TIP OF THE DAY: Slimmed-Down Sour Cream Alternative

Love sour cream but not the cholesterol and calories? Slim it down with some nonfat Greek yogurt. Make a blended, lower-fat, lower-calorie sour cream substitute by adding 2 parts nonfat Greek yogurt to 1 part dairy sour cream. We don’t care for the fat-free sour creams on the market, but we do like this! (Truth…
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Blueberry Popovers Recipe For National Blueberry Popovers Day

Editor’s Note: We regret that the popovers video with Alton Brown was discontinued by the distributor. We’ve included links to other popover recipes below, plus this elegant blueberry popover recipe from Two Cups Flour (photo #1).     March 10th is National Blueberry Popover Day. Here’s a recipe for popovers that can use blueberries, cherries…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Or Frozen Fruit

As we await the fresh fruits of spring and summer, we have the desire to bake a pie or two. Should we use imported fresh fruits, or consider frozen domestic fruits? Quick-frozen fruit, picked at the peak of ripeness, is a better bet than fruit that has been traveling for weeks in the hold of…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Mint Milkshake

Drinkin’ o’ the green: a delicious milkshake. Photo courtesy McCormick.   This classic milkshake can be transformed into a St. Patrick’s Day special with a hint of green food coloring. Here are two delightful recipes, both with a hint o’ mint: one that everyone will enjoy, one strictly for adults (using creme de menthe instead…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Cake Pops

St. Patrick’s Day is a week from tomorrow, so here’s a fun weekend project: Give the cake pop trend some St. Patrick’s Day spirit and bake a batch of these tempting treats. They look pretty on the outside, but the surprise is on the inside: green cake! This recipe, from McCormick, is all you need…
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