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Tuesday
May062014

Homemade Ice Cream - an Update


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I've been posting about the joys of making homemade ice cream for a long time now but I have modified my recipe for the better and I wanted to share it with you.  Making homemade ice cream is super easy and delicious. Not only do you know exactly what is in your ice cream, but you can make any combination of flavors that you want.  

In my old recipe, I used a simple mixture of cream, half and half, sugar and whatever flavorings I wanted (I did not want to make ice cream with eggs). Now this worked just fine and was absolutely lucious and delicious. The problem was keeping the leftover ice cream in the freezer - it would form ice crystals and the ice cream wasn't so creamy anymore.  This problem is solved by simply adding a cornstarch slurry and a little light corn syrup into the mixture, which prevents this crystallization. 

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Coffee Cake Muffins

 

We just flew back last night from being out in Boston and watching our oldest son, Barry, run the Marathon. What a picture perfect day it was and it was so exciting to see him take part in such a great event. He worked hard to get there. I loved the atmosphere at the race, with everyone cheering total strangers on and people applauding the military and all the "Boston Strong" tee shirts.  I've never seen so many policemen in my life. And an American with an incredible background story won the men's race - how awesome was that?  Here's a picture of Barry after the finish line:

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Easter Recipes

 

If you are trying to think of some different dishes to fix this Easter, here are a few that you might like.  Some are more ambitious than others to make, but worth the effort.  The Italian Easter Breads are very easy to make and delicious - they are a sweet bread.  The Pesto Eggs are super easy and the Edible Easter Egg Nests are something different that will get the attention of everyone at the table.  They make cute little place setting decorations.  The Italian Easter Pie is definitely a labor of love, if you want to try your hand at it.  Buona Pasqua!

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