PRODUCT: Outer Spice No Salt & Low Salt Spice Blends

Outer Spice aims to be the gourmet’s version of Mrs. Dash. Low Salt and No Salt seasoning blends are made from the finest, quality ingredients. The blends are made from whole, freshly ground herbs and spices. The line debuts with two no-salt blends, original and spicy, and two low-salt blends, ditto. The blends are all-natural,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chillsner Beer Cooler

Chill that beer in a minute. Photo courtesy Hewy Wine Chillers.   We’re quite enamored of the Corkcicle, a reusable, gel-filled plastic icicle. Kept in the freezer until you need it, it becomes a wine cooler and bottle stopper that chills down a bottle of wine or maintains the temperature of an already chilled bottle.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook Frozen Steaks

A tip just heard on the Today Show: A Cook’s Illustrated taste test on cooking frozen versus thawed steaks. Conventional wisdom is that frozen meat should be thawed before cooking. But when testing frozen versus thawed strip steaks on the grill, the Cook’s Illustrated test showed that, while they took longer to cook, the frozen…
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RECIPE: Grilled Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

A grilled portabella entrée, stuffed with bacon, onions, potatoes, cheese and prosciutto. Photo courtesy EatWisconsinCheese.com.   For a meaty vegetarian entree, stuff a grilled portabella mushroom. The stuffing can be simple, from breadcrumbs to cheese to salad. Or, it can be a complex layering of flavors, as in the recipe below for Grilled Portabella Mushrooms…
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