TIP OF THE DAY: Cast-Iron Cooking & Beef Bacon Hash

[1] Beef and bacon hash for brunch (photo courtesy Lodge Manufacturing). [2] One of Lodge Manufacturing’s three cookbooks devoted to cast-iron cooking (photo courtesy Lodge Manufacturing). [3] A kitchen’s worth of Lodge cast-iron cookware. Photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma.   One of our family’s favorite Sunday brunch recipes was corned beef hash with poached eggs. Mom always…
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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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GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT: Pamela’s Sprouted Grain Pancake Mixes

Gluten-free reporter Georgi Page-Smith tries sprouted-grain pancakes from Pamela’s. I was fortunate enough to receive the full suite of Pamela’s sprouted grain pancake mixes for review, including 6 Grain, Buckwheat, Buttermilk, Non-Dairy, Grain-Free and Protein varieties. Sprouted grains have gotten more attention recently for their lower levels of carbohydrates and increased levels of protein and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Crêpes

Today’s tip was inspired by this yummy photo from Wife Mama Foodie. Here’s her recipe for easy homemade crêpes. You can also purchase ready-to-heat-and-eat versions (photo #6). Crepes are thin pancakes made from flour, eggs, milk, butter and salt. The word was derived from the Latin crispus, curled. There are two principal types: Sweet crêpes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Better Waffles

[1] BLT Wafflewich, a waffle sandwich (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] Waffle cups aren’t just for sundaes. Use them to hold a crisp, healthy veggie salad (photo courtesy Joy Cone Company). [3] You can take a gourmet approach to chicken and waffles with little touches like these (photo courtesy Honey Butter Fried Chicken |…
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