FOOD FUN: Macarons On A Stick

The original macarons date to 15th-century Italy (see the history of macarons). The modern version evolved at the beginning of the 20th century, when Pierre Desfontaines Ladurée had the idea to join two meringues and fill them with ganache. The fillings evolved to include buttercream or jam, and there is now a seemingly limitless array…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Another beat-the-heat-treat from QVC’s chef David Venable: Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches. The “sandwich” cookies are cake-like, and a combination of marshmallow fluff and whipped topping stands in for the whipped cream, which wouldn’t hold up in the sandich. RECIPE: STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES Ingredients 1 quart vanilla ice cream 1 pound fresh strawberries,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Fresh Pesto

Look for deals on basil and make pesto. Photo courtesy PreciseNutrition.com.   Our greenmarkets are flooded with huge bunches of basil, just beckoning to be made into pesto sauce. Pesto traditionally* consists of basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses, plus a pinch of salt. It originated in the Italian province of…
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