TIP OF THE DAY: Vanilla Extract In Your Coffee Pot

[1] Add some vanilla extract to your pot of Joe* (teal coffee maker from Holstein | Amazon). [2] Also take a look at vanilla sugar and vanilla paste (photo © Nielsen-Massey).   When we brewed our Sunday morning pot of coffee, we took this “creative uses of vanilla” tip from vanilla expert Nielsen-Massey, to infuse…
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TIP OF THE DAY: No Churn Ice Cream (Without An Ice Cream Maker)

Want to make ice cream at home, but don’t want to get an ice cream machine? These recipes from Wisconsin Cheese replace the milk and cream required by an ice cream machine, with sweet, soft mascarpone cheese. Just combine them in your food processor or blender, with sugar and vanilla or other basic ingredients. THe…
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FOOD FUN: Schnapsicles, Ice Pops With Liqueur, Spirits & Wine

Last summer, we extolled the fun of Rainbow Sangria, with a rainbow of fruit ice cubes. Today, it’s Schnapsicles: ice pops with wine and schnaps (see below). If you’re in the D.C. area, you can head to Stable D.C.’s Swiss-American restaurant for some Schnapsicles. Executive Chef David Fritsche adds fun to his menu with ice…
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