Italian for Lunch and a Fountain Treat at Night

When it comes to deciding what and where to eat, it’s become my habit over the past year-and-a-half to focus on what will work best for this blog. But I had to think outside the box Thursday when I went to lunch with my step-mother. She isn’t big on cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches, soContinue reading “Italian for Lunch and a Fountain Treat at Night”

Root Beer Float with a Twist

This is another in an occasional series of posts I’ve written about my home soda-jerk escapades. Here is a link to the entire series. I was fortunate to score several bottles of my favorite root beer for the holiday. Sprecher’s is brewed in Glendale, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee. I drank a lot of itContinue reading “Root Beer Float with a Twist”

The Strawberry Milkshake

This is another in a series of occasional brief posts on my home soda jerk exploits. There are several ways to concoct a strawberry milkshake. I used to mix milk, strawberry ice cream and a few fresh strawberries in a blender. But fresh fruit doesn’t go well with the old-fashioned milkshake maker I now use.Continue reading “The Strawberry Milkshake”

Passing the Milkshake Torch

There are certain life events that are extremely unimportant in the big scheme of things, but which stand out in one’s memory.  I still vividly remember the day in 1980 that a new color TV was delivered to my family’s home to replace the one that had stopped working months earlier; that one having beenContinue reading “Passing the Milkshake Torch”

How to Make a Peach Milkshake

One of my dining highlights of 2021 was a peach milkshake from Ridgefield Ice Cream in Connecticut. I don’t expect to be in that neck of the woods again any time soon, and I had a hankering for a peach shake, so I decided to make one. My grandfather taught me to make milkshakes atContinue reading “How to Make a Peach Milkshake”

Calling a Food Audible for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is much bigger than just the game itself. There are the parties, commercials, the betting on everything from the outcome of the coin toss to which team will score first, and of course, there is the food. As a traditionalist, I tend to stick with the basics when it comes to whatContinue reading “Calling a Food Audible for Super Bowl Sunday”