The Delta Wave Has Arrived: Here We Go Again

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The highly infectious delta variant of COVID-19 is explosively spreading among the unvaccinated. Fears of breakthrough infections and efforts to stem the tide threaten to throw restaurant owners, workers, and diners alike into further uncertainty.

For a few months, it seemed like the U.S. was on the path toward post-pandemic life, with constant mask-wearing and endless anxiety largely a thing of the past. Highly effective, widely available vaccines had curbed case counts and allowed people to gather safely across the country throughout the spring and early summer. In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the fully vaccinated could, for the most part, stop wearing masks indoors. Diners and restaurant workers alike were able to relax as bars and dining rooms filled back up and friends met to celebrate some form of normalcy.

But the emergence of the … Read more

Sourdough Pancakes That are Fluffy and Delicious!

These tried and true sourdough pancakes are fluffy and delicious! They pair well with just about any toppings that you have on hand and they have just a touch of sweetness making adding maple syrup the final touch of heaven!

If you are looking for a super easy and delicious sourdough pancake recipe then you have come to the right place! These are quick and easy to make (once you have your sourdough starter ready!) Pair this with our scrambled eggs and our heavenly bacon and you are set for a breakfast that is sure to impress!

A stack of sourdough pancakes with berries on top.

Simple Sourdough Pancakes

If you are looking for a recipe to help ease your fear of baking sourdough, then you have come to the right place! Sourdough is less intimidating than you think and can create some of THE most delicious recipes that you will make. Sourdough breathes life into a dish and … Read more

One Bowl Gluten Free Banana Bread: Moist and Delicious

This easy gluten free banana bread is made in only one bowl, and it’s everything banana bread should be: moist, tender and delicious, packed with banana flavor and not too sweet.

Smoothies are nice, but there’s just nothing better to do with perfectly ripe bananas any month of the year than to make banana bread.

This gf banana bread recipe has no season. It’s so good that you’ll want to turn on the oven in the dog days of summer to make it.

How do you make gf banana bread moist?

You know how the crumbs from a truly moist quick bread like banana bread can be picked up with the back of a fork? This is that gluten free banana bread.

The acid of the sour cream tenderizes the crumb of the bread. Plain Greek yogurt can be used instead, with very good results.

Sugar also tenderizes baked goods. … Read more

Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to cake mix

An ongoing E. coli outbreak affecting 16 people in 12 states has been linked to cake mix.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 infections from cake mix.

All those sick are female and illness dates range from Feb. 26 to June 21.

Sick people range in age from 2 to 73 years old, with a median of 13. Seventy-five percent are children under the age of 18. Children are more likely to have a severe E. coli infection.

Of 16 people with information available, seven have been hospitalized. One person has developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) but no deaths have been reported.

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Of the eight people interviewed, six reported tasting or eating raw batter … Read more

You Don’t Need to Pay $12 for Mac and Cheese Ice Cream. Make It Yourself Instead.

How to make Van Leeuwen’s savory-sweet flavor using Kraft mac and cheese

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of stopping by Palizzi Social Club — a hundred-year-old members-only Italian spot in South Philly — for an after-dinner drink. At the bar, in between rounds, my friend suggested that since we’d already eaten, we should order Palizzi’s famous dessert instead. Soon after, we were digging into a big old slice of Mom’s Ricotta Cheese Pie: rich, crumbly, tangy, salty, and sweet, with an almost-savory almond crust. With an Amarena cherry on top, the pie — a dessert complemented by the savory flavor and creamy texture of cheese — was the perfect nightcap.

Cheese and sugar — or creamy richness amplified by sweetness — is a match made in heaven, but you wouldn’t know that based on the indignation people registered when Van Leeuwen announced its limited-edition Kraft macaroni and … Read more