Follow this recipe (and the variation that follows) to make terrines using different fruit-flavor combinations; just start with six ounces of each of three types of fruit. Berries and stone fruits (plums, peaches, and nectarines) need to be cooked before pureeing, while melons and mangoes do not.
Icy melon milk granita is an easy make-ahead treat for a hot summer day. (No need to scrape our sherbet-like mixture every 30 minutes, as with most granitas -- just rake it once at the end for the right consistency.)
Think of it as the all-American version of Venice's frosty-fruity sgroppino cocktail. Instead of the Italian version's lemons, freeze the flesh of a watermelon and puree it to an ice-cold slush. Add vodka and Prosecco to the mix (or leave them out altogether).
You'll go nuts for these scrumptious treats, made with almond butter and toasted almonds for an update on the beloved peanut-butter sandwich cookie. The make-ahead icebox dough is cut into thin rounds that are perfect for pairing and filling.
Even desserts might be helpful in the battle against disease. Tangy mango granita is packed with flavor and vitamins A and C. Fresh mangoes are loaded with vitamins A and C. Whisking the granita as it freezes ensures that it reaches the proper consistency.
Scoops of sorbet made with red papaya and a zingy dose of freshly squeezed lime juice pack plenty of antioxidant power in the form of lycopene and vitamin C. Use red-fleshed papayas, such as Sunrise Solo or Maradol. Be sure to ask your grocer which ones will have flesh with a rosy hue since a papaya's skin and shape may not be a good indication of its interior color. Return to Healthy Lycopene Menu;
The arrival of a new baby, whether it's the parents' first or fifth, means that moms and dads have their hands plenty full even without worrying about getting dinner on the table. Give the gift of a well-stocked freezer to the new parents: Simply copy the reheating instructions (included in each of these recipes) onto a freezer label and affix to your special deliveries.