Baking · Birthdays · Cake · Desserts · Kids · Snacks

Ice Cream Flowerpots

The crème de la crème of my daughter's American Girl Tea Party Birthday were these Ice Cream Flowerpots. They were all she talked about after visiting the American Girl Bistro for a friend's birthday a year ago, so I knew they absolutely had to make it to the tea-table when we had our own American… Continue reading Ice Cream Flowerpots

Baking · Desserts

Oreo Mint Ice Cream Pie

As I wandered the aisles of the grocery store the other day I was struck with the realization that I find great pleasure in having enough random stuff in my cart that the cashier wonders if I may have multiple personalities. Joy is found in the little things in life people. Confusing salespeople is one… Continue reading Oreo Mint Ice Cream Pie

Baking · Desserts

Frosty S’mores Cups

Summer is here!! Time for long evenings watching the waning rays of sun disappear behind shadowed evergreens, enjoying a cocktail as the day slips away. Family, friends, cookouts and s'mores! It is no secret that I love s'mores. But sometimes, I want the flavor without having to fire up the flames. I love this easy… Continue reading Frosty S’mores Cups

Desserts

Non-Dairy Strawberry Ice Cream

I do not have an ice cream maker. This upsets me greatly. However, this recipe for strawberry ice cream doesn't require a fancy confection making gadget. That fills my heart with joy and gladness. Just think, in only a few minutes you could be eating frosty creamy glorious ice cream. Added bonus, there's no added… Continue reading Non-Dairy Strawberry Ice Cream

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

What's orange and white and delicious all over? Ok. Besides candy corn. Creamsicles!! Fresh orange sherbet with creamy vanilla ice cream. Cold and melty and just perfect. For summer. So why am I making a creamsicle cookie in the midst of a snow threat? Well, it's simple really. During the winter I keep my house… Continue reading Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Baking · Desserts

Vanilla Bean Buttercream

I'm always looking for the perfect frosting recipe. I may have found it. I knew I needed to make this one when I read in a description that it tasted like melted vanilla bean ice cream. Oh baby. I tweaked it a little, using cream instead of milk (which I always do). Guess what. It… Continue reading Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Baking · Desserts

Raspberry Coulis

Made this quick and delicious raspberry coulis to serve with "Patrick" - Flourless Double Chocolate Truffle. Depending on how tart your berries are, you may need to add more sugar, to taste. I like mine with a hint of pucker since I'm usually serving it with something really rich. Make sure once it's boiling, you… Continue reading Raspberry Coulis