It’s summertime, and this week it’s very hot. In our house, this means it’s time to make ice cream.
We haven’t made a lot of ice cream so far this summer. I’ve still been mostly sugar free and we just returned from our second big road trip of the summer, so we’ve been gone quite a bit. But this week’s heat wave along with my boys’ sweet requests combined to put me in an ice-cream-making mood.… Continue reading
The other day we had our first big snowfall of the season. My 6-year-old asked that we celebrate by making Maple Snow Candy, something we read about last winter in a book about American pioneers.
It was fairly simple, as candy making goes, to make this candy. It only requires maple syrup, a bowl of snow, and a stove (or a fire – if you want to be really authentic) to heat it.… Continue reading
Pumpkin custard is one of our favorite fall desserts. While I typically make my pumpkin custard with honey, I recently decided to substitute maple syrup instead. This added a distinctive maple taste, and we all enjoyed it.
However, no one in our house could decide which they liked better, the maple or the honey-sweetened version of this recipe. So, in the future, we may have to do a side by side taste test (that sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon!).… Continue reading
The other day I was talking with a friend who lives in Southern California. When I said something about all of the baking with pumpkin we’ve been doing, she responded, “It’s still 90-degrees here. It’s too hot to bake. Can you make up a recipe for pumpkin ice cream?”
So today we hit a high of 72 and I decided it was time to experiment.… Continue reading
We love all things pumpkin, but our favorite pumpkin treat is definitely this Pumpkin Custard. It’s simple to make, and it tastes great. We’re already on our fourth batch of pumpkin custard this season, as we all love it. Fresh pumpkins are difficult to find during other parts of the year – so we enjoy them while we can find them.… Continue reading
We had a warm afternoon, and my boys asked if we could make ice cream, since we haven’t made any in a couple of weeks now. Of course, I said yes.
We were at the bottom of our jar of milk, which – because it is raw and non-homogenized – is the leanest part (even though I shake it each time before pouring). … Continue reading
We have bag of plums, which were available unusually late in the season at our local farmer’s market last week. While we enjoyed many of them straight out of the bag, I decided to make something special with the rest.
I came across this recipe for a Spiced Plum Cake at Gutsy By Nature months ago, and haven’t yet taken the time to make it.… Continue reading
Even though fall temperatures are moving in (especially in the mornings), we still generally have warm afternoons here in the Rockies. And my boys are still going through a ton of ice pops.
The other day I decided to make a batch of ice pops that I would really enjoy. My favorite ice pops are those that are rich and chocolaty, so that’s what I made.… Continue reading
I love the combination of chocolate and mint. It’s got all of the delicious decadence of chocolate along with the refreshing hint of mint. Together they are amazing.
So when we were looking for a healthy, sweet treat, I decided to adapt my Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe to be a Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Mint Pudding instead.
The result was delicious.… Continue reading
If you’ve been reading my blog this past week, then this post probably comes as no surprise.
After reading over and over about “Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Delight,” my 6-year-old became very excited about the idea of marshmallows and my description of S’mores. As a result, we decided to make S’mores as a special treat for our End of Summer Celebration.… Continue reading