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Recipe: Yogurt Berry Popsicles

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I recently added Zoku Molds to my kitchen gadget collection – as a result, I’ve made a few popsicle concoctions.  One of my favorite creations thus far has been these berry yogurt popsicles.  The Greek yogurt makes them taste super decadent (even though I use fat-free yogurt!), you can vary the berries based on what’s on sale or in season (I use frozen berries a lot), and you can also control the sugar/honey quantity.  Finally, the mint adds a refreshing highlight – and using it allows me to justify having a fledgling, floundering herb garden on my balcony. My only gripe is that my pop mold only makes 4 pops, though that is no fault of the recipe. What do you think – should I invest in another popsicle mold??

Anyway, if you’re also a homemade popsicle fan, give these a try. They are delicious!

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The Lost Sense Chocolate

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Happy day, Noshers!  Well, it’s a happy day for me at least – I’m sharing my thoughts on some new chocolate I recently sampled.  And hopefully happy for you – because you’ll get to read about said chocolate. Okay okay, not as satisfying as eating it but hopefully still good :).

A few weeks ago, the guys at The Lost Sense reached out to me.  Locally located (right in Brooklyn!), The Lost Sense prides itself on chocolate truffles that not only look like works of art but also are mouthwateringly delicious.  So when they asked if I’d be open to sampling some of their wares, of course I said yes.

When I received my box of truffles, the first thing I noticed was the clean, modern look of the packaging – me likey: Continue Reading

Boo-tastic Halloween Ghosts with Driscoll’s!

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halloween-strawberries-2Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  It’s a bit of a gloomy day here in NYC, but there are two reasons to turn that frown upside down – first, I’m giving away a $50 Whole Foods gift card in celebration of American Cheese Month (enter to win here!).  Second, I’m sharing these super cute (they could be scary, but I decided to cute these up) Boo-Tastic Halloween ghosts!   I first learned of this simple but fun activity when Driscoll’s reached out to me, and I’m happy I gave them a try :).  These friendly faces are a super-delicious (and healthier) Halloween treat for kids and kids-at-heart like myself. Plus, making these boo-tastic ghosts is a fun activity to do with any young cooks in your life – especially being creative with the faces!  I tried to make all of my strawberry ghosts smiley and just a little kooky.

Here’s how to create your own Boo-Tastic ghosts to brighten your Halloween!

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Ice Cream: Vanilla Bean

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Happy  Wednesday, Noshers! Today I’m excited to share a recipe for an old reliable (and personal favorite) ice cream flavor – vanilla bean.  You may have read about my previous ice cream experiments with David Lebovitz’s recipes for roasted banana ice cream and basil ice cream – delish! While I absolutely loved these two flavors (especially the basil, YUM), vanilla bean is perfect standby ice cream to go with everything – whether it’s apple pie, hot fudge sundaes, or my personal favorite of just digging in with a spoon.

There were a few recipes for vanilla ice cream in my go-to book, The Perfect Scoop, but I chose the simplest one – “Philadelphia style” (no eggs). This makes for a less complicated recipe and also a lighter, “chewier” finished product.  But
don’t take my word for it; check out this super-simple, 5 ingredient recipe for yourself!

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Recipe: Roasted Peach Parfait

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It’s the end of summer – time to break out the puffer vests and sweaters!  Or at least, it should be.  It appears that Mother Nature didn’t get the memo, as this past weekend was in the 80s here in NYC (not that I’m complaining AT ALL).  One of the benefits of this late summer is seeing produce that would usually be long gone by now at the farmer’s market.  I recently picked up some white peaches and decided to roast and parfait them up.  As a certain loveable donkey in Shrek once said, parfaits are delicious!   This parfait is great for a lazy weekend brunch, or even a “healthy” dessert (not gonna lie, the butter and sugar isn’t exactly super healthy but it sure makes it amazing).

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