Category Archives: Savory Stuff

Sushi Wedding Cake

There are some very unusual wedding cake designs that are out there. No matter how crazy the design, wedding cakes all tend to have one thing in common: they’re dessert. I managed to stumble across one cake that broke the mold in a variety of ways. It’s cake-shaped, but it’s not a dessert and there is definitely no frosting involved. This is a sushi wedding ... Read More »

Bacon Tuxedo

Bacon must be the new black because it is absolutely everywhere these days. Bacon in a chocolate bar is a good example, although I’ve seen bacon ice cream and deep fried bacon out there pushing the limits of good health (and possibly good taste), as well. I’m not going to argue that bacon doesn’t taste good, but I am beginning to suspect that things are ... Read More »

What is masa harina?

masa harina

When a recipe calls for cornmeal, it is usually referring to a slightly coarse and sandy flour made from ground, dried corn. It’s perfect for cornbread (for instance) and is widely used in other types of cooking, but in Mexico, Central and South America, this coarse type of cornmeal is not popular and a different type is used: masa harina. Masa harina is a very ... Read More »

What is almond milk?

almond milk, various flavors

Almond milk is not milk, although it does resemble milk in color. The creamy white liquid is made by grinding almonds and water together, then removing the almond solids and leaving only the liquid behind. Since most of the almond solids are removed and the nuts are not pressed to squeeze out all of the oil, almond milk is low in both fat and calories. ... Read More »

Foodie Fonts

a very cheese-y font

I have quite the font collection on my computer, probably hundreds of them collected from free font download websites and various computer programs that I’ve installed over the years. It’s not that I use all of them, but just like in the kitchen, it’s nice to have options. So, when I saw that YumSugar picked out a list of 10 Fonts That Will Make You ... Read More »

Food and drink hacks

Lifehackeris a weblog dedicated to searching out tips and tricks to make your life easier. It primarily focuses on software and technology, but since the blog’s inception it has reached out into other areas more than a few times. The team over there recently compiled a list of their top 10 Food and drink hacks: little “hacks” that make food prep and storage quicker, more ... Read More »

Artisanal Salt Sampler

artisinal salt set

I have a confession to make – (insert pause for deep breath) — I’m an addict. You’re probably thinking that my addiction might be sugar, flour, chocolate or perhaps baking in general. But, no. If pressed, I would actually say that my addiction is to salt. I like salt on chocolates and in caramels, and have even used it to finish off a batch of oatmeal cookies. This is ... Read More »

Chocolate-covered croutons

Croutons are small pieces of bread – usually cubes - that are toasted and used to garnish soups and salads. A variety of cheeses and spices are often incorporated for an extra kick of flavor. Chocolate is not generally one of these components, but a company called Marcy’s, which specializes in salad dressings and croutons, has decided that the time for chocolate and croutons to come together. ... Read More »

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