Aug.
22

No matter how much I like something, it’s hard for me to make it twice… especially twice in the span of a single week.   The recipe has to be special… very special.  And it has to be good… very good.   And even so, there are bazilions of recipes for the same thing so why make one of them  multiple times?  Why not try other recipes for that same thing and perhaps find something {gasp!} even better?   One of the exceptions to this, of course, is Dorie’s Perfect Party Cake.  I’ve made that countless times… it’s THAT GOOD.  Truth be told, right now I’m pretty darn full from dinner but could easily eat a slice of it right now… it’s THAT GOOD.  But… I digress ;)  I’ve been making quite a few ice cream recipes lately and loving them all.  A couple of weeks ago I decided to try out a recipe for Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.  I remembered how good things turned out when I used the David Lebovitz recipe for chocolate ice cream and searched his archives for a vanilla one.  No lie… David Lebovitz can make ice cream.  And I’m not talkin good ice cream… I’m talking fantastic, terrific, amazing, best-you-ever-had, jump-back-and-kiss-yourself, so-fabulous-that-you-make-it-two-weekends-in-a-row ice cream.  Ice cream that’s so good it moved me to post an open letter about it on Twitter… something dorky like “Dear David Lebovitz, your vanilla bean ice cream is amazing… Love, Em”.   Yeah, I toldja… dorky.  But what can I say?  This vanilla bean ice cream is so good I had no shame… I was moved to tweet about it!  It’s THAT GOOD!

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Jul.
25

Strawberry-Lemonade Ice Cream

As much as I love lemon, I’m always on the lookout for another lemony dessert recipe.  And when I can’t really find one… I make it up!  Such is the case with this ice cream recipe.  Terrific custard-based lemon ice cream with chopped, macerated, fresh strawberries added in.  When strawberries are added to lemonade, they call it “Strawberry Lemonade”… so I decided to name this my recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream (please overlook the fact there’s no *lemonade* involved! LOL!).
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Jul.
21

Another ice cream recipe?  Oh yeah… another ice cream recipe!  This one is rich, full-flavored and not for the faint of heart.  While it might have been said a time or two that I’m not a huge fan of chocolate, there are a couple of chocolate recipes that are good enough to make me change my mind.  One is the Black Magic chocolate cake and the other is this adaptation of the chocolate ice cream recipe from David Lebovitz.  Though I may not be a chocoholic and can’t honestly say that love chocolate… I do love THIS chocolate ice cream!

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Jul.
18

Black Forest Ice Cream

To claim that it’s hot would be a supreme understatement. It was 108°F at my house this afternoon so ice cream was definitely on the brain.  This is one I made last weekend and it went over very well with the family.  The price of cherries has finally come down and I’ve been buying a lot of them lately.  Of course this translates into a lot of cherry desserts :)

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Jul.
12

Today is a typical Southern California Summer Scorcher.  It may only be 98° right now (2:00 pm PDT) but if it’s anything like yesterday the temps will climb another 8° or so before we hit the max in about 2 more hours.  If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I was struggling to get these photographs done before I had lemon gelato soup! LOL!! And as I mentioned on Twitter, the only option I really had was to… uhm… well… hmmm… eat it!!!

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