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Archive for July 2, 2012

PRODUCT: Yummy Cookies From New Yawk

New Yawk Baking Co. was founded by the husband and wife team of Stephanie and Christopher DeMark, who named their company after their accents—they’re New Yawkers and proud of it! (They were born and raised in the Long Island suburbs and currently live in Queens.)

Both food service professionals (Christopher is a pastry chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America), they can be commended for their excellent palates as well. The two varieties of cookies we tried were winners.

  • The Peanut Butta n’ Jelly Cookies are a delight: large thumbprint cookies with a grape jelly filling. The peanut-buttery goodness comes from a triple infusion of peanut butter, peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts.
  • Mishmosh Cookies have sweet and savory inclusions: potato chips and pretzels joining chocolate chunks, hazelnuts, marshmallows and peanut butter chips.
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    Cookies packaged with the New Yawk skyline. Photo © New York Baking Co.

     

    With next week’s cookie and calorie budget, we’ll look forward to working on the rest of the line: Big Apple Caramel Cookies (with dried apple slices and butterscotch chips), Black n’ White Cookies, Chawcolate Chunk Cookies and Dulce de Leche Cookies, sandwiches of two cinnamon and clove cookies filled with the milky caramel spread.

    Shop online at NewYawkBakingCo.com or call toll-free: 855-NEW-YAWK.

    Find more of our favorite cookies and recipes.

      

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    TIP OF THE DAY: Star-Shaped Ice

    Make star-spangled drinks with star-shaped ice. Photo courtesy Promo-Wholesale.com.

     

    It’s the little touches that make guests smile. Like star-shaped ice in their July 4th drinks.

    Make each soft drink or cocktail more special with star-shaped ice, made in a silicon mold.

    No time to find ice cube trays?

    Head to the market for carambola, star fruit, to garnish the rims of glasses.

    Then, find some special cocktail recipes.

    Here are options in addition to the Star Spangled Banner and Patriot cocktail recipes we published last week:

    JULY 4TH DRINK RECIPES

  • American Flag Cocktail: Individual red, white and blue tequila shots. Recipe.
  • Fruit Cocktails: Red, white and blue cocktails made with blueberry purée, peach purée and raspberry purée.Recipe.
  • Sangrita: Tequila, triple sec and ginger ale with white ice cubes and blueberries. Recipe.
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    COCKTAIL SPARKLERS

     

    Serve glasses of red, white or blue Prosecco or other sparkling wine:

    The red sparkler has a base of cranberry juice, the white is plain and the blue uses blueberry juice. Add two inches of juice to a Champagne flute and top with the sparkling wine. Don’t stir: It breaks up the bubbles.

    You can make a non-alcoholic version with with lemon-lime soda.
     

    Find more cocktail recipes.

      

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