Could You Give Up Sugar for 10 Days?

Television host Katie Couric, whose new documentary, “Fed Up,” blames sugar for the country’s spiraling obesity problem, is challenging people to take a 10-day break from the sweet stuff. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Couric urged people to try and give up foods with added sugar, including artificial sweeteners, “which have the same impact on your brain as added sugar.” That means foods with naturally occurring sugar, including fresh fruit and plain yogurt, are fine, but options …

Forget Cupcakes. Now It’s Cronuts We’re Craving

The latest craze in cute, sugary, hand-held treats? The Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid invented by Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. It’s fried like a doughnut, but has the flaky, buttery layers of a croissant, according to the bakery’s Cronut 101. The food blog TheKitchn has a mouthwatering photo of a pink-iced, blackberry-filled Cronut and photos of the line around the block to buy them. The bakery only makes a limited amount of the $5 treats each …

The Delicious Pie That Can Get You Sued

Do not mess with the one and only authentic Derby Pie. That would be the trademarked, legally protected name of the yummy chocolate-nut confection invented in 1954 by Kern’s Kitchen of Louisville, Ky., and traditionally enjoyed at Kentucky Derby parties. Over the years Kern’s has filed lawsuits against many who have illegally used the name of their signature pie. This year it’s  against another Kentucky restaurant – Claudia Sanders Dinner House, the Shelbyville restaurant founded by the wife of Kentucky …

Make National Pie Day Last All Week

The American Pie Council declared January 23 National Pie Day in honor of the centuries-old tradition first crafted by the ancient Egyptians. While the APC website details a brief history of pie, it also provides a list of events nation-wide so that you can find a celebratory event in your area. If you would prefer to pay tribute to pie in your own kitchen, look no further than AARP’s recipe for a delicious lemon meringue, sure to bring some sweetness …

Foodie Friday: Portuguese Custard Tarts

In honor of the NATO summit in Lisbon today. De-Lic-ious!

Foodie Friday: Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse

What better than to make some chocolate mousse — and deliciously with a hint of chile pepper — for Valentine’s Day this weekend? Enjoy!