TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Bagels

October 16th is World Bread Day. To celebrate the occasion, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky fulfilled a long-time goal: making homemade bagels. She finally found a recipe that overcame a barrier: “Traditional recipes call for lye, which is threatening enough to send me straight to the bakery, rather than the kitchen,” says Hannah. But then, a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Replace Avocado Toast With Sweet Potato Toast

[1] For fall, replace avocado toast with sweet potato toast (photo courtesy François Payard | New York). [2] Balsamic vinaigrette: so easy to make, we don’t understand why people buy it pre-made (photo courtesy Canola Eat Well).   Chef François Payard has put a seasonal twist on the ubiquitous avocado toast: sweet potato toast! We…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Got rolls? Here’s the recipe for these typical soft, white dinner rolls from King Arthur Flour. For harvest season, add these slightly sweet, light-gold rolls from King Arthur Flour to your bread basket for a tasty change of pace And why just dinner? Enjoy them at breakfast and lunch, too. WHAT’S A DINNER ROLL? There…
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RECIPE: Summer Squash Crostini With Goat Cheese

Don’t let summer slip away without trying this sunny bruschetta, for breakfast, lunch, snack or a first course at dinner. It was created by Kelley Epstein of Mountain Mama Cooks (her mountain is in Park City, Utah). The recipe was sent to us by Vermont Creamery. You can use flavored goat cheese instead of plain.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Replace Croutons With Fried Potato Cubes (Gluten Free!)

[1] Potato croutons plus bread croutons garnish this wedge salad. Photo and recipe courtesy Idaho Potato Commission. [2] For other salads, you can make sweet potato croutons. Here’s the recipe and salad ideas from Eating Bird Food.   If you like croutons on your salad (and how many of us do not), here’s an idea…
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