Local cook's recipe is featured in magazine
In the January/February issue of Taste of Home's Quick Cooking magazine, Nandy Daugherty of Cortland shares a time-saving recipe for Mac 'N' Cheese Soup.
Every recipe, procedure and kitchen tip in Quick Cooking is selected with time in mind...but never at the expense of taste.
A copy of Quick Cooking January/February 2005 can be ordered for $3.99 (with a credit card) by calling (800) 344-6913. Please specify magazine name and issue date.
Whipping up some compliments
Dean Jacobs' Gourmet Souffle Kit produces an impressive version of the fancy dessert in a jiffy. Granted, the finished result at the Chicago Tribune test kitchen tasted more like a sturdier angel food cake than a whipped souffle, but the flavor was good, and the results were as lovely as the picture on the box. A kit that includes four porcelain ramekins and enough product for eight servings costs $25 online at amazon.com.
Academia Barilla extra-virgin olive oils from Italy, from the culinary institute in Parma that promotes Italian gastronomy, come from various regions, with color-coded labels that identify the source. CT testers loved the fruity richness of Monti Iblei-Gulfi from Sicily; other varieties include an intense, herbal-influenced Chianti Classico from Tuscany and Terra di Bari oil, with overtones of almond and walnuts, from Puglia. Bottles range from 500 to 750 milliliters and cost $20 to $30 each at specialty stores.
Microwave in a drawer
Sharp Electronics, a longtime maker of microwave ovens, has ventured into the field of major appliances with its new Insight Range.
The stove pairs a glass ceramic cooktop and conventional oven with the world's first Microwave Drawer that provides easy access to foods.
The ranges are available in appliance stores nationwide.