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Muffin Bottom March

In your kitchen lies many hidden tools that can help you create perfect size portions, as well as help create a cute way to display your main entrée, side dish, or dessert. One of my favorite hidden gems is the muffin tin.

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Food, Chocolate, Wine… sounds like a Valentine

Food, chocolate, and wine seem to be “musts” in any romantic movie scene especially on Valentine’s Day. Food is far more than flavor, taste and satisfying hunger; it is memories, too. For the past 7 years, I have made my signature molten cakes in heart shaped ramekins given to me by my mother. You better believe I can remember each and every year, especially when my daughter became old enough to enjoy and appreciate how cool it was to have heart-shaped treats on Valentine’s day. I hope to someday hand down this tradition to her as long as she promises to make some for her mom (recipe below).

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For the Love of Chocolate

Cosentinos__LoveOfChocolate_FBpost_9FEB16Guys. Valentine’s. Is. This. Weekend. Want to surprise your leading lady? We have the best solution for you: Enter to win FREE Christopher Elbow Chocolate & a bottle of Boulevard Chocolate Raspberry Ale. All you have to do is tell us why you love chocolate! The winner of each location (Downtown and Brookside) will be announced Friday, February 12th at 5 p.m.

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Big Game Snack Attack

This blog is dedicated to uncommon spins for the most common Super bowl food recipes and creative way to use the leftover munchies.

At the start of 2016, I had high hopes that I would to watch the Chiefs in the Big Game, while nervously nibbling on my favorite football foods. I can hope again in 2017, but for now, I am looking forward to mindfully munching on my most favorite tailgate foods.

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Foodie Trends for 2016

Just as there are hot trends in nutrition, there are also hot trends for foodies. This year seems to be the year of indulgence and creativity within your kitchen.

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What’s NOW (Nutrition Over the World) in 2016

This blog is dedicated to 2016’s up and coming nutrition trends.

The food industry in 2016 will have a focus on food sustainability, as well as reducing waste at home. There will also be a call to significantly decrease “engineered” foods and to increase to natural food products. Below are a few selected thoughts from NOW 2016.

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Eat Your Way Through The Holidays, Intuitively

This time of year I am commonly asked, “How can I survive the holidays without gaining weight?”. My reply usually stuns them: Eat what you want! The mind plays cruel tricks- trying substitutions only leaves you unsatisfied and still desiring what you truly wanted in the first place. Besides, no one makes fudge like Grandma, so why would you expect anything else to take its place?

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The Center of Attention at the table… TURKEY

Good ol’ Abe Lincoln is an historical figure for a lot of reasons but many might not realize that he was responsible for the nationalization of Thanksgiving in 1863. Alexander Hamilton proclaimed that “No citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.” Turkey did not become the center of the Thanksgiving table’s attention until after 1800; historically, fish and venison were served.

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