Nestled between honky tonk joints, cowboy boot and hat shops, and a tattoo parlour, is Mike's Ice Cream and Coffee Bar. Nashville ice cream? Now that's music to my ears!
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!
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 →
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 →
This cake made with egg whites is so light and fluffy that it practically melts in your mouth. Vanilla and lavender buttercream frosting are icing on the cake!
I recently changed jobs, so these last few weeks I have been focused a little less on touring scoop shops and more on making some pretty big life changes. Although one might argue that ice cream might just be the perfect source of comfort in a time of upheaval. That could very well be what... Continue Reading →
According to David Lebovitz, the original version of this recipe produces the "perfect blondie." Coming from the authority on sweets, that's saying something! Of course, even the most perfect recipe can get a little sweeter with some minor tweaks. I wanted to create the perfect compliment to my Butterscotch Ice Cream, so in my version... Continue Reading →
I almost always keep a stash of brownies and vanilla ice cream in my freezer for "emergencies." But in the spirit of the New Year, I decided to give my standard Brownie Sundae a makeover and go blonde. Pair this recipe for Butterscotch Ice Cream with Butterscotch Chip Blondies and you'll believe in makeover miracles!
Wintertime may not necessarily be the time of year you think of Wine Country as a prime destination, but I love visiting this time of year. The fall crowds are gone, you can drop into restaurants on the fly without a reservation, and you can get a spot at a tasting room bar without feeling... Continue Reading →