TIP OF THE DAY: Dutch Baby Instead Of Pancakes

[1] The original Dutch Baby: cinnamon, vanilla and a touch of powdered sugar (photo courtesy In My Red Kitchen). [2] From breakfast to dessert: Raspberry Dutch Baby and Chocolate Dutch Baby (photo courtesy The Modern Proper. [3] Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby (photo courtesy Camille Styles). [4] A dessert Dutch Baby with all the fixings (photo… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Dutch Baby Instead Of Pancakes”

TIP OF THE DAY: Decorate With A Squeeze Bottle

[1] Salad with three different flavored oil droplets (photos #1 and #4 courtesy Matthew Kenney Cuisine). [2] Vegetables with a mushroom sauce swirl (photo courtesy Wassail | NYC). [3] The most elegant way to serve gravy (photo courtesy Strip House | Las Vegas). [4] A fancy way to serve ice cream or sorbet, with a… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Decorate With A Squeeze Bottle”

TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Mulled Wine

She uses a slow cooker: a great way to mull wine or cider without having to tend to it. After years of serving mulled wine, we realized that the popular garnishes are wasteful: They can?t be eaten, and are tossed out. That means you, cinnamon sticks, curls of peel, raw cranberries and star anise. So,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Mulled Wine”

TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Food Gifts

[1] Chocolate bark with holiday accents (photo courtesy Close Encounters Of The Cooking Kind). [2] Use a quality chocolate bar like Cailler for the best flavor (photo courtesy Cailler—pronounced kiy-YAY). The Swiss chocolate bars in their festive boxes also make great stocking stuffers.   For those moments when unexpected guests arrive for Christmas, or when… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Food Gifts”

TIP OF THE DAY: Red Licorice For Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

[1] These Christmas Twizzlers are available at Target and elsewhere (photo courtesy Candy Warehouse). [2] You can buy the artisan version from confectioners. These are sold on Etsy by Nicole?s Treats. [3] Wowsa: a kid?s fantasy Christmas Cake from Cake Whiz. Underneath: a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.   December 16th is Chocolate-Covered Anything Day.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Red Licorice For Chocolate-Covered Anything Day”