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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Tri Tip with Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa with Grilled Tri Tip

During the summer, I like to grill and eat outside as much as possible. It’s always nice to be outside on a warm evening with friends, family and good food. This weekend is Labor Day weekend, and that generally serves as the unofficial end of the summer grilling season. I keep grilling just about year round, but I always make it a point to have ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Rates Mixing Bowls

Cook's Illustrated Rates Mixing Bowls

Mixing bowls just might be the most important tool in the kitchen, especially if you’re a baker. All the spatulas, whisks and spoons in the world are awfully difficult to use if you don’t have a good bowl for mixing your ingredients! Mixing bowls are important, but most of us don’t pay all that much attention to the function of a mixing bowl in the ... Read More »

Zoku Fish Pop Molds

Zoku Fish Pops

Zoku is known for their quick pop makers, which allow you to make popsicles in as little as two minutes if you have pre-chilled the base. The gadget is fun to use, but traditional popsicle molds are even easier because they require less hands-on time, even if you do have to wait for the pops to freeze completely before serving them. Traditional molds also give ... Read More »

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek yogurt can be a great ingredient to use in baking. Like buttermilk and sour cream, it adds a subtle tang to baked goods and helps to keep them both moist and tender. I also often eat it for breakfast with fruit and granola,  use it to make homemade frozen yogurt and for making other delicious goodies, so I always have it in my fridge. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Zucchini season often means that we have more zucchini in our kitchens than we can easily serve as a side. One of the most popular ways to use up a few extra pounds of this summer staple is to turn it into zucchini bread, but a quick bread isn’t the only dessert option for using up extra zucchini. Floating Kitchen made a batch of Zucchini ... Read More »

What is an Ombre Cake?

How to Frost an Ombre Cake

Ombré cakes are colorful cakes where the colors used are graduated from light to dark. Typically, this refers to the colors of the frosting on the outside of a cake, however the individual cake layers can also be colored to create a gradient. It’s a fun and easy frosting technique that anyone can learn to give your cakes a pretty and chic finish. Ombré cakes can ... Read More »

The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

Liddabit Sweets is a Brooklyn-based confectionery shop that is beloved by anyone with a sweet tooth that has visited or tasted their goodies. They specialize in handmade candies of all kinds, using top quality ingredients and even incorporating local ingredients (cacao, of course, does not grow locally in the NYC area) whenever possible. Like many great local shops or bakeries, those of us who live ... Read More »

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Magic bars are an easy-to-make bar cookie recipe that use some of my favorite main ingredients: chocolate, nuts and coconut. They’re also very easy to adapt if you want to play around with those base flavors, because the ingredients for the bars are essentially just layered together in a pan and baked. These Maple Bacon Magic Bars are a salty-sweet version of the classic Magic ... Read More »

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