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Homemade Ice Cream with a Surprise Shortcut

It’s officially Spring, the colder areas of the country are thawing out and getting reacquainted with the sun, so why waste anytime? It’s never too early to kick off ice cream season. (Although in Hawaii, it’s always ice cream season.) Honestly, I should be cleaning and packing. I’m headed back to the east coast next…… Continue reading Homemade Ice Cream with a Surprise Shortcut

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This Bread Pudding is Bananas

B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Sorry, if Hollaback Girl had to be stuck in my head the whole time I was making this, it’s got to be in yours too. It’s finally March! Who’s ready? Honestly, the end of February… is there a worse time of year? It’s dark, it’s gloomy and it’s cold. Well, most places it is.…… Continue reading This Bread Pudding is Bananas

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All About Apples

I’m taking a stand. Pumpkin spice will not take over my seasonal baking. Apple cinnamon deserves to be back on top. Apple cinnamon has become the Jan Brady of fall flavors, sitting around going “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” while everyone freaks out over pumpkin spice. Yes, it’s not the most exciting or trendy thing anymore, so…… Continue reading All About Apples

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S’Mores Puffs aka S’Monuts

Alright everybody. We are in the last half of summer. For one reason or another, I think we are all feeling that creeping dread of looming responsibilities, whether it’s back to school shopping, having to say goodbye to the beach or prepping for big life changes (like our upcoming move). How about we forget about…… Continue reading S’Mores Puffs aka S’Monuts

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Puff Pastry Party Food

I’m sad, but I’m happy. I’m sad that next week football season will be coming to a close, but I’m happy that my boys, the Patriots, are playing yet again. I love having people over for games, even though outside the realm of New England, it’s hard to find friends who will actually root for…… Continue reading Puff Pastry Party Food

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Recipe Redux: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Pears

Hi everyone! Time for another look back in time on The Picky Gourmet Blog. This recipe is probably my all time favorite breakfast recipe. I’ll admit, I am not a morning person. Getting up and fixing a big meal is not something I do often. I joke with my husband that the only time the…… Continue reading Recipe Redux: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Pears

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We All Scream For Banana Ice Cream

I’ve mentioned before, summer is here and I am obsessed with fruits. I’ve been using them in all types of dishes. When I have a lot leftover, I freeze them to keep for smoothies and such. Actually, my go-to morning meal is a smoothie bowl topped with fresh fruit and things like shaved coconut, granola…… Continue reading We All Scream For Banana Ice Cream