TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Cooking With Grapes

[1] Roast chicken with grapes, recipe below (photos #1 and #3 courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Asian chicken salad with grapes, showing how a pop of color from red or purple grapes would have given the dish more eye appeal (photo courtesy California Table Grape Commission). [3]Use red grapes to add color, green grapes to pop…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Pancakes

[1] Bacon and corn griddle cakes from Recipe Girl—and here’s her recipe. [2] Carrot pancakes with salted yogurt, gluten free. Here’s the recipe from Jessica Koslow at Bon Appetite (photo Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott). [3] You don’t need to use wheat. Check out these flours (photo courtesy ).   September 26th is National Pancake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Biscuits On Sunday Mornings

✔ Biscuits with fresh dill: check. ✔ Smoked salmon with dilled cream cheese: check. ✔ Great brunch food: check. ? Homemade biscuits, warm from the oven: check? With all the good bread options available at retail, including refrigerated rolls biscuits, the art of the homemade-from-scratch biscuit is practiced less and less often. Why not make…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Babeth’s Feast Frozen Gourmet Food

If you can’t cook or want to entertain but can’t be both cook and hostess, you can still serve a feast in your own home—no assistance necessary. As long as you can turn on the oven, you can serve a splendid repast any meal of the day, thanks to Babeth’s Feast gourmet frozen foods. You…
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RECIPE: Sparkling Pear Cocktail

[1] La Poire sparkling cocktail (photo courtesy Grey Goose). [2] America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett (photo courtesy CookThink). There are also red Bartlett and d’Anjou are available in green and red varieties.   This week we had a bottle of Angry Orchard’s Knotty Pear Cider at lunch, and it reminded us that fall is also…
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