TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Fantasy Ice Cream Pie

One of the easiest yet impressive desserts you can make make is an ice cream pie. In its quickest form, you buy a cookie crumb pie crust, a quart of ice cream and a jar of dessert sauce. Press the softened ice cream into the crust, freeze, garnish and serve. Have a few extra minutes?…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Best Irish Coffee Recipe?

[1] The Irish Coffee recipe from Tim Herlihy of Tullamore D.E.W.. [2] The traditional stemmed Irish Coffee glass (photo courtesy Barmano). [3]Irish espresso, a riff on Irish Coffee (recipe #3 below, photo courtesy Tullamore D.E.W.)   January 25th is National Irish Coffee Day, and for that occasion we received an Irish Coffee recipe created by…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spiked Hot Chocolate

Tomorrow, December 13th, is National Hot Chocolate Day, a drink that’s not just for kids. A few days ago we published an article on Christmas hot chocolate, to be enjoyed by all. But today’s recipes are for adults only. Turn your cup of hot chocolate into an adult drink with a touch of schnapps—or any…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cooking With Alcohol (Spray On The Booze)

This mini spray bottle is a good size to fill with spirits. It’s available online. Photo courtesy Tolco.   Last week we published a ham crust recipe in which Alton Brown demonstrated one of the secret ingredients: spraying the crust with Bourbon! We asked our consulting chef, Johnny Gnall, to consider how the spray-on booze…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve a Wassail Bowl For Christmas

  While every family has its own Christmas traditions, how about adding one from medieval England: the wassail bowl? Wassail (pronounced WAH-sul) is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “good health,” from the Middle English “wæs hæil.” During the holiday season, the host would invite friends over for a drink. The festivities began when he held up…
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