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desserts fruit gelato Gluten-Free ice cream jam Recipes Summer vegetarian

INDIANA SWEET CORN GELATO WITH BLUEBERRY SWIRL

Can you believe it’s September???? Does this surprise you as much as it does me???? And why am I using multiple question marks???? I have no idea. Other than I’m truly gobsmacked September is here and I’m not ready to let go of summer – can I just get an ‘amen?!’ It’s still hot and humid and because the Winter of 2013-14 was so. very. long., I’ve got a death-grip on summer and will not release her until Mother Nature pries summer from my slightly wrinkled, tightly-clenched fist, one finger at a time. Even then, I predict I’ll drag myself into fall kicking and screaming.

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cocktails desserts Recipes

LOUISVILLE LADY

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Musical pairing – Luck Be a Lady by Frank Sinatra

This is going to be one of those cut-to-the-chase posts primarily because I just discovered the recipe last night and because this little number is quite decadent!

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desserts ice cream MEDIA Recipes

THE PROFESSOR’S CHOCOLATE PORTER ICE CREAM

You are in for a treat because July 7th was World Chocolate Day – who knew?   To celebrate, Debra and I tried to think of something chocolate to make and share with everyone.  But, I was torn.  I’ve been anxious to share a video that we shot last summer with head brewer Caleb Staton of Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington, Indiana; in fact, their Wheat Ale was one of the first Indiana beers Debra tried several years ago, and we’ve both been fans every since – check out my Shandy post.

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MEDIA People Places Recipes

DR. DOM CARISTI & AFFOGATO – NOT YOUR AVERAGE CUP OF JOE

Dr. Dom Caristi

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – Smith Bites Interview with Dr. Dom Caristi

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Dr. Dom Caristi, one of The Professor’s colleagues at Ball State University; Dom and his wife, Kim are also good friends of ours and they fed us a wonderful dinner that evening.  I asked Dom to share his experiences about his Italian heritage and what he observed while teaching in Macerata (MAH-chuh-RAH-tuh), Italy in 2008.  I do hope you’ll take the time to listen – Dom is both entertaining and knowledgeable about the food culture in Italy – he has some great stories to tell!

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desserts Recipes

MY BABY SISTER, EDDIE MURPHY & BROWN BUTTER ICE CREAM


Musical pairing – Fever by Beyoncé Knowles
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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!!!! Did you ever scream those words as a kid?  I sure did!  Was there an ice cream truck meandering through your neighborhood throughout the summer?  As a child, I remember hearing the tinkling of that bell and everyone would stop whatever it was we were doing and run hell-bent into the house (I’m certain we didn’t look both ways for cars) asking, begging, mom and dad for money so we could get ice cream.  I always chose the ‘Creamsicle’, my brother always wanted one of those red, white and blue rocketpops, my dad would flip between the Creamsicle and a Fudgesicle, I don’t remember what my mom or my sister chose . . . but my heart belonged to the Creamsicle – dreamy, creamy vanilla and orange swirls . . . ooooo this just takes me back . . . They still have ice cream trucks but I believe they’re all motorized now; whizzing through neighborhoods so fast it’s impossible for any kid to catch them – and I’m betting they don’t get much in sales.
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