Category Archives: Recipes

Lemon and Candied Ginger Muffins

While we were at BlogHer, Elise told me a story of some semi-disastrous lemon muffins that she had recently tried to make from a recipe given to her by a friend. What precisely caused the muffins to fail was a mystery, since the friend who supplied the recipe later had the same difficulty, despite the fact that she had succeeded with the muffins in the ... Read More »

Rice Pudding Ice Cream

I know that I’ve been doing a lot of ice cream posts lately, but with the temperatures getting to over 100F on a regular basis here over the last month, it’s hard not to want a lot of cold food. Besides, I tend to make small batches of ice creams – not to mention that Sarah’s chosen theme for this month’s Sugar High Friday was ... Read More »

Intense Chocolate Gelato

Intense chocolate gelato

Gelato is Italian ice cream. While in composition it is not that different from other frozen treats, there are a couple of things that set it apart from a standard ice cream. First, it is generally made with more milk milk than heavy cream. Some recipes use all milk, as this one does, and others use just a touch of cream. I’ve had many shopkeepers ... Read More »

Yeasted Blueberry Pancakes

For some reason, yeasted pancakes don’t seem to be quite as popular as yeasted waffles. This might have to do with the fact that pancakes are not supposed to be quite as “light” as waffles and that you can usually lighten the batter by beating the egg whites separately, if you simply want to get a puffier pancake. I wanted a yeasted pancake recipe just ... Read More »

Two-Tone Banana Milkshake

Unless you live in California, you might not know that we are having something of a heat wave. Sure, it gets hot here in the summer and I do technically live in the desert, but when the temperature is consistently over 106F, it takes a toll on your desire to do things. Like cook and eat. Fortunately for me, I still feel like cooking. The ... Read More »

Homemade Beignets

Homemade Beignets

As a general rule, I don’t deep fry things very often. In fact, I rarely eat anything that is deep fried. I do enjoy frying because I think it’s fascinating to be able to watch the food cook and dough, in particular, puff up and take on a lovely golden color. So, I am willing to make fried foods when I have a special request. ... Read More »

White Peach Crumble

When I buy fresh fruit, I almost always just eat it out of hand. I absolute love fruit desserts, but sometimes I just can’t help but think that I’m missing out when I’m not eating them plain. After all, fresh, ripe fruit has a texture and flavor that is unmatched by cooked fruit. This is why I sometimes like to buy fruit in bulk. There ... Read More »

Blueberry Dumplings

Since I mentioned that I bought a huge box of blueberries yesterday, I thought I’d let you know what I did with it. First of all, I ate a lot of the berries out of hand, munching on them throughout the weekend. They went surprisingly quickly. Second of all, I made dessert. Tempted though I was to make muffins, I wanted to do something that ... Read More »

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