I decided a few days ago that gelato would be a fun birthday treat. I decided on vanilla with hazelnut chocolate spread and chopped hazelnuts. I have made Hazelnut Gelato before (recipe here) and it’s yummy. But I wanted guests to have the option of plain gelato, a variety of chopped nuts, chocolate sauce and … Continue reading Birthday Gelato: Vanilla and Hazelnuts
Pictured above is Hazelnut Gelato – recipe here. There will be a photo in the recipe exchange tonight of the chocolate gelato and I’ll copy it here… It’s ice cream time and gelato is so easy in my ice cream maker. The first batch in the new house. Dutch Chocolate Gelato Begin with the Gelato … Continue reading Dutch Chocolate Gelato
I’m swamped with work, trying to catch up after a week away, so tonight in true summer fashion, we’re going to have a repeat. But it’s a delicious repeat. Last year, friends lent me their Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker to test drive, so I spent a week making various frozen treats, testing them on all … Continue reading Friday Recipe Exchange: Ice Cream and Gelato Treats
This first appeared May 2013. At the time I had borrowed my friend’s ice cream freezer to test drive it. I bought my own this past week or so and decided it was a good time to start making some sweet frozen treats again. And as luck would have it, LFern is back from Japan … Continue reading Frozen Treats: Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato
As I noted in November, I lost my mom. I find myself looking to favorite childhood recipes to remember here. This one we had at least once a week when I was a kid. Quick, easy and freezes well, I usually make double so I have some on hand for quick dinners. Trust me, you … Continue reading Dinner Menu: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tonight’s menu features the Cantanzaro spice mix. Cantanzaro is a city in Italy. So there are a lot of herbs this Italian girl recognizes: marjoram, basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano. And garlic, lots of garlic. But the kicker is the lemon and lemon peel. It’s all very fresh for late summer/early fall harvest and great … Continue reading September Grilling: Cantanzaro Chicken and Tuscan Panzanella Salad
Ice Cream or Gelato? Why not both?! Yummy Vanilla Nut Crunch can be found here. And two Strawberry Ice Cream recipes here. I have also made plenty of gelatos. It is definitely one of my favorite styles of ice cream. Smooth, creamy and not as heavy as many full cream styles. Pictured above, Chocolate Hazelnut … Continue reading Life Is Short…Eat Ice Cream!
I get gifts! One I got this year was a box of assorted large bottles of spice mixes. I’ve enjoyed each unique blend, especially the Peruvian one, since it’s been a while since we have been able to frequent our favorite Peruvian restaurant here. Tonight’s menu features the Cantanzaro spice mix. Cantanzaro is a city … Continue reading Grilling Dinner Menu: Cantanzaro Herbed Chicken