TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Cake Art

We were admiring this dessert from Caviar Russe in New York City. It’s art on a plate. Then we realized: This is relatively easy to put together. We love artistic food, so we set out to make our version of this cake-and-ice cream dessert. If you buy the loaf cake instead of baking it, the…
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FOOD FUN: PB&J Burger With Ice Cream (Really!)

[1] A PB&J Burger with vanilla ice cream. It’s a popular menu item with both children and adults (photo courtesy Slater’s 50/50).   If you’re a burger person and an adventurous eater, here’s an idea from Slater’s 50/50, a burger gastropub with locations in Southern California, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Dallas. The restaurant is known…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Main Dish With Four Sides

If you’re accustomed to serving your dinner protein with one vegetable and a starch (potato, noodles, rice)—or veg and a side salad—here’s a tip on “diversification.” It was inspired by this dish from Bluewater Grill, with several locations in California and one in Phoenix. Their chefs know that serving multiple items generates more excitement. That’s…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: SodaStream Sparkling Water & Soda Maker For Earth Month & More

[1] A carbon dioxide cartridge in the back of the appliance carbonates creates a bottle of sparkling water. There are colors for every decor. [2] A four-pack of the most popular flavors. First you carbonate the bottle of water (photo above; then you add your flavor. [3] Fizzy cocktails, anyone? Make a sparkling Bellini, G&T,…
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