Apricot and Cream Ice Cream

Apricots and cream ice cream

I should have mentioned earlier that the strawberry cake bars came with an amazing ice cream recipe.  [Because what's cake without ice cream, right?]  I was lucky to find dried apricots on sale by the pound and bought up a ton.  I made apricot sweet rolls and this apricot and cream ice cream.  It’s like… Continue Reading…

Strawberry Cake Bars

strawberry bars

I’m not going to lie, when I see something on sale I get excited.  It doesn’t really matter what it is.  I know the clearance stickers for the major stores and I am like a clearance hawk when I walk down the aisles.  [You know you love those red Target clearance stickers too!]  And for… Continue Reading…

Iced Caramel Macchiato

Iced Caramel Macchiato - Starbucks Copycat Recipe!

When we go out to eat, I tend to always order the same thing.  I’m what I like to call a “create of habit.”  I’ll patiently sit while everyone looks over the menu deciding what they want to eat or drink.  Not me.  I know going in what I want.  [Heck, I know before we… Continue Reading…

Strawberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Cake made with fresh strawberries and lemon buttercream frosting!

Welcome to the first Blog Film Food!  I made a cake.  I’m getting ahead of myself.  First, welcome!  Do you love getting together with your girlfriends and watching a good movie with good food?  We do too!  But sometimes with family and crazy schedules we aren’t able to get together as often as we would… Continue Reading…

Asparagus and Leek Skillet Pizza

Asparagus and leek skillet pizza

I’m starting to realize that when I like something, I really like something.  There are things that I really have been attached to lately when it comes to cooking.  [And I'm sure you've noticed them around here too.]  One – my cast iron skillet.  [It may be the only pan I use.] Two – bread. … Continue Reading…

Apricot Sweet Rolls

Apricot Sweet Rolls via thegrantlife.com

Do you know how I know that I’m really starting to like this whole “make your own bread” thing?  I love the smell of active yeast.  [Whoa, weird!]  I know.  Its totally weird!  But when I start making a bread recipe, the yeast starts to bubble and fill the whole house with good bread smells…. Continue Reading…

Basil Pizza Dough

Basil Pizza Dough Recipe

I think I am slowly starting to overcome my fear of making bread.  I make our homemade white bread once a week and I have even started venturing into other bread recipes.  It’s fun to try new bread recipes with a little more confidence.  One recipe that still had me scared?  Pizza dough!  I feel… Continue Reading…

How to Cut a Leek

How to cut a leek

Leeks have to be my new favorite vegetable in the kitchen.  When we go to the farmer’s market on the weekends, I always stop and grab at least one before browsing all the local vendors.  When I get home I put them on the counter with my other fresh produce and the smell just fills… Continue Reading…

Roasted Tomato Skillet Pasta

Roasted Tomato Skillet Pasta Dinner

You know how I admitted a few weeks ago that I am a pasta-a-holic? Well I probably should change that to admit that I am addicted to one pot pasta dinners.  I seriously can’t get over how easy they are and why they weren’t in my life sooner. [Slightly dramatized but only slightly].  They have… Continue Reading…

Java Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

java chocolate chunk ice cream

The older I get the more I love my morning coffee.  And I should really find another name for coffee because I like mine with equal parts coffee and creamer.  And what I really mean is I use equal parts International Delight Sweet Cream coffee creamer.  So I’m basically drinking ice cream flavored coffee in… Continue Reading…