Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summertime Buzz

My husband is a comedy writer. He has lots of funny friends. This year, one of them gave him a gift for his birthday... a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It was a re-gift. Meant to get lots of laughs, upon opening. My husband was a bit stunned. I was happy. Bouncing up and down, happy. You see, we recently moved into a new home and somewhere in a box that has yet to be unpacked is an ice cream maker. Having a NEW ice cream maker caters to my lazy side AND makes it easy to whip up fabulous frozen treats for family and friends. Naturally, it did not take me long to figure out what my first creation would be... Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. (Made with Neilsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Paste... YUM!) It has been the perfect treat to have on hand for summer crumbles and afternoon affogatos, my all time favorite dessert.

I have also been using up unused summer fruits like peaches and raspberries. All and all, this device is helping me expand my waistline and forcing me to clock extra time at the gym. All of it, worthwhile.

Cannot wait to try new recipes...

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