TIP OF THE DAY: Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

You need only four ingredients to make ice cream—and NO ice cream maker. There may be an extra ingredient, such as lemon juice with fruit flavors. Just whip the cream, fold it into the sweetened condensed milk with the other ingredients, freeze in a loaf pan and voilà, ice cream! The other ingredients are sugar…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cut The Calories In Thai Iced Tea & Thai Iced Coffee

The milky swirl of Thai iced tea or coffee is a visual treat (photo #1 courtesy Wife Mama Foodie, photo #2 courtesy Hella Good). [3] Want to make your own sweetened condensed milk? Here’s the recipe, from Gluten Free On A Shoestring.   June is National Tea Month, time for an article on a type…
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FOOD FUN: Easter Naked Cake With Chocolate Nest

In our first apartment, we began to bake Easter cakes. For years, we had a Nordicware lamb-shape cake mold. We baked a chocolate cake (a black sheep, as it were), frosted it in vanilla and covered it with white flaked coconut. One year, we out grew the lamb, gave the mold away and moved on…
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RECIPE: Melba Toast

[1] Melba toast and olive tapenade. Here’s the recipe from Sprinkles & Sprouts. [2] Chicken liver paté and Melba toast, with a dab of marmalade. Here’s the recipe from Drizzle And Drip. [3] Salmon tartare and melba toast. Here’s the recipe from Olive Magazine. Crackers or crisps like these are thin and crunchy, but were…
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FOOD 101: Vanilla Vs. French Vanilla

A reader writes: What’s the difference between vanilla and French vanilla? Simply this: Vanilla is the flavoring made from the vanilla bean Vanilla beans themselves are identified in the trade by origin: Indonesian, Madagascar (Bourbon), Mexican, Tahitian, etc. (see the different types (origins) of vanilla beans). Vanilla ice cream without eggs is called Philadelphia-style ice…
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