HOLIDAY: Celebrate Nutella’s 50th Anniversary

Nutella fans: This one’s for you. May 18th is the 50th anniversary of the debut of Nutella hazelnut spread. Do something special for yourself and fellow Nutella lovers: Sink your teeth into the Calzone di Nutella ($15), created by chef Chris D’Amico at New York restaurant Gemma in the Bowery Hotel. A calzone is a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Baked Oatmeal

If you love oatmeal—or if porridge isn’t your thing—here’s a new way to try it: baked oatmeal! Simple yet delicious, kids can help measure and stir ingredients. The recipe finishes in the oven while you’re brewing the coffee. Prep time is five minutes, cook time is 40 minutes. Thanks to Driscoll’s and recipe developer and…
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FOOD FUN: Gnocchi For Breakfast

Pasta for breakfast! Photo and recipe courtesy Giovanni Rana.   Here’s a fun idea for breakfast or brunch: “Gnocchi Homefries,” made with potato gnocchi instead of sliced potatoes, in yummy sage brown butter. Sauté with pancetta, onions and rosemary; or add sausage, and freshly-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Or add it all, topped with a poached or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Sour Cream

In photos, four cream-based products look alike. But the flavor, weight and production techniques differ. Vive la différence! Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   Cream is easily whipped into a delicious topping or filling. With a bit more effort at the dairy, it can be turned into enriched creams, including clotted cream, crème fraîche, mascarpone and…
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RECIPE: Poached Egg With Lentils & Arugula

A delicious trio of tastes: poached eggs, lentils and arugula. Photo courtesy CulinaryChronicles.com.   We love to discover new food blogs and introduce our readers to their bounty. Today, we’d like to present a recipe from Nam of Culinary Chronicles. We encourage you to visit her blog for more. Nam used Safest Choice pasteurized eggs…
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