Vanilla & Chocolate Waffle Cone Tacos

Vanilla & Chocolate Waffle Cone Tacos |

I’ve had my mom’s pizzelle maker in my basement for almost a year now. I thought at some point I could hack it to make my own waffle cones. When I finally dragged it upstairs for that task, I realized that these would be the smallest waffle cones in the entire world. “Oh, well,” I thought, ready to pack it in…. 

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No-Churn Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a major ice cream kick this summer. And I’ve been wearing my poor ice cream maker down! He’s exhausted, so I let him take a nap in the cupboard. And honestly, if I have to separate another egg, I’m going to crack (no pun intended)…. 

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The Friday Four: Sweet Cherries

The Friday Four: Sweet Cherries |

You may have noticed that in the last week or so, the price of cherries has plummeted. I hope that means you’ve been buying them up like crazy, because cherry season simply does not last long enough! They might be a pain in the butt to pit, but they really add so much to dessert time. I like to eat them straight up with some whipped cream, but these bloggers got creative with their miniature stone fruit, and I love it! … 

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