Roasted Pistachio Ice Cream (& New Beginnings)

Jeni Britton Bauer's Roasted Pistachio Ice Cream | siftandwhisk.com

This post is about to get vulnerable and honest, so if you don’t care about my feels and just want glorious, glorious ice cream, scroll down to the recipe. It’s okay, sometimes other people being open makes me uncomfortable, too….

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Tangerine Dreamsicle Green Smoothie

Tangerine Dreamsicle Green Smoothie | siftandwhisk.com

I have had the most abysmal time baking this week! First, I tried out the Mint Bars recipe from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. I was… not a fan. So much not a fan that I ended up throwing out the entire recipe, minus the few bites that my husband and I took to sample. I will go into more depth on the subject when I publish a successful recipe from that cookbook (as I’m sure there will be one; the Mint Bars just weren’t my bag)….

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DIY Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

DIY Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs | siftandwhisk.com

Okay, before you get all self-righteous on me, I’m going to add a disclaimer: You should buy real Girl Scout cookies. Or at least donate to the Girl Scouts. Because it’s an amazing organization that advocates increasing STEM involvement & entrepreneurial/business skills in girls. Basically teaching girls to be leaders, which is extremely important! So definitely support our [Girl Scout] troops, and shell out for some delicious, authentic cookies. But……

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Cornmeal Pound Cake with Rosemary Syrup, Candied Rosemary, and Poached Pear

Cornmeal Pound Cake with Rosemary Syrup, Candied Rosemary, and Poached Pear

Last month, I read chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef for a local food-themed book club. (Columbusites, check it out here!) I had never heard of PRUNE or Gabrielle Hamilton until I picked up the memoir, so I had no preconceptions. While the book (and, consequently, Gabrielle Hamilton herself) was the source of much controversy and debate, I wound up on the pro-Hamilton side of the discussion. Sure, there were some things she did or said that I don’t agree with or found offensive, but isn’t that the point of reading someone else’s memoir? I love experiencing the world through someone else’s point of view, comparing our human triumphs and failings. The book is also an absolutely gorgeous piece of writing, and I highly recommend it….

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