Posts Tagged ‘summer’

No Churn Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Ice Cream

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It’s creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. 

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It's creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Sometimes food just appears in my refrigerator and I only have a hazy recollection of making it. Even if I only made it a few days prior, which is usually the case since I also don’t like leaving food in the refrigerator a long time. Today for example, I surprised myself with leftover cinnamon rolls… rolls that I made just yesterday for a post next week. *sips tea, moves on* When this food appears, it must be used. This is how we get no churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream, magically appearing lemon curd.  (more…)

Classic Tabbouleh Salad – Grandma Style

A classic tabbouleh salad recipe, made in the style of my grandmother. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, and a beautiful presentation make this salad a favorite!

Tabbouleh is one of those salads that I ate all the time growing up. The ingredients are nutritious and the salad is so easy to prepare for a crowd. My mom or grandmother would chop the vegetables while soaking the wheat, mix everything together without measuring, adjust the dressing to taste, and serve. Sometimes it would be paired with a more classic Middle Eastern main dish like stuffed grape leaves, and other times, we’d eat it with takeout pizza.  (more…)

Raw Honey Lavender Lemonade

Sweeten your summer lemonade with honey, and add a floral flavor with lavender. Honey, lemon, and lavender are a classic flavor combination that comes together beautifully in my raw honey lavender lemonade recipe! 

Sweeten your summer lemonade with honey, and add a floral flavor with lavender. Honey, lemon, and lavender are a classic flavor combination that comes together beautifully in this raw honey lavender lemonade recipe!  * GoodieGodmother.com

I’ve been on a bit of a lemonade kick this summer, haven’t I? It actually started last November when we took my mother out to dinner at Disney Springs the weekend of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. She decided to order some lemonade, and there was a honey lavender lemonade on the menu. We found it to be very refreshing, and since I enjoy the combination of lavender and lemons, I decided to make a version at home. The project waited a year until she came to visit a few weeks ago… (more…)

Mascarpone Whipped Cream

If you’re looking for an easy no-bake dessert or a great way to stabilize whipped cream, look no further than this mascarpone whipped cream recipe! 

If you're looking for an easy no-bake dessert or a great way to stabilize whipped cream, look no further than this mascarpone whipped cream recipe!  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Sometimes the most memorable dish at a meal, is the simplest. It’s incredible to me how a small twist on a basic can make such a lasting impression, as was the case with this recipe. For our 10 year wedding anniversary, the Godfather and I planned a trip to Germany/France. As timing worked out, we traveled in April, but our anniversary isn’t until May. We decided to celebrate close to the event by booking a sitter (Princess A traveled with us), and going to tea at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, just the two of us. It was lovely, as expected, and everything was good, but the celebratory dessert they brought out for us at the end of the meal had me purchasing mascarpone on our next grocery run.  (more…)

Papaya Creme Brulee

Turn up the heat on summer puddings by adding tropical flavors and a blowtorch when you make this papaya creme brulee!

Papaya Creme Brulee - A delicious make ahead dessert with just the right hint of fresh papaya flavor! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Growing up, my mother would buy papaya periodically at the grocery store and encourage us to eat it because it’s loaded with vitamins. It was good, but being spoiled Floridian children with easy access to all sorts of fruit, I think my mother ended up eating most of it. Fast forward a few decades, and I’m turning into my mother, buying papaya, encouraging everyone in the house to eat it, but actually enjoying most of it myself. That last bit is totally my choice. 😉  (more…)

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