Chocolate Sea Salt Ice Cream

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I’m of the opinion, “Why buy something when you can make it?”  There are so many items we eat on a semi-daily basis that can be made in our own kitchens – why are we throwing money away on stabilizers, preservatives, and any number of other icky chemicals that comprise our “food”?  Think of that loaf of bread sitting on your counter; with a little time and practice, you could have a fresh loaf (or two) waiting to be toasted or used for your turkey sandwich!  Your morning bowl of granola from the box?  Yes, that too, can be quickly made, and you’ll recognize each and every ingredient in it!  Jams, jellies, and preserves can be made and jarred, and you can even make your own peanut butter to go with them!  Heck, I even made my own worcestershire sauce once!  I’m not saying you need to go that far, but you could if you wanted.

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Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

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This is not the first (nor will it be the last) strawberry-related recipe you’ll see on this blog.  I absolutely love strawberries and I thoroughly enjoy trying new recipes which feature them.  As I was flipping through my July edition of Bon Appétit, I came across a delightful section devoted to tasty frozen treats.

I totally love making ice cream here in my kitchen.  There is something so pure and delicious about a well-made batch of rich ice cream.  I don’t have to wonder what sort of preservatives might be lurking beneath the surface, nor do I have to consider how many artificial flavors are taking the place of good, clean ingredients.

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Orange “Creamsicle” Ice Cream

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It’s winter here in the midwest.  The sun may be shining, but it is by no means warm outside.  This is the weather of sledding, hot cocoa, fireplaces, and heavy blankets.  Certainly not the weather of ice cream, right?  Normally, I’d agree with you, but in this case, you’d be wrong.

Perhaps it was the sunny sky that fooled me, or perhaps I just wanted to bring a little summer to these winter days.  Either way, I decided I wanted to make a creamy citrus ice cream.

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One Scoop At A Time – Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream

Wow, you guys.  I am shocked at how long it has been since I’ve posted anything!  I’m super sorry!  I guess I was enjoying my summer off a little too much and time got away from me!

Scott and I went to Florida a couple of weeks ago in order to celebrate our marriage with his side of the family.  We spent time on the beach, in the pool, walking around, eating tons of seafood, and generally enjoying ourselves.  When we returned, we welcomed a new member to our furry family: Truman.

Yeah, he’s totally cute, right?  Well, you can imagine that having a puppy around (with an injured arm) can be quite a handful.  You’d be right!  Not only that, but I’ve also started classes again.  I love the campus in the fall, it’s so beautiful and fresh and new!  I am taking quite a few classes, but I’ll do my best to maintain the blog!  Bear with me.

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