TIP OF THE DAY: No Bake Wafer Cake With Real Wafer Cookies

Summer is the time to eat a homemade dessert without turning on the oven. That means fruit salad, ice cream or no-bake cookies such as this recipe of cocoa, peanut butter and oats. Ice box cakes have long been popular, too: a layering of chocolate or vanilla “wafer” cookies with whipped cream. The recipe was…
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RECIPE: No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

[1] A quick summer cheesecake (photo courtesy EatWisconsinCheese.com). [2] An even easier dessert: Fill tart shells with lemon curd. You can add mascarpone underneath the curd, or as a garnish (photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE).   Want a cheesecake experience without turning on the oven? Here’s a recipe we adapted from Eat Wisconsin…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Fruit Compote

Top: Mixed berry compote atop ice cream (photo courtesy Good Eggs). Center: Compote as the main event, topped with mascarpone (photo courtesy Recipes101.com). Bottom: A modern variation of the fancy stemmed compote dishes of centuries past (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma).   With summer fruits proliferating, here’s an alternative to berry, cherry or peach pie: compote. It’s…
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JULY 4th FOOD: Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

If you’re asked to bring something to a July 4th shindig, here’s a recipe that couldn’t be easier, no cooking required! In fact, the recipe is so easy that a tween or teen (or adult who “doesn’t cook”) can make it. It’s built in a springform pan instead of a traditional glass bowl. The recipe…
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