TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Salads

As we close in on Christmas, we like to “Christmas-ize” our food, adding red and green garnishes to everything from scrambled eggs (green and red bell peppers or jalapeños) to desserts (mint leaves and raspberries). We have fun looking for a different red and green combination at every meal. For sandwiches, we add a plate… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Salads”

TIP OF THE DAY: Make Cookie Spread, a.k.a. Cookie Butter

[1] The original Biscoff Spread, used for filling cookie sandwiches at Picky Palate. [2] The European name for Biscoff Spread is Speculoos (photo courtesy Dutch Shop). [3] Trader Joe?s three private label versions include original, crunchy and cocoa swirl (photo courtesy Baking Bites). [4] A favorite flavor, from Tumbador Chocolate. [5] Even health food stores… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Cookie Spread, a.k.a. Cookie Butter”

GIFT OF THE DAY: White Chocolate Polar Bears

Mom, dad and the kids are adorable…but not too adorable to eat! Photos courtesy Woodhouse Chocolate.   They may be too old for Teddy bears and Winnie The Pooh, but no one is too old for these chocolate polar bears from Woodhouse Chocolate of Napa Valley, one of our favorite chocolate artisans. Give just one… Continue reading “GIFT OF THE DAY: White Chocolate Polar Bears”

TIP OF THE DAY: Jewish Chicken & Matzoh Ball Soup Soup

In the 1970s, one of the most beloved subway advertising campaigns in New York City was, ?You don?t have to be Jewish to love Levy?s real Jewish rye.? Each poster or print ad in the campaign featured African-Americans, Asians, choir boys Irish cops, Italian grandmothers and WASPs, enjoying a slice of the rye bread (see… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Jewish Chicken & Matzoh Ball Soup Soup”

TIP OF THE DAY: Spiked Hot Chocolate

Tomorrow, December 13th, is National Hot Chocolate Day, a drink that’s not just for kids. A few days ago we published an article on Christmas hot chocolate, to be enjoyed by all. But today’s recipes are for adults only. Turn your cup of hot chocolate into an adult drink with a touch of schnapps—or any… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Spiked Hot Chocolate”