TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Boska Tostabags For Grilled Cheese

[1] Who needs a stove? Make your grilled cheese sandwich in a toaster (both photos courtesy Boska Holland). [2] Place the bread and cheese into the bag and pop it into the toaster. The package contains three reusable bags.   Grilled cheese lovers who want a sandwich without the mess should try Tostabags from Boska.…
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PRODUCTS: Favorites From Recent Grocery Tastings

[1] Tasty snacks from a French company that has set down roots in the U.S. (photo courtesy Bakerly). [2] Perfectly flavored rice sides are now a cinch (photo courtesy Royal Basmati). [3] The Thin Mint cookie finds a new expression in yogurt from Yoplait.   We buy lots of products to try, and we are…
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RECIPE: Oyster Dressing & The Difference Between Stuffing & Dressing

[1] Dressing is cooked in a separate pan (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Bluepoint oysters, a variety of Atlantic oyster (the different types of oysters; photo courtesy JP’s Shellfish). [3] Fresh sage, an aromatic herb for recipes and garnishes (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Mom was an autocrat in the kitchen (a nicer-sounding word than…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Flavor Upgrades To Your Sandwiches

November 3rd is National Sandwich Day (August is National Sandwich Month). Since grandma’s day, the American sandwich has evolved from meat, cheese or fish, on bread or a roll, with a schmear of mustard or mayo, to…anything goes. Here’s what some of America’s chefs are doing with sandwich spreads, courtesy of Flavor And The Menu,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pan De Muerto For El Día De Los Muertos

The Mexican holiday, El Día De Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. A celebration of the Life and Death of loved ones who have passed over to the other side, it has many festive traditions to honor them. One we rarely see in mainstream U.S. food stores is pan de muerto (also…
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