Ice Cream Sandwiches

There comes a time in the summer when you need to have an ice cream sandwich. Here’s how you do it from scratch. Make these fudgey chocolate cookies. Make this chocolate ice cream.  Or any ice cream really. When you’re ready to assemble, let the chocolate ice cream thaw a bit and then carve into…

Fudgey Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies

  These are soft yet fudge-y and cake-like chocolate cookies.  Perfect on their own.  Perfect with cranberries or cherries and another hit of chocolate with some chocolate chips.  Great little top and bottom to a homemade chocolate ice cream sandwich. I found the recipe while cruising around on the King Arthur Flour website.  I often…

Rhubarb/Strawberry and Rhubarb/Cherry Jam

Rhubarb and strawberry are delicious together.  But I’d say rhubarb and cherry are even better.  There are times on rainy days that you look in your freezer and say to yourself that you need to make room.  And so you decide to take your frozen fruit and make jam (And then you forget to post…

Ricotta Toast – With Fig Jam

Figs are amazing.  Concentrated fig-ness in fig jam slathered on ricotta slathered on a hunk of bread?  Try it.  You’ll see. It’s easy. Toast your bread. Spread your ricotta Spread your fig jam. Here is your RTI: Remember: There is nothing wrong with having a thicker layer of ricotta than bread. Messy factor. See below. You’ll…

Sweet Bread

Buns.  Sweet.  Bread.  Buns.  You really don’t need to know much else other than these are addictive, slightly sweet and the dough pulls off itself in doughy threads. This is the part where I make an admission. I actually don’t know the recipe for the thing I’m trying to make. I know it requires flour,…

Gluten-free Clementine Cake

Do you like clementines?  Cake?  Why not put them together in this dense, moist clementine cake recipe inspired by Nigella Lawson? Best thing about this recipe is the handful of ingredients and the food processor that does all the work. There is a teeny bit of prep you have to do – boil the clementines….

Pam’s Best Granola Ever

This is, without a doubt, the best granola you will ever eat.  I received it as a gift from my friend Pam, who is the “Indisputable Granola Queen.”  You will agree after you’ve tried this.  In fact, you may end up being unable to stop eating and soon find that the little gift baggie the…

Best Authentic Pound Cake Ever

This pound cake is the easiest cake I’ve ever made.  A handful of common ingredients, a stand mixer and a bake.  That’s it.  Oh and it’s so satisfyingly good.  And if you don’t have a stand mixer, then use a hand mixer.  You could just use a bowl and a spoon.  It will be quite…

MOMMA P’S MEATBALLS

Welcome to meatball week! Homemade meatballs and tomato sauce.  This is what Sundays were made of when I was a kid.  I would go to church with my father (when I managed to get up early enough) and by the time we got home, my mother would have made a vat of tomato sauce with…

Samartini – Fig cookies

  As an adult, eating samartini is a bit of a religious experience for me.  As a child, I was clearly a heathen, looking down my nose at these cookies.  In defence of my childhood taste buds, samartini can be a bit of an acquired taste.  The years have made me wise and now, come…

Hot Jalapeño Jelly

Who needs homemade jalapeño jelly?  You do.  Trust me.  You do.  I thought I could live my life without it, but then my friend Pam, offered me a little jalapeño jelly on a cracker with some old cheddar. And now, I just can’t stop.  Smoked cheddar with this jelly is amazing.  You’ll love it. Pam,…