Tabasco Smoked Chipotle Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Tabasco Smoked Chipotle Dark Chocolate Ice Cream | Chez Us

Every so often, when I am working with a client on a new recipe I completely WOW myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I do not develop just average recipes for clients, they are all great but sometimes it is like OMG.  OMG.  OMG.  This recipe that I developed for Tabasco is exactly that.  I am […]

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream | Chez Us

There is something special about a big bowl of old-fashioned strawberry ice cream.  Don’t you agree?  I needed a dessert to serve when we had some friends over, and simplicity kept coming to mind.  There sitting on the counter were some strawberries left from our weekly farmer’s market haul.  They had not seen their last […]

Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Passion Fruit Ice Cream  |  Chez Us

I remember my first time trying passion fruit like it was yesterday.  We were in Sayulita Mexico, and there was this amazing woman who made ice cream out of her small shop. We stumbled upon her on the second day of our trip.  We had been at the beach all day, were sandy and hot, […]

Roasted Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream

Roasted Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream

  There really isn’t anything like a freshly picked peach.  Warm from the sun.  Tree-ripened sweetness.  I love taking that first tender bite, juices wetting my lips and dribbling down my chin.  Tastes like summer every time. I picked up some amazing peaches last week.  While I enjoyed them, tremendously just as is, there were […]

Brown Butter and Wildflower Honey Gelato

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I have not participated in a Sugar High Friday event in a very long time ….. embarrassing long! I was poking around a couple weeks ago and noticed that Elissa of 17 and Baking is challenging the group to come up with creative ways to use Brown Butter. Well, I love butter and I really […]

Turkish Coffee Gelato

Roasted Pears with Turkish Coffee Gelato

Nanette and I have been chatting up Gelato for over a good month now, this is an evil in itself.  We were going to make this particular recipe a couple weeks ago but we decided we should wait a couple weeks after our last gelato adventure;  I thought my waistline could use a wee break. […]

Cinnamon Gelato with Malassadas

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Warm cinnamon gelato is a wonderful companion with puffy pillows of fried dough that has been sweetened with orange sugar.

Boysenberry Sorbet


Pureed boysenberries are sweetened with a verbena simple syrup and turned into a summer fresh sorbet.