Apple Cider Ice Cream #4

This latest apple cider ice cream is a pretty pumpkin latte-hued scoop with a creamy texture and a lovely fall spice flavor somewhere between a mulled cider and a chai tea latte.

The Scoop: Double 8 Dairy Buffalo Milk Gelato

Undeterred by all the "closed" signs, we stopped at the local Palace Market grocery store to scope out the wares. It was here, buried way in the back behind the meat and seafood counter, I made the most magical discovery of the entire weekend: Buffalo milk gelato.

Apple Cider Ice Cream #1

As far as farms go, my family's is pretty unique. It's both a fully operational dairy farm and apple orchard. Normally, one would pick one or the other. Truly, aside from both being farms, they are entirely different businesses. Clearly I come from a long line of over-achievers (or maybe over-committers...). There actually was some... Continue Reading →

Spiced Apple Cake

This cake looks fussy but is incredibly simple to to make. Packed full of apples and spice, this fall treat is simply melts in your mouth. Added bonus: it's healthier than the usual cake, using applesauce in place of oil. But trust me, your taste buds will never know!

Fields-of-Lavender Frosting

This recipe for Lavender Frosting yields a thick and creamy sugary frosting that's perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes. A little bit of lavender extract goes a long way, so use sparingly. The result is a lovely punch of flavor that will strike you like a field of lavender in the springtime! Lavender Frosting Ingredients... Continue Reading →

Essential Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This essential recipe for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is a perfect basic covering for any cake or cupcake. See how I tried it with my Lavender Vanilla Buttercream Frosted White Cake Cupcakes. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt3 cups powdered sugar 375g3 Tablespoons heavy cream1 teaspoon vanilla... Continue Reading →

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