TIP OF THE DAY: Creamsicle Variations For National Creamsicle Day

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. Creamsicle is a flavor combination that people either love or not. We love it, and have even created our own variation, The Nibblesicle, with raspberry sorbet instead of orange. The Creamsicle was created by the Popsicle Corporation, established during the Depression by Frank Epperson, who had invented the Popsicle®.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lady Liberty Lemonade, Sangria Or Cocktail

Here’s a very quick, yet very high-impact, trio of drinks for July 4th weekend. One has no alcohol, one is lightly alcoholic and one is full-cocktail. Call them Lady Liberty Lemonade or Lady Liberty Sangria; or add gin, tequila or vodka for a Lady Liberty Cocktail. Even if you have time for nothing else, you…
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HOLIDAY COCKTAIL: Christmas Martini Recipe

[1] [2] It’s a Christmas Martini (photos courtesy World Market). [3] You can find actual rose and purple cauliflower heads at farmers markets, but at this time of year, you may have to color your own with beet juice. Here’s a recipe for pickled cauliflower and beets from The Galanter’s Kitchen. [4] Castelvetrano olives are…
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FOOD FUN: Fish Bowl Or Shark Tank Punch

[1] Sip the punch, eat the fish (photo and recipe courtesy CocktailsDetails.com). [2] Prefer to swim with the sharks? Use shark gummies instead. Or make a statement by using four fish and one shark (photo courtesy Amazon.com).   Last summer we presented Pool Party Punch, a cocktail as blue as a swimming pool. This year,…
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FOOD FUN: Ocean Water

We love this idea from Spoonful Of Comfort: a soft drink turned into “ocean water.” It’s not just for kids! Even adults like the Swedish Fish garnish; and they’ll especially appreciate it with a hit of vodka or other clear spirit. RECIPE: OCEAN WATER Ingredients 7 Up or Sprite Optional spirit: gin, tequila or vodka…
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