Orange Blossom Ice Cream

If you are like me and love Indian food, then you are probably familiar with the use of rose and orange blossom water in Indian cooking. Fred and I love the perfuminess that this ice cream offers to the palate. Go easy on the booze….. Orange Blossom Ice Cream 2 cups whole milk 2 cups […]

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Raspberry Trifle with Lemon-Orange Curd and Vanilla Custard

Raspberry Trifle With Lemon-Orange Curd and Vanilla Custard Ingredients: One prepared cake recipe, such as Cream Cheese Poundcake Lemon-Orange Curd:juice and zest of one medium orangejuice and zest of two lemons1 cup white sugar6 Tbsp. butter3 eggs, beaten1/4 tsp. salt Vanilla Custard:3 cups milk9 egg yolks3/4 cup sugar4 1/2 Tbsp. flour1 tsp. vanilla1/2 tsp. almond […]

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Aunt Robbie’s Teriyaki Sauce

I love to go to Utah and stay with Fred’s Aunt Robin. She is an awesome cook. She’s far more adventurous and creative in the kitchen than I am, and I have ripped off many of her recipes over the years. This one is by far one of our favorites. I make it at least […]

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Elaine’s Sweet Rolls

I’m yeast-challenged, so when I come across a recipe that uses instant yeast, I want to shout for joy and do a little dance. This is now officially the third thing I can make that has yeast in it! Sorry if I seem a little enthusiastic, but it’s really exciting for me. Elaine’s Sweet RollsMAKES […]

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Crowd Pleasin’ Caramel Popcorn

I got this recipe from several sources–the same ingredients were included, but with different directions. I chose the directions that were the quickest and easiest to follow. And with great results. So, I attribute this recipe to Laura, Liz, and Grandma V. I made this on Sunday for a BBQ we went to and boy, […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

I developed this recipe because I didn’t have enough eggs to make a cooked custard, but I still wanted a really creamy, rich texture. Beating the ingredients together until thick, will help produce a silky texture and will make the ice cream easier to scoop–more like premium store-bought ice cream. Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Ingredients:8 […]

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Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles

I used a recipe in the old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook as the basis for this recipe. You don’t have to use the cornmeal if you just want plain waffles. Or you can substitute another kind of flour–barley, whole wheat, etc. The beaten egg whites give these a very light and fluffy texture. The […]

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New York Cheesecake

This recipe comes from the Cooks’ Illustrated cookbook, American Classics. There are no pictures because of its popularity. It was eaten and enjoyed quickly. (Not just by me and Fred. I made this for a baby shower and we divided up the remaining pieces.) I recommend making it a few days ahead of time because […]

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Easy Peanut Noodles

Easy Peanut Noodles Ingredients:1 9.5 oz. pkg. Japanese-style noodles, or 1/2 lb. spaghetti (for gluten-free use rice noodles)1/2 cup creamy peanut butter3-4 Tbsp. gluten-free soy sauce3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar1 tsp. fresh ginger1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or 1 clove minced garlic1/4-1/2 tsp. sambal oelek (red chile paste–use sparingly because it’s SPICY)1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped finely1 […]

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