It’s less than a month to Father’s Day. If you’re looking for something special and Dad is a pork lover, we love this idea: Consider a gourmet combination plate—a pork version of a pu pu platter*. This idea was inspired by steakhouse Rare Steak and Seafood in Washington, D.C. (photo #1). Executive Chef Marc Hennessy […]

Diet Tips

[1] The poke square, a creative version of the poke bowl (photo by Allison Tong for Rooh | Flavor And The Menu). [2] A more traditional poke bowl. Here’s how to customize your own from Kirbie Cravings.   Over the past few years, poke bowls have swept west from Hawaii to the East Coast. Poke […]

Diet Tips

This year, American Craft Beer Week is celebrated from May 14th through 20th. It’s about celebrating the artisan ingredients, and techniques, that make a craft beer so much more tasty and special than a mass brew. There are more than 6,000 breweries in the U.S., and 99% of them are defined by the Brewers Association […]

Diet Tips

[1] Fluffy biscuits need baking powder (photo of buttermilk biscuits Robyn Mackenzie | Fotolia). [2] There would be no fluffy pancakes without baking powder. Here’s the recipe for these Banana Bread Pancakes from The Baker Chick. [3] Baking powder from Clabber Girl, one of the original brands still going strong—it’s the number-one seller in the […]

Diet Tips

May 13th is National Fruit Cocktail Day. We’re all familiar with cans of fruit cocktail from Del Monte, Dole and Libby’s. But who first created it, and why is it called “cocktail?” First: There is no alcohol in a conventional fruit cocktail. So why is it called fruit cocktail, instead of simply fruit salad? There’s […]

Diet Tips

[1] Pickled beets and blueberries on goat cheese crostini (photo courtesy Rick’s Picks). [3] Pickle radishes and layer sour with spicy (here’s the recipe from Simple Delicious Food). [2] Pickle any fruit or vegetable you like (photo courtesy Typhoon). Basic pickling is easy (here’s how). But if you want ideas on how to layer herbs […]

Diet Tips

If you’re considering what to bake for Mother’s Day, how about these pretty mini pies? We received the recipe from My Baking Addiction, a site with such tempting recipes that you’ll want to make them all. Currently featured on the home page are Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes, Rosé Cheesecake and Rumchata Cheesecake Pudding […]

Diet Tips

Enjoy this sunny cocktail from one of our favorite restaurants, Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian churrascaria with locations worldwide (and many in the U.S.—send someone a gift card!). It’s called Guava do Sul, guava sunshine. You can stop in for a cocktail or have it as the beginning of an entire wonderful dinner. We liked […]

Diets To Lose Weight