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Mixing the ice cream!

RECIPE ~ Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

I’ve made vanilla ice cream several times. But Sam recently said, “You never make chocolate ice cream.” So here we go, chocolate ice cream! You will need an electric ice cream maker for this recipe. (I have a Cuisinart, which is very easy to use.) Ingredients 8 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup plus […]

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Ice cream mixing in my ice cream maker. Yum!

RECIPE ~ Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is surprisingly easy to make. All you need are basic ingredients, such as eggs, half and half and cream, plus an electric ice cream maker. It’s so easy! Ingredients 5 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 2 1/4 cups half and half 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste Separate […]

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Ready for the oven

RECIPE ~ Easy Creme Brulee

I received a wonderful creme brulee torch for Christmas, with creme brulee ramekins. Now it is time to make creme brulee. Serving Size This recipe will make six small creme brulee cups or four medium-sized cups. Ingredients 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste 4 egg yolks 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. […]

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RECIPE ~ Chocolate Silk Cream Pie

When I was a kid, I used to make boxed chocolate cream pies then hide them in the refrigerator so my mom, brother and sister wouldn’t find and eat them. (It never worked.) This is hands down my favorite cream pie, followed by banana cream pie. As an adult, I have made many attempts at […]

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RECIPE ~ Vanilla Bean Paste Buttercream Frosting

I have discovered vanilla bean paste and it is wonderful. A gooey, easy alternative to vanilla beans, which are expensive and dry out quickly. When you use vanilla bean paste, you still get the wonderful vanilla specks that you get from the beans. I use it in desserts all the time, like easy creme brulee, […]

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RECIPE ~ Orange Cupcakes

I have struggled with baking citrus-flavored cakes. For example, I’ve tried many strawberry cakes, and I still haven’t found one that tastes good. I’ve had the same struggle with orange. I love orange-flavored desserts, because they are not overly sweet and they have a refreshing taste. I finally came up with something that tastes great. […]

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