TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Hot Dog Rolls (Or Buns, If You Insist)

[1] Classic hot dog rolls have tapered edges (photo courtesy Murray?s Cheese). [2] New England-style hot dog rolls have straight edges, which get crisp when toasted (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [3] A New England hot dog pan (photo courtesy USA Pan). [4] Woo hoo: Slotdogs (photo courtesy Gadgetify).   Following up on yesterday?s homemade… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Hot Dog Rolls (Or Buns, If You Insist)”

TIP OF THE DAY: Teriyaki, Beyond Japanese Food

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of mirin*, sak?, soy sauce and sugar?. Proportions vary according to recipe: You can create a more sweet or more savory sauce, a thicker or a thinner sauce. Here?s a basic teriyaki sauce recipe. The alcohol in the glaze… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Teriyaki, Beyond Japanese Food”

TIP OF THE DAY: More Modern Surf & Turf Ideas … Plus Spring Peas

National Surf & Turf Day falls on February 29th. Why would anyone choose to celebrate this tasty holiday only once every four years? That honor should go to, say, National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day, which happens to be today’s holiday (April 21st). Or how Kitchen Klutzes of America Day (June 13th), or Cheese Sacrifice Purchase… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: More Modern Surf & Turf Ideas … Plus Spring Peas”

TIP OF THE DAY: One-Pan Main & Side

Our pots and pans don?t go into the dishwasher: They need to be hand-washed. While hot sudsy water and a Scrub Daddy do the job, we wouldn?t overlook the opportunity to save our manicure. So we were all ears when Good Eggs sent us this recipe to cook the main and the side in one… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: One-Pan Main & Side”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff?s Famous Jerky

We?ve had Top Pick jerkys before, but they are few and far between. Even small-batch artisan brands can be too tough for us, and/or leave remnants of gristle. Not so with Jeff?s Famous Jerky. Each variety we tried was melt-in-your-mouth tender, with exquisite flavor. When you can say jerky has exquisite flavor, you know you?ve… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff?s Famous Jerky”