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It’s a rainy, dark morning here in Austin which suits my mood perfectly. There’s a lot going on here right now, so to unwind a bit I made something I’d been craving for a while – a frozen ice cream dessert with a brownie base. The thing with frozen brownies as a base is that […]


Published on April 14, 2014
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Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream

Eagle Brand has created a new Eagle Brand Bakes Pinterest board, and to help spread the news, they’ve asked me to make two recipes, pin them and give away a stand mixer! It’s days like this when I just love coming to work ;). So first, here are the two excellent recipes I chose to […]

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Published on November 25, 2013
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Sonoma Crush Vanilla

I’ve added a new vanilla to the collection. Lisa recommended this in the comment section a while back, and I just happened to stumble upon it in the gourmet section of a local liquor store. Sonoma Syrup’s Vanilla Bean Extract Crush is a blend of Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla with crushed vanilla seeds thrown in. […]


Published on September 18, 2013
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Cream Puff

I thought I’d be making bowls upon bowls of pastry cream since I’m searching for a favorite, but thanks to Katrina’s friend Paige, I may have found “the one”. Like yesterday’s pastry cream, this one starts with 2 cups of whole milk. However, instead of 2 yolks and a whole egg, it uses 4 yolks. […]


Published on September 9, 2013
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Basic Pastry Cream #1

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Pastry Cream

When it comes to pastry cream, I tend to jump from recipe to recipe.  It’s generally not a problem until I have a big pastry cream failure and remember I hated that recipe in the first place. Or when I make a Boston Cream Pie and can’t decide which filling to use because I’ve tried […]


Published on September 8, 2013
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Our annual trip to Disney World was one of the best yet. The crowds were fairly light, weather was tolerable (then again, we are from Texas), and some new restaurants were added to our list of favorites. I’ll show you my list if you post yours, but first I want to tell you about one […]


Published on August 27, 2013
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Oreo Ice Cream Cake

by on August 3, 2013 · 8 comments

Ice Cream Cake

I have a great little ice cream maker, but haven’t felt motivated to pull it out lately and instead, have been using the Super Simple Ice Cream recipe from Eagle brand.  It’s the one where you mixed condensed milk with flavorings, then whip the cream separately and fold it in. The theory is that you […]


Published on August 3, 2013
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lemon ice cream sandwich cookie

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! To celebrate, I’m going to answer a question that’s been on all of your minds: Does Magic Shell freeze when you put it on an ice cream sandwich?  Yes!  And you should try it. You do have to stick the whole thing back in the freezer momentarily, but it […]


Published on August 2, 2013