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] Serve this gnocchi appetizer in small portions, or make it into a lunch-size salad atop greens (photo © DeLallo Foods). [2] Cook and drain the gnocchi (photo © iGourmet). [3] Roasted red pepper strips, a.k.a. pimento or pimiento (photo © Monjardin)./span> [4] Artichoke hearts (photo © La Tienda). [5] Genoa salami—salame in Italian (photo […]

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[1] A hot feta dip, with a bit of honey and thyme (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Murray’s Cheese). [2] You can serve it with as many accompaniments as you like. [3] Greek feta cheese. See the footnote* for an eye-opener about feta. [4] Dried herbs are convenient, but there’s nothing like the flavor […]

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[1] Spring asparagus with lemon aïoli (photo and recipe © Good Eggs). [2] Meyer lemons are sweeter (less acidic) than supermarket lemons (photo © Elise Bakketun). [3] Aioli is also delicious with artichokes and boiled or roasted potatoes (photo © Fine Cooking).   As mentioned a couple of days ago, it’s asparagus season—time to eat […]

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Our only experiences with a Sloppy Joe sandwich were in our high school cafeteria. Instead of a hamburger, Sloppy Joe stretched the ground beef with onions, ketchup, maybe with some Worcestershire sauce, and maybe other seasonings (although high school cafeterias are not known for seasoning finesse). Modern cooks have upgraded the recipe, some taking a […]

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If you’re one of the many who bake bread—and many more have gotten into bread-baking during the pandemic—here’s one for your repertoire. And just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a recipe for Irish brown bread: an “everyday” Irish brown bread recipe by Fred B. Dugan for King Arthur Flour. Traditional Irish brown bread […]

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[1] Reuben pizza, a new way to celebrate National Reuben Sandwich Day (photo © DeLallo). [2] Classic Reuben sandwich (photo © J. Java | Fotolia). [3] Reuben Irish Nachos. Here’s the recipe (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Reuben muffins. Here’s the recipe (photo © King Arthur Flour). [5] Hold the corned beef: a Reuben […]

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