February 22nd is George Washington’s birthday, so per convention, we’re bringing out the cherries*. There are endless recipes for cherry pies, cakes, muffins, brownies and bars, even cookies. But our focus today is on ice cream. Alas, we are nowhere near fresh cherry season, so here are some easy-to-serve options that don’t require waiting—or turning […]

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April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day. For most of us in the U.S., cheesecake means a cream cheese batter with a crust of graham cracker crumbs. Most of us know cherry cheesecake as the plain cheesecake topped with [usually] canned cherry pie filling (photo #2). But often the canned filling is glop, and there […]

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[1] Cherry Chiller cocktail made with rosé champagne (photo courtesy Moet et Chandon). [2] Herradura Diablo, made with tequila and cherry liqueur (photo courtesy Herradura).   Presidents’ Day is upon us, and George Washington’s birthday is February 22nd. Let’s celebrate with some cherry cocktails. Although the story of George Washington and the cherry tree is […]

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Skip the cherry pie for George Washington”s Birthday (February 22nd). Make this delicious cherry tart instead. The recipe, sent to us by Vermont Creamery via the New England Open House Cookbook, actually works with any fruit. When berry season arrives, make it with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries; or call in the stone fruits—apricots, cherries, […]

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