A storm of Brazilian foods has rained upon my kitchen this week! From coxinha and kibe to carequinha and beiju, I have enjoyed learning several new recipes from my mother-in-law. Today, she made us this Lemon Mousse with some small lemons (I think that’s what they are–they’re the size of key limes but yellow rather than green) we found at the Mexican … Continue reading Five-Minute, Three-Ingredient Lemon Mousse
Around my house we try to eat pretty healthy. As the title of this blog suggests, I like to cook homemade. No frozen nuggets or hamburger helper here! With two young girls and the busy life that goes along with that, cooking whole, from-scratch foods is a challenge that I have accepted with much love. But I have a … Continue reading Ice Cream and Childhood Memories
One of my favorite things about fall is making applesauce. Canning homemade applesauce has been a family tradition as long as I can remember. Growing up with my grandparents, we had 50 acres of apple trees in our backyard. We didn’t maintain the orchard, so the apples weren’t always pretty, but they were perfect for … Continue reading Fall = Time For Homemade Applesauce!
The other day I walked into the grocery store to quickly grab something – I don’t remember what. On my way to get whatever it was, I saw a sign for blackberries – $1/pint. At first I didn’t believe it, but I went and checked it out and it was for real. Then I assumed … Continue reading The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler Ever
Tomorrow I’ll continue my month of ice cream with one of my favorite ice creams ever, but I couldn’t wait to share some grill recipes for this Fourth of July weekend. Beer can chicken, grilled potato salad, grilled sweet corn and grilled peaches – an entire meal from the grill! Wishing you a safe, fun … Continue reading Grillin’ for the Fourth!
Today is day #2 in my month of ice cream. I was talking to a coworker about the difference between gelato and ice cream. She called her Italian mom to find out more about gelato. It turns out that gelato is not just the Italian word for ice cream as I had always thought. It’s normally made with … Continue reading Ice Cream or Gelato?
The count down has begun! In less than a month, I will be turning the big 3-0! I had been trying to think of something fun to do to celebrate the milestone. Since ice cream is my favorite food, I decided that over the next month, I will make 30 flavors of homemade ice cream. On my birthday, we’re … Continue reading 30 Ice Creams For My 30th Birthday