Bi-Rite Creamery’s Balsamic Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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I, like many people, have control issues when it comes to ice cream.  When I was a kid and I tasted Blue Bell’s Cookies & Cream for the first time, it was over for me.  My mom would wonder in awe at how a gallon of the stuff could disappear from our freezer in a matter of days.   Now that I’m an adult, I mostly refrain from having ice cream in the house because I understand the power of my addiction.  But, then again…YOLO, am I right?  So I thought a good compromise would be to start making my own ice cream at home.  The quality would be better, I would find it more rewarding, and hopefully seeing with my own eyes all the effort (and appalling amount of heavy cream) that goes into making it, I might be able to refrain from eating an entire quart in one sitting.  Maybe.

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Bagels!

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here, and while I’ve got some stuff in the works, I thought I’d post this photo since making these was fun and turned out so well. It’s a blog recipe, though it came from an author of one of our favorite cookbooks, so I’ll justify it in that respect. I’ve been wanting to make this recipe since right after Karin and I met and started cooking together, but never had the weekend time (or stand mixer) during graduate school to dedicate to the recipe. They turned out a bit lighter than I was expecting, but definitely delicious. The recipe is here – it would have been a lot of work to do it in one day, but spread out over two it was definitely manageable and fun.

Maybe I’ll try bialys next time…