In these columns, Detroit News Food Editor Maureen Tisdale and newsroom friends share stories, tips, recipes and ideas learned through kitchen triumphs and failures, as well as cooking TV shows, social media and conversations. You can do the same in the comments section at the end of each feature. Follow Maureen on Twitter @reentiz for a head's-up on these columns, cookbook giveaways and more. Join the conversation!
Aug. 1 — today — is my last day as Detroit News food editor, as I head off to start my own company part-time and spend more time with my family. Before I go, the breakfast bar recipe I've been questing toward — and one last kitchen gaffe to share.