Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Category: vanilla

Krispy Kreme Copycat Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Copycat Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Copycat Doughnuts These Krispy Kreme Copycat Doughnuts are BETTER than those at Krispy Kreme because you can taste all the necessary components of a doughnut – the sugar, the soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and the yeasty, fried dough. Amazing. I’ve never been a fan […]

Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

I know I said that the Mint Oreo Ice Cream was my most bestest, favoritest flavor yet, but I think I’ve changed my mind or at least this brown sugar vanilla bean ice cream may be a close second. While I was making regular vanilla […]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Double Chocolate Brownies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Double Chocolate Brownies

It’s funny how I made these brownies almost exactly a year ago. I know it was about a year because Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs were on sale in time for Easter, and I decided to use these eggs in a brownie recipe that I had […]

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Bombe Cake

The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – Life and Food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

I did complete the DB challenge this month, but I have been too lazy to take it out of the freezer for photos. I will try to do it tomorrow. Anyway, here are some cupcakes I made while my mom was here. I normally stick […]

Baby Blue Cake: Chocolate and White Cake with Blue Frosting

Baby Blue Cake: Chocolate and White Cake with Blue Frosting

Yeah, I know I still have a long way to go to being a good cake decorator hahaha. I took a nice break from the kitchen and the computer. I want to thank you all for your encouraging words and advice on the previous post. […]

Blackberry Cobbler w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Blackberry Cobbler w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

When strawberry season was well underway, I wanted to go to a berry farm near where I live. I saw a link to all the picking farms in the United States (and many other countries) and found 2 places that sounded promising. Then, after I […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Thank you for the little bowls, Lydia!! Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. That is my motto for this ice cream flavor. I’m not a fan of cookie dough and cookie dough ice cream, but for some reason, I decided to set aside a block of the […]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Revisited

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Revisited

One of the benefits of having a blog is seeing how much you’ve changed over time. For instance, the first time I ever made ice cream, I ranted on and on about how much I had to do just to produce a decent vat of […]

White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I never thought I could fall in love with a cake that required only egg whites instead of whole eggs, but I did with this one. In 2008, Bridget from The Way the Cookie Crumbles did a comparison of white cakes from 3 different well-known […]

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