Month: May 2014

How to Find Commercial Kitchen Equipment

How to Find Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Updated: 6/2/22 There are various ways to find full restaurant kitchen equipment. The general idea is that you want to try and find a restaurant supply store that is as large as possible. Large prime suppliers mean a lower price for you in all kitchen 

How to Transform Your Leftover Arroz con Pollo into Something Wonderful

If you’re a fan of Hispanic food, you’re no doubt familiar with arroz con pollo. Chicken and rice, as the dish is known in English, has its roots in so-called Moorish Spain of the 700’s. During the eighth century, Muslim invaders from North Africa stormed 

Are You Getting Custom Cakes for Your Event? A Few Points to Keep in Mind

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Nutella is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Monday, and in honor of the special day, cronut inventor Dominique Ansel is potentially unleashing a stampede by creating cronut holes with nutella in the middle. Lines for the cronut still wrap around the block, and it’s been a year since its debut. Ansel is planning to give away just 2,000 of these cronut holes at Nutella’s 50th Anniversary event in Broadway Pedestrian Plaza this upcoming Monday.

While most of us may have trouble getting our hands on an original cronut, it’s safe to say that there are great bakeries in every city. If you’re planning a special event, like Nutella did for their anniversary, there are few better ways to celebrate than with a delicious pastry or cake treat. Here are a few things you can keep in mind for planning your event and choosing the appropriate treats.

Finding the Right Mini Pastries

Mini pastries are popular because they’re bite sized and easy to eat without feeling too guilty. They’re great for office parties or a fancy home brunch. Something to ask when you look for a bakery: where do the pastries come from? if they’re baked fresh daily, great. If they’re taken out of a freezer and thawed, you might want to move on.

Choosing Custom Made Cakes

If your event has a decent budget, you might opt for a custom cake instead. These can be a great way to celebrate an event — not only will they be very memorable, but they’re going to taste better than a store-bought cake mix by far. If you’re going to get a custom cake, though, don’t go to the discount grocery store and ask their bakery to do it — thats a cake wreck waiting to happen. Shop around for a baker with affordable options and a good portfolio, and place the order ahead of time.

Ordering Unique Wedding Cakes

Similar to the above recommendation, if you’re looking for a bakery that does custom wedding cakes, it’s not a task that should be taken lightly. Each baker has a unique style and you should consult with them to plan out the perfect cake for your occasion. The average wedding cake costs about $450, though this number can obviously vary widely depending on a wide range of factors. Seasonal cake flavors will cost you more than vanilla, while a less decorated cake will cost you less than one with delicate flowers over every inch.

Have you ever bought a custom cake or mini pastries for an event? Let us know in the comments. Read more.

Are You Planning a Birthday Cake? You May Want to Consider Using Edible Flowers

Are you planning a special occasion and you are looking for a different kind of decoration? Perhaps you need the perfect accent for a birthday or anniversary cake. If so, you may want to consider getting flower crystals or microgreens. Edible flowers and plants may 

Diners Offer Something For Everyone

After a hard week at the office, there is nothing like going to diners for breakfast on the weekend. Diners offer the best breakfast, including specials where you can get a lot of food for not much money. Check out local restaurants for breakfast and 

Why you Should Add Hummus to your Diet

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Looking for a new healthy snack option? Why not try out some hummus dips. Hummus is a spread that is made from pureed chickpeas, something similar would be tahini which is made from sesame seed pasta, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and olive oil. Both of these snacks help provide your diet with a good source of protein. You can find hummus recipes online or you can buy your hummus in store.You can use hummus dips for vegetables and pita bread, it can also work well in certain recipes or as a healthier option for a sandwich spread. There are many different hummus brands that you can find at your local grocery store. They come in many flavors from the traditional plain hummus, to red roasted pepper, and even tomato and basil. The chickpeas provide for a good source of protein as well as fiber. Tahini, since it is made from mostly sesame seeds, is a good source of amino acid methioine. Roasted red pepper hummus dip is one of the most popular flavors you can find in any store. If you are feeling adventurous, the tomato basil is a great flavor and spicy chipotle if you are looking for a little kick in the taste buds. In 2012, it was discovered that the hummus consumption in the US has increased by 35% over only a 21 month period, with its sales reaching up to $300 million. That is crazy! One can only assume that that amount has increased! Hummus has been around for hundreds of years but it most recently has been on the rise. The earliest documented recipe dates back to 13th century Egypt. They seemed to have the right idea. Whether you choose to dip your chips or veggies in some classic mild salsa, tahini, guacamole, or hummus your’e sure to be enjoying them!

How to Spice Up Your Next Meal

Created more than 5,000 years ago, salsa sauce has become a staple in both Mexican and American cuisine. Salsa was first made by the Aztecs as far back as 3000 BC, and it was given its name by the Spanish in the 16th century. Many 

What Goes With Guacamole

You are hosting a party and the guest list features some people with picky palettes. You need a snack that can please any party guest. Look into recipes with guacamole and enjoy the snack that can make everyone happy. Guacamole is traditionally served as a