TRENDS: What’s Hot in 2015

Bánh-mi, a Vietnamese submarine sandwich on a baguette. Photo courtesy The Great Pepper Cookbook by Melissa’s Produce.   Nation’s Restaurant News, the major trade paper and website for those in the restaurant industry, reports that Americans are becoming more interested in trying new ethnic foods—especially (but not surprisingly) in restaurants. What “ethnic” means varies from… Continue reading “TRENDS: What’s Hot in 2015”

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Irish Cream Swirl Brownies

Irish Cream Swirl Brownies. Photo courtesy McCormick.   The zebra brownie takes on a seasonal twist with a splash of Irish cream liqueur and green food coloring. Prep time is 20 minutes, cook time is 35 minutes. RECIPE: IRISH CREAM SWIRL BROWNIES Ingredients For 16 Servings 1 package fudge brownie mix (or adapt your own… Continue reading “ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Irish Cream Swirl Brownies”

RECIPE: Cucumber Tequila Cocktail

If your drink of choice isn’t beer or Irish whiskey, consider this green tequila drink with a green garnish for St. Patrick’s Day. It was sent to us by Milagro Tequila, titled “Cool as a Cucumber Margarita.” Ahem. Every drink made with tequila is not a Margarita; yet, each week we are sent a mis-named… Continue reading “RECIPE: Cucumber Tequila Cocktail”

TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Chocolate Bark

It couldn’t be easier to make chocolate bark. Photo courtesy Erika Rax.   We found this tip from Erika Rax, a home baker living in Sydney, Australia. “I have a little secret to make really pretty and quick bark,” she says. Forget the chopping and melting of chocolate, ladies and gents. Erika’s technique will give… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Chocolate Bark”