or even for dessert. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   You don’t have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to try Mexican cheeses, but it is one easy way to plan to celebrate the upcoming holiday. There are fresh and…
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