The best ice cream recipes for National Ice Cream Day

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Sunday July 18 is National Ice Cream Day and sure, you could take advantage of the freebies and discounts on cones and pints, or you could get creative and whip up your own frozen dessert to celebrate. From delicious cakes and sundaes to a breakfast ice cream topped with granola, the possibilities for fun are endless.

Jeni’s Splendid Vanilla Ice Cream

Making ice cream at home is not as intimidating as it sounds. Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams can take you through the process, sharing her secrets. Her recipes require an ice cream machine but

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Cooking for Kids: Chefs’ Go-To Recipes That Keep It Simple and Please the Picky

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I BEGAN WRITING about my son and his tricky eating habits six years ago. At the time, Achilles was only four and I was a cookbook author and restaurant critic for the New York Observer newspaper. The first book inspired by our dinner dynamic—my passion for food, his distaste for it—was a children’s book called “Can I Eat That?” It was an imaginary dialogue meant to foster a love of xiao long bao, tournedos and tostadas in young readers. I wanted to get away from the finger-wagging, carrot-and-stick routine Achilles and I had developed à table. Six children’s books later,

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Local groups working to increase access to healthy foods

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TOPEKA (KSNT) — Some local groups are working to increase access to healthy foods in Shawnee County and understand the problems causing food insecurities.

G’Tobia Washington is the Pathways Grant Coordinator for the United Way of Greater Topeka.

She is working to change low-access food zones through the use of a $500,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant that was awarded last July and extends over a four-year period.

“We really don’t have a lot of places where people can get fresh produce,” Washington said.

She described these areas as “food deserts,” or areas where people

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Coffee in the Age of COVID

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There’s a coffeehouse not far from where I live in Oviedo. It’s a chain coffeehouse, so if you know America, you know the coffeehouse I mean.

When I’m downtown in Orlando, there are any number of excellent independent shops I like to support, but where I live, miles from the city, one neighbor has a horse and another keeps chickens. On cold nights, I hear the chickens clucking. On colder nights, my neighbor brings the chickens in.

Not much, then, in the way of coffee, except for the place by my house. That’s where I write—or wrote—five days a week.

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