When one has an ice cream maker at home it is so much fun to get creative with ice cream flavors. The best part of having an easy to use ice cream maker is that we can make small-batch ice creams – just enough for one evening. This also means that we can experiment with different flavors in small quantities. The twins and I love trying out new and creative ice cream flavors over the hot summer months.
Saffron pistachio ice cream is a classic ice cream flavor in India called Kesar Pista, which translates to Saffron Pistachio. Used to be I could only find this flavor at Indian grocery stores or at Indian restaurants and ice cream parlors. But now with my easy to use ice cream maker, making Saffron Pistachio Ice Cream at home has become a breeze. Here is the recipe.
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Berries and cream is our family’s all time favorite berry dessert. This sweet treat allows one to enjoy the fresh berry fruit flavor while at the same time elevating it into a dessert worthy of a special dinner. You only need 3 ingredients – berries, honey, and cream – that’s it. From these three pure all-natural ingredients you get a dessert that looks and tastes amazing.
Many berries and cream recipes involve whipping cream with sugar and vanilla or making a custard of sorts – both of which require that you mix and stir and use another pot and utensil or gadget. Not this recipe – I promise you. It’s the easiest dessert to make, it’s fresh, quick, easy, and delicious. Here is the recipe for our family’s tried and true Berries and Cream. Continue reading Berries and Cream
Rani is our resident foodie. She loves gourmet foods, and has an adventurous palate. Her favorite thing to do on weekends is to make fun creative appetizers when the regular run of the mill afternoon snacks won’t do. Out of this need for something gourmet, came this amazing little goat cheese appetizer. Continue reading Rani’s Goat Cheese, Apple & Honey on Cracker
Greens, Grapes and Avocado Salad
Makes 4 servings
- 2 Avocados cut into wedges
- 2 bags of super greens or a mix of spring greens. About 4 cups
- 1 bunch of red grapes – 8 grapes cut in half, 8 grapes left whole
- 1 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp roasted salted pistachios
- Honey Vinaigrette. Here is a link to my basic Honey Vinaigrette
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This is a sweet dressing that tastes really good in any salad that has fresh fruit or even dried fruits. If you make salads with apples, peaches, apricots, pears or mangos, this is the perfect sweet and sour dressing to bring out the fruit flavors. Continue reading Honey Vinaigrette