We're curious to learn what comfort foods you're cooking or baking up, whether it's cookies, chili, slow-cooker meals, or something a hair less conventional (like the aforementioned poached tofu). Share all your comfort food photos with us! All you need to do is upload your photos to Instagram and include the hashtag #savorysight in your caption; keep checking back, because you could be featured in a slideshow of our favorite submissions. And make sure to follow YumSugar on Instagram (@heyyumsugar) for mouthwatering inspiration. If Instagram's not your thing, then don't worry: you can still participate by sharing snaps of your dishes and drinks in our Savory Sights community group.
I enlisted the help of Certified Starbucks Coffee Master Zach Mercer, who outlined the company's fundamentals for home brewing.
According to Zach, all you've got to do is keep in mind that there are four important factors that affect the quality of your home brew. Find out what they are, and keep reading to see his recommendations for making coffee at home.
Next time you make lasagna, think outside the (pasta) box, as Whipped has with her inside-out lasagna.Quick and healthy spin on traditional lasagna! Fluffy baked ricotta, whole wheat penne, and a spicy tomato basil sauce . . . yum!
For more, check out her blog, and 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.
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I know what you're probably thinking: kale chips are so two years ago. And sure, they've been done before (we even have a handful of enticing options in our archives), but I'd argue that their ubiquity is simply a testament to how dang delicious these virtuous snacks can be.
So no, I'm not exactly reinventing the wheel here; rather, consider this a tune-up. These salty, tangy, and dangerously snackable crisps are more akin to a fresh set of tires for the kale chips "wheel." Heavy-handed with both salt and vinegar to mimic the addictive flavor of salt and vinegar chips (minus the fryer), these chips are hands-down my favorite kale snack I've tried to date (and I really like kale).
The next time you plan to make sushi or another Japanese dish for dinner, consider starting the evening off with a traditional bowl of miso soup; while the ingredients may sound obscure, they can all be located at Whole Foods stores, health food markets, or Asian grocers. Or if you don't mind the smell of the sea in the morning, make like the Japanese, and eat miso soup with white rice for breakfast! Keep reading for the recipe.
Have you ever enjoyed a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven at Mrs. Fields and wondered how they make the cookies taste so good? We have, too; that's why we went inside Mrs. Fields's kitchen to learn all of the bakery's secrets. Watch the video now to see to see how the iconic cookies are made, then read more to print the recipe and try the cookies at home.
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While we're always excited about the newest Hershey's candy or next Cheetos flavor, we adore trying handmade, artisanal products from smaller vendors. In our new series Artisanal Pick, we're highlighting small-batch products that we've tried, tested, and devoured.Curious to know what our tasters described as "the next Nutella" and "vanilla icing meets peanut butter"? That'd be Reginald's Cashew Nilla Cashew Butter ($8), which you'll find on our spoons as of late. The small-batch nut-butter company is owned by Andrew Broocker, who wanted to create an all-natural line of peanut butters after transforming his diet and losing about 150 pounds. He grew to love peanut butter but was discontented with the all-natural options available, so he created a line of peanut and cashew butters, all with interesting and unusual flavors.
Reginald's prides itself on the simple, short, and natural list of ingredients. The cashew butter is made from four ingredients only: cashews, peanut oil, vanilla beans, and vanilla extract. Despite having no salt or sugar added, the thick, rich cashew butter still manages to pack in plenty of nutty, vanilla-y flavor, so it practically tastes like dessert anyway.Reginald's nut butters are available for purchase in grocery stores around the Virginia/Maryland area, but the company also sells its products online. Beyond toast and crackers, we imagine smearing this decadent spread on a blueberry bagel or substituting it in for peanut butter to make a batch of cashew butter cookies.