Bartender at San Francisco's Heaven's Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, Jennifer Colliau will blow your mind with this bartender secret: You do not need to boil your simple syrup. In fact, it's preferable not to! Jennifer shows you how to make simple syrup using cold tap water in this video.
Fluffy, stackable pancakes are a Southern brunch staple. This recipe, developed by Birmingham, Alabama-based chef John Hall, makes a rich pancake that still maintains a light texture. Top your Ricotta Pancakes with smoky Brown Butter-Maple Syrup.
Put Extra Candy Canes to Good Use
Candy canes mark the run-up to Christmas, and by the end of the season you're bound to have more than you know what to do with. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you five great ways to use them up, including Candy Cane Simple Syrup and Candy Cane Vodka. You may actually find yourself heading back to the store to buy more.