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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

From s’mores to shortcake, there were a lot of delicious recipes posted on food blogs this week, so this week’s Bites from other Blogs offers a little bit of a grab bag of recipes – and there is something here for everyone. S’mores lovers will definitely not be able to resist the Soft and Gooey Loaded Smores Bars from Averie Cooks. The bars have a blondie-like base that ... Read More »

What is Ghee?

Ghee

Ghee is a term for clarified butter that is often used in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking. As “clarified butter” rather than “ghee”, it is widely used in French and other European cuisines. Both ghee and clarified butter are prepared by cooking butter to separate its milk solids from its fat. The milk solids are skimmed off to leave a clear yellow liquid – fat ... Read More »

Fat Daddio’s Sno-Cake Pan

Sno-Cake Pan

The standard pans that most of us have at home include sheet pans, round and square cake pans, rectangular baking dishes and muffin pans. These pans work for the majority of recipes, though specialty pans can come in handy when you really need to capture a specific shape in your baked goods. Fat Daddio’s Sno-Cake Pan has an unusual shape that can give you a ... Read More »

Cookies n’ Cream Blondies

Cookies n' Cream Blondies

The combination of chocolate cookies with a vanilla cream filling is so good that it’s not surprising that Oreos are the best selling cookie in the US and one of the best selling in the world. They were one of my favorites as a kid, always served with a big glass of milk. The cookies n’ cream flavor has found its way into all kinds ... Read More »

Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without All the Junk

Real Snacks Cookbook

There are many snacks that we feel nostalgia for. Some snack cakes bring up memories of swapping snacks with friends at lunchtime. Some potato chips remind us of watching cartoons after school. It is tempting to revisit these old favorites – but when you do, you often find that they don’t taste as good as you remember. This is due to a combination of things, ... Read More »

Cumin Glazed Grilled Ribs with Tequila Pineapple Salsa

Border Grill Glaze Ribs with Pineapple Salsa

Along with the Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta, we were also served some amazing frilled ribs during lunch at Border Grill. The ribs were fantastic, covered in a spice rub, lightly charred on the grill and finished with a spicy-sweet glaze. They were also so tender that the meat slid right off the bone once you started to eat. When chefs Susan and Mary sue demonstrated the ... Read More »

A Brownie Mishap and a Giveaway! (closed)

GE OVEN

Brownies are probably the most difficult baked good to determine the doneness of. They’re very dark in color, so you can’t look for tell-tale signs of browning. Most recipes are also intended to produce brownies that are fudgy and they’re supposed to be very moist in the center even when they are ready. Brownies are also very easy to make and are the kind of ... Read More »

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

Avocado Chimichurri

A few weeks ago, I had lunch at Border Grill. All of the food was fantastic, but one of the most memorable dishes was an avocado chimichurri that was served with tomatoes on top of crostini. It was the California version of bruschetta and it was delicious. I got the recipe after lunch and tried it out a few times at home. It’s easy to ... Read More »

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