The Art of Sundae and Milkshake Preparation

I’ve written a couple posts that showed off my ice cream sundae-making capabilities, including one centered on a hot-fudge brownie sundae. There was another piece in which I briefly put the spotlight on Barone’s Italian Water Ice & Ice Cream of Drexel Hill, PA. My wife and I returned there this evening. The experience leftContinue reading “The Art of Sundae and Milkshake Preparation”

Eating Closer to Home

I’m back to follow up on Tuesday’s post, which was a hodge-podge of partial trip reports. Today, I’ll focus on food I’ve enjoyed and photographically documented in my home region. Most of these meals go back to before the creation of this blog. It’s too bad I couldn’t see into the future well enough toContinue reading “Eating Closer to Home”

On the Road: The Leftovers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any trip reports; be they old or new. After going through my online photo archives, I unfortunately determined that I don’t have any other vacations documented well enough to do a comprehensive report. But I do have some odds and ends from various trips and decided to combineContinue reading “On the Road: The Leftovers”

Ten Defunct Food & Drink Products I Miss

Would you be surprised if I told you in advance that each and every product on this list was crawling with sugar? Would you expect anything less from me? Some of these have nostalgic value going back to my youth. Others are from more recent times. But I loved them all. Häagen–Dazs Five: Lemon: IContinue reading “Ten Defunct Food & Drink Products I Miss”

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”

The Diner and the Inn

Cheesesteaks are great, but it’s nice to branch out on occasion. And to that end, I made plans to meet my mother for an early lunch at a local establishment known for serving spectacular breakfast dishes into the afternoon. Unfortunately, they were extremely crowded and had a relatively long wait for a table. We wereContinue reading “The Diner and the Inn”

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”

Pica’s Rectangular, Sauce-on-Top Pizza

It was only about seven or eight years ago that I discovered the existence of a style of pizza unique to the Philadelphia region. It is rectangular or square with the layer of cheese, which is laid down as slices rather than shredded, covered completely by the sauce. In parts of the region, most pizzeriasContinue reading “Pica’s Rectangular, Sauce-on-Top Pizza”

New England: 2010-2015

I’m in a bit of a travel lull and have reported on most of the old vacations for which I have digital photographic records. Unfortunately, I was a little late in getting on board with digital photography and don’t have anything easily accessible for the first five or so years my wife and I traveledContinue reading “New England: 2010-2015”