Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Simple yet very flavorful Vanilla Bean Ice Cream will make you rethink vanilla. When I was younger, I used to play softball, spending most of my summers in the outfield catching fly balls and batting singles (and sometimes doubles). The team would often beg the coach to take us out for ice cream afterwards. Occasionally […]

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

These simple yet unforgettable Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts will make vanilla your new favorite flavor. If you had to pick one dessert to describe your personality, what would it be? Maybe you’re traditional like chocolate chip cookies or a little bit sassy like a fruit tart. Maybe you’re intense like Chocolate Chili Cookies. Or maybe […]

Pizzelles (Italian Wafer Cookies) #SundaySupper

Pizzelles (Italian Wafer Cookies)

Making Pizzelles (Italian Wafer Cookies) has always been a Christmas tradition. Every December, usually Christmas Eve or the day before, Mom and I will bring out the pizzelle maker and make stacks and stacks of these delicate, “fancy” cookies. Half vanilla, half chocolate. Traditionally, anise extract is used, but the smell of anise alone makes […]

Root Beer Float Cupcakes #SundaySupper

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Happy #SundaySupper! To celebrate this long US holiday weekend, we are sharing our favorite cook-out foods. Labor Day marks the end of summer, but why do we celebrate Labor Day? It’s not like everyone has the day off. I used to work in retail, and I almost always worked holidays. In fact, I purposely volunteered […]

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake from

Today is the day we all have been dreading. The end of #icecreamweek. We had so much fun sharing our 22 creations (Jennie gave us a bonus treat. Wasn’t that sweet of her?), although our waistlines are pretty stoked #icecreamweek is over (except it’s not in my kitchen). Instead of mourning the end, let’s end […]