Chocolate Gelato with Hazelnut Praline

Chocolate Gelato with Hazelnut Praline - Andrea Meyers

I have very fond memories of tasting gelato on my trip to Italy way back when, but my first taste of gelato didn’t happen in Italy; it was actually in Bogota, Colombia. Centro Andino was a pretty new shopping center when I lived in Bogota in the early 90s, and they had a gelateria that… 

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Lemon Thyme Sorbet

Lemon Thyme Sorbet Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We have English thyme and lemon thyme, both of which grow prolifically in our garden. I’ve become rather fond of the flavor lemon thyme adds to poultry, fish, and even desserts such as this refreshing lemon thyme sorbet. Last month I sampled some lemon thyme butter cookies that knocked my socks off, and I’ve held… 

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Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream - Andrea Meyers

“I would have never guessed,” Michael said after sampling the custard for the Guinness chocolate ice cream. It wasn’t an ice cream flavor that immediately came to mind for me, either, but I wanted to make some easy and tasty treats for St. Patrick’s Day using Guinness, and the recipe jumped out at me from… 

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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Fresh Mint Ice Cream - Andrea Meyers

In spite of our efforts to contain the mint, it spread beyond its designated area. We planted three different varieties (spearmint, chocolate mint, Bergamot mint), one plant of each in different areas, and each is staging a takeover. The plants spread by sending out shoots along the ground as well as seeding, and they expand… 

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Passion Fruit Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

My introduction to passion fruit (maracuya) came when I was teaching in Bogota, Colombia, where they enjoy a wonderful myriad of fruit. The locals and other teachers who had been there for a while taught me about the different fruits and showed me how to make juices from the frozen pulps that were available in… 

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Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas Cookbook Give Away

Grilled Dessert Pizza with Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “Andrea botched up this post because that is definitely not grilled pizza.” Guess what? It is grilled pizza enrobed in cinnamon sugar with French vanilla ice cream in the middle and chocolate sauce on top. How’s that for an insanely good dessert pizza? Yes, my hand… 

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Mango-Lime Ice (Nieve de Mango con Limon)

I’ve never been to Mexico. There, I’ve said it. I’ve traveled in 24 countries on 5 continents, but Mexico is not one of them. I haven’t been to Canada, either, but that’s a different post. For never having been to the country, I really enjoy the food. My favorite Mexican treat is paletas and for… 

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