TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cheese Folios, Wraps Made From Cheese & Lactose Free!

Once every five or ten years we see a product innovation that we would be delighted to consume regularly. Some never make it commercially. We still lament the pizza cone, made from pizza crust shaped like an ice cream cone. You could stuff with your favorite pizza ingredients—mozzarella, pepperoni, sauce, etc.—and eat your cone on…
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PRODUCT: Simple Mills Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free

[1] Tender and irresistible cookies from the box. [2] A mix to bake your own (both photos courtesy Simple Mills).   In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Day, May 15th, I ventured where I would not normally go: to the land of soft-baked chocolate chip cookies. Simple Mills sent me their vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova Dessert For Passover & Easter

If you’ve ever seen individual meringue cups/shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re the base of Pavlovas*. Light and airy, they are filled with fruit to make an impressive gluten-free and fat-free dessert (photo #2). Pavlova is quick-assembly dessert that’s impressive and low-calorie. It consists of a meringue base topped with fresh…
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RECIPE: Banana Bread Recipe & The History Of Banana Bread

It’s February 23rd, National Banana Bread Day, and there’s only one thing for us to do: Bake a loaf, with lots of chocolate chunks. We prefer making ours with overripe bananas [photo #3]: brown peel = more pronounced flavor. Our friend Beth swears by using frozen bananas (we haven’t tried that yet).     BANANA…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gluten-Free Quiche With A Potato Crust

[1] Sausage and caramelized onion quiche with a gluten-free crust of hash brown potatoes. [2] Idaho red potatoes (both photos courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). [3] Caramelized onions. Photo courtesy Pompeian | Facebook.   May 20th was National National Quiche Lorraine Day. We make a quiche every year, to celebrate the holiday. (In our college days,…
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