TIP OF THE DAY: 90-Second Cake Decoration

[1] So simple: Just add some berries to the top of a cheesecake. This cake adds some chamomile blossoms to the strawberries. You can leave the berries plain, or substitute something else, like granola or cookie crumbs. (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] This approawch is foolproof: Place the fruit on the serving plate (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vegetable Pizza With A Vegetable Salad

[1] A slice of yellow squash pizza with a salad of green zucchini ribbons (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Choose your favorite seasonable vegetables (photo courtesy The Homegrown Collective).   A meal kit from Good Eggs inspired this tip: If you make a veggie pizza, make a matching salad. The veggies on the pizza get…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Use For Your Corn Cobs

[1] After you enjoy the corn, make stock from the cobs (photo courtesy I Love Corn). [2] It’s easy to turn corn cobs into corn stock (photo courtesy Local Kitchen Blog).   Who knew: You can make stock out of your corn cobs instead of immediately throwing them away. When simmered in a pot of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Our New Hostess Gift Is A Salad

[1] Layered cole slaw in a jar (photo courtesy Nestlé. [2] Purple/red cabbage is good-looking and full of antioxidants (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Scallions, also called green onions, have more onion flavor than their cousin, chives (photo courtesy Recipeland).   We don’t know who came up with the idea of layered food in a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salts For Grilling: Kosher Salt Vs. Sea Salt & Table Salt

[1] Blending salt with spices before salting a steak (first four photos courtesy Morton). [2] Patting the blend onto the steak. [3] Morton Coarse Kosher Salt. [4] Morton Fine Sea Salt. [5] Grilling to perfection (photo courtesy Aldi).   Most people are not aware that the type of salt used when cooking can make all…
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