Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and more!


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This is one of the books that started that itch in my brain about making things from scratch. It has many recipes and beautiful photos of different artisanal foods (ice creams, syrups, even making cones!) If you enjoy the idea of artisanal food, this is definitely a resource to check out.

Profile, Recipies, & Nutrition :


Eat Ice Cream:

  • In milk shakes, smoothies, or out of the pint. You can take it alone, with flavored syrup, nuts, sprinkles, fruits, candy bars or cookie crumbles.
  • On top of pies, brownies, cake, crepes, or waffles.
  • In between two cookies or biscuits for an ice cream sandwich.

Make Ice Cream:

A comparative review the best artisanal ice cream cook books out there.
100 Ways to Ruin Ice Cream
by Jennifer Reese former book critic for Entertainment Weekly, author of Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, blogs at the Tipsy Baker on


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release date, plus everything you need to throw a Harry Potter nostalgia party.

Share a little dose of whimsy and nostalgia with these Harry Potter drinks! Just in time to celebrate the announcement of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child a play based on the Harry Potter stories written by J.K. Rowling in collaboration with Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender to be released in 2016.

If you were ever a sleepless student itching for the halls of moving portraits, wanted to tickle fruit paintings to find the kitchen doors, or have ever wanted to say “Mischief Managed” Here is a list of drinks for you.

20 Drinks inspired by Harry Potter

And click through for some games and to get your letter from hogwarts.

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Stroopwafels Are Awesome! and Have You Seen These Pretty Irons Before?


stroopwafel (Photo credit: roboppy)

Stroopwafels are awesome. Period. And it would be really cool to make them at home. So a search began. The main difficulty in making these is having hardware, the shallow waffle iron.

These irons are shallower than the regular waffle irons. Some are electric, some are stove top, and there are still irons for the fire place or wood burning stoves.

They are used to make cinnamon (stroopwafel), cardamon (krumkake), or anise spiced (pizelle) cookies. Stroopwafels have a Continue reading

Sweet potato two ways: Daigakuimo & Camote Cue

Here is a sugar fried sweet potato called Daigakuimo

In the Philippines, we have a snack called “Camote(sweet potato) cue”. It’s similar to the recipe above except its sold skewered without soy sauce, sesame seeds, and they are sliced larger (3/4″ to 1.5″ in thickness). It usually has more sugar and is deep fried.

Adding a que/cue/q at the end is a play on the American BBQ. There are many street food Continue reading