Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another Hazzard In The Kitchen

Philly Ice Cream Almond Crisp Bites! 

Made by my daughter Katie. 

Super simple, absolutely awesome and quick Ice Cream bites. This wafer thin Almond Cookie stands up beautifully to the rich creamy Philly Ice Cream dollop. Such an unusual and decadent treat will leave you sweetly satisfied.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minute
Servings: 14


1 Box of Jules Destrooper Almond Thins
6 cup(s) of Vanilla Ice Cream (Blue Bunny Homemade Vanilla)
6 ounce(s) of Philly Cream Cheese (Cold-Refrigerated)

  1. Place 6 cups of Ice Cream in free standing mixer.
  2. Then cut up (Cold/Refrigerated) Philly Cream Cheese into cubes. And toss cubes into mixer. Then mix till blended.
  3. Put Ice Cream mixture into a Tupperware container and let sit in freezer. This is ready to be spread on the cookie in 10 min or a month from now!
  4. Set out Almond Cookies on a plate.
  5. Remove Ice Cream mixture from freezer. Dollop about a tablespoon on each cookie. Then top with another cookie. (Like a Cookie Sandwich) And enjoy the decadent simplicity of this one of a kind desert!

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    A Birthday Hazzard

    Chocolate Cayenne Cranberry Cake with a Semi Sweet Ganache
    Hi Everyone, So here I am late as usual!  I'm telling ya this "travel stuff" called my - career, gets in the way of blogging! LOL

    Petit' Creme Puffs
    I thought I would share with you some of the delectable delights we whipped up for John's {the hubby} birthday party.  We did forget to get a pix of the Thai Tilapia Tacos I made & the Bourbon Chicken Wraps my daughter Kate made.  Speaking of Kate she was a GOD SEND of help in the kitchen with me the night before the event.  I do believe we were up til 2 a.m. pulling together all the final strings.
    There are pix of my Italian Pasta Salad, Chocolate Cayenne Cranberry Cake with a Semi Sweet Ganache,
    Pound Cake with fresh raspberries, peaches and black berries.  I always use Paula Deans Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe.  Let's not forget the Petit' Creme Puffs!
    Paula Deans Sour Cream Pound Cake

    Fesh Raspberries, Peaches and Black Berries
    John's gift this year was something he has been admiring for a while.  Our friend Mark makes his own Home Brew.  Undoubtedly the best beer we have ever - ever tasted.  Sooo, Jonathan & Kate & I went together and bought him the Mini Brew Kit.  He is thrilled.  At this very moment the "bubble bubble boil & trouble" is fermenting in its special container right now, for the first batch of Hazzard Brew.  From what I understand it will be a two week process until it is a Hazzard Brew Party!  Stay tuned for I am sure to post some brewing pix and the final product!  WE need more bottles!!   
    Italian Pasta Salad

     We had about 30 friends at the house to celebrate.