A Strawberry Shortcake Stack Cake Recipe & Shortcake History

[1] Strawberry Shortcake, in the stack cake style. The recipe is below (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Strawberry Shortcake made with poundcake. Here’s the recipe (photo © The Baker Chick). [3] Japanese-style Strawberry Shortcakes use a sponge base (photo © Recipe Tin Japan). [4] A classic Strawberry Shortcake on a biscuit (a.k.a. shortcake).…
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Best Bourbon Cocktails For National Bourbon Day

It’s cocktails tonight, dear reader, because June 14th is National Bourbon Day. We’ve got the recipes for the Big Four classic Bourbon cocktails for your drinking pleasure. If you want to know why Bourbon is capitalized, it’s because it’s a proper name—a county in Kentucky that was named for a very proper family, the Bourbons,…
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Margherita Pizza Recipe For National Margherita Pizza Day

[1] A Margherita pizza. The ingredients: just tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil (photos #1 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] Margherita of Savoy, who became Queen of Italy upon the succession of her husband, Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, on January 9, 1878 (engraving by Alberto Maso Gilli | Wikipedia). [3] Buy a pizza dough kit…
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Food Fun: Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes For National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

[1] Dark chocolate ice cream (both photos © Clementine’s Creamery | St. Louis). [2] Drink a chocolate stout with your chocolate ice cream.   June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, so we’re sharing some of our favorite chocolate ice cream recipes. Of course, eating chocolate ice cream straight from the pint is a…
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Milk Carton History To Celebrate National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, so how about some fun facts? Let’s start with milk delivery. In the late 1700s, every American household had a cow. A prosperous family might have two. As industrialization moved people into more urban areas, there wasn’t anywhere to keep a family cow. That’s when people began to buy milk…
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