[1] Ice cream sandwiches are now made with every type of cookie and cookie substitute. See our list below (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Getting creative: an ice cream sandwich with churros, at Boqueria | Brooklyn. [3] Strawberry shortcake sandwiches, made with whoopie pie-shaped “shortcake” by David Venable | QVC. [4] Who needs cookies? […]

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[1] First grill the peaches. [2] Slice the peaches before assembling the shortcake (both photos courtesy Completely Delicious). [3] One of summer’s delights (photo courtesy Frog Hollow Farm).   June 21st is the first day of summer. Somewhat less grandly, it’s also National Peaches & Cream Day. We’re always happy to have peach ice cream, […]

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Many kids in the U.S. get excited over a banana split, a.k.a. banana boat. Some grown-up kids still do, as evidenced by variations of the dessert on menus of restaurants catering to adults. With a banana split, the fruit comes straight from the peel. It may not be perfectly ripe, thus contributing a slightly hard […]

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It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer […]

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February 14th—Valentine’s Day—is also National Creme Filled Chocolates Day. But what’s with creme vs. cream? “Creme,” pronounced cream, is a mis-spelled, mis-pronounced Americanization of the French word for cream, crème (pronounced KREHM). It is used in the U.S. to make chocolates and desserts seem more special; i.e., French, without the correct French pronunciation and accent […]

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[1] Chocolate lasagna: a happy Valentine Dessert (photo Persnickety Plates | Amanda’s Cookin’, photo courtesy Amanda’s Cookin’. [2] Stabilized whipped cream doesn’t collapse (photo Kuhn Rikon).   We love whipped cream, and we don’t care for Cool Whip. (Sure, we ate it in college from the container, like the other girls in the dorm. But […]

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