GIFT: Gourmet Gluten Free Cookies & Truffles

Gluten-free glory. Photo courtesy Cake | Chicago.   While it may not be easy being green, it’s even worse to be gluten-free. When everyone else is enjoying cake and cookies, you’ve got to show restraint. Unless you’ve received a box of “defloured” cookies from Cake, an artisan bakery in Chicago. A gift box of three…
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PRODUCT: Campbell’s GO Soup—Not Your Mother’s Campbell’s Soup

Campbell’s Soup is one of those iconic brands that goes back so many generations as to be ho hum to today’s youth. So the company got hip and developed the new Campbell’s Go line: microwavable pouches of soup that heat conveniently in the microwave and pour easily into the nearest mug. Not only is the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Cook A Perfect Prime Rib

Many families enjoy prime rib for the holidays. At our house, it was always on the holiday table. Jan Birnbaum, Executive Chef at Epic Roasthouse, a steakhouse on the San Francisco waterfront (great view of the Bay Bridge!), shares this advice so that you, too can cook the perfect prime rib. START WITH THE BUTCHER…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Cheesecloth & Kitchen Twine

Two things you’ll find in every serious cook’s kitchen: cheesecloth and kitchen twine (a.k.a. butcher’s twine). Chef Johnny Gnall shows you how they make things easier. If you have questions or suggestions for tips, email Chef Johnny. While cheesecloth and twine may sound like an ordinary and unremarkable pair of items, they are more versatile…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza is one of our favorite foods. When we make it at home, we typically purchase a crust and add our favorite ingredients. Then we received a pizza dough recipe from from Bruno diFabio, whose pizza was just awarded the grand prize, Best Pizza, in the Worldwide Pizza Championship.* DiFabio is now a six-time winner…
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