Posted by LizThursday, June 13, 2013
I have always preferred savory to sweet. In the morning, I find maple syrup cloying. Give me the appetizer over the apple pie. And I’ll eat all my vegetables, whether or not there’s a dessert reward.
I became familiar with savory desserts through the bacon doughnut, which exists on a principle I respect: bacon makes everything better. There have been other lowbrow savory dessert ventures, in the form of deep-fried Oreos, Twinkies, candy bars. There have been savory dessert cross-overs: Shepherd’s Pie, hearty breads meant for dinner. Really, there have been savory desserts for centuries: carrot cake, pumpkin pie, peanut butter anything.
But when I cook and bake, I want to explore. I was looking for a sophisticated, unconventional dessert that still felt familiar. I turned to SALTY SWEETS by Christie Matheson and discovered Lavender Fleur de Sel Shortbreads.
Lavender Fleur de Sel Shortbreads…
Posted by LindaThursday, May 23, 2013
Just four days until the unofficial start of summer! I don’t know about you, but when I think summer, I think days at the beach, frozen treats, and backyard barbecues! Our new 100 Grilling Recipes You Can’t Live Without is filled will grilling tips and recipes that will surely make you the barbeque star at your next party or dinner. Be it for a graduation party, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or any other summer get-together, ’tis the season to be grilling! Just in time, we have compiled some grilling tips for you to sink your teeth into…
Tools of the Trade
-Do you use a fork to flip your steak? That is a grilling habit to break. It is important to resist the urge to turn any meat using a fork. Puncturing the meat causes the juices to escape, leaving meat dried out and tasteless.
-When it comes to grilling, the bare necessities...
Posted by EmilyWednesday, May 15, 2013
Flavored Butters is on a blog tour!
Come take a look at one of our newest spring titles as it tours around this blogosphere this month. Be sure to stop by each blog for a chance to win a copy of your own!
Posted by EmilyThursday, May 2, 2013
I have the heart of a true New England girl, but there is just something about the Southern tradition of the Kentucky Derby that I cannot resist. I look forward to the first Saturday of May all year— of course quite a bit for the races (and the fancy hats and fun sundresses)— but I have to admit, mostly for the food + drink.
Whether you’re tailgating at Churchill Downs or watching the races from home on television, you’re going to need the three essentials of a successful party: drink, appetizer, and dessert.
The drink of choice at the Derby is the Mint Julep. Its prime ingredient, bourbon, originated in Kentucky, so it’s bound to play a big part in this classic Kentucky affair. It’s easy to be sloppy and prepare these cocktails poorly, so we suggest starting with a basic Mint Julep recipe from A.J. Rathbun’s Party Drinks!, and be sure to pay particular...