Chocolate Cherry Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate Cherry Banana Ice Cream reminds me of a certain iconic ice cream flavor, with fewer calories, no dairy, and no added sugar!

A unique banana ice cream flavor inspired by Cherry Garcia! This chocolate cherry banana ice cream is easy to make, soft straight out of the freezer, and is a "clean eating" dessert! * GoodieGodmother.com

Have you tried banana ice cream yet? Unless you’ve been living under a rock (like me), you probably have, and fallen in love with it. I think I’ve had it maybe 1-2 times before, but as someone who prefers to use frozen bananas in smoothies, I just never thought about using them for ice cream, not even when I did my Whole 30. In case you’re wondering, you aren’t supposed to have banana ice cream on a Whole 30 anyway. But back to the point of this story and how this recipe came to be… (more…)

Feta Farro Salad

Bright Mediterranean inspired flavors make this feta farro salad a perfect main dish for a light meal, or a refreshing side for a picnic or barbecue. 

Bright Mediterranean inspired flavors make this feta farro salad a perfect main dish for a light meal, or a refreshing side for a picnic or barbecue. It's a great way to try ancient grains in your diet! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I discovered something pretty cool the other day when I was walking around the grocery store… quick cooking farro. Normally, I’m wary of quick-cooking anything, but farro, like barley, is a wheat grain that takes a long time to cook, so the promise of farro ready to use in 10 minutes (more like 15 with getting the water to boil and all) was pretty exciting to me. I knew I was going to make it into a salad to keep with the “simple and quick” theme. I picked up a little creamy feta, and then waited something ridiculous like two weeks before putting this together. And then I made it twice in three days.  (more…)

Key Lime Pie

Tart sweet key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts! Make this easy key lime pie recipe the next time you need to find yourself in a Key West state of mind. 

Key Lime Pie is a quintessential summer dessert! Enjoy this easy creamy tart version anytime you need to find yourself in a Key West frame of mind! * GoodieGodmother.com

The very first pie I ever made was a key lime pie. I suppose it makes sense given my Florida upbringing and the Godfather’s love of everything key lime. In fact, for our first Valentine’s Day, I gave him a present of key lime treats from an “all things key lime” store near the University campus. I’m not sure that store is still there, but it was like the key lime pie stores you see in Key West. I’m not sure what prompted me to make it since we were living near a Publix at the time, and Publix makes a really good key lime pie. It might have been because a pie wasn’t in our grocery budget at the moment, we may have been hosting a dinner party, or maybe it was our first Thanksgiving away from family? I don’t remember, but I do know we stopped buying key lime pie after I started making it.  (more…)

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake

My old fashioned peanut butter cake recipe is a classic cake perfect for peanut butter lovers and has peanut butter baked right into the batter and whipped into the frosting!

This is the cake for peanut butter lovers! Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake with a rich and creamy peanut butter frosting! * GoodieGodmother.com

Peanut butter cake was one of the very first cake recipes I made from scratch. My first memory of making this cake was while we were newlyweds, but eating this cake came first… this was the bottom tier of our wedding cake (the middle tier was almond cake, the top tier key lime!) When I searched for a peanut butter cake recipe shortly after our wedding to try out, I came across an “award winning” peanut butter cake on PeanutButterLovers.com. It used shortening and didn’t have quite as much peanut butter as I wanted, but it seemed a good starting place. So I swapped butter for shortening, messed with maybe 1 more thing, and made the cake. Not only was it a hit, a friend requested it for a potluck party a few months later! Talk about a vote of confidence for this novice cake baker!  (more…)

Key Lime Cake From Scratch

Perfectly tart with the right amount of sweet, this key lime cake recipe holds a special place in our hearts (and stomachs!).

Key Lime Cake From Scratch - Delectably tart, perfect for serious key lime lovers. Includes recipe for white chocolate buttercream frosting. * GoodieGodmother.com

The top layer of our wedding cake was key lime cake. We had it recreated for our first year anniversary. While it’s made an appearance here and there for birthdays and other celebrations, we always always associate key lime cake with our wedding cake. Since our 10 year wedding anniversary is a few short days away, I couldn’t resist sharing the recipe on the blog. How else does one celebrate such a milestone without cake? In fact, by the time our anniversary rolls around, I’ll have posted recipes for all three tiers of our wedding cake. One is already on the blog… can you guess which?  (more…)

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