Crumble Up Rice Cakes for a Crunchy, Easy Bread Crumb Substitute

…when purchased breadcrumbs aren’t an option, head to the pantry and grab a few rice cakes to make your own gluten-free breading mix. You might not have considered using these crisp and airy snack cakes this way before, but they work quite well. And any kind of rice cakes will get the job done. Use whatever you have available, but maybe it’s best to stay away from the sweeter varieties.

Source: The Best Gluten-Free Breading Mix Is Already In Your Pantry

For those who are allergic to wheat, this is a good way to get bread crumbs for various recipes that are gluten free. Gluten free bread crumbs are kind of pricey…

Alton Brown’s Advice for Better Homemade Smoothies

Smoothies aren’t too difficult to make, but these basic tips from celebrity chef Alton Brown will ensure your smoothie making always goes smoothly.

In the Good Eats episode “Live and Let Diet,” host Alton Brown explains how to make the perfect smoothie at home. Here are his top tips:

Source: Alton Brown’s Advice for Better Homemade Smoothies

I’ve been making red wine smoothies lately…

Smoothies can be healthy, if homemade, in order to control things like sugar content and protein.

Lots of fruit that is flash frozen can be found at the local grocery store.

This Easy to Make Sauce Transforms Any Seafood Dish

A sauce this delicious must be the product of hours of work and careful tinkering, right? Not this one.

Source: The 2-Ingredient Lemon Sauce That Will Change Your Life

Blended limes with simple syrup is really just some ice and a couple of shots of rum away from a killer daiquiri. 😉

The Difference Between a Blender, Food Processor, and an Immersion Blender

The price 😉

Whether you put dinner on the table every night or are a holiday-only kind of chef, chances are you could use a good blender, immersion blender, food processor, stand mixer, or hand mixer. These appliances can make food prep faster, expand the range of recipes you can tackle, and greatly improve the quality of your cooking and baking.

Source: Should I Get a Blender, a Food Processor, or a Mixer?

You can make whipped cream with no special attachments with at least some immersion blenders.  I can make hummus or breadcrumbs in either my blender or food processor, but i stick to the food processor for making gyro meat.