Daring Bakers: Mississippi Mud Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Hello, my lovelies!  It’s time again for another droolworthy creation from the Daring Bakers.  This month it’s all about the perfect summertime treat – cool and creamy ice cream.  The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s World – Life and Food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

The bombe or ice cream cake begins with a light and thin sponge cake which is slathered with a whipped cream filling and rolled up to make a Swiss roll.  Slices of the Swiss roll are used to line a bowl and are then filled with alternating layers of softened ice cream and fudge topping.   Then, the whole thing is frozen solid, unmolded and served.  Don’t let your eyes roll back into your head just yet.  You’ll need them to read how to make this dreamy dessert.  read more >>

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Pasta con le Regaglie is a classic example of Cucina Povera, or Cooking of the Poor. At first glance, it looks like a lovely bowl of pasta dressed with a rich, chunky, meaty sauce. And, that is exactly what it is. Except, that the meats in question are chicken livers, gizzards and hearts. That’s right – livers, gizzards and hearts- better known as offal and more delicately referred to as giblets. And, do you know what? They are delicious!

Bing Cherry Sorbetto

Sunday, July 18, 201033 Comments

Sometimes, life is just a bowl of cherries.

Sometimes, it’s just the pits!

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Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon

Thursday, July 15, 201021 Comments

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Sunday, July 11, 201024 Comments

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Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders

Thursday, July 8, 201035 Comments

Here’s a little something I made for our Fourth of July celebration last weekend.  Aren’t they cute?  They’re Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders. I made silver dollar-sized cream biscuits and filled them with a fresh lime-scented blueberry compote, topped with little puddles of lovely whipped cream.  I call them “gingery” …

Succulent Spiced Pear Streusel Cupcakes and the Unvarnished Truth

Tuesday, July 6, 201039 Comments

I always try to keep it real here at SGCC.  Sometimes, that means sharing my flops as well as my successes – and believe me, there are quite a few flops!
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God Bless America!

Sunday, July 4, 201011 Comments

God Bless America was originally written by legendary composer, Irving Berlin in 1918 while serving in the U.S. Army.  At the time, he couldn’t find an appropriate show to use it in, so he set it aside.  It wasn’t until after the rise of Hitler in 1938 …

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Friday, July 2, 201072 Comments

Who doesn’t love Strawberry Shortcake?

No, not that Strawberry Shortcake. Although, she is awfully cute!
I’m talking about this Strawberry Shortcake.

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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