Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream Pie (Scroll down for printable recipe!) Chris’s grandma Pauline clipped this basic recipe from a magazine, probably in the early 1980s, judging by the food photography and yellowing of the paper. The original instructs how to make ice cream sandwiches with the “dough”, but Chris remembers her always making an ice cream pie […]

Peach Melba

Peach Melba

Peach Melba Video (scroll down for printable recipe) For our French Brunch party, I chose Peach Melba to serve for dessert since it’s peach season and this happens to be one of the easiest desserts in history. Created by the one and only Escoffier, and named for famous British soprano Nellie Melba, Peach Melba is […]

Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If […]

Apple Cake

apple cake

Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner.

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to make marzipan fruits: apples, pears, oranges It’s not too difficult to make your own marzipan fruits for decorating cakes or just for eating. Marzipan is an almond paste that is readily available in grocery stores near the cake decorating supplies. Odense is a common brand and it’s sold in 7 ounce tubes. The […]

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake

The Dirt Cake is something that many people grew up on. Not me. I think dirt cakes are indigenous to the American midwest which would explain why I’d never heard of them until I was well past voting age. That, and my mom was a devout sugar-hating hippie and dirt cake is almost 100% sugar. […]

Gummy Worms Recipe – Fruit-juice Sweetened

Gummy Worms Recipe – Fruit-juice Sweetened

I’ve gotcha a fruit-juice sweetened, natural gummy worms recipe right here for Halloween. But first, a spooky Halloween story. Halloween night, late 1980s. My family lived in the boonies so there were no good streets or even houses at which to trick or treat. All dressed up, my mom drove me and my brother into […]

Mango Coconut Smoothie

coconut-mango-smoothie

Mango and coconut together is one of the best partnerships around. This smoothing is a high-protein, low-carb, moderate-fat option that will keep you full all morning. If you have a coconut allergy or just don’t like the stuff, use a fresh banana instead for a creamy texture, but the smoothie will be higher in sugars […]

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

As if anyone needed a reason to eat more ice cream. Remember ChocoTacos? Of course you do. You’re a human and you love chocolate and ice cream and consonance. These ice cream tacos are kind of like ChocoTacos but without the chocolate and with cinnamon instead. Unlike ChocoTacos, these ice cream tacos are actually really […]