Tuesday, April 15, 2014

nutella chip ice milk...

Ice milk? What in the world is ice milk

To put things simply, it's a waaaaaaaay lower fat version of ice cream. Traditionally made with (you guessed it) milk, it was not only lower in fat, but lower in price as well, as it used less costly ingredients. i.e- no cream and no eggs. 

This totally intrigued me, so I challenged myself to make some! I mean, I had already made this coconut eggless ice cream and totally dug it, so I figured this couldn't be far from that process. Plus, I had never personally had ice milk so I wanted to know what it was all about. But you know me, I can't leave well enough alone; I knew from the start I wanted a little bit more of a creaminess, so my version uses half and half instead of milk. And then I added Nutella because...Nutella. So honestly, this version with all of my changes, probably isn't too far from ice cream in the fat content, haha. Oh well.

Friday, April 11, 2014

brown sugar raspberry jam...


Happy Friday friends! Did you guys all see the kitchen challenge announcement, a few Fridays ago? Elah Tree and I are just so incredibly excited for this little thing! We're both really hoping it becomes a fun way for us all to break out of our cooking comfort zones and experiment these next few months! Don't forget, April's ingredient is LIMES. Can't wait to start cooking (or baking) with those babies!

Also, if you haven't already, make sure to head on over to this post and grab your badge for your blog! Let the world know you're taking a part in it! Happy cooking :)

Now for this little beauty! skjfnvkrnvrgbeirugni you guys! Eeeeeep! So excited to share with you all this EASY jam recipe!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

gluten free salted chocolate chip cookies...


Isn't there a saying somewhere that refers to friends as "good friends" you need to keep, when they come over and bring you cookies? I'm seriously googling up a storm right now and I can't find it! I swear I saw it somewhere.

Maybe there isn't some historical saying. Maybe instead, it was what my brain had been pep-talking myself the other day when I made these cookies for a preggie friend in need. Oh man. Now I feel like a total turd. Takes the humility and servant-attitude right out of this whole thing now, huh? "Hi there friend! I made these cookies for you...not because I wanted to serve you...but because I wanted you to see me as a realllllllly good friend!!!...PLEASE SEE ME AS THAT!" *whine*whine*whine* Yay me. Oh self(ishness).

Holy cow what the heck is coming out of me right now? Sheesh. I apologize.

Friday, April 4, 2014

vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free chocolate cake with vanilla date sauce...


I know, that title is a mouthful to say. Don't even get me started. It was going to be, "Vegan, Gluten-free, Egg and Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Double Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Date Sauce". I finally thought to myself, enough is enough...and shortened it...just a tad. I mean, could you imagine those words across the picture? It would literally be a page of words. You wouldn't be able to see the dang cake! Ha! What a sight.