COOKING VIDEO: Make A Hat Cake For Mother’s Day

  Nothing says you care like a home-baked cake. For Mother’s Day, bake Mom’s favorite recipe and decorate it to look like a brimmed hat. It’s actually easy! You can use cake mix, as in the video, or use your own from-scratch recipe. You bake a 9″ and 8″ layers, then trim the 8″ layer…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Miso To Your Meals

Genji Miso Dressing. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Genji Inc. is a purveyor of sushi to 143 Whole Foods Markets and other food stores across the U.S. They supply the sushi bar and the staff who make the sushi. Sushi bar customers loved the ginger miso salad dressing so much that the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Slate Makes A Great Plate

A stunning presentation for mixed hors d’oeuvre or mini desserts. Photo courtesy Chapter 40 restaurant | Kerry, Ireland.   Stylish restaurants are always looking for new plates and other dishes. After all, the presentation—the plate and the garnish—generates the “ooh!” factor when food is set before guests. Sometimes, the eating receptacle is not part of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Biloxi: pork butt, bacon and fontina cheese. Photo courtesy Grilled Cheese Academy.   For National Grilled Cheese Month (there’s also a National Grilled Cheese Day, April 12th), feast your eyes upon 30 creative grilled cheese recipes from the Grilled Cheese Academy. You’ll find more than a few must-try recipes. In fact, you might be…
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Recipe: Turn Espresso Into Affogato & The History Of Affogato

[1] Affogato: an Italian sundae (photo © Tony Liao | Unsplash). [2] A coupe glass (photo #1) is nice, but most people use a rocks glass (photo © Williams Sonoma). [3] After the first ball of ice cream melted, a fresh scoop was plopped on top.   When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When…
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