Dress up dessert
Classic sweet treats like pound cake are delicious on their own — and with a few simple ingredients, they can be dressed up to make any day more special. Recipes, including one for Lemon Pound Cake Trifle (above), on C2.
New Lean Cuisine
Three new additions to the Lean Cuisine lineup are labeled VeggieCuisine. They are: Indian-style masala; Enchilada rojo with Mexican-style rice and Tuscan-style vegetable lasagna. The packages describe VeggieCuisine this way: “Finally meatless entries bursting with flavor from nutritious ingredients. It is the goodness that we put into each recipe by featuring chef-inspired sauces paired with carefully selected wholesome ingredients.” One of those ingredients in the masala and enchilada items is “gardein chick’n strips.” The lasagna contains “gardein crumbles.” Gardein as a brand of “garden-grown protein.”
If the name Barilla makes you think of a box of spaghetti, you are on the right track. The Barilla family, which founded the multi-national pasta company, in 2003 converted one of its former pasta factories into the Academia Barilla, a food and cultural arts center in the heart of Parma, Italy. The academy has a cooking school, sells Italian specialty products and produces cookbooks, such as “Fresh Italian Cooking,” which was recently released in the U.S. by the Taunton Press ($19.95 softcover). The book has recipes for more than 100 authentic Italian dishes.