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Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is mostly used for pudding and cakes. 100% cocao powder also adds rich earthiness to rubs for roasted or grilled meat. “Work With What You Got!” ©Tiny New York Kitchen © 2019 All Rights Reserve

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

Yule Log

Yule Log

The origins of the Yule log can be traced back to the Norsemen of northern Europe. Jol or Jule (pronounced “Yule”) was a festival celebrated on the Winter Solstice in honor of Joinir, also known as Odin, the god of ecstasy and death. Feasting and drinking would take place around bonfires, and fires would be […]

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 […]

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 […]

German Chocolate

German Chocolate

German Chocolate is an American creation, created in 1852 when American Samuel German developed a dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company. The brand name of the product, “Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate,” was named in Samuel German’s honor. The first published recipe for German’s chocolate cake appeared in a Dallas Morning Star newspaper […]

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler The humble vegetable peeler has hidden talents. Easily Peel Fruit: To peel soft fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, you usually have to briefly dunk them into boiling water. Using a good vegetable peeler is so much easier and faster. Look for peelers with serrated blades for […]

Pantry & Freezer Staples

Pantry & Freezer Staples

Pantry & Freezer Staples How long do pantry and freezer staples last? Staple items are known for their long shelf life, but they don’t stay fresh forever! Use this handy list to determine how long you should keep them on hand. Freezer Hamburger & Stew Meats: Shelf Life: 1 to 2 Days Storage: 3 to […]

Jacques Torres Chocolate Pumpkins

Jacques Torres Chocolate Pumpkins

Take a heavy knife to this chocolate pumpkin, not to carve a grin but to cut off pieces to eat! The hollow Jacques O’ Lantern, made by Jacques Torres, comes in two sizes and in dark or milk chocolate. Large is $30 and Small is $12.50. Sold in Jacques Torres stores only. To find a […]

The Lunch Counter

The Lunch Counter

The Lunch Counter Growing up in the 1960s going to the luncheonette (lunch counter) was a common lunchtime occurrence. These lunch counters were always in what was known as the “five and dime” store. My mother would take me shopping and we would stop at the lunch counter for a grilled cheese or egg salad […]