TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Pancakes & Maple Syrup Substitutes

Some people like to serve pancakes with a garnish of berries. But at The Mission restaurant in San Diego, a creative cook embedded the fruit in the pancake itself. You can do it easily: SLICE fresh berries in 1/4-inch pieces. SPOON the pancake batter onto the griddle or pan. ADD the sliced fruit while the…
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RECIPE: Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

Top: Sweet and salty, chocolate and caramel: How can you resist? A recipe and photo from The Baker Chick. Bottom: Dutch process, or Dutched cocoa, is processed with alkali to neutralize cocoa’s natural acidity. It is milder in flavor and lighter in color than non-Dutched cocoa powder. Photo courtesy King Arthur Flour.   Thanks to…
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RECIPE: Beertails, Beer Cocktails

A Beer Mimosa. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful.   Can’t decide between beer or cocktails? Make beer cocktails, sometimes called beertails. We published our first beer cocktail recipe, Almond Ale Spritzer, five years ago. It’s time to revisit the options. These cocktails were developed by Bohemia Beer, made in a Pilsner style beer. But you can…
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RECIPE: Burger Eggs Benedict

Another good idea for Father’s Day brunch: this mashup of Eggs Benedict and a burger. that’s filling enough for lunch or dinner as well. The recipe is courtesy Gina of Running to the Kitchen, via Safest Choice pasteurized eggs. Gina used pasteurized eggs for the blender hollandaise sauce, which is not cooked. Pasteurized eggs ensure…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Garnishes & A Bloody Mary Cart

Who can resist a BLT Bloody Mary, garnished with lettuce, tomato and a crisp bacon strip? This one is from Morton’s Grille.   If Dad’s drink is a Bloody Mary, try something exciting for Father’s Day. You can use different spirits and mixes, but the easiest way to wow everyone is with a Bloody Mary…
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