TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Ice Pops

Is this the seventh day of the heat wave? We’ve lost count. But we’re glad to have this recipe created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, hosts of the Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin. They whipped up a coffee-themed ice pop using Lavazza, Italy’s beloved coffee brand. They used the Lavazza Qualità Rossa variety, made…
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RECIPE: Pesto Parmesan Potato Stacks

If you followed yesterday’s tip and made pesto, here’s a fun recipe that works for everyday or company. Pesto Parmesan Potato Stacks, a fun side dish from PotatoGoodness.com, simply tosses thinly sliced potato rounds in a bowl with Parmesan and pesto. You stack them in a muffin tin, bake and voilà! The Parmesan melts into…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Spoonable Caramel Sauce

What‘s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “caramel sauce?” If you’re like most people, you’d say “ice cream” or “sundae.” But beyond an ice cream topping, caramel is a pretty universal dessert sauce. Dip fresh fruit in it—a caramel fondue Drizzle it over baked apples, sautéed bananas or poached pears…
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RECIPE: Tuna Sashimi Hors d’Oeuvre

Maguro tuna with “seasoned avocado sauce”: guacamole. Photo courtesy Ippudo | New York.   Whenever we visit Ippudo—a creative Japanese ramen chain with luscious ramen soups and so much more—we’re inspired to adapt some of the recipes at home. This one is very easy and for hot summer days; it requires no cooking. Fresh tuna…
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FOOD FUN: Macarons On A Stick

The original macarons date to 15th-century Italy (see the history of macarons). The modern version evolved at the beginning of the 20th century, when Pierre Desfontaines Ladurée had the idea to join two meringues and fill them with ganache. The fillings evolved to include buttercream or jam, and there is now a seemingly limitless array…
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