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Huevos Rancheros

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 It looks like Cinco de Mayo (as well as the 133rd Kentucky Derby!) is e upon us, so I thought that something with a little bit of south-of-the-border flare seemed to be an appropriate gesture towards the holiday. I could have made an intense Mexican Chocolate Loaf Cake, but I opted for Huevos Rancheros instead. The name huevos rancheros means “ranch-style eggs” and the dish ... Read More »

Keyboard waffle iron

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Maybe it’s the nerd in me, but I just adore this keyboard waffle iron, which bakes up crisp waffles in what was once a traditional typewriter. The recycled, reborn appliance was created by artist/designer Chris Dimino as part of an exhibit at the School of Visual Arts. Unfortunately, this gadget isn’t for sale, so we’re stuck with more traditional models for now. Does anyone want to design ... Read More »

A knife just for lettuce

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Those of you who don’t like the idea of “unitasker” kitchen implements should look away now, because this knife was designed to cut only one thing: lettuce. These knives are made of plastic or nylon and have serrated blades. Supposedly, these materials are superior for cutting lettuce because they will make lettuce less likely to turn brown at the edges than metal knives. Now, I have ... Read More »

Colored bread-ties and freshness

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Yesterday, Heloise had several food-related questions in her column and gave out – as usual – some great advice. The first question asked particularly interested me, however: Can you get a list of the colors of bread ties/matching days delivered for the major brands? Hard to tell when the fresh loaves have been delivered. The connection between bread-tie colors and delivery dates is, if not entirely ... Read More »

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Do you like butterscotch chips? I tend to keep them on hand, buying a bag when they’re on sale, but despite their promising name, butterscotch chips aren’t for everyone and I have found that people either like them or don’t.  When eaten on their own, they often seem overly sweet and have a texture that is more grainy than smooth, unlike that of a chocolate chip. Personally, I ... Read More »

Measuring spoons get groovy

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I have several sets of measuring spoons, in both plastic and metal. I also have several spoons that have managed to detach themselves from the rest of their sets and now float freely around the kitchen. They’re not the most exciting kitchen tool, but they are certainly vital to most culinary tasks – especially when you’re into baking.It looks like some designers want to bring ... Read More »

Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits, reviewed

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When I first noticed the Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits bar in the candy aisle at my local supermarket, a series of thoughts ran quickly through my mind: What is that? Corn? Who wants corn in a candy bar? It kind of looks like those honeycomb chocolates on the package, but those don’t have corn in them. I wonder if it’s crunchy. It’s on sale ... Read More »

How to Substitute All Purpose Flour for Cake Flour

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A question I get asked on a regular basis is “Can I substitute all purpose flour for cake flour?” It is far less common to hear the reverse (although I have actually done so in recipes when I was out of flour and couldn’t be bothered to go to the store), since if you have one kind of flour at home, it will generally be all ... Read More »

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