Kicking off the Christmas season with one of my favorite traditions, homemade peppermint ice cream. Although this year I’m throwing in a twist— candy cane sandwich cookies to make it a holiday cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream you can’t resist.
Thanksgiving is over and we all know what that means. Christmas is here!
We spent our nice long weekend with friends and family. We also jumped right into the holiday season by checking out the lights downtown and picking out a Christmas tree. We decorated our tree and watched Love Actually, a tradition every year since my husband and I started dating.
And I also made a batch of holiday ice cream— this peppermint cookies and cream ice cream, made with peppermint Oreos I impulsively bought at the grocery store.
With this brown butter cinnamon ice cream I’m bridging the gap between summer and fall, and marrying my cravings for spiced desserts with the lingering warm weather.
Fall is finally here! And while it is one of my favorite times of year I absolutely refuse to celebrate before it arrives (similarly, I am firmly in the “no Christmas tree before Thanksgiving” camp). I know I am much in the minority, and I’m okay with that. But now that we’ve passed the autumnal equinox, I have happily joined the masses.
Yesterday I bought a bushel of apples. I’ve got my spice-scented candle burning round the clock. I’m eager for crisp mornings and hot apple cider. And all I want to do is bake pies and eat mashed potatoes. Fall, I am finally ready. Bring it. Continue Reading…
Layers of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, salty caramel, chopped peanuts and chunks of Snickers candy bar make this an ultimate frozen treat.
In my neck of the woods summer is still in full force. And truth be told, while I don’t handle the heat very well much of the time, I am soaking up these remaining hot summer days. I don’t even want to think about fall and the cold that will inevitably follow.
And while summer’s here, I’m going to keep churning out the ice cream recipes, if you don’t mind.