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.
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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May.
12

Tartest Lemon Tart – TwD

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie selection was chosen by Babette of the blog Babette Feasts… and for a lemon lover like me, well, it was a pure delight :)   With the warm summer sun fast approaching (heck, where I live it’s already here!) it’s nice baking with lemon and other lighter flavors.  Having recently planted a variety of citrus trees around our yard, I’m anticipating a bumper crop of organic fruit later this year.  Now that’s something to look forward to!

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May.
10

Lemon Curd Cake

Sunday is Mother’s Day in the US and what a beautiful addition this cake will be to your brunch spread. The lemon flavor is no slouch at all… it definitely takes center stage which makes me a very happy camper. It can be dressed up… or dressed down… frosted, glazed, dusted with powdered sugar, served alone, topped with fresh berries and whipped cream or served with a sauce. This blueberry sauce shown above can be made to suit your (or mom’s) taste and the leftovers can be used on pancakes, french toast, scones or even ice cream. If you’re looking for a fabulous lemon cake, I’m glad you stopped by because this is by far my absolute recipe for lemon cake… and I am thrilled to share it with you :)

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Apr.
28

Chocolate Cream Tart – TwD

This week’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe was the Chocolate Cream Tart selected by Kim of Scrumptious Photography.  Once again I couldn’t quite bring myself to do the just standard recipe and instead decided to play around with flavor combinations.  I made a total of three tarts… two 4″ and one 6″. This one above is a 4″ Chocolate Banana Cream tart.  A thin layer of banana flavored cream followed by a thick layer of banana flavored chocolate filling and topped with a layer of banana flavored whipped cream.  DH picked this combo and I used Banana Cream Rum for the flavoring.  It was a total winner in his book!  I had to rush and get photos because he couldn’t wait to taste this… and once he started, well, the nom-nom-nom sounds were not far behind.  He LOVED this!  But remember, I made a total of three tarts.  Sooooooo…. care to see the other two?

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