FOOD HOLIDAY: Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a popular Mother’s Day or Father’s Day brunch entree. The classic recipe combines a poached egg and ham or Canadian bacon atop a toasted English muffin slice, topped with hollandaise sauce. There are many variations to the original recipe, including portabella mushrooms for vegetarians (recipe) and corned beef hash (recipe). Since today…
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RECIPE: Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Make warm and fragrant cinnamon crescents for breakfast or brunch. Photo courtesy Taste Of Home.   April 10th is National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Crescent is the English word for croissant, the buttery, crescent-shaped laminated dough breakfast roll (there’s more about croissants below). Make your own with this recipe from Taste Of Home. RECIPE: CINNAMON CRESCENTS…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Sourdough Bread Day

April 1st is National Sourdough Bread Day. Sourdough is an ancient bread made by a long fermentation of dough, using naturally occurring lactobacilli bacteria and wild yeasts (other types of breads use cultivated yeasts, which became available only in the 19th century). In comparison with breads made with cultivated yeast, sourdough usually has a mildly…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Fresh Spring Peas

Lovers of green peas (also called English peas and garden peas), you’re in for a treat. Spring is the season. It’s time to serve sides of fresh-steamed green peas and make some delicious fresh pea soup. But what else should you be doing with these bright green jewels? Their sweet flavor and bright color can…
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