No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream

I discovered “no churn” ice cream a couple years ago. The basic recipe is delightfully simple. A can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk and a pint (2 cups) of heavy whipping cream. Plus whatever toppings you can dream up. The whipping cream gets whipped and folded into the sweetened condensed milk and toppings.  Then… Continue reading No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream

Desserts · Family · Food

My First Red Velvet 

“Honey, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?” I asked Middle Man, who was about to celebrate his fourth birthday. When I ask my daughter this question, I get all sorts of ideas. “I want a mermaid cake! Oh no, I want a rainbow cake! How about this year you get me a… Continue reading My First Red Velvet 


The Goal is Scrumptious: Monster Cookies 

A peanut-y oatmeal cookie dough studded with M&M’s, chocolate chips and walnuts. These freeze beautifully, thaw at room temperature in minutes, and have a distinctly hardy feel to them. You’ll want to bake a batch for your summer camping trip. And maybe some extras for your freezer. 😉 After a friend brought a couple of these… Continue reading The Goal is Scrumptious: Monster Cookies 

Desserts · Food

The Goal is Scrumptious: Norwegian Butter Cookies (aka Spritz)

Butter cookies are my nemesis.  As much as I love sugar, these barely-sweet-but-boasting-a-rich-butter-flavor cookies are what really get me. I recently combed through the cookbook section of our local library, and came home with The Gourmet Cookie Book.  It contains the best cookie recipe from each year of the Gourmet magazine, dating all the way back to… Continue reading The Goal is Scrumptious: Norwegian Butter Cookies (aka Spritz)