FOOD FUN: Make Your Own Granola Bars

Make your own granola bars with this special press.   If you buy a lot of granola bars, you may be interested in this new gadget that lets you make your own. The Tescoma Granola Bar Press turns your ingredients of choice—fruits, grains, nuts, seeds and “extras” like chocolate chips—into bars. Bind your ingredients with…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Boska Tostabags For Grilled Cheese

[1] Who needs a stove? Make your grilled cheese sandwich in a toaster (both photos courtesy Boska Holland). [2] Place the bread and cheese into the bag and pop it into the toaster. The package contains three reusable bags.   Grilled cheese lovers who want a sandwich without the mess should try Tostabags from Boska.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: New Uses For Specialty Dishes

[1] and [2] How many uses can you find for deviled egg plates and similar platters? Photo of “Naked Vegetables” at Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis | Facebook, credited to @ctroesser for @sophisticatedlivingmag. The dips are broccoli hummus, chorizo purée, strained yogurt, homemade butter and nasturtium salt (green). [3] Shrimp cocktail bites in Chinese soup…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pie Crust Cutters

Give your holiday pies some panache with these snowflake pie crust cutters from Williams-Sonoma. For a special holiday-themed pie, try this one from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen. Prep time is 60 minutes, cook time is 60 minutes.     RECIPE: CRANBERRY SNOWFLAKE PIE This recipe makes a deep-dish pie. If you don’t have a deep-dish…
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