Friday, July 23, 2010

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I made this very yummy ice cream yesterday. It is so sweet and refreshing.


3/4 bag of fresh cherries, stems pulled off.
1 1/2 of sugar
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups half and half
6 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1/2 mini chocolate chips....maybe a little more. ;)

Beat egg yolks till light yellow. Heat up half and half and 1 cup of sugar on the stove. Temper eggs into hot half and half. Keep stirring. Add yolks to cream. Cook until it thickens. Just a few minutes. Pour heavy cream into a large, spouted bowl. Add in almond extract. Put a strainer over the bowl of cream. Pour the half and half mixture into the cream, allowing it to strain through the strainer. Stir the mixture making sure it's well combined. Let cool. I put mine in the freezer to cool, because I'm very impatient.

Add 1/2 cup sugar and cherries to a pan and cook for about 20 min, until the juices come out of the cherries and thickens up. Then, strain the cherries letting all the wonderful juices drain into a bowl. Add this bowl to the freezer to chill.

When both mixtures are cold, mix together and add to ice cream maker. When it's almost done, add in chocolate chips. Transfer to a freezer safe bowl and freeze.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pork Chops, Cabbage, and Potatoes

Tonight I made broiled lemon pepper pork chops, cabbage and fried potatoes. Very good and easy meal.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Turkey Taco Salad

Nothing special. Just ground turkey with taco seasoning. I also added in the corn and black bean salad, left over from last night.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Margarita Chicken Burrito with Corn and Black Bean Salad

I used leftover margarita chicken to make these burritos. Made corn and black bean salad for the base. Added chicken, avocado, tomato, and pineapple salsa.
Corn and Black Bean Salad. Char up two ears of corn and a red bell pepper. Dice up a small onion and cilantro. Rinse and drain a can of black beans. Cut corn off the cob, and dice up the pepper. Toss all ingredients into a bowl. Add juice from half a lime and 3-4 teaspoons of taco seasoning mix. Toss together. You can totally enjoy this by itself, or add it to a burrito like I did.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Margarita Chicken Salad

Margarita Chicken can that not sound good? It was very good. Marinated chicken breast (over night) in tequila (not just for drinking anymore :)), lime juice, margarita mix, Tastefully Simple Simply Salsa mix, salt and pepper. Grill chicken and corn, cut corn off cob and place on a bed of lettuce. Add some tomato's, cheese and sour cream. Avocados would have been a great addition, but mine were too hard.

Monday, July 12, 2010

One of The Many Reasons I'm so Lucky

My wonderful husband has learned something very important. A full wife, is a happy wife. Almost every morning I come home to one of his delectable omelets. I love them! I work early mornings and when I get home, I'm starving. He knows this and has an omelet all ready for me, with all my favorite things....ham, onion, mushrooms, and goat cheese. I also love avocados, so he, lovingly adds half an avocado to the top.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cake Batter Ice Cream

This was the easiest ice cream I have made, yet. I have had the idea rattling around in my head for weeks. I finally decided to try it today.

Cake Batter Ice Cream

1 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 scoops Cake Batter Chiller Drink Mix by Tastefully Simple
1/2-3/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl until dissolved.
Set up ice cream maker.
Pour cream mixture into ice cream maker and follow instructions to make ice cream.
During last few minutes of mixing, add chocolate chips.
Pour into freezer safe bowl and set in freezer. Or... do what I do and eat it right from the ice cream maker. :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Blackberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I got this recipe from the Pioneer Woman Cooks. I love her blog, and her recipes are wonderful. Anyway, this ice cream is even better then I thought it would be. Head on over to her website, and try it yourself.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Chocolate Heaven. I got this recipe from my mom, years ago. It's so good, it's sinful.

Make a chocolate cake in two 9in round pans. Let cool. Then crumble each cake.

Make one large box of chocolate instant pudding.

Crush 6 regular Butterfinger candy bars.

Thaw one large bowl of Cool Whip.

Place one crumbled cake in the bottom of a clear bowl.
Layer pudding, Cool whip, then Butterfinger crumbles.


Now, try and share with your family and friends. Try.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Roasted Veggies in a Pita Pocket

This was a "throw together" meal, as my husband would call it. I had the idea before going into the kitchen, so I don't really feel it was a throw together, but I'm not going to argue with him over it. I can find so many other things to argue about. ;) But, never mind that. Here's how to make it.
Cut up an onion, a few zucchini and squash (I had 5 total), and a few tomatoes. Mix together in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and Tastefully Simple Sun Dried Tomato dip mix (about 2-3 teaspoons). Spread out on a sheet pan and roast under the broiler until golden brown, and the veggies are cooked.
Take a pita pocket and spread hummus inside. Add roasted veggies and some feta cheese. That's it. Totally yummy and vegetarian