RECIPE: Peanut Butter & Jelly Quesadilla

[1] PB & J quesadillas (photo © U.S. Apple Association). [2] Crunch Time, a flavor from PB & Co., is even crunchier than their regular Simply Crunchy (photo © PB & Co.)   For April 2nd, National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, there are all sorts of peanut butters, jellies and breads to combine. We…
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FOOD FUN: Prosciutto Sandwich On Buttered Challah

People who know the religious significance of challah may raise an eyebrow at our headline. (There’s more about challah below). The sandwich may be tongue-in-cheek [photo #1], but it’s delicious. Here’s our adaptation of the recipe. Beer is a great beverage pairing. Prosciutto is the cured hind leg of the pig, as is American ham.…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOOD: The ‘Irish Hoagie’

Plan ahead to enjoy this delicious sandwich on St. Patrick’s Day. It was created by DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia, where it’s called the Irish Hoagie. The biggest challenge is finding a pumpernickel baguette in our area. We did find a pumpernickel rolls. If you can’t find anything similar, a pumpernickel bagel (cultural fusion!) or a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Avocado Toast, Middle Eastern Eggplant Toast

We’ve done classic avocado toast, we’ve done fancy avocado toast, we’ve done mushroom toast. We’ve done sweet toasts: All delicious. But the palate wants the adventure to continue. Thus, today’s toast journey is inspired by the Eggplant Toast at Kismet restaurant in Los Angeles. Here’s a variation of their spiced eggplant recipe, with different garnishes:…
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