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Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream

If you made the thin biscotti I posted recently and are wondering what to do with 4 egg yolks, here’s an ice cream recipe that will solve the problem. This is for a small batch – 1 pint. However, the ice cream’s rich so that a pint goes a long way. If you disagree, you […]


Published on July 13, 2014
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Layered Strawberry Dessert

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Strawberry Layered Dessert

I did not consciously set out to make a red, white and blue dessert yesterday.  My focus was using fresh strawberries (which are cheap right now) and using up a box of red Jell-O I’d purchased for no apparent reason. This was the result. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first since […]

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Published on July 5, 2014
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Mocha Latte Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

by on July 3, 2014 · 2 comments

Mocha Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Happy Day Before Fourth of July! To celebrate, here’s a dessert you can make tomorrow morning and serve before fireworks start. Or forget about July 4 and serve it whenever you want! It might become your new favorite coffee ice cream recipe. This tastes like a frozen latte in ice cream form, which is probably […]


Published on July 3, 2014
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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

by on September 8, 2013 · 11 comments

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