RECIPE: Thai Cucumber Salad

Following on the heels of cucumber water, here’s an easy recipe for a delicious cucumber salad, Thai-style. Serve this crunchy, low-calorie side with just about anything. While European cucumber salads tend to use cider vinegar and lots of fresh dill, the Thai twist uses rice vinegar and some heat: Thai chiles if you like things…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cucumber Water

Toss cucumber slices into a glass or a pitcher of water. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   When life gives you cucumbers, you can make cucumber soup, cucumber salad, add cukes to green salads and grain salads and make pickled cucumbers (that’s “pickles” to most of us, although any fruit or vegetable can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Cheesecake!

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day, so we’re publishing a few new recipes from Philadelphia Cream Cheese—the originator of the celestial cream cheese cake. We’ll never forget our first slice of chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, some fifteen years ago at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant. The slice was huge, no one wanted to split it with…
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RECIPE: Boston Cream Cheesecake

Got 35 minutes of prep time? Whip up this specialty cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day, July 30th. Boston Cream Cheesecake is a fusion of—you guessed it—Boston Cream Pie and cheesecake. So we’ll start with some food trivia: Boston Cream Pie is not a pie, but a layer cake with a pastry cream or custard filling.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar Substitutions

Try something from this list instead of sugar.Photo courtesy Domino Foods.   Don’t want refined sugar in your recipe? Here are substitutes for 1/2 cup sugar: Agave syrup: 1/3 cup Barley malt extract: 1-1/2 cups Carrot juice: 1/2 cup Dried fruit purée: 1-1/4 cups Fruit: 2 cups Fruit juice: 1/2 cup Fruit juice concentrate: 1/2…
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