TIP OF THE DAY: Jello Firecrackers, Red White & Blue Fruit Desserts

Our mom made apple pie and brownies; but our favorite desserts for patriotic holiday weekends are red, white and blue. We present three recipes with photos, plus another 18 links below. Recipes #2 and #3 can be pulled together in just 10 minutes. RECIPE #1: JELL-O FIRECRACKERS OR SHOTS To celebrate July 4th, Kraft Recipes… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Jello Firecrackers, Red White & Blue Fruit Desserts”

JULY 4TH RECIPE: Firecracker Hot Dogs

Skip the hot dog roll this year, in favor of these fun firecrackers (photos courtesy USA Pan).   Why stick a hot dog in a roll? These Hot Dog Firecrackers are an easy recipe to serve over 4th of July weekend, fun for all age. You don?t need a roll to hold the ketchup or… Continue reading “JULY 4TH RECIPE: Firecracker Hot Dogs”

FOOD FUN: Deconstructed Ceviche & The Different Types Of Raw Fish Dishes

[1] Deconstructed ceviche at Seviche | Louisville. [2] A trio of ceviches with different mixes of seafood and vegetables, from Chef Ingrid Hoffmann. [3] Sea bass ceviche with traditional ingredients from Coya | London. [4] Tiradito: a fusion preparation with sashimi-cut fish and a non-traditional garnish (fried capers), at Raymi | NYC.   June 28th… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Deconstructed Ceviche & The Different Types Of Raw Fish Dishes”

PRODUCT: Grow Your Own Tea

If you live in hardiness zones 8-10—the southern United States—and have a spot with full sun, you can grow your own tea with plants from Burpee. One individual commenting on the Burpee website had success in Zone 6. Here’s the USDA map of hardiness zones. Tea, Camellia sinensis, is a perennial plant. The same plant… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Grow Your Own Tea”

TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Ice Cubes In Vanilla Milk Or Cocktails

Today?s tip might be a natural for Valentine?s Day, but we like it even more for the cold drinks of summer. These chocolate ice cubes are the brainchild of the Parisian chocolatier Jean-Paul H?vin. His Summer Chocolate Ice Cubes are simply a chocolate ice cream recipe that gets poured into ice cube trays instead of… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Ice Cubes In Vanilla Milk Or Cocktails”