Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

We took a family trip to Seattle a couple of weeks ago and had some absolutely incredible meals.  I'll be writing all about all of them and the restaurants very soon, but today you get a small taste from one of them.At Matt's in the Market restaurant, (where I also got my inspiration for the Compressed Watermelon … [Read more...]

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

My grandfather made the best Root Beer Float ever.It wasn't the delicious vanilla and coffee ice cream, or the A&W Root Beer, that made it the best.  (The three key, and only ingredients.)It was the best because of how he took making this treat so seriously.  Making a Root Beer Float was a tradition for my … [Read more...]

Caramelized Banana-Blueberry Gelato Recipe

Caramelized Banana-Blueberry Gelato Recipe

It turned out to be a good thing that we couldn't eat our most recent batch of bananas quickly enough.  I bought way too many at once, and somehow did the same thing with blueberries. I couldn't very well let these delicious fruits go to waste, so I created this super interesting and crazy delicious gelato recipe.  … [Read more...]

Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe with Espresso-Chocolate Sauce


My dad turned 80 last week.  80!Think of every positive, loving adjective you can, and my dad's all that. Plus, he's the most youthful, active 80-year-old in existence.My dad doesn't have a day without an hour with the LA Times and his dog at the local coffee shop, a hike and/or a visit to the Malibu Lagoon, a … [Read more...]

Introducing Choctál Ice Cream

Introducing Choctál Ice Cream - choclate and vanilla |

This post is not sponsored.  Every now and then I come across a product that I feel an obligation to share with you.  (A culinary obligation, that is.) This ice cream is amazing and I really want all of you to experience it's deliciousness!DOMINICAN CHOCOLATE | MADAGASCAR VANILLA MEXICAN VANILLA | KALIMANTAN … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe

Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe-cinnamon sticks-creamy, brown|

I love cinnamon and I can't imagine life in my kitchen without it.  It's as crucial a staple as olive oil or butter as far as I'm concerned.  And I'd be very surprised if any of you didn't have cinnamon in your pantry.This heavenly spice is packed with health benefits and adds warmth and delicious flavor to both … [Read more...]

Frozen Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Bars

Frozen Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Bars-red-pink-brown-3 |

A couple of weeks ago, my 9-year-old son and I made a mud pie for my father-in-law's birthday celebration. Hoping nothing too bizarre would be selected, I let my son choose the flavors. (This was risky because his favorite flavors are often florescent colors of the rainbow!)I was so happy -- and relieved -- when he … [Read more...]

Communing with Happy Cows

California Dairy Farm Tour, Thrifty Ice Cream and Happy Cows |

This post is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board, written by me and as always, all opinions are 100% my own.Imagine you're standing in the middle of a dairy farm, a California dairy farm, that is.  You're surrounded by approximately 1,800 cows -- some are eating, some are being milked, some are giving … [Read more...]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes |

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Now, you know when I say something like "the very best," I mean my very best, right?  Though I'd be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  ;-)I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural beauty, delicious … [Read more...]