Kitchen Tips - January 2014

  • Combine two great breakfast tastes in one: instead of cooking oatmeal in just water, try substituting fresh brewed coffee for all or part of the liquid called for in your recipe.
  • Liven up your favorite chocolate sauce by adding a complimentary flavor: try stirring in some coffee (or espresso powder), dark rum, red wine or sea salt or whisk in some caramel sauce or cherry preserves
  • Energize your favorite Mexican dishes with an easy, south-of-the-border take on gremolata: finely mince fresh garlic and cilantro; mix in some grated lime zest. Season to taste with salt, pepper, lime juice and a little canola or olive oil, if desired. Spoon this intensely flavored condiment on grilled or roasted meats, scoop it into tacos or even stir it into rice.
  • Amp up the flavor in your favorite biscuit recipe. Just stir fresh or dried herbs and cheeses into the flour and butter mixture before adding the milk. Try Cheddar and dill, Gruyère and chives, Parmesan and parsley – you name it! Try our recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits.
  • Looking for a simple, figure-friendly "dessert" that will also warm you up? Try a Viennese coffee – strong, sweet coffee served in a tall glass, topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

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