FOOD FUN: Turkey Bacon Pancakes

The longest pancakes ever. Photo courtesy Jennie-O.   Ladle pancake batter over strips of bacon, and long, fun pancakes result. This recipe from Jennie-O uses the company’s turkey bacon, but you can use any bacon you wish. Jennie-O uses better-for-you whole wheat flour in this recipe, but you can substitute refined white flour. RECIPE: TURKEY… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Turkey Bacon Pancakes”

SUPER BOWL: Garrett Popcorn

For Super Bowl munching, how about some Spicy CheeseCorn? The limited edition flavor from Garrett Popcorn is a welcome gift: a yummy blend of cayenne pepper and chili powder mixed with freshly melted Cheddar cheese corn. Combine with a cold beer, and you may not care who wins or loses. Send Spicy CheeseCorn as a… Continue reading “SUPER BOWL: Garrett Popcorn”


It’s a beauty—and it has a just-as-lovely gift box. Photo courtesy Hennessy.   We sign our letters to friends with “X.O.,” short for a hug and a kisse. The abbreviation for “hugs and kisses,” XOXO, has been used for centuries to express love or good friendship at the end of a written letter or card… Continue reading “VALENTINE GIFT: X.O. Cognac”

TIP OF THE DAY: Greek Layered Dip

This variation, from Cameron Curtis | The Food Network, uses artichoke hearts. Photo courtesy Food Network.   How many times have you had a Mexican layered dip—a.k.a. Seven Layer Bean Dip or Seven Layer Taco Dip—a layering of chopped black olives, diced tomatos, grated Cheddar, guacamole, refried beans, sliced green onions and sour cream, served… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Greek Layered Dip”