Desserts

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Strawberry-Shortcake

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Published on August 2, 2013
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Layered Black Silk Ice Cream Brownie Dessert

Fuzz and I are heading to Chicago for Blogher 2013, which means Todd has to fend for himself for a few days. He’s on his own for dinner, but I did leave him with one fantastic dessert! This is my best Black Silk creation yet! Please try it and let me know what you think. […]

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Published on July 24, 2013
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Small Batch Buster Bar Dessert

by on July 22, 2013 · 8 comments

Buster Bar Dessert

After many childhood trips to Dairy Queen where I was told I could have either the Dilly Bar or the plain vanilla cone, the day my mom finally bought me a Buster Bar is one I’ll never forget. And that’s pretty strange because I have forgotten a lot of things, but the Buster Bar memory […]

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Published on July 22, 2013
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homemade ice cream sandwiches

I’ll take a good store bought ice cream sandwich any day. In fact, I like them so much I’ve made an entire ice cream cake with them. However, making homemade ice cream sandwiches is even more fun because you can experiment with different bases and fill them with whatever type of ice cream you feel […]

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Published on June 26, 2013
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vanilla

A few weeks ago I started on a mission to find my favorite vanilla extract. What I’ve learned from this is that vanilla is like wine: it’s tough to find one favorite, because different vanillas go better with different things. For instance, Mexican vanilla might be better in certain cookies, while Indonesian vanilla bean adds […]

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Published on June 2, 2013
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Pineapple Icebox Cake

by on May 24, 2013 · 10 comments

pineapple icebox cake

One of the best things my grandmother made was a dessert called banana split cake. It wasn’t really a cake at all, but a layer of cookie crumbs topped with a creamy custard of some sort, whipped cream, pineapple and bananas. Over the years I’ve tried several versions of the recipe trying to get it […]

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Published on May 24, 2013