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Jun 022016
 

Spicy Blueberry Topping

I forgot the whipped cream..Dang!

I forgot the whipped cream..Dang!

Yep, I’m on blueberries again and probably will be posting more since our wild blueberries here are thicker than we have ever seen! We’ve picked about 3 quarts so far with more on their way to be cooked up in some tasty food to satisfy our tummies and add a few unwanted pounds, ha ha! Our black berries kind of fizzled out this year for some unknown reason, leaving way, I guess for the blueberries to steal the show! With so many berries, I really didn’t want to freeze them all and was very thankful the other day when I saw that my friend Bonnie over at bonniebanters.com just posted a special trick that she has on keeping all kind of berries fresher for longer in your frig. Go check it out as all kinds of berries are in season as we speak and she has plenty of delicious recipes for you to try. It was a new one on me and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Can't wait to try it.....

Can’t wait to try it…

This recipe has already graced the top of Kenny’s homemade ice cream and my daughter is making up a batch to serve over cheesecake that she is taking to a church supper this week. Now she has me in the mood to make a cheesecake for us here at the homestead. Our berries here aren’t as sweet as the ones that are grown commercially but that’s okay by us, they’re FREE and actually taste more like the berries I used to pick with my dad when I was young; young, when the hell was that? Well, let’s get on with this recipe that has just enough spices to compliment the flavor of the berries………

We have a lot more pick'en to do!

We have a lot more pick’en to do!

 

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Spicy Blueberry Topping
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ teas cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teas nutmeg
  • Generous dash of ground ginger
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a small heavy sauce pan, combine the first 5 ingredients and stir to mix.
  2. Over medium heat, stir in the hot water to the mixture followed by the lemon juice.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and begins to boil.
  4. Add the blueberries and continue to boil for a minute or so, stirring constantly.
  5. If not serving at once over cake or ice cream, let cool slightly and place in a glass container and refrigerate.
  6. Best warmed slightly when ready to serve.

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and honored all who have sacrificed so much to give us the freedom to enjoy today, and so we can have our cook-outs and good times with friends and family! Hope you enjoy………….Coming up we have pictures of the newest wild life resident, Bambi and our latest vehicle to grace our driveway! Oh, a couple of bacon tricks too, just in time for the BBQ: later, I promise……..

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Mar 312016
 

French Vanilla Cake Mix Ice Cream

Kenny had to have a little chocolate syrup..of course!

Kenny had to have a little chocolate syrup..of course!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! All the kids came over and we had great grandson’s first Easter Egg Hunt. Thank God for large porches as the yard was very wet and soggy from all the rain we’d been having. He caught on very quickly with just a small amount of prodding from the peanut galley. His mom decided to use plastic eggs in lieu of the real things due to his age and the fact that at his age, throwing things gets a little bit out of hand at times (no pun intended).

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Dinner was mostly done by daughter with a little help from the kids giving Gram a break (really didn’t know what to do with myself, ha ha)! I did manage to make a homemade carrot cake the day before and homemade corn bread to accompany the delicious ham that graced our table and our bellies.

Along with the cake, Kenny made up this ice cream that I am sharing with you today. Got the idea from an old magazine that I had laying around and although the flavor was fantastic, the ice cream came out EXTREMELY hard after the cooking and freezing process. We don’t know if it was due to a fault in the recipe or an error on the dessert maker!! But all in all, it was enjoyed by all who dared to try it………..

French Vanilla Cake Mix Ice Cream
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pkg French Vanilla cake mix for a single layer (I used a regular package and made the other half into cup cakes which might have a a factor in the ice cream coming out so hard when it froze, I could have gotten a little too much of the cake mix by accident!)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbls vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix together the milk, cake mix and sugar in a sauce pan and heat on low just til mixture bubbles, stirring constantly.
  2. Place in a heat resistant bowl and whisk briskly to combine well.
  3. Cover and let sit for 1 hour.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients, cover again and refrigerate over night.
  5. Pour mixture into your ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacture's instructions (ours did not harden in the machine like normal ice cream, maybe that was part of the problem).
  6. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze overnight to blend flavors.

Hope you all enjoy…………

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