Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quick, Easy, Yum!


Let me preface this by saying that this is NOT a recipe. This is all about coming up with a dessert on the fly with what's available in the pantry/freezer right now. So, we're clear. I'm not claiming that this is a recipe, and I'm not claiming that it's in any way fancy. It's creative assembly, at best. Even so...it's pretty tasty. I give you (drumroll) the Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwich!


Seriously, don't underestimate this thing. All you need is a bit of ice cream, a couple of graham crackers, and voila: a tasty dessert in 2 minutes. This is the sort of thing that's super simple but also ridiculously satisfying. Unlike the ice cream sandwiches sold in cardboard boxes at the grocery store, home-assembled Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches retain the crispy, crunchy bite of a graham cracker. They're not at all soft on the outside, but the inside is quite creamy, of course. I used store-bought graham crackers (Publix brand) and Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, but I'm sure they could be greatly improved by making homemade graham crackers and sandwiching inventive flavors of homemade ice cream. I think salted caramel ice cream would be divine, and I'd also like to try a s'mores ice cream sandwich by making chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and popping that between the cookies.

Store-bought ingredients or not, these are fun and tasty. Give them a shot, and let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

First post of 2011

When I first mentioned starting a blog, my husband, Charlie, said that the major difference between a lot of successful bloggers and those who are not so successful is persistence. Do you see where I'm going with this? It's been almost a year since my last blog post, and I think it's time I jumped back into this thing appetite-first.
It has been an exciting year for me food-wise, and I feel that I've learned so much about food, cooking, what I want to eat, and why any of that matters. These are the things I want to write about on this blog and share with anyone still interested in reading about my culinary adventures and disasters. Stay tuned.