RECIPE: Margarita Chile Cheesecake Bars

You can make this recipe in a baking pan and cut traditional bars, or make them in individual glass ramekins, jars or custard cups for an especially nice presentation. The recipe is from Melissa’s The Great Pepper Cookbook, the ultimate guide to choosing and cooking with peppers. RECIPE: MARGARITA CHILE CHEESECAKE BARS Ingredients For 16…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Orange Liqueur

Do you know your Gran Gala from your Grand Marnier? Orange liqueur is a popular ingredient in cocktails, from classics like the Margarita and Sidecar to the contemporary Cosmopolitan. It’s also used in foods from chicken to mousse. Orange liqueurs are made from the peel of bitter oranges—generally varieties that are too bitter to enjoy…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Siggi’s Skyr, Icelandic Yogurt

We remember when Siggi Hilmarsson’s skyr (pronounced SKEER), Icelandic-style strained yogurt, first appeared on the shelves of Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village. Hailing from Iceland, the transplanted New Yorker found the yogurts in the U.S. too sweet and not thick enough—even the Greek-style yogurts. So in 2004 he started to make his own, in his…
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