Coffee Chocolate-Chunk Ice Cream


I discovered Melissa Clark’s recipe for an ice cream base at the beginning of the summer. Sadly I didn’t own an ice cream machine. Yet. For my birthday David and his family got me a gift card to take into Williams Sonoma so I could live out my creamy dreams.

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

These brownies are another gift from my mother. Naturally I urge everyone to resist the temptation to eat the entire pan in one sitting. A friend of mine in college, who was always watching her weight, ended up about halfway through the pan before asking me how much butter I used and stopping abruptly. A far better choice is to enjoy a small piece, fresh or warmed up, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a glass of milk. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that, by using both cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate every bite is as … Continue reading Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are my mother’s recipe. She used to be a professional baker and these cookies are something she’s been refining all my life. In high school some of my friends called them the godly cookies and everyone appreciated when I brought some to share. These are one of my favorite deserts to make and eat and I’m sure you will too! As befits a good cookie, they follow the Julia Child style…butter and plenty of it. Actually this recipe makes anywhere from 35 to 40 cookies, and they are normally sized, so you don’t have to watch your waistline … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies