TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chocolate Ganache Pups

If you know a mom who loves chocolate and dogs, is there a better Mother’s Day gift than these chocolate pup bonbons? Made by hand by Gearhearts Chocolates, the milk chocolate bonbons are filled with silky chocolate ganache, which is lightly infused with handmade peanut butter. And they’re guilt-free: Five percent of sales of Peanut…
Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chocolate Ganache Pups”

TIP OF THE DAY: Agua Fresca For Cinco De Mayo

Make agua fresca for Cinco de Mayo. Photo © Raptor Captor | Fotolia.   In Spanish, agua fresca means fresh water. In culinary terms, it refers to a variety of refreshing cold drinks that are sold by street vendors and at cafés throughout Latin America; they’re also sold bottled and are whipped up at home.…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Agua Fresca For Cinco De Mayo”

TIP OF THE DAY: Veggie Fries Recipe

Get everyone to eat more vegetables—French fried! Photo courtesy Arch Rock restaurant | Santa Barbara.   A few weeks ago we published a recipe for truffle fries from Arch Rock Fish restaurant in Santa Barbara. This luxurious comfort food seasons French fries with truffle oil and shaved Parmesan cheese. Few people turn down French fries.…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Veggie Fries Recipe”

TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Club Soda

Drinking club soda is just for starters. Photo courtesy Schweppes.   You may enjoy it as a refreshing drink or a mixer, or sprinkle it on tablecloth spills. But here are other uses for that bottle of club soda, seltzer or sparkling water (see the differences below). IN RECIPES 1. Make Fluffier Pancakes. Instead of…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Club Soda”