Coco Morante's Recent Articles
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4 Ways to Use Ground Vanilla Beans
Have you stumbled across this ingredient? Ground vanilla beans are exactly what they sound like — whole vanilla beans, processed into a slightly moist powder. Able to withstand higher heat than vanilla extract, this is a forgiving and versatile ingredient you’ll want to keep in your pantry! Here are a few ideas to get you started: Substitute ground vanilla beans for vanilla extract, but use half as much.
Apr 29, 2014
7 Ways to Eat Matzo When You’re Sick of It
Do you observe the holiday of Passover? Close your eyes and picture yourself a week from now. You’re staring down yet another box of matzo, wondering how you’ll make it through the next few days. Chances are you’ve eaten your fair share of the salt-free, woefully bland flat bread in various sandwich iterations, and you don’t think you can down another bite of the stuff. Don’t despair — these ideas will help you get your matzo mojo back and power through!
Apr 14, 2014
Recipe: Lamb Meatballs with Lemon Sauce
Behold, a bright and sunny main dish that’s perfect for any spring celebration! These tender and flavorful meatballs, napped in a tangy, lemony sauce, are not only delicious, they’re appropriate for a Passover Seder, Easter dinner, or even just tonight’s main course. While Hanukkah and Thanksgiving only coincide once in a blue moon, Passover and Easter often overlap on the spring calendar.
Apr 3, 2014
5 Ways to Make a Tortilla Into a Snack
I love a burrito or fajita night as much as the next girl, but since I’m usually cooking for just two, I often find myself with a stack of leftover whole wheat tortillas. Here are some ways I’ve come up with to use the extras, incorporating them into afternoon snacks all week long. Like I said, I usually make these snacks with a whole wheat tortilla, but a plain flour tortilla would work as well!
Mar 24, 2014
Valentine’s Day Recipe: Almond Scones with Grand Marnier Glaze
Get your Valentine’s Day started on a sweet note: a batch of fluffy, heart-shaped scones is the ultimate breakfast treat. Whether served as breakfast-in-bed with a teapot for two, or tucked into a bag for an out-the-door treat, homemade baked goods are a sure-fire way to your sweetie’s heart. The glaze for these almond scones is flavored with Grand Marnier — what’s more romantic than dessert liqueur? — and then amped up with the zest of an entire orange.
Feb 7, 2013