PRODUCT: Kettle Brand Bakes Chips

Last year, we entered Kettle Brand Chips’ the People’s Choice Create-a-Chip Challenge. Our inspiration was a fully loaded baked potato: sour cream, chives, shredded Cheddar cheese and bacon. Fifty-four other people had the same idea, and Fully Loaded Baked Potato was the winner. The final recipe—the 15th in the current main line of chips (see…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Glazed Root Vegetables

Yummy glazed root vegetables. Photo courtesy Capitol Grille | Nashville.   Ah, what beautiful food is served by chef Tyler Brown at the Capitol Grille in Nashville. While perusing the photo gallery on the restaurant’s website, we were inspired to whip up a batch of glazed root vegetables.* They were so tasty, we at the…
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THANKSGIVING: Coconut Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays. But given our culturally diverse society, it would be nice to add some “fusion food” to the Thanksgiving table. How about an Asian-accented pumpkin pie? This recipe, from Thai Kitchen, adds a bit of flare to the conventional pie. Coconut milk substitutes for the evaporated milk or sweetened…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Nachos Day

Homemade nachos (photo © Chee Hong | Wikimedia).   November 6th is National Nachos Day. Who doesn’t enjoy a hearty plate of nachos for a snack, or even for a main course? They’re the easiest Mexican dish to make at home. At the most minimal, you can simply cover tortilla chips with shredded Cheddar or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cake & Cupcake Frosting Idea

You’re making cake or cupcakes. You need to decide on the frosting. Should it be chocolate, vanilla, mocha or another flavor? Should it be cream-cheese based or buttercream? Should it be penuche frosting, made with brown sugar? Why decide on one, when you can have two? Thanks to Yummy Cupcakes in Los Angeles—one of our…
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