A good sauce, a tool for salads and a breakfast tip
One good sauce
Are you a fan of dulce de leche, that wonderful caramel sauce used in a variety of desserts? It's so easy to make your own, thanks to this recipe from Food Network Magazine: Combine two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cover with foil, set in a roasting pan and add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides. Bake at 425 degrees until thick and dark amber (about 75 minutes). Transfer to food processor and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until thickened. Makes 2 cups.
One good tool
Salads are taking center stage more and more. This 10-piece all-in-one Salad Station from Sur La Table will help you slice, chop and grate your way to super salads right in the bowl. The set comes with a large bowl, lid with tool house, two dicing blades, mandoline, grater, julienne and slicing attachments, hand guard and cleaning tool. Dishwasher safe, the Salad Station retails for $40 exclusively at Sur La Table.
One good tip
Add another layer of flavor to your breakfast this weekend: After making eggs sunny-side up, deglaze the pan with sherry vinegar, then drizzle the sauce on the eggs to add another dimension to the dish.
Compiled by Kate Lawson