In the spirit of my recent trip to Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, I bring you this unexpected sweet corn ice cream recipe. Corn, like many vegetables, has an inherent sweetness that works well for dessert. Celebrate summer with a frosty scoop, or wow your Thanksgiving guests with a slice of pecan pie and this Sweet Corn Ice Cream.
This year, in particular, has felt like a whirlwind, but taking time to look up at the trees, and at the warm hues sweeping the mountainside, has helped me to feel more grounded and present. A warm bite of an apple cider doughnut would help too. Cinnamon-sugar mindfulness at its best.
For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to the stories of old objects, so you can imagine how it felt like kismet that I happened to be visiting family in Omaha, Nebraska at the exact time of Junkstock!
Last October, I baked this cake for a Friendsgiving gathering. This October, I revisited the recipe to make a birthday cake for my mom. I rarely repeat recipes, but the frosting really is that good. Frosting aside, this cake is special because it's the first cake I've made for my mom, to celebrate her.
Admittedly, the word "tour" is a bit of a stretch here, but we did sample two ice cream shops in one day. We were dedicated to the cause. We even scheduled our departure time around one of the ice cream schedules, so what this NOLA ice cream tour lacks in breadth, it makes up for in pure heart.
Here's something quick, easy, and versatile for you. This Bon Appétit recipe for the crispiest cast-iron chicken thighs has become one of my go-to's for easy weeknight cooking. Store extra chicken thighs in your freezer, and you're already halfway to a meal that feels elevated and special.
This is another recipe adapted ever so slightly from Alanna Taylor-Tobin's genius book, Alternative Baker. (Her blueberry hand pies were also a hit.) The recipe length may look daunting, but the multiple steps ensure a flaky pie crust that is both whole-grain, gluten-free AND irresistibly good. This frangipane tart will convince those who associate "gluten-free" with "gross."