• Peach Ice Cream with Fresh Peaches!

    Peach Ice Cream

    There’s nothing I love more than peach cobbler in the summertime, except for maybe blackberry cobbler or blueberry cobbler or strawberry cobbler or… You get my drift. The thing about peaches more than any other fruit though, is that they screeeeeeeam summer, big time. Like, late, lazy, almost-back-to-school summer. After a recent local haul, I felt like I had to make something in addition to a cobbler. To go with the cobbler. I mean, peach cobbler’s pretty darn good on its own … it’s SO much better with a delicious scoop of creamy ice cream on the side. I scoured my normal slew of chefs to find a recipe I wanted to use for inspiration,…

  • Butter Pecan Root Beer Floats

    Butter Pecan Root Beer Floats

    October’s box from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market was pretty amazing. In addition to more apples (yay!), I also got some fun things like Downey’s Cinnamon Honey Butter (OH.MY.GOSH), apple butter, Homemade Sweet Apple Schnitz, PA Dutch Birch Beer and Kutztown Root Beer Soda. So fun! I was particularly excited about the birch and root beers. There was a Jerry’s Sub & Pizza shop about 10 minutes from my house growing up in Rockville (Maryland), and as teens we’d often end up there to eat, hang out, study, whatever — it was inexpensive, and we liked the pizza. If I were to try it these days, who knows what I’d think? But…

  • Homemade Frozen Fudge Pops

    Homemade Frozen Fudge Pops

    Who doesn’t love frozen fudge pops? Many of my childhood summer memories include sprinklers, bike rides, hide-and-go-seek,  ice cream trucks and Fudgsicles galore! Mmmm…. Fudgsicles…. My neighbors have been following the 100 Days of Real Food guidelines for over year now. They make their own sandwich bread, mozzarella cheese, granola, and…. Frozen fudge pops. When I saw their kids happily licking away at the chocolaty goodness frozen on a stick, I had to know where they found a recipe to mimic that childhood favorite. No surprises! It was the 100 Days of Real Food recipe for Homemade Fudge Pops. Lisa’s recipe from 100 Days of Real Food is ridiculously easy,…

  • Mini Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Pies

    Mini Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Pies

    I made these cute and delicious mini chocolate frozen yogurt pies as a Stonyfield Organic™ ambassador, for which I was compensated. For Christmas this year I had to be creative with a few gifts, specifically those for my grandparents. My dad’s dad and my mom’s mom are both in their 80s, and at this point in their lives they really don’t need or want any sort of gifts at all. Yet it seems wrong not to find something thoughtful to give them anyway. They both have a ritualistic evening sweet tooth, and it shows itself in the form of ice cream after every night’s dinner. Every night. So I thought, what…

  • How to make homemade ice cream sandwiches

    How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Nothing replaces the fun and excitement of racing out the front door to buy a frozen treat from the ice cream truck. That is, if you’re under 10 years old. As parents we cringe when we hear the loud, calliope music bellowing from a couple streets away. Please skip our court, please skip our court. It never skips our court. The over-priced $3.00 ice pops are worthy of many parental eye rolls, and don’t get me started on the latest evolution in ice cream trucks: Kona Ice. Some of our friends were smart. They told their kids that the they were either “music trucks,” OR (my personal favorite) that when…