Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

Peanut-Chocolate Toffee Sundaes + A Giveaway!

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So as you might have heard, I have a book coming out in—deep breaths—one week. I’m not quite sure how that happened! It seems like only yesterday I was squeezing into an apron and haulin’ my 30-week pregnant self and a whole trunkful of handmade candy to our photoshoots…and now those very same photos grace…

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

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I know what you’re thinking, and I will save you the trouble and ask the question myself: who in their right mind posts a pumpkin recipe in May? MAY! Let me answer that by pointing to the giant knot on my head where a giant Tupperware of frozen pumpkin puree came flying out of my…

Fresh Mint Semifreddo

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Lately I’ve been thinking about what my “thing” should be. You know, like how celebrities all have a thing? Michael Jackson with his one glove, Mariah Carey with her weird sparkly-butterfly-princess-rainbow obsession, Angelina Jolie with her Oscar leg pose (wait, are we over that already?)…everyone who’s anyone has a signature thing. I considered some possibilities….

TWD: Cinnamon Ice Cream Tart

This week’s TWD recipe, for a Coffee Ice Cream Tart, can be divided into two categories: things I did differently, and things I wish I’d done differently. In the “Things I Did Differently” camp, we have the ice cream itself. Instead of doctoring up store-bought coffee ice cream with ground almonds (??) I made my…

Marzipan Brownie Tart

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we had this festive dessert: Okay, so it doesn’t look very festive from the outside. Actually, it looks downright plain. Homely. FRUMPY. There, I said it. But it has a surprise inside… A bright green layer of homemade pistachio marzipan! …Wait, come back.

Summer Lovin’ with Grilled Peaches

So, I didn’t quite get around to making this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Crunchy & Custardy Peach Tart. It sounded lovely, and I even had the world’s most beautiful farmer’s market peaches on hand, luscious and just yielding to the touch and impossibly juicy. But I had other plans in mind for these peaches….

Passionate Baking, Three Ways

Even before I’d ever tasted passion fruit, I fell in love with the name. Growing up surrounded by boring, utilitarian fruit names (are you listening, orange?), learning that there was a fruit that broke this mold was a revelation. It belongs on a soap opera! Of course I was intensely curious about its flavor. Did…

Baklava Fingers & Spiced Orange Sorbet

Until recently, I’ve never given honey too much thought. My father worked as a beekeeper when he was younger, which meant that he was full of entertaining stories about bee shenanigans–including a dark time when a hive “went rogue” and made their own queen–and our pantry was always full of his honey. Jeopardy trivia break:…

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