TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Flag Cake For Memorial Day

Top and center: This American Flag Cake is easy to make (photos courtesy TheKitchyKitchen.com). Bottom: You’ll need nine eggs for the cake (photo courtesy Organic Valley).   We’re very fond of American flag cakes for Memorial Day and Independence Day. Check out these cakes on Pinterest. Many of them require the skills of a pastry…
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RECIPE: Tricolor Jello Fingers For St. Pat’s, July 4th, Halloween, Christmas & More

Top: St. Patrick’s Day themed Jell-O from TheModernRoost.com used food color to create the darkest green layer. Center: The recipe for this Halloween Jell-O from SomethingNewForDinner.com. Bottom: Christmas Jell-O from Due Forni | Las Vegas.   You’re never to old to enjoy a fancy Jell-O dish. Call it retro, call it Jell-O art; just call…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Best Burger Buns

A brioche roll adds a gourmet touch to any type of burger. Photo © Craig Holmes | BSP.   Gearing up for a Labor Day cookout? Go beyond the traditional burger bun and generate excitement with a selection of specialty burger buns (also, a selection of burgers—beef, bison, turkey, veggie, etc.). Here are our favorite…
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FOOD FUN: Watermelon On A Stick ~ And Many, Many Other Foods

Many people believe that everything tastes better on a stick. That’s why we consistently come across foods that have no need to be on a stick, served on a stick. County fairs and urban street fairs are full of them. We’re not talking about skewers, which make grilling and serving easier; or ice pops, candy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Watermelon Boat

Put your fruit salad or munchies in a watermelon boat. Photo courtesy Old World Gourmet.   Have you ever carved a watermelon basket? The simple watermelon boat shown in the photo is a charming presentation. Most people fill it with fruit salad, but you can create rows of assorted munchies: cheese cubes, crudites, fruit, salami…
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