RECIPE: Mexican Haystacks

Seeking something fun for Cinco de Mayo? A food haystack uses a starchy base (tortilla chips, saltines or rice), topped by a protein (beans, grated Cheddar cheese, taco-seasoned meat, and/or a vegetarian meat alternative), and fresh vegetables (shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives, peppers). It is garnished with condiments (guacamole, sour cream, salsa). Mexican Haystacks are like…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Simple Syrup

This cocktail uses homemade lemon-vanilla simple syrup. Photo courtesy Nielsen-Massey. The recipe is below.   Granulated sugar does not dissolve easily in cold beverages. That’s why simple syrup (also called bar syrup, sugar syrup or gomme, the French word for gum) is used to add sweetness to drinks such as cocktails, lemonade, iced tea and…
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