TIP OF THE DAY: 18 Ways To Spice Up For National Spicy Guacamole Day

November 14th is National Spicy Guacamole Day. If you don’t like heat, regular National Guacamole Day is September 16th. Most people make guacamole to taste, adding crushed red chile flakes, some hot sauce, or minced jalapeños. But you can use different types of heat, all of which provide slightly different nuances to the heat. You…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lasagna Soup

Lasagna is one of our favorite foods, but if we make a lasagna, we eat the whole thing. Not to mention, we spend the whole day making it. If we had a slow cooker, we’d try Crockpot Lasagna. But one way to get a quick lasagna fix is ravioli lasagna, with layers of purchased ravioli…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quick Homemade Ramen Soup

[1] This comfort food is ready in just 10 minutes with this recipe (photo courtesy Good Eggs | SF). [2] Three ramen options at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants: [3] Ramen soup with yuba, called “tofu skin” in English; a by-product of soy milk production (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [4] Tonkatsu ramen soup, with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Hard Cider Party For Halloween

Still looking for a Halloween activity? How about a hard cider party? It’s adult, it’s fun, and it’s an opportunity to taste and compare more hard ciders than most of us get to do. While in the U.S. and parts of Canada, the term “apple cider” is interchangeable with apple juice, in Europe a glass…
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RECIPE: Chicken Liver Crostini…Or Maybe Foie Gras

[1] This recipe from Emiko Davies at Honest Cooking is popular in Tuscany (it also contains mushrooms). [2] Food Network adds a garnish of chopped hard-boiled egg and sliced radishes (recipe). Other colored vegetables also work, from asparagus and coronations to grape tomatoes. [3] A torchon of foie gras with toasted baguette (photo courtesy Elle…
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