7 no-fail baking substitutions that won’t ruin your recipe

Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 09:55
I’m more of a cook than a baker. So while I have an arsenal of dried herbs and spices and savory condiments, my baking cupboard is slightly more bare. Since I don’t keep tabs on what’s in there, there have been times that I’ve realized that I’m missing a ingredient or two after I’ve already embarked on a baking project.

How to choose the best hot dogs (and what to avoid)

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 11:11
I love the smoky bite of a hot dog mounded with sweet and tangy toppings and the delicate, salty balance of meat with the bun. But I’m not a huge fan of the buckets of sodium and oozing fat many hot dogs contain. Plus when you eat a hot dog with an average white-bread bun, you add 100+ calories and 200+ mg of sodium to the calories, fat and sodium the hot dog already contains.

All-American food faceoff: Which is healthier, potato salad or pasta salad?

Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:04

Back when my parents were young, “salad” referred to any food bound together with some mayonnaise and maybe some chopped celery (think ham salad, apple salad, carrot salad). Nowadays, salad for me is more likely to feature vegetables, and mayonnaise is not the dressing of choice. But there are two exceptions—pasta salad and potato salad. Since typical versions of these dishes follow the basic equation of starch plus mayo, you can bet that both are high in calories…but which is worse and which is the better option? I did some research and found out.