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Chocolate

Chocolate

The labels of many chocolate brands now state the amount of cacao (which means cocoa beans or any part of the beans, including cocoa butter) in their chocolate. The higher the cacao content, the less sugar the chocolate contains. You will also see chocolate described as bittersweet or semisweet. The USDA puts all sweetened dark […]

Cookies

Cookies

When making cookies make sure not to overcream the butter and sugar. Unlike cake batter baked in a pan, cookie dough is baked free-form. When the dough is heated and the chemical leaveners expand the air bubbles, the bubbles burst without a pan to force the dough upward, producing flat cookies. For cookies, cream the […]

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized ginger is fresh ginger that has been slowly cooked in sugar water and rolled in coarse sugar for preservation. It has a sweet, spicy taste and can easily be made at home. “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2017 All Rights Reserved

Cooking With Coffee

Cooking With Coffee

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly brewed morning coffee whether it’s perked, dripped or pressed, it’s the most favorite part of my day. Coffee is my morning ritual, but coffee is not just for mornings. If you have a bit of extra brewed coffee or grounds lying around then you can “perk” up the […]

100 Years Ago In America

100 Years Ago In America

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years old. Americans spent 1/3 of their income on food. Children remained under their parents’ roofs until they were married. Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. […]

Food That Boost Energy Levels

Food That Boost Energy Levels

It’s January and many of us are working towards our health goals. Choosing foods that give us energy are important in keeping on track. Some foods that boost energy levels include cashews, chicken, salmon, and beans. Cashews Cashews are high in magnesium and help to convert sugar into energy. Magnesium deficiency can lead to low […]

How To Interpret Package Information

How To Interpret Package Information

While the Nutrition Fact label can tell you a lot about a food, you need to check the ingredients list to see what you’re really eating. Is your breakfast cereal made with whole grains or does your favorite salad dressing contain oil that is high in saturated fat, for example. By law, ingredients lists must […]

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb Rhubarb is one of the first delights of spring, and there are many ways to use it. If you have an abundance of rhubarb in your garden, it will freeze successfully. After you have cut rhubarb up and thrown away the leaves, steeping it overnight has several advantages. You don’t need to use as […]

Buttermilk

Buttermilk

In the old days, buttermilk was what was left in the butter churn. Nowadays, it’s manufactured with healthy bacteria much like yogurt. Buttermilk is made with very little fat or none at all. Either way, it adds a nice fresh tang and texture to baked goods. In the summer it’s nice to purée peaches with […]

French Toast Toppings

French Toast Toppings

French Toast Toppings Ok, most of us love maple syrup on our pancakes and French toast, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit. Here are some interesting alternatives that just may become your new favorites. Apples & Thyme Sauté 2 large Gala apples (cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces(, 1 tablespoon fresh […]