TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Butter Dessert Sauce

Peanut butter as a dessert topping. Photo courtesy Sugarland Bakery.   Looking for a garnish for your dessert? Grab that jar of peanut butter. Add sweetener to taste (agave, honey, maple syrup, sugar or noncaloric sweetener). Consider a pinch of cinnamon. Then pipe the peanut butter from a pastry bag. You can use a plastic…
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COOKING VIDEO: Giada Di Laurentiis Makes Affogato, An Italian Sundae

  Italians love their gelato. And they love their espresso. They combine both into an affogato (ah-foe-GOT-toe). Affogato is a coffee lover’s delight. It’s a scoop (or more) of vanilla gelato, topped with a shot of hot espresso. In Italian, the word means “drowned.” You can drown the gelato further with a flavored syrup or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Balsamic & Vanilla Ice Cream

We’ve previously written about how you can make a sophisticated dessert, simply by topping ice cream with a jigger of Scotch. Today, we’ve got a similar tip for a Balsamic Sundae. Strawberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar are a classic Italian dessert. Americanize it with some ice cream! Ingredients For a truly memorable dessert, all you…
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