Turn Ice Cream Bars And Pops Into Elegant Desserts

[1] This attractive dessert is made from cut-up fudge pops (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Gourmet ice pops (paletas) from La Newyorkina (photo © Goldbelly).   It’s National Ice Cream Month, and our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog thought up this creative and oh-so-easy approach to ice cream desserts. She cuts…
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Spare Ribs Vs. Baby Back Ribs (It’s National Barbecued Spare Ribs Day)

Happy Independence Day! For whatever reason, July 4th is National Barbecued Spareribs Day (we’re partial to the alternate, more elegant, spelling, spare ribs). What’s the difference between spare ribs and baby back ribs? Not a whole lot: They’re just two different pieces of the same slab of meat. The main difference is size. The farther…
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Onion Uses & Onion Trivia For National Onion Day

[1] The three main types of onions: red, white, and yellow. But that’s just a start. Here are the different types of onions (photo © National Onion Association). [2] A hot dog with raw onions, cilantro, and melted Swiss cheese (photo © Murrays Cheese). [3] Beer-batter onion rings wih horseradish dipping sauce. Here’s the recipe…
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What Is Cream Tea & The History (It’s National Cream Tea Day)

The last Friday in June is National Cream Tea Day, which begs the question: What is cream tea? Most Americans might think the obvious: It’s adding cream to your tea. But no. It’s what now is the practice of adding jam or preserves (traditionally strawberry) and clotted cream to scones, which are served with a…
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Peaches & Cream Recipes For National Peaches & Cream Day

[1] Classic peaches and cream. The recipe is below (photo © Chef John). [2] The simplest peaches and cream: no cooking, just slice the peaches (photo © Spache The Spatula). [3] Peaches and cream mousse (photo © Chef Eric Cobb). [4] Fresh peaches, with their leaves and blossoms (photo © The Lore | Unsplash). [5]…
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