TIP OF THE DAY: Ricotta For Breakfast

When you think of ricotta, you probably think of ravioli, stuffed shells, lasagna, cannelloni, manicotti, gnudi and white pizza. But ricotta is so versatile: It’s a topper, a binder, a stuffing (cannoli, crêpes, dumplings, pillow pasta) and an ingredient in cheesecake, pancakes, puddings and more. This is the first of three tips on ricotta: Enjoy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Canned Beans

Southwestern parfait with beans, yogurt or sour cream, salsa and tortilla chips. Photo courtesy Food Should Taste Good.   In the process of spring cleaning, we discovered 10 cans of beans at the back of our pantry. It had been a New Year’s resolution to eat beans—nutritious, with plenty of fiber and protein, and affordable—at…
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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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FOOD FUN: Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

Turn refrigerated cinnamon bun dough into Christmas trees. Photo courtesy Immaculate Baking Co.   What’s for breakfast on Christmas? How about these Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees—with a side of eggs or oatmeal for nutrition. This recipe comes from Immaculate Baking Co., which makes refrigerated cookie dough, pie crusts, biscuits, scones and other doughs in natural,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy the red, white and blue all day. Photo courtesy Shiloh Farms.   For three weeks leading up to Independence Day we’ve presented quite a few ideas for red, white and blue food. Here’s the last one for Independence Day 2013: For each meal today, use red and blue berries to create a red, white…
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