We re-created this Easter milkshake, after seeing the photo on the Facebook page of Alden’s Organic Ice Cream.     RECIPE: EASTER MILKSHAKE Ingredients Per Shake 2 scoops ice cream 8 ounces cold milk 2 tablespoons syrup of choice Whipped cream Sprinkles   Additional Garnishes 2 macarons Kabob skewer, lollipop or cake pop stick Jelly […]

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[1] Chocolate Earl Grey tea is available year-round, and in this special Easter packaging [all photos © David’s Tea). [2] You can see why this tea is called Hot Chocolate. It’s pu’ehr tea with chocolate chips that melt into the brew. [3] An Easter sampler with six different chocolate flavors. During the holidays, there’s a […]

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[1] Need an “Easter cheese?” Put bunny ears or a tail on a wheel of it (photo © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] How about surrounding the cheese board with small foil-wrapped Easter eggs? Chocolate and cheese are a good pairing (photo © Murray’s Cheese).   Turn a great cheese into the Easter Bunny (photo #1). […]

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[1] A close-up on pasta nests. These were made with carbonara ingredients (both photos © DeLallo). [2] Get out your muffin pan! [3] Capellini (angel hair) pasta nests. You can get them online from DeLallo.   For Easter—or anytime you’re looking for some food fun—these pasta nests are a festive way to enjoy one of […]

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[1] The Easter Bunny, fitted with a mask to prevent Covid (photo © Lillie Belle Farms).   Even the Easter Bunny is taking precautions in these risky times. The chocolatiers at Lillie Belle Farms have been turning out a colony* of chocolate bunnies wearing protective masks. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate bunnies are […]

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We can always rely on DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia for the best specialty foods—and creative ways to use them. For Easter, they’ve used Easter egg cookie cutters (photo #2) to create an Easter cheese plate (photo #1). The semi-hard cheese group includes young Asiago, Cheddar, Colby, Edam, Fontinella, Gouda, Manchego, Provolone (photo #1) and Queso […]

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[1] The box is made from 100% chocolate, with cute-topped salt caramels inside. This is the gift we order for ourselves every year (photo © Charles Chocolates). [2] One of four collections of hand-painted, ganache-filled Easter eggs. This is the Greek Collection, filled with pomegranate and rose water ganache, walnut-almond baklava salted caramel, and fig […]

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[1] Easter macarons: Edible art from Stay Sweet NYC.   A number of pastry artists are creating colorful macarons for Easter, but we haven’t seen anything as lovely as these from Lindsay of Stay Sweet NYC. Her pastel cookies are decorated with abstract flowers. Lovely. But we’ve never seen dual-color ganache before! Who needs chocolate […]

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If you’ve ever seen individual meringue cups/shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re the base of Pavlovas*. Light and airy, they are filled with fruit to make an impressive gluten-free and fat-free dessert (photo #2). Pavlova is quick-assembly dessert that’s impressive and low-calorie. It consists of a meringue base topped with fresh […]

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