What child doesn't love fruit roll ups? There is something so satisfying about peeling the strip of chewy, sweetened fruit off a piece of sheer plastic. When I was younger, I never would have guessed that fruit roll ups could be homemade! But sure enough, like most store-bought processed snack foods, fruit roll ups can be made in your very own kitchen. I double dare you to make some for your kids (or yourself) today! It takes a little bit of time, but the result is a rewarding and tasty snack. For a peek at the recipe, read more
Posts for September 26th 2007
By now, we're all familiar with box wine, screw top wine, and regular wine, but have you heard of canned wine?
Well, if Argentinean company Iron Wine has their way, you will soon. The Buenos Aires based company has just released two wines — a chenin blanc and a malbec and cabernet blend — in either eight and half or twelve ounce cans. The cans look just like soda cans, and the company defends their packaging by saying that they are perfect since they effectively block out light and air. Unfortunately the Associated Press is reporting that the wine is not yet available in the US, but I plan on trying it as soon as it is.
While looking through the recipes on TeamSugar, I came across haute77's lovely Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon. The recipe comes from Everyday Food and is definitely one that could find a spot on your table. The entire meal comes together in 30 minutes, so what are you waiting for? To check out her recipe, read more
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- Does your food have the blahs? Spice it up with ginger! Plus, several prominent dairies are joining forces to set safety standards for raw-milk cheese. - San Francisco Chronicle
- Speaking of ginger, if you don't want to use it to spice up your food, try using it in your drink. Gingertini anyone? How about a Ginger Douro? - Los Angeles Times
- When food costs are up, even frugal shoppers could use 50 ways to save while grocery shopping. - Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune
- I always have great food when I visit, so it doesn't surprise me that Portland is going through a golden age of eating and drinking. Plus, there is definitely a time and place for cream and butter. - New York Times
- The cupcake trend marches on. Kickass Cupcakes has become Boston's first cupcake-only business. - Boston Globe
- Remember the urban legend of the woman paying $250 for the Neiman Marcus cookie? Well, why pay $250 when you can have the mysterious recipe for free. - Dallas Morning News
- And finally, what is it about communal office fridges that make people throw etiquette out the window? - Seattle Times
Nothing says early fall more than apple pie. However, I want to surprise my fall dinner party guests, so instead of making classic apple pie or apple crisp, I'll make an apple buckle.
A buckle is a simple streusel topped cake similar to a dessert coffee cake. It is typically made with summer fruits, but this nontraditional version wonderfully showcases fall apples. It will pair perfectly with a dessert wine or a cup of just brewed coffee, so get the recipe now read more