Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? Apparently Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 1984 to be National Ice Cream month and the tradition has continued since then. I suppose it makes sense that the hottest month of the year goes hand in hand with the coolest treat around, but I hadn’t really heard of National Ice Cream month until I was contacted by Tillamook to see if I was interested in playing with some of their ice cream to create a treat to celebrate this special month. I certainly don’t need an excuse to consume ice cream in the summer, but it was a lot of fun sampling some new Tillamook Ice Cream flavors and coming up with an ice cream treat to share with my family and with you. Continue reading →
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This is an older post from deep in the Pinch My Salt archives that I decided to dust off and pull forward to share again. It was originally published in September 2006. Enjoy!
I purchased my ice cream maker late in the summer and therefore this second frozen concoction to emerge from it is a dense, creamy ice cream that manages to straddle the seasons – cooling me off during the still-too-warm days of late summer but welcoming fall with the warm flavors cinnamon and vanilla. Continue reading →
I’ve never combined strawberries and peaches in a baked dessert before and now that I’ve tried it, I’m not sure why I waited so long. Two of my all-time favorite desserts are Peach Cobbler and Strawberry Shortcake and this cobbler basically combines the two flavors – especially if you top it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Continue reading →
As many of you know, my fiance and I have recently purchased a house and after 20 years of moving around the country and the world, I have moved back to my small hometown. Although the physical move this time around was only a distance of about 40 miles, it has been quite a journey. The entire process, which included an arduous and extensive remodel, took up most of our time for an entire year. And like all huge undertakings, we had ups and downs and questions and doubts along the way. But now that we’re here and finally settling in, everything is falling into place and it all seems more than worth it. Continue reading →
Christmas isn’t here yet, but I’m already craving cookies like crazy. This morning I was looking through different cookie recipes I’ve posted in the past and I ran across this recipe for Brown Sugar Shortbread that was hidden in a post about Lemon Shortbread from a few years back. Since these cookies are so delicious, I decided it was time to give them their own space to shine. Keep in mind that a batch of shortbread packaged in a cute box or tin makes a wonderful gift! Continue reading →
When it comes to dried fruit, cranberries do not top my list of favorites. I love raisins, prunes, dried apricots, dried peaches, and dried tart cherries any time of the year, but it’s rare to find a bag of dried cranberries in my pantry most of the time. However, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I start thinking cranberries and the dried ones inevitably start showing up in my green salads and baked goods and continue to do so through January. They add a festive pop of color and the flavor pairs beautifully with oranges, one of my favorite things to eat in the winter. I do use the fresh ones for holiday cranberry sauces and relishes, but I think dried cranberries are wonderful in cookies, muffins, scones, and green salads. Continue reading →
Here’s another recipe from the past that I’m pulling forward to share with you again. This Apple Galette recipe was originally posted in October of 2008.
Fall is here, the holidays are near, and the season of eating is officially upon us. For me, that means it’s time for apple pie. This is my
third sixth year at Pinch My Salt, and every year I have grand plans to write about holiday recipes. So far, I’ve failed miserably! Sure, I always manage to post a few pumpkin recipes here and there, but when it comes to the real stuff: the pies, the turkey, the cranberries, the dressing, I always step back and let the pros help you out. (Edit: I do have more holiday recipes on the blog now. You can find them here.)
Here’s a favorite scone recipe that I’m pulling forward from the first year of my blog. This one features dried apricots in place of the more traditional currants. The slightly tart bursts of apricot are a wonderful addition to the rich, tender cream scone. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past, which was originally published on December 13, 2006. Continue reading →