Pumpkin Health Halos, and Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

Did you know that pumpkin is a Superfood?  Not only is pumpkin great for your heart, your brain, and your eyes, but the alpha-carotene found in pumpkin can actually decrease physical signs of skin aging.  But don’t get too excited now. I’m not talking about the pumpkin donuts, lattes, “health” bars and other sugar-loaded excuses… Continue reading Pumpkin Health Halos, and Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

Chocolate Bark with Nuts and Dried Fruit

I’m in a very sweet mood this week.  Today I’m posting this chocolate dessert, and then Friday I’ve got another chocolate dessert recipe to share.  Maybe I’m just excited about Halloween next month. Yeah, that’s it, I’m celebrating early.I’ll be honest, I’m also excited about the holidays (I know, you hate me, right? I just… Continue reading Chocolate Bark with Nuts and Dried Fruit

Blueberry and Strawberry Crisp (before the summer ends!)

I’m one of those people who actually prefers frozen blueberries and strawberries over fresh. That is, unless it’s the peak of summer and berry season.  Sadly, that time is coming to an end, but I made sure to take advantage of the delicious fresh and sweet berries one last time before fall approaches.  I saw… Continue reading Blueberry and Strawberry Crisp (before the summer ends!)

Almond, Coconut, Chocolate Popsicles and Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Flashback Friday)

Today’s post is a flashback to last summer. Can you believe that last summer I made things other than just ice cream and fro yo? It’s true (if you missed two of my favorite creations from this summer, here you go; Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Basil and Coconut Ice Cream). I was looking through my recipes and… Continue reading Almond, Coconut, Chocolate Popsicles and Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Flashback Friday)

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, with Creamy Goat Cheese (Thrifty Thursday)

Have you bought an ice cream maker yet?  What? No? You’re still going to that gourmet place down the street and paying $4 for 1/2 cup?  Craziness.  Go buy an ice cream maker and make this recipe.  It tastes gourmet but at less than $1/cup (more specifically, about $.70!) it’s a deal and a steal,… Continue reading Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, with Creamy Goat Cheese (Thrifty Thursday)