TIP OF THE DAY: Frittata For Dinner

For breakfast, lunch or dinner, make a frittata (frizz-TA-ta). A frittata is an Italian-style omelet, set in the frying pan in the oven*—no folding required. We’ve been making them for years, because our omelets never looked neat enough and we had no patience to work on our technique. With an omelet, the filling ingredients are…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Frittata For Dinner”

RECIPES: Top Rum Cocktails For A Party

[1] The Daiquiri, invented by an American engineer in Cuba (photo courtesy TemperedSpirits.com). [2] The Sidecar, made with dark rum (photo courtesy Hyatt Regency| LA). [3] Our favorite rum cocktail is the Banana Daiquiri. Here’s a recipe from CookingWithCurls.com*.   August 16th is National Rum Day. This year it’s on a Tuesday, but that’s not…
Continue reading “RECIPES: Top Rum Cocktails For A Party”

TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Sandwich Month & National Panini Month

August is National Sandwich Month, time to move beyond your standard choices and try something different. Since August is also National Panini Month, we dragged the panini press out of the closet (no room on the counter!) and invited a group of friends to a “Panini Brunch.” They asked what they could bring, and we…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Sandwich Month & National Panini Month”

OLYMPICS COCKTAIL RECIPE: The Caipirinha

What’s your weekend cocktail? For the next three weeks, when watching the Olympics, it could be the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil. It’s made with the national’s official spirit, cachaça. In the U.S., cachaça is considered “Brazilian rum,” but don’t call it that in front of a Brazilian! Rum is distilled from molasses, the…
Continue reading “OLYMPICS COCKTAIL RECIPE: The Caipirinha”

TIP OF THE DAY: Build-Your-Own No-Cook Summer Dessert Bowl

[1] Lay out the ingredients for the easiest DIY dessert. [2] Ricotta salata, made in a mold, is salted. It’s better for a DIY with savory toppings (photos courtesy Good Eggs). [3] and [4] Crunchy Wasa Thins in Sesame & Sea Salt, also available in Sea Salt & Rosemary (photos courtesy Wasa).   You may…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Build-Your-Own No-Cook Summer Dessert Bowl”