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Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

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This week's recipe challenge comes from Amy of Food, Family and Fun . Thanks Amy! Let’s see. . . . ooey gooey chocolate mixed with cool, tart raspberries. Yum. I will say this dessert took some time to make. I did feel a bit chained to the kitchen for several hours even though it was just really waiting time. Not literally chained of course, and no, keep those comments to yourself! Just don't go there. My second layer of ganache did not seem to freeze as well or as quickly as my first layer. As you can see from my pictures, my layers are not quite even. I was also worried about the raw eggs so I put the chocolate into the microwave for a couple of minutes. Then I worried that I was messing up the ganache, but it seemed to turn out fine. I doubt the microwave got the mixture hot enough though in just two minutes to kill any bacteria, but it made me feel a bit better. Also, there was a slight techno difficulty along the preparation process. My food processor decided it was the

GRANOLA GRABBERS

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This week's recipe was chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking and thank you Michelle! I'm not a huge fan of granola so I was really not excited about the cookies, plus I am on vacation and short on time. But I made the cookies on Saturday before we left on our trip to the lake and let me just say, DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS, AND DELICIOUS. Darling husband and I managed to eat our way through about a fourth of them in one sitting. I froze the rest for future snack attacks. I also shared with my next door neighbors, Melissa and Patrick, who were in the process of finishing off their own pan of brownies when we handed over the grabbers. I had a hard time finding granola without fruit, so I ended up getting granola that was vanilla with almonds. That way I got to leave out the slivered almonds. I also added just a few milk chocolate chips, but I'm not sure they really added to the flavor that much. I would leave them out next time. The cookies were easy to make, and it made a ton

BLUEBERRY SOUR CREAM ICE CREAM

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This week's recipe was chosen by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity . We have just returned from a great weekend at the lake with my children, so after being hot all weekend this week's choice was perfect for me. I doubled the recipe and wish I had tripled it! It did not take long at all to freeze and we were excited to try it. I did use lime juice and zest instead of lemon. No, my sink is not dirty as it looks in this picture. That is the salt water from the ice cream freezer that has made its way all over the place! Can you say yum. . . . .. LOVED the sour cream taste mixed with the tartness of lime and blueberries. Just slides right down your throat with a coolness and tingle that cannot be matched with any other food choice. Let me just say we 'tried' to share with my neighbors next door, but they were not at home when the ice cream finished so we just had ourselves a little bowlful while watching tv. There were lots of ooohs and ahhhs going between us.
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First let me say that I am really glad I joined this club. This week’s recipe was chosen by A Year In The Kitchen by Ashlee. I was really glad I named my blog Pantry Revisited because my first loaf was a disaster and I was quite sure everyone would know for certain that I had not baked in a while once they viewed my pictures. Maybe baking is like exercising and you do need to visit your pantry often to keep in good baking shape! I did not have dark rum so I substituted spiced rum. By the time I removed the loaf from the oven, I felt as though I would have been better off just drinking the rum than wasting it in the loaf itself. Even though I baked it an hour and a half, and used the foil teepee on it, the loaf itself was very dense and rubbery. My husband says he likes dense and rubbery so it did not stop him from devouring it. Of course we are talking about a man who could eat a piece of firewood if it had some ketchup or pesto rubbed on it and a dark beer to help flush it down. In t