RECIPE: Easy Tiramisu & Lemon “Tiramisu”

March 21st is National Tiramisu Day. Tiramisu is such a popular restaurant dessert, yet few people make it at home. It’s less work than an apple pie! In addition to classic tiramisu, we have a variation for people who don’t like coffee: a lemon tiramisu, below. Check out the history of tiramisu.     RECIPE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Cheese With Sweet Condiments

We recently dined at a wonderfully creative new restaurant in New York City, Frevo. A cheese course is typically served before dessert, or instead of it. Quite a few connoisseurs prefer to end dinner with cheese instead of something sweet. Our cheese course consisted of Comte cheese, shaved into pappardelle-size ribbons (fettuccine size works, too),…
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RECIPE: Irish Soda Bread French Toast & Bread Pudding

[1] Bake your own Irish soda bread with this recipe. Photo © The Baker Chick. [2] Turn a loaf of Irish soda bread into French toast or bread pudding. This recipe from McCormick has both raisins and caraway seeds. (photo © McCormick). [3] Irish soda French toast, for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dessert. The recipe…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate Dessert With All The Trimmings

[1 & 2] (photos © Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis). [3] Serve ice cream in a quenelle shape for more sophistication. Here’s how to make it (photo © Lauren V. Haas | Breadhitz). [4] A few fresh mint leaves add a colorful note to monotone dishes (photo © Good Eggs).   Some people fall in…
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FALL RECIPE: Pumpkin Dessert Waffles

Here’s a fun seasonal dessert: Pumpkin Dessert Waffles. The waffle batter is made with pumpkin pie spices, topped with ice cream and regular or spiced whipped cream. You can mix and match: choose plain or spiced whipped cream, vanilla, maple walnut, pumpkin (photo #4) or salted caramel ice cream, etc. Don’t want waffles? Cut a…
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