Seafood cookery can seem a bit intimidating, but it's often a relatively simple process, with much of the dish's success relying on sourcing excellent fresh product. With a few guidelines and handy tricks in mind, these briny beauties need no longer be relegated to restaurant fare. Keep reading for the breakdown on purchasing guidelines for everything from fish fillets to caviar.
Incorporate a new flavor into a familiar treat like BakeRunLive does with candied orange peel in oatmeal-chocolate cookies.Chewy oatmeal cookies, loaded with chocolate and homemade candied orange peel.
For the recipe, check out her blog, then be sure to share your food photos in the YumSugar Community or by starting your own blog. If you're on Instagram, then chime in on the conversation with the hashtag #savorysight.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
This menu, loosely based off Italian-American cuisine, is foolproof — even for the beginner cook. The main course and dessert can be made the night before, and the cocktails and appetizers are straightforward and a cinch to pull together an hour before your guests arrive. Entertaining is all about enjoying yourself, too. Put the apron away, and take out the party dress. It's about time you joined your guests in the living room. Here's to a successful, easy-breezy dinner party!
NegroniThe bittersweet negroni cocktail, made from gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, is stirred and served straight up with an orange twist. It's a strong beverage, intended to be sipped slowly. You'll find negroni cocktails help cut the fat in rich appetizers like the sausage skewers and buttery garlic bread.
We'd like to dedicate this roundup of killer culinary tips to those whose M.O. in 2013 is to work smarter, not harder. Often it's the smallest changes that have the greatest end result, particularly in the kitchen. We suspect that if you even adopt just one new tip, you'll notice a significant difference in the quality of your cookery, and really, who wouldn't like that? Keep reading for 12 tips that will kick your kitchen experiments into high gear.
- Make breakfast fun with oatmeal chocolate chip breakfast bars — Big Girls Small Kitchen
- Watch Coca-Cola's first antiobesity commercial — Grub Street New York
- Embrace the Jewish deli trend with homemade rye salmon cakes — Tasting Table
- 10 hot dogs worth traveling for — Zagat
- This toaster makes the world's cutest toast — HuffPost Taste
- Watch a clip of The Taste, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson's new show — Eater
- Are Subway customers victims of false advertising? — Delish
If you're still using that cookie sheet to roast your veggies or that roasting dish to bake your cookies, we have the bakeware essentials to fill in your kitchen's missing gaps! Having the proper bakeware can really make a difference, affecting the end result of your cooking and baking recipes . . . separating the burnt cookies from the gooey ones. Going back to basics, we gathered up the essentials — pieces that are multipurpose and can be used in a variety of recipes. From the cookie sheet to the casserole dish, here are the 11 bakeware essentials no kitchen should be without.
M&M's, Snickers, and Reese's are just a few of the classic American candies we know and love, but they are also filled with less-lovely ingredients like corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial ingredients, and preservatives. Enter Unreal Candy, a new candy maker on the market, seeking to revolutionize candy by making it "unjunked," or free of those ingredients.
Instead, the list of ingredients is readable, recognizable, and, in many cases, ethically and environmentally responsible. The dairy comes from pasture-raised, free-range cows. Cane sugar and agave sweeten the confections, and the all-natural dyes are made from beetroot, turmeric root, and purple cabbage. In addition, the high-quality cocao beans used in the chocolate are traceable, sourced from ethical farms in Ghana and Ecuador.
Here's the best part: these candies won't even set you back. Priced at about $1 per package or bar and sold in large chains around the country like Target, SVS, and Kroger, there's no doubt you are getting the most bang for your buck. Despite all the good stuff, we compared the candies to the American classics in a side-by-side taste test. Take a look at the winners.
When is the right time to drink ginger tea? Consider ginger the anytime tea for any ailment, whether it's a cold, stomachache, migraines, or general fatigue. Drinking ginger tea at once invigorates like a strong cup of coffee and soothes like a lavender salt bath.Here's a quick tip in terms of buying ginger: if you have access to Asian markets, then buy your ginger there. The ginger will be plump and fresh from the high turnaround, and it will be sold at a fraction of the price. This large piece would have cost me upward of $10 at an organic supermarket, but it only cost me 50 cents at my local Chinese grocer.
Ready to warm up to your own cup of ginger tea? Keep reading for the recipe.