TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Bagels

October 16th is World Bread Day. To celebrate the occasion, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky fulfilled a long-time goal: making homemade bagels. She finally found a recipe that overcame a barrier: “Traditional recipes call for lye, which is threatening enough to send me straight to the bakery, rather than the kitchen,” says Hannah. But then, a… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Bagels”

RECIPE: Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Fragrant and warm from the oven: Who can resist? (Photos #1 and #2 courtesy My Bare Cupboard, which has a slightly different recipe). [3] Where would dessert be without the incredible, edible egg? (Photo courtesy The Egg Farm.) Check out the different types of eggs in our Egg Glossary. See the different types of custard… Continue reading “RECIPE: Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts”

TIP OF THE DAY: Halloween Cakes With Nordicware

Add even more fun to Halloween festivities for family and friends…for party hosts…for your workplace: Make a Halloween cake with a NordicWare cake mold. It requires no more time and talent than pouring a cake mix batter into the mold. The molds are artfully embossed, creating “cake sculptures” that need no added decoration. Of course,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Halloween Cakes With Nordicware”

RECIPE: For Taco Tuesdays, A Taco Ring

[1] Make a taco ring for Taco Tuesdays (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).< [2] Buy Tex-Mex or taco seasoning, or make your own (recipe below—photo courtesy Pampered Chef.   October 4th is National Taco Day, but here’s some added fun for any Taco Tuesday: a taco ring, developed by Pampered Chef. You can save time with… Continue reading “RECIPE: For Taco Tuesdays, A Taco Ring”

FOOD HOLIDAY: America’s Favorite Cookies

October is National Cookie Month, National Cookie Day is December 4th, and today, October 1st, is National Homemade Cookie Day. According to OnePoll.com, the average American eats 18,928 cookies in their lifetime. According to Huffington Post, America’s top 10 favorite cookies are: 1. Chocolate chip cookie 2. Brownie (a brownie is classified as a bar… Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: America’s Favorite Cookies”