Category Archives: dessert

Chocolate Cherry Muffins

It’s the first day of the new year. I should be posting something wholesome and healthy, but one of my boys asked me to make scones for breakfast. Our butter supply has been completely depleted by Christmas cookie baking, so we opted for muffins instead. The fact that muffins are simpler to make than scones [...]

Mint Chip Ice Cream

This may be my favorite week of the year. According to the calendar, summer ended several weeks ago. But this early October week was glorious and golden. Mornings are chilly enough to layer on a zippered sweatshirt and enjoy a warm drink, but by mid-afternoon the sweatshirts have been abandoned in a pile on the [...]

Rhubarb Crisp Ice Cream

I love homemade ice cream. I love cold rhubarb crisp. A new favorite ice cream was born–rhubarb crisp ice cream. Cool, creamy ice cream layered with sweet oatmeal crisp and tart rhubarb sauce–it’s like having rhubarb crisp in your freezer any time you want it. The ice cream is based on Jeni Britton Bauer’s (of [...]

Snow Ice Cream

┬áIce cream in winter? Only if snow is the main ingredient! This may not be the best ice cream I’ve ever made, but it was a lot of fun for the littles, and it actually turned out better than I imagined. It tasted a little bit like ice milk (since water, via snow, is a [...]

Banana Bread

My four-year-old has a bee in his bonnet about banana bread. He has been asking me daily if we could make some. Well finally, on this snowy March Sunday, we had the right combination of spare time and brown-freckled bananas. In the March issue of Bon Appetit, I remembered seeing a recipe for banana bread. [...]