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Elvis will always be remembered for his music and for being a big fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches served toasted, grilled or deep fried. The Type A Housewife churned out a batch of Fat Elvis Ice Cream to capture this sandwich combination in a frozen dessert. The banana ice cream is swirled with ribbons of chocolate fudge and peanut butter, and it is studded with chunks of chocolate peanut butter cups. It’s indulgent and it is comfort food – even if you’re not an Elvis fan (though you may be after this ice cream).

you don’t have to bake a dozen cupcakes when the mood strikes. With Sweet Revelation’s Small Batch Chocolate Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes you can bake you cupcakes just four at a time. The moist chocolate cupcake recipe is a great all purpose recipe that you can pair with just about any icing. The smooth Swiss meringue buttercream frosting is a nice, light pairing with the chocolate cake – but it makes a fairly large batch, so be generous when you frost or consider baking more cupcakes to share with friends to use it up.

Farmer cheese is a relatively plain cheese that is similar in texture to ricotta cheese. It has a great texture and makes a good filling for many desserts, but it also works in more savory applications, like the Farmer Cheese Pies at Food Republic. The small pies have a hint of honey and are flavored with fresh thyme in their fillings, and have a cornmeal crust. They’re portable and sturdy, perfect for lunch, appetizers or (when the weather is nice) taking on a picnic.

Citrus and Candy‘s Apple Honey and Frangipane Tart is a simple looking tart that packs in a lot of flavor. The tart starts out with buttery puff pastry and it is spread with a thin layer of rich frangipane, an easy-to-prepare almond paste that works well with many types of fruit. Apples are layered on top and topped with honey and brown sugar. The result is delicious, and you can easily make it with other types of fruit throughout the year.

Another ice cream recipe comes from thecattylife. It’s an easy to make Matcha Ice Cream. The ice cream base is made with milk, cream, sugar and matcha powder. The matcha powder gives the ice cream a strong flavor and a lovely green color. You will want an ice cream maker when preparing this ice cream to get the best results, but since it’s winter right now, it’s a good time to shop for one as they just might be on sale until summer!

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  • CookwareBliss
    January 19, 2012

    All great recipe ideas, thanks for sharing!

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