Looking for a fun and easy recipe to bake with the kids this Easter weekend? Check out these “Empty Tomb” rolls. You can’t go wrong with marshmallows, butter and cinnamon and sugar! Just be sure to seal them tight so the gooey goodness doesn’t escape from the “tomb”.
Kosher for Passover, and gluten-free, these cookies work all year round! Start early, or the day before, because this dough needs some time to chill. Check out the recipe for these delicious almond cookies from Epicurious below!
Seeing the foods thru the trees- Foraging for your dinner
It’s that time of year. The warmer days and cooler nights make great weather for camping and hiking. Next time you head out into the woods, take a look at the ground near the base of trees. You can often find highly coveted wild foods to forage right there on the forest floor. Morel mushrooms, ramps, fiddleheads all start to pop-up in early spring, and you don’t have to be an expert to know what to look for. Foraging can even be a great activity for the kids, and an entertaining way to teach them about nature. Even if youdon’t find something, it will still be a fun adventure. Check out this YouTube video for some tips on what to look for when you are out in the woods.
We all have it. That one book sitting on the counter. Bent spine, dogeared, bookmarked and stained. It’s the go-to. The favorite. Maybe it’s a collection of family heirlooms, a digital wallet stored on your iPad, a wedding present from your dear Aunt Sally, or a corner bookstore find. A good cookbook can help plan that Thanksgiving feast for 20 or Tuesday night’s meatloaf supper.
For our chefs, they are a source of inspiration, and a education. Just like a any other professional, chefs need to keep up with current trends, and brush up on techniques learned early in our careers. It’s more than a hobby- it’s a lifestyle.
We get asked all the time, “What book should I have in my kitchen?”. So we wanted to put together for you a list of our chefs’ favorites. Some are more reference books than recipe books. But we still think they are great, even for the most novice of cooks. Check out our list below and comment on your favorites. Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates from Friend That Cooks!