I've started my own cookbook!! I can't wait for the finished product. If you have any favorite recipes you feel I need to try, send them my way!!
I was hoping this Ice cream combo would be one my husband would love. And yes it is! The next day he tried it, during work he texted me asking If I could throw away the ice cream since he wanted to keep eating it and wanted to be healthy. Hilarious!! I told him I would just hide it in the freezer but then he mentioned he was good at hide and seek. Don't worry, this ice cream did not go in the garbage....
Chocolate is usually my go-to but this recipe is delicious. I still may experiment with it in the future but it is definitely worth making and slightly reminds us of our favorite ice cream stop in Northern California, Smitten Ice Cream. Also it is no churned, if you don't have an ice cream maker.
No Churn Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Ice CreamYield: 1 1/2 quarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes (includes chill time)
Creamy cinnamon ice cream with snickerdoodle cookie pieces.
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups cold heavy cream
1 1/2 cups chopped snickerdoodle cookies, divided (about 10 cookies)
Cinnamon and sugar mixture, optional
directions:1. In a medium bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, beat cream on high until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of the snickerdoodle cookie pieces.
3. Pour ice cream mixture into a loaf pan or container. Smooth with a spatula and sprinkle remaining cookie pieces over the top. If desired, sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the top too. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 6 hours.
4. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and scoop away!
(Okay I know this is a dessert and is not supposed to be healthy, but I have a yummy recipe for snickerdoodle cookies that has spelt flour in it instead of white or wheat. Comment if you'd like it, you can't even tell the difference.)
Ever since we've been married, I have had an ice cream maker. But my husband has become annoyed with the loud noise of this machine. So a few months ago we agreed that July would be my month when I could make all of the flavors of ice cream I wanted (preferably when he was at work), and he would survive.
So although I haven't made this flavor this year, but have in the past and loved it, I'm sharing one of our favorite ice cream recipes so far from Oh Sweet Basil (She is such a sweet person by the way!). This is rich but so good and yummy. Stay tuned for more fabulous ice cream recipes! I only post the best!
"sorvete de doce de leite" or dulce de leche
prep time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
cook time: 5 minutes
total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
times do not reflect the time needed to freeze ice cream in your ice cream machine. follow instructions from manufacturer.
Chanels notes: enjoyed this with the Martinez family in good old California.
Copyright Oh Sweet Basil, recipe by cafe johnsonia.
Well the purpose of this blog is so that I can all of my favorite recipes in one place and eventually a cookbook. To be honest, I'm feeling a little burned out and may just skip the step of the blog and start collecting the recipes together for a cookbook.
I'm not very computer tech
Not a lot of people visit the site (If you comment, thank you! It makes my heart giddy and knows that someone is looking at my blog)
I'm also not very good at food photography so I feel bad of the lack of pictures.
I still have some posts scheduled and may continue forward but will keep you posted.
We are blessing Clara soon and let me tell you... I am really appreciative when people ask if they can bring something. It is a lot of work and I'm trying to not make this event stressful!!
On the menu:
Cafe Rio food. I really like to have a theme because it groups everything together. Mexican, greek, American, Indian, etc.
Homemade tortillas. I will be trying out Annies Eats recipe and cooking them beforehand, then refrigerate or freeze until day of. Then I'm thinking to just heat them up in the oven. I bought a tortilla press to have it be quicker and I hope to always have homemade tortillas in my freezer from then on!!
A cake to celebrate Clara. My sister had a banner/cake topper for a shower and I will use that. I want to keep it simple (and of course yummy) but doing a cake Roger loves (even with healthy alterations) but do it in a cake pan. Hoping to make a drip effect, use the banner and possibly fresh flowers on top. Wish me luck!! And stay tuned for the Triple Fudge Cake that I'll be making for her blessing day.
Drip effect that I hope will work?
If you know me well, you'll know my all time favorite dessert is a warm chocolate chip cookie...
I made Ambitious Kitchen's Coconut flour chocolate chip bars and they totally do the trick! They are heavenly. Coconut oil is a good thing to have on hand. These are paleo and gluten free. But remember!! I only post super yummy recipes so don't get scared that these are healthy!
Recipe on link below with Monique's tips
My mind has been focusing a lot on the lovely Memorial Day coming up.....
What are your plans? Here is what I'm thinking
Carmelized onions for burgers/ hot dogs
Possibly homemade hamburger buns
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sandwiches with the Ice cream made above
Going to use the recipe from 400 Calories or Less Our Best Bites
but here is also a source I'll use
I have had this great idea that I'm in the works of....
To have a go-to booklet or something that lists every possible fruit or vegetable or meat etc. and to then list below it our favorite dishes that I've made that has that item in it.
So if avocados are on sale, then I can go to the paper and see all of the recipes we like that has avocados in it and then decide on meals to make!!
Stay tuned for more sharing!
My dear friend from the Bay Area's birthday is today!!!
Brooke and I were in the same ward and would get together to talk, do craft projects, and participated in the Iron Chefs that I started. We even spent the day in the City. Brooke I hope you have a great birthday. I miss you and your cute baby (toddler) Thank you for the fabulous recipe!!
I made her favorite recipe from Americas Test Kitchen and it is yummy!!! If you also make thai dishes often then you probably have fish sauce on hand. And you guys... I even bought a shallot for this dish. (I hardly ever do because they're expensive and sometimes I think not necessary). Brooke was right, the shallot gave it a sweeter, lighter taste. I also made this with rice and vegetables.
We had this dish the other day and it really was yummy. Whenever I have leftover basil I will make this. Brooke sent me the recipe via taking a picture of it. If you'd like it I can send it to you. I feel like a bad blogger if I just put the recipe on here because of copyright issues. If you have any ATK cookbooks I can tell you the sourcing as well.
So again, a "Thai-Style Chicken with Basil".
Thanks again for the recipe!! Have a great birthday Brooke and I'm glad we tried this yummy recipe.
Yep it's official. Even with a newborn and more things to take up my time, I still love to cook. I love deciding the menu for the week and whats on sale. When Clara is asleep you bet I get in the kitchen. I'm grateful for her naps so that I can cook and clean, and go on walks and of course myself take a nap.
I guess my love for cooking is still strong (and always will be) even with a child. Stay tuned for a thai recipe featuring a friends birthday!
Cheers and Happy Cooking!