RECIPE: Gingerbread Lemon Cinnamon Buns

Ginger is a traditional holiday flavor, but you can eat it year-round. In fact, if you’re a ginger lover, it’s a shame not to. “Ginger is a flavor powerhouse that never goes out of season,” says Hannah Kaminsky. And, it’s a nutritional powerhouse, considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. So how about gingerbread-lemon buns…
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FOOD FUN: Grilled Potato Skewers

As much fun as the country fair, but tastier: your own grilled potatoes on a stick. Photo courtesy Stix Mediterranean Grill | New York City.   Grilled potatoes on a stick: What fun! We expanded on this idea from Stix Mediterranean Grill in New York City and created this recipe, which was a hit on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chinese Chicken Salad

Since we were a mere tot, we’ve loved Chinese chicken salad. This American invention combines Asian ingredients into a delicious fusion. There are variations on the name, but the rules are neither hard nor fast: “Mandarin” refers to the mandarin segments in the recipe. Chinese Chicken Salad uses mandarin or pineapple plus fried chow mein…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Magnum Ice Cream Bars New Flavors

The premium ice cream brand, Magnum, was launched in Sweden in January 1989. (January? Sweden? Ice cream? Brr!) Now part of Unilever, the original Magnum, targeted to adults, offered a thick bar of vanilla ice cream on a stick, with real chocolate coating. At the time, there was no real chocolate that could withstand the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tortellini En Brodo

Tortellini en brodo (often misspelled in the U.S. as tortellini in brodo) is a classic Italian dish. Some Americans call it tortellini soup. It is served as a first course—chicken broth with a few tortellini—or as a main dish packed with tortellini. It’s a cousin of dumpling and chicken soups from Jewish chicken soup with…
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