Lemon-Blackberry Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 c. Buttermilk
  • Blackberry-Cassis Jam
  • Lemon Buttercream frosting
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Pannelet Cookies with Sweet Potato and Coconut

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mashed or puréed baked orange-fleshed yam (see Cooks’ Note), such as jewel or garnet
  • 2 cups (6 ounces) unsweetened dried shredded coconut, toasted (see Cooks’ Note)
  • 1 1/3 cups (9.3 ounces) sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) whole almonds, with or without skin
  • Sugar or Cardamom Sugar (see below) or turbinado sugar for rolling
Special Equipment
  • Cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper or greased; food processor

White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 5 ounces white chocolate (high-quality, chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Easy Strawberry Lime Slush

Ingredients

  • 12 medium Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 cup Sprite
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed Lime Juice (about 2 limes)
  • 3 Tbsp white Sugar
  • 3 large Ice Cubes

Directions

  1. Add Strawberries, Sprite, Lime Juice and Sugar to your blender and blend thoroughly.
  2. Add Ice Cubes and continue blending until desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to some fun glasses and get ready to be refreshed!

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I prefer Granny Smith for cooking/baking)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp. dark rum (optional)
  • 1 cup graham crackers, chopped small

Stacked Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Confectioners’ sugar (optional)