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Coffee Bean Ice Cream

It is truly amazing how dependent people can become on a simple morning beverage, most often coffee.  Some people can’t even function when they wake up until they have had a cup . . . or two or three.  Personally, I do not understand this addiction because I detest plain …

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Coffee Shortbread

I have the privilege of spending my summer working at an archive in my  hometown.  This is my fourth summer at the archive, and I still find myself in complete wonderment at the fascinating collection of history stored in one building.  Each archival box is filled with family pictures, life …

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Let’s talk about the most significant aspects of summer: Fresh summer fruit Brightly painted toes Extreme heat that prohibits use of an oven and therefore any proper cooking But you can make an exception for these muffins.  Banana muffin recipes can be found in one million different variations.  This is …

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Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Almond Tuiles

Summer break.  Finally.  You can always count on sunny afternoons floating in the pool.  Your inner tube hovering just above the water, like it’s elevating you above all responsibilities. The sun beats down to revitalize each body cell with a healthy dose of vitamin D.  Naturally, you’ve slathered on the …