Helping Guests with Food Allergies

Did you know that roughly 11 milliion Americans suffer from food allergies? There is currently no cure for food allergies. Those who suffer from these allergies simply have to avoid eating certain foods. This is easier said than done.

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Baking Mats or SilPats, a Nice Alternative to Waxed Paper

This is from a conversation on the old forum:

If you enjoy baking and hate having to scrape baking trays, try a flexible non-stick baking mat or silpat. To use it, unroll the silpat and place it over a baking sheet. Place your cookies or pastries on top and bake it in the oven as you normally would. After baking, remove the mat. Clean it with soap and water as needed. Roll it up and store it away.

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Fixed Dinner Menus

From “Ask Kit!”:

Q: I don’t want to fix several meals for different guests on the same night. So how do I deal with that one? Just offer a steak/buffalo dinner and forget the cheaper dinners?

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