RECIPE: Coffee Cake Mug Cake & The History Of Mug Cakes

[1] Get a book on mug cakes, and have an almost-instant cake fix whenever you need one (photo courtesy St. Martin?s Press). [2] and [3] Coffeecake Mug Cake from Ava?s Bakery. [4] While the cake bakes, make a cup of coffee (photo Sxpng | Canstock ).   Mug cakes have been around for a while.… Continue reading “RECIPE: Coffee Cake Mug Cake & The History Of Mug Cakes”

FOOD FUN: Collectible Tequila Cazadores Bottle

[1] Tequila Cazadores?s limited-edition Mr. Cartoon bottle for El D?a de los Muertos (photo courtesy Tequila Cazadores). [2] 100% of proceeds from bandana sales go to Topos M?xico earthquake disaster relief (photo courtesy Mister Cartoon).   Get ready to add this bottle of tequila to your collection, and to stock up for holiday gifting for… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Collectible Tequila Cazadores Bottle”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: LoveTheWild & More Finds From The Freezer

This week?s Top Pick is Love The Wild frozen fish, with runner-up Orca Bay Seafood and an honorable mention to Mrs. T?s Pierogies. 1. LOVE THE WILD FROZEN FISH ENTR?ES Only one in five Americans meet the USDA recommendation for fish intake*, a vital high protein dietary component that?s high in protein and healthy fats.… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: LoveTheWild & More Finds From The Freezer”

TIP OF THE DAY: 25 Ways To Serve Avocado Boats

A BRIEF AVOCADO HISTORY Spanish explorers in Mexico encountered new foods, including avocados*. Mart?n Fern?ndez de Enciso (ca, 1470-1528) was the first European to describe them, in a book written in 1519. The Aztec name for the fruit is ahuacatl (ah-hwa-CAH-tay); the Spanish pronounced and spelled it it aguacate. The returning conquistadors brought avocado trees… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: 25 Ways To Serve Avocado Boats”

TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here?s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here?s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette”