TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Grandma Hoerner?s Apple Pouches

Grandma Hoerner?s is a company that makes Big Slice Apples, one of our favorite new snacks and toppings. Big Slice Apples were first cooked in Grandma Hoerner?s farm kitchen in Kansas in the late 1800s, made from apples straight from the orchard. Grandson, Duane McCoy, rcalling the wonderful big slices of cooked apples from his… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Grandma Hoerner?s Apple Pouches”

TIP OF THE DAY: Get Seasonal With Pumpkin-Accented Everyday Foods

In our childhood, fall meant a choice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie. Today, there’s pumpkin everything. Walk into your favorite food store: You’ll find pumpkin-themed products in every aisle. Start the day with pumpkin yogurt or a bowl of pumpkin granola, toasted Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins and bagels. Wash them down with pumpkin… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Get Seasonal With Pumpkin-Accented Everyday Foods”

TIP OF THE DAY: Off-Season Coconut Macaroons

Top: Chocolate-dipped macaroons (photo courtesy McCormick). Center: Plain coconut macaroons (photo courtesy Recchiuti Confections). Bottom: Up close (photo by Georgie Grd | Wikipedia).   If you like coconut, don?t wait until Passover* to make coconut macaroons. They?re a great treat year-round, and gluten-free. Bring them as house gifts: They travel well without breaking. We adapted… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Off-Season Coconut Macaroons”

TIP OF THE DAY: Cider Tasting For Mother?s Day

Drier ciders work better with meats. Photo courtesy Angry Orchard.   Skip the Pinot Grigio and taste some cider for Mother?s Day. It?s more novel than wine, and will suit any guest: Cider is equally popular among men and women, whereas beer is significantly more popular among men*. Cider is also gluten-free and less filling… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Cider Tasting For Mother?s Day”

TIP OF THE DAY: Brazilian Cheese Bread, P?o de Queijo

On a recent trip to a churrascaria to indulge in the salad bar, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky discovered something more memorable than the jumbo asparagus and whole cloves of caramelized garlic: p?o de queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread. Not a conventional bread (no kneading required), p?o de queijo (pow de KAY-zoo) is a Brazilian variation of… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Brazilian Cheese Bread, P?o de Queijo”