TIP OF THE DAY: Reinvent Eggs Benedict With These Variations

Since it was invented in the 1860s, Eggs Benedict has been a posh addition to the breakfast-lunch-brunch menu. It was created by the chef at a tony New York restaurant, Delmonico’s, for a wealthy customer, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict (here’s the history of Eggs Benedict). The original recipe topped two toasted English muffin halves with round-cut…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sorbet Toppings

Typically, if you get any garnish with a scoop of sorbet, it’s a mint leaf, berry, lemon peel curl or other variation of the fruit used to make the sorbet. But how about preserves? We were inspired by this photo from Vivoli, a gelateria in Florence, Italy, of pineapple sorbet with pineapple preserves. Yum! So…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Salsa

You can see the many different types of salsa in our Salsa Glossary. It’s easy to make all of them at home, and fresh, homemade salsa is delicious (and nutritious and very low in calories). There are two basic styles of salsa: raw salsa (salsa cruda or salsa fresca, which includes pico de gallo) and…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Carpe Dia, A Blackberry Tequila Cocktail

The Margarita just happens to be the most famous tequila cocktail. But beyond the top three (including the Bloody Maria and the Tequila Sunrise) are many others. The recipe below is for a fruity tequila cocktail created by Milagro Tequila. Called Carpe Dia (Sieze The Day), it uses lower glycemic agave nectar as the sweetener.…
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CINCO DE MAYO: “Noche Bueno” Dulce De Leche Cookie Sandwiches

The perfect cookie for Cinco de Mayo. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   What could be tastier on Cinco de Mayo than dulce de leche sandwich cookies? This recipe, courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, makes two dozen of them. Another name for the cookies is noche bueno, a good night—which it certainly will…
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