TIP OF THE DAY: Gin Cocktails For Father’s Day

A gimlet: gin, lime juice and sugar. Photo courtesy Gallo.   How about a gin cocktail party for Father’s Day? You can serve your guests the five classic gin cocktails: Gimlet, Gin Fizz, Gin & Tonic, Gin Rickey and Martini. For a mocktail, a pitcher of limeade does nicely (a few dashes of bitters makes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory French Toast

Saturday was always “French Toast for breakfast day” in our family. It was always sweet, with real maple syrup and fresh fruit. So when we came across this recipe for savory French Toast from Castello Cheese (which used its Aged Havarti in the recipe), we picked the following Saturday (yesterday) to give it a try.…
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GIFT: Premium Spirits For Father’s Day

For Father’s Day, here are some spirits that will light up Father’s Day for that special Dad who loves tequila or vodka. Casa Herradura has two superior expressions for the tequila lover: HERRADURA SELECCIÓN SUPREMA, EXTRA-AÑEJO Herradura Selección Suprema is the highest grade tequila from Casa Herradura. Aged for more than 49 months in American…
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RECIPE: Rocky Road Truffles

Today is National Rocky Road Day. The original Rocky Road was an ice cream flavor invented in 1929 by William Dryer. He chose the name to describe the bumpy appearance of ice cream packed with chocolate, marshmallows and walnuts. Since the Great Depression began in October of that year, it was also a tongue-and-cheek reference.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Layer Cake

You can make this at home, topped with Callebaut Crispearls. Photo courtesy Sweet Street Desserts.   Nothing says love like a homemade cake: for birthdays, Mother’s/Father’s Day, graduation or or other special occasion. Whether you use a cake mix or measure from scratch, it’s fun to bake a cake. And it’s very much appreciated by…
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