Sipping Chocolate

Ever since reading Calico Captive as a teenager, I have been fascinated with the idea of sipping chocolate. This year I actually made it a couple times during the holidays, and may very well make it again as the winter progresses. It’s very good. So much depends on the chocolate you use, but I’ve actually… Continue reading Sipping Chocolate

Gluten free Peanut Butter Cups

I love peanut butter cups–that is, I love my peanut butter cups. So does Zorro. I always dig out the recipe and then realize in surprise that I don’t follow it. It’s not that there is anything wrong with the recipe, it’s just that I have a near-celiac friend and started converting things to gluten… Continue reading Gluten free Peanut Butter Cups

Garden Mint Ice Cream

The most accurate title for this recipe would be Mint Hybrid Ice Cream (or mint throwback) because the mint I used is from my mother’s garden–and the result of free mingling of spearmint, chocolate-mint, and probably peppermint. I guess calling it Garden Mint is almost the same thing. I got the idea from David Lebovitz and… Continue reading Garden Mint Ice Cream

Ginger Chip Ice Cream

‘Tis the season for gingerbread and pies, but why not make a ginger ice cream to go with that pie?  Ginger Ice Cream and Pumpkin Pie were long lost lovers, you know. You should reunite them. I read a lot of ice cream recipes–including several ginger recipes before concocting one that cooked the eggs but… Continue reading Ginger Chip Ice Cream