TIP OF THE DAY: 25+ Uses For Bacon Fat, Bacon Grease, Drippings Or Whatever You Call It

Our mom loved to cook bacon: She loved the aroma. She also had a great exhaust hood, a kitchen with pocket doors to prevent the aroma from escaping to the rest of the house, and a window and a back door to let in fresh air. She bought thick-cut bacon and cooked it slowly over…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beware Of Fake Italian Olive Oil

The odds are high that your bottle of imported “extra virgin in olive oil” isn’t extra virgin or even pure olive oil, especially if it’s a major supermarket brand and/or sold in bulk. Photo courtesy LiveFreeLiveNatural.com.   “Is this for real?” a reader wrote, sending us a link to an article about fake olive oil.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Infused Oils

You may see a proliferation of infused olive oils at the market. But you might want to infuse your own: When you don’t have the space to store multiple bottles of oil. When you don’t use infused oils often enough and the they go stale. When you’d prefer an infused oil other than olive oil.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Oil & Vinegar Sprayer

Spray on oil and vinegar. Photo courtesy Delta.   Just in time for summer cook-outs and picnics, we were sent samples of the large and small Evo Oil Sprayers. They’re different from misters: The spray is less fine and wider. The company claims that the spray nozzle is no-clog (a complaint with the finer-spray misters);…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cooking With Coconut Oil

If you like coconut, have you cooked with coconut oil? We’re not talking about hydrogenated coconut oil, a trans fat long been used in American processed foods, which has been phased out of use over the past few years. We’re talking extra virgin coconut oil, which is 90% saturated fat but of a type that…
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