Happy Belated National Ice Cream Day!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream SandwichesIt was apparently National Ice Cream Day this past Sunday. As such, ice cream, and unique ways to incorporate ice cream into a recipe was on my mind. I came across this Buzzfeed article on interesting ways to eat ice cream and realized that I wanted to make almost everything on the list. As a devout cookie dough fanatic, #10 immediately caught my eye. I viewed the original recipe here and decided to give it a shot. Heck, National Ice Cream Day only comes around once a year right? Anyways, these were as decadent as they look and an amazing treat!! Enjoy! Continue reading

When A Blog Gives You Lemons….


First, off I want to apologize for being a bit MIA lately. Nevin and I just moved into our awesome new apartment. On Sunday, Nevin’s two cousins came over and helped us move. As payment for their help we made them my meatballs, strawberry lemon bars, and Nevin’s famous lemonevinade. When making his lemonade, we decided to tweak the recipe a bit to make a slightly more tart version. I have updated the original post and am reblogging here! Also, as soon as we get a bit more settled I will resume full blogging activity! Thank you for your patience :-D

Originally posted on Pinch Purrfect:

LemonadeWe had a lot of leftover, sad, dejected, naked lemons from making our delicious lemon cupcakes. We weren’t going to waste zested lemons, so Nevin, being the lemonade fanatic that he is, decided to make his very own homemade, fresh lemonade, or ‘lemonevinade’ as he likes to call it…. 

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Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Strawberry Lemonade BarSummer is here!! As you already know, I very much associate lemon as the quintessential summer flavor. If you haven’t already, check out my lemon and raspberry cupcakes here. Anyways, these bars are so delicious and perfect for your summer BBQs or just for enjoying after dinner on these hot days. The addition of strawberry gives these bars a nice pink color, almost like pink lemonade and a slightly sweeter taste. Don’t worry- not too sweet! The lemon tartness balances the sweet strawberry perfectly and the shortbread crust is buttery and amazing. I highly recommend these. Even better, they don’t take that long to make!  Continue reading

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheddar Buttermilk BiscuitsWe had some leftover buttermilk from our delicious buttermilk mashed potatoes (see recipes here) and I had absolutely no idea how to use it. When I think of buttermilk, my mind generally heads straight to desserts, but I wanted to try something a bit different. As I’ve mentioned before, I went to school in North Carolina and was lucky enough to consume an egregious amount of Southern biscuits. Seriously, they are so goooooood. Coming back to the Northeast was exciting in some ways, and then incredibly depressing in others – such as the fact that I have to wear a parka into April and also that I no longer have delicious, light, fluffy biscuits everywhere I turn. As much as I’ve tried to harness very elusive secret magical powers to change the weather, I’ve eventually had to accept defeat. However, I did think I could tackle trying to make some biscuits. These did not disappoint. Honestly, they were perfect. Be careful to keep an eye on these around the 15 minute mark to avoid over-browning the bottoms.  Continue reading