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Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a short trip into the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and ... Read More »

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Ice cream sandwiches are a wonderful treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. I tend to prep them a few days ahead of time because, as they are already frozen, there is no need to make them at the last minute and advance planning means that I have them available whenever a craving strikes. Homemade ice cream sandwiches allow you to mix and match ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Lemon and raspberries are a wonderful combination, particularly when you are talking about meyer lemons. Le Petite Poire‘s Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Bars showcase this combination wonderfully. The bars start with a batter made with white chocolate, lemon juice and zest and almond meal, which all combine to not only give the bars a unique flavor, but a wonderfully tender texture. Instead of folding the berries into ... Read More »

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for Ice Cream

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for Ice Cream

While I don’t typically eat cookie dough straight from my mixing bowl, I do have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. The chewy chunks of cookie dough are always a welcome addition to a good vanilla ice cream in my book, adding not only texture, but flavors of vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate. You can make your own cookie dough ice ... Read More »

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I know a lot of people who associated rich, chocolaty crinkle cookies with the holidays, as they are a popular item for seasonal cookie platters. But I like chocolate all year round, so I don’t just save these delightful cookies for the end of the year. My Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies can certainly be served for any occasion that needs a little chocolate and spice! ... Read More »

Ice Cream Adventures

Ice Cream Adventures

Homemade ice cream is one of the most wonderful things that you can treat yourself to on a hot summer day. Ice cream can be made in an almost unlimited variety of flavors, though we tend to stick with classic vanilla, chocolate and coffee ice creams as base recipes most of the time. This isn’t a bad thing – after all, these flavors are classics ... Read More »

Apricot Ice Cream

Apricot Ice Cream

Fresh stone fruits are wonderful to work with in the kitchen, whether you’re talking about peaches, plums, nectarines or any other fruits in the family. They’re delicious and versatile, so you can eat them out of hand or bake them into anything from a fruit cobbler to a pie. Apricots are one stone fruit that I particularly enjoy and they don’t get featured in recipes ... Read More »

How to Neatly Cut a Meringue Pie

How to Neatly Cut a Meringue Pie

Meringue-topped pies can be very challenging to cut because the meringue can stick to the knife and tear, resulting in slices that are still tasty, but don’t look as pretty as they could. When you go to the trouble of making a beautiful meringue to top your pie, I think that you deserve a slice that looks picture-perfect – don’t you? Fortunately, it is possible ... Read More »

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