JULY 4TH RECIPES: Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cones & More Desserts

[1] An Independence Day ice cream cone (photo courtesy Baldor Specialty Foods). [2] You can make ice cream with holiday sprinkles, or soften regular vanilla and stir them in (photo © OddFellows Ice Cream | NYC).   Here’s an easy and fun red-white-and-blue dessert or snack for the July 4th holiday weekend made with: Vanilla…
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RECIPE: S’mores Popcorn & More Recipes For National S’mores Day

This recipe for S’mores Popcorn comes from Valerie’s Home Cooking, a new cookbook by actress Valerie Bertinelli (photo #2). Valerie advises: “All I can do here is issue a warning: Get ready for an amazing, tasty, and addictive treat—and only eat these if you’re with someone who won’t mind your licking your fingers. “I was…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A La Mode Ice Cream

It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer…
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PRODUCTS: Pumpkin Flavored Foods

The fall cool-down began here last week. But we knew fall was in the air more than a month ago, when the fall-flavor product samples started to arrive. Fall is perhaps the best season to get into the flavor spirit. As the choices of warm-weather fresh produce narrow, pumpkin, squash and foods flavored with “fall…
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