Sweet Sorbet

Today I thought we’d take a look at recipes for a very summer treat, sorbet!

Simply Sorbet:

Strawberry sorbet

Mango sorbet

Dark chocolate sorbet

Tangerine sorbet

Papaya sorbet

Peach sorbet

Raspberry sorbet

Hibiscus sorbet

Berry sorbet

Grapefruit sorbet

Coconut sorbet with cashew crunch

Concord grape sorbet

Concord grape and lavender sorbet

Lychee and lemongrass sorbet

Asian pear sorbet

Mojito sorbet

Basil lime sorbet

Basil limoncello sorbet

Key lime sorbet

Melon sorbet

Tropical watermelon sorbet

Acai banana sorbet

Pina colada sorbet

Sorbet Surprises:

Whipped sorbet

Watermelon sorbet

Tropical sorbet terrine

Raspberry and lemon sorbet floats

Sparkling grapefruit sorbet floats

Raspberry sorbet trio

Lemon raspberry sorbet cake

Sorbet shots

What are your favorite sorbet creations and flavors?

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Blueberry Bliss

Today we’re going to take a look at another summer inspired ingredient, blueberries!

Muffins, Scones and Breads:

Blueberry muffins

Whole wheat blueberry muffins

Blueberry flax muffins

Blueberry, oat, and chia seed muffins

Ginger blueberry muffins

Blueberry bran muffins

Blueberry sourdough muffins 

Vegan blueberry muffins

Gluten free blueberry muffins

Blueberry scones

Cornmeal blueberry scones

Blueberry bran bread

Blueberry, coconut and banana bread

Pies, Tarts and Cakes:

Blueberry buckle coffeecake

Blueberry breakfast cake

Blue ribbon blueberry pie

Blueberry coffeecake with lemon streusel

Blueberry key lime tart

Blueberry ice cream pie

Whole wheat chocolate blueberry cake

Gluten free blueberry coffeecake

Other Tasty Treats:

Blueberry hand pies

Red, white and blue blondies

Blueberry cream cheese rolls

Blueberry pankcakes

Blueberry ricotta pancakes

Blueberry dutch pancakes

Sparkling rose blueberry floats

Blueberry bonanza bars

Blueberry walnut twirls

Blueberry cream cheese pastries

Blueberry sour cream dessert

Blueberry jam

Blueberry pops

Gluten free blueberry hand pies

What are your favorite blueberry recipes?

Celebrating Cherries

Today we’re taking a look at a patriotic fruit, the cherry!

Breads, scones and muffins:

Cherry almond muffins

Spiced cherry breakfast ring

Cherry cream bread pudding

No knead chocolate cherry pecan bread

Cherry scones

Cobblers, crisps, cakes and pies:

Cherry crisp

Cherry clafouti

Cherry pie

Pear and sour cherry pie

Cherry almond cake

Cherry sheet cake

Sour cherry pie

Cherry pie with almond crumble

Sour cherry crumb cakes

Cherry cobbler

Other sweet treats:

Tart cherry ice cream

Frangipane cherry tarts

Cherry tuiles

Lemon cherry trifle

Cherry turnovers

Cherry pinwheels

Cherry gelato 

Coconut, cherry and chocolate oatmeal cookies

Cherry cream cheese tarts

Sweet cherry slushy cups

Walnut and dried cherry bars

Other meals:

Almond breakfast risotto with dried fruit

Grilled tilapia with cherry salsa

Cherry chicken spirals

Ham with 5 spice cherry sauce

Pork chops with brandied cherry sauce and zucchini with walnuts

Beverages:

Bing cherry mojitos

Cherry julep

White sangria cherries and nectarines

Cherry berry smoothies

What are your favorite cherry recipes?

I Scream for Chocolate Ice Cream

Today we’re celebrating the humble and simple chocolate ice cream.  Let’s take a look at some recipes you can make at home, as well as ways you can bring your next scoop of chocolate ice cream up a notch.

Ice cream:

Mexican chocolate ice cream

Mocha madness ice cream

Chocolate decadence ice cream

Malted milk chocolate ice cream

White chocolate amaretti ice cream

No churn chocolate ice cream

Cherry chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate whiskey ice cream

Bittersweet chocolate ice cream

Rocky road ice cream

Ice cream treats:

Chocolate peanut ice cream cake

Chocolate ice cream bombe

Chocolate ice cream pie

Chocolate ice cream cake with hazelnuts and marshmallow swirl

Neapolitan pops

Triple chocolate ice cream sandwiches

Graham cracker and Mexican chocolate ice cream sandwiches

Chocolate, banana ice cream pie

Double chocolate ooey gooey butter cake ice cream

Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cupcakes

Ice cream drinks:

Chocolate blitzen

Black forest shake

Whiskey stout chocolate ice cream float

What do you love about chocolate ice cream?

Green Tea Time

Today in thinking about Earth Day on Sunday I thought we’d take a bit of a spin on the green concept and look at green tea recipes, both food and drink recipes you can make to enjoy and celebrate Earth Day.

Food:

Lunch and Dinner:

Green tea poached chicken with green tea rice

Pacific halibut in green tea broth

Green tea poached shrimp stir fry drizzled with green tea vinaigrette

Poached tilapia with green tea with lemon butter sauce

Green tea poached salmon with ginger lime sauce

Green tea salmon with quinoa

Green tea baby back ribs and jicama green apple salad

Green tea ramen soup

Oven cooked green tea rice

Dessert:

Green tea cookies

Frozen green tea souffles

Green tea shortbread leaves

Pears poached with green tea

Green tea sorbet

Green tea cupcakes

Lucky leprechaun frozen green tea

Green tea and coconut popsicles

Jasmine green tea truffles

Green tea infused blondies

Tempura bananas with coconut green tea sauce

Drinks:

Green tea with lemon and pomegranate

Iced green tea with cucumber

Green tea and cranberry spritzer

Green tea and spiced apple drink

Coconut green tea

Strawberry green tea

Green tea and fruit medley smoothie

Sweet cinnamon and green tea marTEAni

Peachy green tea cooler

What’s your favorite green tea food or drink?

Bright Bananas

Today we’re going to take a look at one of the least expensive items you can eat: bananas!  Sometimes we don’t know what to do with them when they get beyond the point that we want to eat them by themselves so these recipes are a great way to use those older bananas.

Breads and Muffins:

Banana chocolate chip muffins

Peanut power banana bread

Banana muffins

Whole grain banana bread

Double chocolate banana bread

Banana walnut bread

Banana bread with pecans

Blueberry banana bread

Banana bran bread

Banana bread with streusel-nut topping

Banana millet muffins

Banana multigrain streusel muffins

Banana coconut bread

Banana crunch muffins

Cupcakes, Cake and Pie:

Banana cinnamon bundt cake

Banana cream pie

Banana whoopie pies

Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Banana nut pound cake

Cookies and Treats:

Banana fudge cookies

New Orleans banana shortcakes

Caramel bread pudding with coconut and banana

Bananas foster

Banana pudding

Tiny banana splits

Chocolate covered banana pops

Banana empanadas

Banana oat breakfast cookie

Peanut butter banana bonbons

Banana bars with butter rum frosting

Banana fritters

Banana galettes

Banana chocolate triangles

Banana sour cream pancakes

Drinks:

Banana daiquiri

Orange banana smoothie

Papaya banana smoothie

Banana raspberry smoothie

Banana, peach and flax smoothie

Gluten Free and Vegan:

Gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins

Gluten free banana muffins

Gluten free banana bread with coconut and flax

Gluten free whole grain banana muffins

Vegan banana bread

What are your favorite banana recipes?

St. Patrick’s Day Feasts

Today we’re going to start getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on next Saturday with some Irish inspired recipes for the whole day!

Breakfast:

Bruleed Irish oatmeal

Irish breakfast porridge

Bread, Scones and Muffins:

Irish cream scones

Irish soda scones

Irish soda bread muffins

Seeded sourdough soda bread

Rye soda bread

Irish soda bread

Currant orange Irish soda bread

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins

Dinner:

Irish lamb stew

Roasted root vegetable Irish lamb stew

Irish beef and stout stew

Mustard herb beef stew

Smokey cheese potato soup

Beer glazed sausage and apples

Braised beef shanks with mushrooms and olives

Squash and sausage shepherds pie

Garlicky steamed mussels and little neck clams with pesto toasts

Treats:

Irish cream shortbread

Irish butter shortbread

Shamrock cookies (video)

Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee cupcakes

Black and white Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee bar

Pistachio bars

Irish whiskey cheesecake

Chocolate Irish cream cheesecake

Stout gingerbread with lemony hard sauce

Irish cream delights

Drinks:

Irish ricky

Irish buck

Irish whiskey sour

Maple Irish coffee

Hot nutty Irishman

What are you planning for St. Patrick’s Day?