Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

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Hey everybody! Now i know it’s not exactly the right season for ice cream, but who really needs to define which season ice cream is best enjoyed, right?!

This recipe is really easy to whip together, and the taste is so creamy & divine! 🙂

Makes 1 quart

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, scraped

Directions:

Combine cream, milk, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and stir in to the cream mixture just before removing from the heat.

Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator or in an ice bath until completely cool.

Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (If you don’t have an ice cream maker, check out this post from TheKitchn on how to make ice cream without one.)

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Store in an air tight container and freeze for an additional 2 hours.

Bon Appetit!

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce has become a holiday tradition at my house. It’s probably one of my favorite things about the holidays actually… There’s just something so fun about making it because it’s just so super simple! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of fresh Cranberry’s
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water

Directions: Empty Cranberry’s in a medium size saucepan, than add Water and Sugar. Turn the stove-top heat to a medium/high until the mixture begins to boil (make sure to stir often so it does not boil over). Let boil for 5-10 minuets. (depending on the thickness you desire) After the sauce is thickened, let it cool enough for serving, or refrigerate for up to 4 days.

P.S  -We’ve enjoyed this cranberry sauce piping hot and poured over turkey, and also by letting it cool a bit longer and then using as a cheese-cake topping! (my personal favorite!)

Bon Appetit!

Chunky Applesauce

Hi Everybody,

Today i’m sharing one of my favorite ways to make applesauce! ~ And hopefully my directions aren’t too hard to follow or understand! 😉

Ingredients:

  • Apples (works best with those that have been around a while, and just need to be used for cooking)
  •  1/2 -1 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves
  • Sugar (i used much less with this recipe because the apples were so sweet, but i’d say use 1/2 -1 cup  – depending on how large your batch is)

Directions:  Peal and core your apples, then chop into about four big pieces.  In a large pot heat water to a constant boil, then add the apples. About halfway through the cooking time add a 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon on-top of the whole mixture.  • Because the cooking times vary with different variates of apples, all i can tell you about the cooking time is to boil until the apples are very soft and squishy.  -I found that to be around-about 1/2 an hour, but again that depends on what kind of apples you use.•  Once done, drain your apples into another pot (or large bowl) and mash until desired consistency is reached, Add your Sugar(to taste) and more Cloves and Cinnamon(if desired) at this point, and then enjoy!

And that’s it! – Pretty easy right?  Let me know how you like this recipe, and if you find anyway to improve upon it! 🙂

 Bon Appetit! 

 
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