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Oreo and Cream Cheese “Truffles”

These easy-to-make treats, made simply of ground-up Oreos and cream cheese dipped in chocolate may be low-brow as confections go, but they’re universally popular. READ MORE

Blackberry-Sage Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies stand out on a dessert plate: there’s the sage-in-a-dessert aspect, they’re not real sweet, and they have a slightly savory texture due to the cornmeal, says Funwithfood–yet they were voted best in show at a cookie exchange by a bunch of READ MORE

The Useful Meat Thermometer

If you grew up testing food for doneness by touch, a meat thermometer may seem superfluous. But many good, largely intuitive cooks swear by their meat thermometers. READ MORE

This Coffee is for the Birds

Shade-grown coffee is grown under the canopy of trees in Latin America, providing an environment that is friendly to bird life. READ MORE

Friendly Animals and Dew-Kissed Vegetables

An amusing article in Wednesday’s New York Times mocks the new trend of greenwashing in food-package design. But do all hippy-dippy cereal boxes and rice-cake bags deserve equal scorn? READ MORE

Texas Tofu

The Houston Chronicle tries to convince Texans that tofu is the wave of the future. READ MORE

Dogs Who Drink

Given that the food some of us choose to eat is rapidly reaching yet untold heights of purity, freshness, and quality, it comes as no surprise that our precious pets are reaping some of these culinary rewards. READ MORE

“Top Chef” Brûlées Bubblegum Betty

Ousted Top Chef Betty Fraser talks with Joyce Slaton about why her flutes failed, how Marisa’s cupcakes got creamed, and Marcel's abuse of gelée in his cooking ... and his hair. READ MORE

Roe Lovers Rejoice!

Restrictions on Caspian caviar are lifted, and big spenders everywhere clap hands and say yeah. READ MORE

Roe Is Me

When you have a deep need for a solid hit of roe, but don’t require the delicate aesthetic heights of fine caviar, dip into some Greek cod roe–it’s cheap and tasty in the best way. READ MORE