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Mexican Chocolate and Almond Ice Cream

I have a thing for Mexican chocolate. That gritty textured chocolate with a hint of almond and a punch of cinnamon and spice, how can you not? I’ve done cupcakes (which, after all these years are still one of my favorites), and a rich ganache tart… it’s about time it made its way into ice...

Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry

It’s officially fall. Unfortunately, summer didn’t seem to get the memo. It’s a balmy 94-degrees outside. And here we are, eating butternut squash soup. Hot and spicy butternut squash soup. Not exactly the cool and refreshing meal that 94-degree weather really calls for. To be fair, this soup was delicious. I think butternut squash bathing...

And the Winner Is…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Fact: even cookie dough can’t save bad ice cream. It only took one bite of that flavorless and icy mistake for me to learn this valuable lesson. I hate seeing a perfectly good batch of cookie dough go to waste, but this ice cream wasn’t even edible. It went into the trash after just a...

Classic Whoopie Pies

Strange name, delicious results. I had been meaning to make these for some time now, because I knew they would be something Taylor would thoroughly enjoy (Taylor is more of a cake guy than a cookie guy). I was right. Both him and our Swiss-cake-roll-loving neighbor devoured them. All of them. According to Taylor, they...