PRODUCT: Spatter Guard For Mixers

No more cake mix spatters! Photo courtesy Kuhn Rikon.   Love to bake, but hate the messy mixer splatters? Kuhn Rikon, which has helped keep kitchens clean with its Splatter Guard cover for skillets and woks and a combination spatter shield and strainer, now brings neatness to baking. There’s a new spatter guard for electric…
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FOOD FUN: Confetti Cake

With the success of The Flintstones television series, Post Foods obtained a license from Hanna-Barbera for Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles breakfast cereals. Introduced in 1971, the crisp rice cereal bits are still going strong. And not just for breakfast, either. They’ve made their way into a variety of baked goods, from donuts to Rice…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Make Menudo, A Hearty Mexican Soup

Menudo, a Mexican stew made with tripe (chuck roast can be substituted). Photo courtesy NoRecipes.com.   Chef Johnny Gnall’s mother grew up in Mexico City. She discovered her talent for cooking at a young age, and amassed recipes from friends and family while still a young girl. Her greatest teacher, however, was her nanny, Eulalia,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Poached Eggs On Vegetables

Poached eggs atop a medley of sautéed vegetables. Photo courtesy Ellary’s Greens | NYC.   When was the last time a plate of poached eggs looked this tempting? On the brunch menu at Ellary’s Greens in New York City, the chef changes vegetables with the seasons and uses them as a base for poached eggs.…
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RECIPE: Mexican Haystacks

Seeking something fun for Cinco de Mayo? A food haystack uses a starchy base (tortilla chips, saltines or rice), topped by a protein (beans, grated Cheddar cheese, taco-seasoned meat, and/or a vegetarian meat alternative), and fresh vegetables (shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives, peppers). It is garnished with condiments (guacamole, sour cream, salsa). Mexican Haystacks are like…
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