TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstructed Baked Alaska

Some dishes have been around for a hundred years or more, in pretty much their original version. Baked Alaska is one of these. Invented at the beginning of the 19th century (here’s the Baked Alaska history), it has pretty much been the same dessert, but for flavor variations in: The cake base layer. The flavor(s)…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peach Ice Cream

Today is the last day of August, the last day of National Peach Month, and the last day—or rather, weekend—we’ll have to make peach ice cream. We’ve been meaning to it make all summer. Growing up, peach was our favorite ice cream flavor. Available seasonally at Howard Johnson’s, we indulged as often as we could…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Root Beer Float, Plus Root Beer History

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day: a type of ice cream float (a.k.a. ice cream soda) that combines ice cream, usually chocolate or vanilla, with root beer. Just place a couple of scoops of ice cream in a tall glass, add the root beer, and serve with a straw and a long spoon…
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