RECIPE: Strawberry Pistachio Nougat + Nougat History

If your Mother’s Day celebration includes nougat fans, whip up a batch of this Strawberry Pistachio Nougat from chef and cookbook author Samir Nosrat. Nougat (U.S. pronunciation: NOO-got, French pronounciation NOO-gah) is a family of chewy confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes, chopped candied fruit (photo #7, below).… Continue reading “RECIPE: Strawberry Pistachio Nougat + Nougat History”

TIP OF THE DAY: Tricolor (Multicolor) Tortilla Chips

Today?s tip is to make Cinco de Mayo (and any celebration) more colorful with tri-color taco chips. Some brands sell them in mixed-color bags. Or you can buy your favorite brand in different colors and mix them yourself. Tortilla chips, such a popular snack food and dip holder, is a relatively new Tex-Mex food, created… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Tricolor (Multicolor) Tortilla Chips”

RECIPE: Baked Churros

You don?t have to wait until Cinco de Mayo to make a batch of churros. But this lesser-guilt recipe for baked churros (instead of fried), from The Baker Chick, is reason enough to serve them anytime. The recipe is below, but first: THE HISTORY OF CHURROS According to Fox News Latino, churros evolved from a… Continue reading “RECIPE: Baked Churros”