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Creme de Menthe Ice Cream Sandwiches

I told you I did something fantastic with that ice cream recipe from earlier this week. The cookies are straight from my book. While I always hesitate to pick favorites, if I HAD to choose, the Old-Fashioned Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches (seen on the cover) would probably be it. Something about the salty chocolate...

Andes Mint Chip Ice Cream

There is mint, and then there is creme de menthe. Do not confuse the two, for other than a lingering freshness and tongue-tingling sensation, they are as different as two different mints can be. What is creme de menthe? Think Andes mints. It’s a much creamier mint flavor, not nearly as sharp or spicy, that...

Baked Pattypan Squash Parmesan with Garlic Breadcrumbs

We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things. Cooking like normal people again (you know, instead of eating dinner for brunch and dessert for dinner and the like). It feels like ages since I’ve been able to flip through a mouth-watering glossy and know I actually have time to try some of the recipes....

Open-Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There are few things that can compare to the Tennessee tomato. It’s one of the few things that makes the heat and humidity of summer bearable. So much of our lives are spent waiting. Waiting for the weekend. Waiting for the next paycheck. Waiting for the...

No-Bake Blueberry Truffle Tartlets

Be sure to pick up a copy of today’s Tennessean, where this recipe for Blueberry Truffle Tartlets (excerpted below) is featured! And stay tuned, as I’ll have new writings and recipes appearing in the Taste section every month. This summer has bestowed upon us a beautiful bounty of blueberries. The delicate berries were in peril...

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

Two years ago, I was dining at a charming Colorado restaurant with my parents when the waiter (after hearing us discussing our latest culinary projects) brought out a special batch of salsa that he had made earlier that day. In it was a mixture of typical salsa ingredients (tomato, jalapeno, and onion) along with not-so...