Peach Shortcakes with Lemony Blueberry-Cornmeal Biscuits

July 2, 2014
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When I was growing up, we used to spend some time every summer in New Hampshire, right by crystal-clear Lake Sunapee.  In that area of the country, blueberries grow in abundance, so every morning before my brother and I started our trek down to the beach armed with towels and picnic lunches, my mom would.. read more →

Peach Pecan Ice Cream in Gingersnap Waffle Cones

July 24, 2013
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Well, I told you that I just might have one more peach recipe up my sleeve before I close out this series.  And wouldn’t ya know it??  I do. Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  It’s true.  On July 21, 1984, President Ronald Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream in America by.. read more →

Brownie Sundae Bars with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

September 5, 2011
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I recently returned from our annual summer trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of my favorite places in the world.   Although most people who have been to this area tend to love it as much as I do, many people who have never visited ask me what’s so special about it.  I mean, it is.. read more →

Sweet Summer Corn Ice Cream with Salted Butter Cookies

August 12, 2011
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My family has always taken our corn very seriously. I spent most of my childhood growing up in New Jersey, where, contrary to popular belief, I very rarely encountered Mafia bosses in track suits, fist pumping Guidos, or table-flipping housewives (although I think my mom came close a few times.) Anyone whose experience with New.. read more →

Back to the Blogging Board with Coconut Key-Lime Sugar Cookies

April 18, 2011
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“You’re hot then you’re cold.  You’re yes then you’re no.  You’re in then you’re out.  You’re up then you’re down.”  So far this year, the weather in Las Vegas has been like the above Katy Perry song: one contradiction after another and, at times, unwelcome and extremely annoying.  One day we’ll have 85 degree temps.. read more →

Spiced Sweet Potato Ice Cream Pie

November 3, 2010
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I’ve said it once.  Actually, I’ve probably said it about 1000 times, but that’s not going to stop me from saying it again:  I love sweet potatoes. I’ve never been a huge fan of white potatoes themselves.  I know;  that’s very un-American.  Baked potatoes don’t thrill me, and I’m rarely tempted by french fries.  Luckily,.. read more →

Blueberry-Peach Buckle with Caramelized Peach Ice Cream

August 26, 2010
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Just when you thought that you’d gotten rid of me for good……..I’m baaa-aaaack!!  My intended-to-be-brief blogging break, while I wowed the food folks at the Fancy Food Show with my granola, turned into a summer long blog-cation.  There were several occasions when I came really close to whipping up something sweet in the kitchen, but.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

March 21, 2010
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O.K., Mother Nature.  We get it.  You’re in charge, and you can change your mind whenever and as often as you like.  You’ve made your point to virtually all 50 states over the past few months, and we will never, ever take you for granted again.  Now, can’t we just have a nice and uneventful spring.. read more →

English Spice Cake with Cinnamon Rum Raisin Ice Cream

November 24, 2009
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Oh, Oprah!  You can’t leave us.  You mustn’t!  We’re not ready to go on without you and your show.  Who will tell us what to read?  Who will give every member of their unsuspecting audience a “BRAND NEW CAR”?  Whose couch will Tom Cruise turn into his personal trampoline?  Most important of all, who will.. read more →

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

August 14, 2009
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Tomorrow is my birthday.  This year, instead of stepping aside and aging gracefully, I’ve decided that I am going to shake things up a bit and not turn 35.  I’ve already asked my mom for permission, and she said that this was O.K.  Actually, she said “Ask your father,” but years of being Ken and Sherry’s.. read more →

Butter-Toffee Crunch Ice Cream

January 8, 2009
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My parents are coming to visit next week, and I am really excited because this means that I will be able to try my recipes out on a few extra appetites.  Er, that is, I am first and foremost excited that I am going to be able to spend some quality time with my parents, in addition to the fact that I.. read more →

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie with Spiced Maple-Nut Ice Cream

November 9, 2008
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When I go to Dietsch’s (dee-chez) ice cream parlor in Findlay, Ohio with my grandpa, I know for certain that he will order a scoop of black walnut.  Eric never eats dessert, but if key lime pie is on the menu, he will make an exception.  For my mom, a bowl of fresh red raspberries.. read more →

Rich Chocolate-Coconut Sorbet

August 17, 2008
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For my birthday, Eric took me to Paris.  Well, not that Paris, but the one located about 15 minutes away, smack dab in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.  Got your attention, didn’t I? If you’ve never been to the Paris Hotel and Casino, it’s definitely worth a visit the next time that you.. read more →

Chocolate Toffee Chip Gelato

March 23, 2008
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When Eric and I go out to dinner, we rarely order dessert.  Usually, we are dining with others and have gone through that whole “I’ll order something if you order something” or “Let’s just get one dessert for the table” dance if we opt to get something sweet.  In all honesty, I think that because.. read more →