Archive: May, 2012

May 24, 2012

4 Ice Cream Cakes

Pavlova Cookies N’ Ice Creme Anglaise

Summer is really the only time I enjoy Ice Cream anymore (pregnancy was a whole different story!) One of my favorite summer time treats as a child was my mama’s ice cream cake. So, now I’m going to try making one for my kids. The ice cream cake she made had oreo cookie crust, mint ice cream and some sort of chocolate-y/carmel-y topping. I really need to see if she still has that recipe. It was AMAZING!

I found 4 ice cream cake recipes that I’ve bookmarked. (& I couldn’t leave out the ice cream cupcake!) Anyone else have a killer recipe?

Peanut Buster Parfait Ice Cream Cake

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Black and White Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cupcakes

May 21, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve never seen a cinnamon roll look soooo delicious. I just want to grab it right off of the screen!

Cheeky Kitchen gives tips on how to make the most PERFECT cinnamon roll. She claims that it is not about the recipe, but about the technique. SOOO interesting! I’ve never tried making them, we usually buy the Pillsbury ones that you just pop out & stick in the oven. I am sooo excited to try these- YUM!

P.S. Homemade Pretzels

Categories: breakfast, dessert
May 15, 2012

Garlic Ginger Bok Choy

In my effort to get healthy this spring, I’m adding some new veggie dishes to my dinnertime routine. So, while my husband is eating his 2000 calorie garlic chicken takeout, I’ll be eating garlic ginger baby bok choy sauté.

(under 10 minute recipe!)

3 heads baby bok choy
3 garlic cloves, grated
1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp hoisin sauce

Start by grating 2 garlic cloves and 1 Tbsp ginger, reserve the other garlic clove and remaining ginger for later in the cooking process.

Heat the oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat, add the garlic and ginger, saute for 1 minute then add the chopped baby bok choy, saute for another minute or 2.

In a small bowl fork-whisk together the hoisin and soy sauce, pour this over the bok choy, stir and cover with a lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes, uncover- add the remaining grated garlic and ginger- cover and cook for 1-2 minutes more.

May 15, 2012

Coffee Alternative

I decided against another Venti Pike’s Place this afternoon. I’ve been going home from Starbucks with a “drunk off coffee” feeling lately.

So, I picked up a bottle of Mighty Mango NAKED drink. WOW, sooo delicious. Have you tried it yet?

Categories: drinks, Fruit
May 8, 2012

Turkey Burgers…& cilantro?

Who knew that I could drool over a turkey burger. I guess I’ve been making them WRONG all of these years…or not making them at all!

Maybe, just maybe my husband could be tricked into eating one if I try this recipe by Marin Mama Cooks. I cannot wait to take a bite!

Categories: dinner, sandwiches
May 1, 2012

Homemade Dip

Guinness & Cheddar Dip, Tzatziki Dip, Beetroot, Thyme & Feta Dip, Parmesan Spinach Dip

Do you have a favorite homemade dip recipe? Growing up my mom made homemade spinach dip and served it in a big, round, hollowed out loaf of fresh bread. It even had big chunks of water chestnuts (my fave!) My mouth waters just thinking about it. Homemade dip is always better. (& a good way to eat more veggies without even trying.)

BTW, I buy Tzatziki Dip at Wegmans and it is really tasty. These are my favorite things to eat with it.

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