• Homemade Summer Smoothie Ice Cube Recipe

    June 26, 2013

    I’ve seen ice cubes done in quite a number of creative ways from freezing herbs and flowers to gummy candies inside. However, these DIY Homemade Fruity Summer Striped Smoothie Ice Cubes from Oh Joy! really take the cake! Fruit juices, tropical fruits, and coconut milk are meshed together in fun combinations to really dress up…

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  • Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

    June 20, 2011

    Friday on my way to work I saw an ice cream truck. I seriously thought these things were extinct, but obviously not. This truck was larger than the tiny trucks we had as a kid – I guess size does matter *wink* – and it had the tauntingly eery, traditional ice cream truck music. Fortunately…

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  • Infuse a little love. Recipes for infusing vodka, sugar, and water for entertaining, gifting, or just enjoying.

    June 19, 2011

    infusion: an infusion is the outcome of steeping plants with desired chemical compounds and/or flavors in water or oil. Source: wikipedia Water. Oil. Alchohol? Sugar? Lately I’ve been infatuated with recipes for infusions. After discovering a fun recipe for vodka infusion over at The Backyard Bartender, I went on the hunt for more recipes you…

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  • Make Infused Sugars for a Little Spice to Everyday Life

    March 18, 2011

    Sweeten up your culinary style by creating your own infused sugars. Sprinkle them on fresh baked cookies and pies or use them in place of plain sugar in coffees and teas! Here’s a recipe for making vanilla infused sugar. Use more or less vanilla to taste. Click here for the recipe. Also give orange and…

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  • End of the season peachy preservation.

    September 16, 2010

    Alas, peach season is almost over. I’ve really enjoyed the local peaches at our farmer’s market this year. They’ve been sweet, juicy, and just down right delicious. Fortunately, there is a way to keep those peaches around through the winter. Homemade Peach Chutney is the perfect solution, and way less boring than plain old canned…

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