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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TIP OF THE DAY: The Perfect Halloween Cheese

These beautiful photos of Vermont Creamery’s aged goat cheeses were taken by Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial, where you can see more of her camera work and recipes. [1] The most ghostly cheese board ever. [2] Creepy Bonne Bouche (for Halloween, it’s Bone Bouche). 3] Got brains? Coupole cheese is one big brain. 4] Cremont,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beurre Blanc, Beurre Noir & Beurre Noisette

Yesterday we wrote about LoveTheWild, a line of frozen fish entrées with pats of flavored butter (compound butter) that melt into a sauce. The concept of compound butter comes from French cuisine, but French butter sauces don’t stop there. Today, we take on three butter preparations that are used as sauces—sauces that you can easily…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pimento Cheese Spread & Pimento Cheese Pizza Rolls

[1] A popular Southern snack: pimento cheese with bread or crackers (photo courtesy Wisconsin Cheese Talk). [2] Pimento cheese with crudités (photo courtesy 33 Greenwich | NYC). [3] Other subspecies are easily substituted for pimento. They’re sold as generic “roasted red peppers” (photo courtesy Kalyn’s Kitchen). [4] These pizza rolls are delicious with wine, beer…
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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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